Dog Obedience Training
"Dogs make us laugh. They comfort us when we're sad. They patiently listen to us complain about everything. And they don't care how bad we look in the morning... they still give us a kiss. They give us so much and ask for so little. We owe it to our dogs to train them!"
At Doggy Day Camp, Inc., you and your dog will be under the tutelage of a knowledgeable trainer who cares about your relationship with your dog. Good manners are easily handled with a little bit of understanding, a sense of humor, and gentle, consistent training. Commitment, cooperation and patience by the owner, along with the guidance of a knowledgeable trainer, are the keys to success. Our trainers have many years of experience helping dog owners communicate with their canine friends.
We cater to families who love having a dog in their lives. We teach a family how to live happily together with their canine friend, using positive reinforcement methods that are conducive to learning and retention. Unlike punishment-based techniques, which create unwanted side effects such as fear and distrust, a reward-based approach provides the foundation for a confident dog and harmonious relationship within the family. Our programs are designed to nurture mutual understanding and good relations between dogs and their families. After all, preserving the human-animal bond is what keeps our canine friends in their homes for a lifetime — and fewer pets being abandoned and dropped off at shelters.
We believe in providing an educational service at an affordable price so all dogs and their respective families have an opportunity to receive the training they need to live happily together. Class sizes are small — typically eight students or less — to ensure students receive plenty of one-on-one attention.Please contact the Park District for enrollment information:
Grayslake Lake Park District
Grayslake Park District Phone: (847) 223-7529
Round Lake Area Park District
Round Lake Area Park District Phone: (847) 546-8558
Wildwood Park District
Wildwood Park District Phone: (847) 223-7275
NOTE: In order to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants in a class, we reserve the right to decline entry to any dog who presents behavior issues that may be overly dangerous, disruptive, or that may be exacerbated by participation in a group class. If behavior issues are discovered, our trainer will discuss other available options that are in everyone's best interest.
Course: Pet Dog Manners (Dog Obedience Training)
Length: 8 Weeks (60+ minutes per session.)
Requirements: Open to all dogs over 16 weeks of age that are both people-friendly and dog-friendly. Please bring veterinary records documenting immunizations and/or titers to the first class.
Description: You and your dog won’t want to miss this fun, reward-oriented course. This is a great class for dogs that have never taken a class before or dogs needing to brush up on rusty obedience skills. We cover the basic commands: heel, sit, down, stand, stay, come, polite greetings and attention. Classes are taught on lead at all times, utilizing praise, treats, games, and encouragement. Come without your dog the first week so we can get in some vital (and fun) human training!
Includes: Handouts, homework, and certificate of completion.
Registration: Advance registration is required, since class sizes are limited.
We are happy to have other family members and children attend our classes. In order to make it a fun and safe experience for everyone in the class:
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