Puppy Training Classes in Chicago

What to expect at our fun Puppy Training classes in Chicago

If you have just adopted a new puppy, consider puppy training classes at K9U in Chicago. With years of experience and expert staff, we at K9 University will assist you through every phase of training your new dog, while also ensuring your bond gets stronger. There are many dog training programs out there, but none quite like ours. Find out what you can expect from your puppy’s training classes and one-on-one training options.

Getting the right start for your puppy

Our puppy classes are designed for pups from ten weeks to five months old. This means that right from the beginning, your puppy will be trained to reach his full potential. The classes start with a group play session, where your puppy will learn to socialize with other dogs. This is crucial as it ensures that when you take your dog out, he can interact properly with his fellow four-legged friends. This is also vital if you have more than one dog. Next, the foundations will be laid for three crucial areas of dog training:

  1. Basic obedience
  2. Manners
  3. Socialization

Puppy training classes in ChicagoBasic obedience will teach your puppy to recognize his name, to watch, to come, to sit and “down”, as well as how to walk on a leash properly. Good manners means that your dog will learn not to jump up on people, to stay in a crate, to eliminate only outside, to “leave it”, and to not bark excessively. Socialization will not only cover being able to interact with other dogs, but will help your puppy to behave properly in all situations, such as being gentle with children, riding in vehicles calmly, and behaving appropriately with visitors.

These are all the basic skills that your puppy should master before moving onto more advanced training, which we offer as well. We work with both you and your dog, so that each class is a fun and bonding time with your new pet.

Puppy school in the Chicago area

Once your puppy has graduated from puppy school, he can move onto the more advanced classes. We offer dog obedience, dog agility work, and nose training, in both a group setting and private one-on-one classes. We have been operating since 1992, with an aim to create a loving “home away from home” to bring out the very best in your pooch.

Whatever level of training you need for your dog, we at K9 University have the experience and the expertise to achieve those goals. Contact us today for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequent walks outside along with crate or paper training are good ways to potty train a puppy. Regular exercise and a good diet also play a factor in making sure your dog has regular, consistent bowel movements. Once you have a schedule down, stick to it.
There are many facets to training a puppy. They need to be socialized, obedient, house broken, and leash trained. What’s important is to stay consistent, provide regular exercise, feed your dog a good diet, and use rewards such as treats to reinforce good behaviors.
Food and bowel movements go together. Puppies tend to eliminate every hour or so. After eating, take your puppy outside right away. Stay with your dog outside until they are done going and reward them if they successfully eliminate. Be sure to reward their good behavior with a tasty treat!
You can potty train your puppy in just a few days to go potty outside regularly. However, it takes intensive, consistent training to do so. Dogs will naturally get better about holding as they age since their bladders become larger. Just remember to feed them a good diet to keep them regular.
Puppies love to nip during playtime. To control their nipping you can tell them to stop, give them something else to chew on (redirection), or playing with them until they are tired. A bored puppy wants to bite and nip. A tired puppy won’t have the energy to play rough.
Start training your dog to use a leash by wearing it around the house for short periods while giving them treats for good behavior. Practice inside first. Once comfortable, move your leash time outdoors. Be patient and start with short walks. Bring lots of treat rewards with you.
  1. Practice wearing a leash and collar inside the house, rewarding good behavior with treats.
  2. Get your dog to come to you when they are wearing a collar and reward with treats.
  3. Move outside and take short walks. Remember to reward with food.
Puppies should be trained on how to use the potty outside, spend time in a crate, not nip or bite, interact safely with other pets and family members, and use a leash without fear. All are easily done with positive reinforcement in the form of treats. Puppies respond well to food.

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Why Our Clients Love Us

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.
I was referred by a previous customer. I had never used a daycare before and my experience has been wonderful since day ONE! The staff is friendly, welcoming and attentive to my dog (and me…LOL)…She loves going there.Tracee A.
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.
I’ve been a customer for 15 years and counting. K9 helped us raise our puppies and cherish our old girls. I can think of no other place I would trust more with my furry family.Jonathan A.
This is really awesome doggo place. We had a basic obedience training here, and our dog is changed! She listens now, and behaving well, our trainer is really good - she is like a dog whisperer. Love and recommend this place for all dog's parent out there.Yessie S.
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.

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