Dog Boarding and Training West Loop Chicago

Dog Boarding and Training west loop chicago

Located in a ‘loop’ of the Chicago River, West Loop lies along the west bank and is bordered by the river on the east. This former industrial area is well known for it’s cosmopolitan atmosphere and great energy. It’s the home of many trendy restaurants lining Randolph Street as well as the Randolph Street Market Festival, as an the home of Harpo Studios; as well as many old warehouses and industrial buildings that have been converted into loft apartments and galleries.

If you’re a resident of West Loop, you know what a great place it is to live. But if you need to go away on business or on holiday, you may be concerned about your dog. Never fear – if you’re looking for fantastic dog boarding and training in West Loop, Chicago, K9 University has the perfect solution.

K9 Dog boarding services

At K9 University, we understand just how hard it can be to leave your dog behind when you go away. That’s why our dog boarding facilities in Chicago are set up to ensure that your furry friend is safe and happy, as well as incredibly well taken care of in every way possible.

At our dog boarding facilities, your pooch will be able to interact with other socialized dogs of similar size and temperament. We have a 3,500 square foot indoor play area, 2 large outdoor play areas and provide a schedule of stimulating activities as well as rest times each day. Our kennels are extra large with soft, elevated bedding and meals are given according to your dog’s own schedule. We can also cater for special diets and medication.

K9 Boot Camps in West Loop

Dog Boarding and Training West Loop Chicago

We know you are busy so we offer a combined dog boarding and training – boot camp for dogs of all ages and breeds, including:

  • Up to a 4-week stay
  • Inclusive of private lessons and grooming.

Your dog will learn levels of canine manners, socialization (puppy socialization and adult dog socialization), life skills, and basic dog obedience to suit your and their lifestyles as urban citizens of West Loop and other up-and-coming areas of Chicago.

Other K9 Dog training services

We offer the following training services that can be combined with boarding:

Puppy Training – Puppy training includes socialization, basic obedience and manners training. Socialization of puppies with other dogs and people are very important and should be done from an early stage.

Basic Obedience Training – ideal for dogs of 5 months and older.  The class provide training in basic skills, manners and managing distractions

Agility Training – fun class to build confidence, is mentally stimulating and great exercise for your dog.

K9 Nose Work – main objective of the class is to develop your dogs sense of smell and desire to hunt by sniffing and locating a scent or odor target.

Private Lessons – while we encourage socialization between dogs, some dogs might need one-on-one training with some personal attention and less distractions.


Other services offered

In addition to dog boarding in West Loop, we also offer a variety of other services:

Doggy daycare – your dog can socialize, be stimulated and stay safe while you’re at work.

Daycare pickup and drop off – The school bus for your dog!

Dog grooming – a variety of superior grooming services to keep your dog in peak condition.

Dog Boarding and Training FAQ’s

Can I book my dog for grooming as well during the boarding and training?

Yes! Simply let us know which services you would like at the time of reservation or drop off.

I am going on vacation soon – can my dog be trained in 14 days?

We like to evaluate each dog individually to assess their training needs, but we do offer a selection of ‘Board and Train’ packages according to the dog’s length of stay and the amount of training you would like him or her to receive.

I have a sensitive and fearful dog.  Can boarding and training help us?

We follow a compassionate, sensible and effective approach in our behavioral training. First step is to understand the behavior and read their body language.  Then we manage the unwanted behavior using positive reinforcement.

What do you need to confirm my dog’s vaccinations are current?

To safeguard the health and well-being of all K9U students, you must bring copies of your dog’s Distemper/Parvo, Rabies and Bordetella vaccinations to the first class.

Why should I consider in-board training for my dog?

Designed specifically for dogs with special behavioral issues, or for busy people who can’t make it to regular training sessions, ‘Boarding and Training’ offers a personalized solution. Your dog will enjoy all our boarding perks; group play as well as the additional training you arrange according to your affordability or your dog’s needs.

Why choose K9 University for dog boarding in Chicago?

At K9 University, we completely understand that a dog is not just a dog, but rather a member of your family. Our dog boarding facilities are comfortable and we provide excellent care as well as stimulation to ensure that your dog is happy and healthy while you are away. Our additional services such as dog grooming and dog training are provided with just as much love and professionalism – always with your dog’s best interests at heart.

For further information on dog boarding in West Loop, Chicago as well as our range of other services, please don’t hesitate to contact us today!

Why Our Clients Love Us

K9U is great. They offer classes as well as day camp /sitting services. The size of the location is pretty impressive, as they have a large indoor and outdoor areas for dogs to play. (They even pick up and drop off your dog.). The staff and trainers are very friendly and extremely effective.James J.
K9 University is great. We’ve been going there for 7 and a half years. We’ve done training, we’ve done agility, we’ve done boarding and we’ve done daycare. The only thing we haven’t done is a drop off and pick up. My dog is kind of a nut and they deal with her well. Debbie W.
My dog has experienced everything at K9U: daycare, classes and boarding. When he is either picked up by the K9U van or dropped off his tail is wagging like crazy. When I pick him up he is happy to see me, goes outside to relieve himself and then pulls to go back in. Jane F.
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Please complete the contact form below for one of our trainers to answer your questions and schedule your Free evaluation. We’ll show you which training program and approach is best to properly socialize your dog and build mental strength.