Dog Training in Wicker Park, Chicago
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Dog Training in Wicker Park, Chicago

If your dog is disobedient, you probably won’t be able to include it in your out-and-about lifestyle. If this is true for you, it’s probably time to consider dog training in Wicker Park. Let’s face it, it’s all about the lifestyle in Wicker Park. If you enjoy all that the area offers, you’re someone who enjoys a modern lifestyle. Maybe you enjoy delectable lunches at the Coast Sushi Bar, spending time with friends at The Anthem, or even like to while away the hours in the various art shops, boutiques and trendy restaurants. Chances are that if you have a dog, it’s with you most of the time, or being treated to a good pampering while you’re shopping up a storm. Regardless of how you spend your time with your dog, you want to ensure that it is well behaved in public (and at home for that matter). That’s where K9 University comes into play.

At K9 University in Wicker Park, Chicago, we won’t just teach your dog to sit and stay and be more obedient. Although that’s precisely what we will teach, there’s so much more that comes with training your dog: it creates a great bond between you and your dog. You will learn to communicate in a language that you can both understand. You will find that a dog considered to be “naughty” or destructive before, was simply misunderstanding and being misunderstood. A stimulated dog is one that wants to please. We are certain you will be pleased with the results of a good dog training program.

We teach puppies and grown dogs – it’s never too late to start. Our puppy training classes are aimed at teaching basic obedience, dog agility and K9 nose work for keeping him occupied at home. If you don’t want to travel to us, we can provide you with private lessons at home. For some dogs, this is more comfortable and makes for a better learning (and teaching) environment.

Services Offered in Addition to Dog Training in Wicker Park

It can’t all be about lessons and training for your dog. Some of it needs to be just for fun, safety and of course, pampering. In addition to our dog training services in Wicker Park, we also offer:

  • Dog Daycare – we will take care of and stimulate your dog while you’re at work.
  • Pick Up and Drop Off Service – need to get your dog to and from daycare, boarding or the salon? We can do it safely for you.
  • Boarding – going away for business or leisure? We will care for your dog at our dog-friendly boarding facility.
  • Dog grooming – treat your dog to a wash, brush, trim, ear cleaning, teeth brushing and even nail clipping. A clean dog is a happy dog!

Dog Training FAQ’s

  1. What is nose work?
    This fun canine sport will teach you how to encourage and develop your dog’s amazing sense of smell and natural desire to hunt by sniffing and locating a scent or odor target.
  2. Do you train dogs that are aggressive or have behavioral problems?
    Yes. If you have an aggressive dog, a reactive dog or a nervous dog, we offer a dog boarding and training camp, which is ideal to train basic obedience, manners and life skills for dogs with behavioral problems.
  3. What is agility training?
    Amongst many other things, your dog will go through tunnels, over jumps and learn to do the weave poles, dog walk and teeter. Agility training builds confidence, is mentally stimulating and a great form of exercise for dog and owner!
  4. What is the best – individual dog training or group classes?
    It’s not that one is better than the other, but some dogs may not be sufficiently socialized to enter group training classes, or perhaps you don’t have time to attend regular group classes. We provide individual, one-on-one dog training, which has the benefit of fewer distractions and more personalized attention.
  5. Is the dog training classes inside or outside?
    Inside. Our spacious, padded and climate-controlled 3,500 sq. ft. indoor facility provides plenty of room for dogs at every level of ability.

Why Choose K9 University for Your Dog Training in Wicker Park, Chicago?

It can be difficult to enjoy time with your dog if it is jumping up, running rampant or being generally disobedient. If your dog never learns the boundaries and how to understand you, it can be detrimental to their quality of life as well as yours. At K9 University, we want to help you to have the best possible relationship with your dog. With our dog training classes in Wicker Park, we hope to do just that. For information on our training classes, contact us at K9 University today.

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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 dog 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 parents 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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