Dog Boarding and Training in River North
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Dog Boarding and Training in River North

River North is a bustling part of Downtown Chicago, famous for its cosmopolitan blend of business and entertainment amenities and upmarket city residences. Fine dining, numerous galleries and well-known architectural and cultural landmarks such as Trump Towers make this an exciting place to live and work.

Many people who live and work in the city enjoy the company of a dog. The problem is that the hours spent away from your dog and leaving them alone in an unstimulating environment such as a small apartment is detrimental to them. It may cause behavioral problems that make it difficult for you to enjoy your time with your pet when you’re at home. In addition, many pet owners simply don’t have the time or expertise to properly train their dogs. Taking an untrained dog on the busy city streets is not safe – for you or your pet. Our dog training and boarding in River North is the ideal solution for this. We ensure that your dog learns to be well behaved and obedient, giving you the control and ability to keep them safe.

Send your dog to K9 boot camp for the best results

Our dog boot camp combines dog training and boarding. Often, your presence as an owner can hamper training and may distract them. When you are taken out of the picture, however, your dog is likely to be more teachable and obedient, which in the long run strengthens the bond between you.

Our puppy boot camp takes place at our exceptional grounds, where dogs enjoy the benefits of excellent training as well as the perks of comfortable boarding facilities.

What do dogs learn at K9 boot camp?

Our boot camp program covers everything from basic training to good manners. We welcome both puppies as well as older dogs with behavioral problems.

Training can be provided to increase your dog’s focus and obedience, resulting in happier and well-adjusted pets. Basic obedience training includes skills such as:

  • Coming when called,
  • Walking on a leash, and
  • Following orders such as sit and stay, etc.

The K9 University boot camp program also includes further training in:

  • Dog agility (a structured physical activity where you and your dog work as a team),
  • K9 nose work (activities that work with your dog’s keen sense of smell), and
  • Teaching your dog how to behave correctly in different situations such as riding in a car and socializing with other dogs.

We offer a variety of services to dog owners

In addition to dog training, we also offer other related services such as:

  • Doggy Daycare:
    A safe and stimulating environment to ensure your dog is not lonely while you are at work.
  • Pickup and drop off:
    Transportation to and from doggy daycare for a nominal fee – it’s the school bus for your dog that takes the hassle out of your life.
  • Dog grooming:
    Dogs that are clean are generally healthier and happier. We offer grooming services including brushing and bathing, hair removal, stripping and nail trimming.

Why choose K9 University for your dog?

At K9 University we have many years of experience in looking after and training dogs of all ages, shapes, and sizes. We love dogs just as much as you do! We understand that the best approach to training is one that balances compassion, fun, and love while being firm and strict when required. We have amazing facilities in Downtown Chicago that includes 3,500 square feet of climate controlled indoor amenities and 2 safe, fenced outdoor areas.


What is the minimum stay for dog boarding and training to be beneficial?

We offer stays from as short as 1 week up to 4 weeks. Come in for a free evaluation with our trainer to discuss your dog’s personalized training needs before you book your pooch in.

Can I visit my dog during the training?

We advise owners not to visit their dogs during training as it can interfere with the bond they’re developing with their trainer. The training given with ‘Board and Train’ is facilitated by our expert trainers and designed to assist your dog’s learning without you being present. We will guide you on the training so you can continue with it once you take your dog back home

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 require to proof my dog’s vaccinations are current?

Please bring copies of your dog’s Distemper/Parvo, Rabies and Bordetella vaccinations to the first class. This is a requirement to safeguard the health and well-being of all our K9U students

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

Our boarding and training classes are designed specifically for dogs with special behavioral issues, or for busy people who can’t make it to regular training sessions. 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.

To find out more about dog boarding and training in River North, feel free to contact us today and schedule a free evaluation with our trainer.

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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.

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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.

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