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Who We Are

Janice and her dogs

Dog Behavior Solutions, Inc. is a licensed and insured business specializing in dog behavior modification services. While practicing law, Janice Triptow began training her own dogs in 1992. She started instructing dog training classes in 1997 and has been offering in-home behavior consultation and behavior modification services since 1999.

Janice Triptow

Janice and a goldenJanice Triptow, JD, CDBC, CPDT-KA has been training dogs and their people since 1997. As a certified professional dog behavior consultant (International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants) and dog trainer (Council of Certified Professional Dog Trainers) she offers a variety of mainstream and specialty classes, workshops and lectures through Dog Behavior Solutions, Inc.

She performs behavior evaluations and prepares individual behavior modification protocols for people working with adopted/pet dogs as well as for volunteers working with dogs in large city shelters, rescue groups and foster homes.  She also performs dog behavior assessments for government and private child adoption agencies and consults with city shelters, private shelters and rescues on their best housing, behavior and training, adoption and volunteer management practices.

As Safe Humane Chicago’s Manager of Behavior and Training (SHC), Janice handles: the assessments/ training of Chicago’s court case before and after shelter transfer and the volunteers who help these dogs transition from shelter to home life; the coordination of post-transfer training support for court case dogs; the training of volunteers for and management of SHC’s shelter dog playgroups program at Animal Care and Control (ACC); the training of ACC and SHC volunteers in dog handling and training; the training of both the volunteers who assist incarcerated juveniles train shelter dogs and the incarcerated juveniles themselves during and then after incarceration in an internship program; the selection and training of court case dogs and volunteers for participation in the SHC Veterans program at ACC; SHC sponsored pup/adult classes in at risk communities; and she assesses pet dog and handler teams who wish to take part in SHC’s Ambassador Dog Programs. Janice participates with her own dog in SHC programs for toddlers through teens in at risk community schools and helps with Chicago Police roll call training by sharing dog handling, reading dog body language and behavior tips.

Janice trains service dogs, is a certified American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Evaluator and professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers.

Over the years, Janice has taught classes and earned championship and other titles with her own dogs in agility, rally obedience, formal obedience and canine scent work.  She is honored   to have received the 2012 Association of Pet Dog Trainers National Community Educator of the year award for helping to ensure that responsible dog training is available to all reaches of her community.  Janice teaches classes at and for a variety of facilities in the Chicago area.  She remains a perpetual student of behavior and training by staying enrolled in a number of classes with her four dogs, competing with them in a variety of canine sports and since 1997, by attending dog behavior and training seminars across the country.






Rachel Findley

Rachel FindleyRachel is a CPDT certified professional dog trainer. She been an enthusiac part of the Dog Behavior Solutions team for the past 6 years.  She enjoys problem solving and has experience working with all ages and breeds of dog with all types of behavioral issues. 

She has coordinated playgroups with Chicago Canine Rescue and Chicago Animal Care and Control. Through her relationship with Safe Humane Chicago, Rachel interned at the South Hampton Animal Shelter in New York learning about how to run playgroups and work with dogs with behavioral issues. 

Rachel's dedication to rescue and experience lead to her position at Chicago Canine Rescue, where she is the Trainer on staff for the 60+ dogs in Chicago Canine Rescue’s care. She also helps coordinate the work of a team of volunteers at CCR, who help train the dogs sheltered there and she leads playgroups to help socialize the dogs sheltered there. She is also involved with training and behavior assitance for Alive rescue, MCP rescue, One Tail at a Time,
the Safe Humane Chicago court case program and through the recently  C.R.I.S.P. Chicagoland Rescue Intervention and Support program.  

Rachel is a mom of two delightful young girls, she adopted her 30th foster dog, has a 2nd rescue dog and a rescue cat. Rachel’s commitment to dog training brought her to Dog Behavior Solutions for whom she teaches classes and offers private, in-home sessions and evaluations. Rachel is the ultimate dog lover and hopes to continue helping families and their dogs for years to come. 




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