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Purely Puppy - Beginning Behavior

This class (7 pup maximum) Focuses on teaching proper and preventing unwanted behaviors; socialization; and an introduction to basic obedience.

Course Content

  • mouthing
  • house training
  • chewing
  • object possession
  • crate acclimation
  • food related manners
  • greeting manners
  • grooming/handling
  • puppy frustration coping tools
  • vet visits
  • starting basic obedience (sit, down, stay, come, attention, leash-walking)
  • games
  • socialization

5 weeks
Mondays, 7:30pm-8:30pm  7/10/17- 8/14/17 
No Class 8/7
Dog-a-holics, 3608 N. Southport Chicago, IL
$175.00 To register, call (773) 549-9000

5 weeks
Sundays, 11:30-12:30pm 6/4/17- 7/2/17
Dog-a-holics, 3608 N. Southport Chicago, IL
$175.00 To register, call (773) 549-9000

5 weeks
TBD
Tuesdays 7:00pm-8:00pm
Best Friends Windy City K9 Club
1628 N. Elston Ave. Chicago, IL
$150.00 to register call (773) 384-5959

Bettering Beginning Behaviors

Small class – maximum of 8 dogs enrolled – working on improving introductory obedience cues and manners.

Course Content

  • Attention
  • Leash walking
  • Sit & down
  • Stay
  • Come
  • Object release
  • Leave it
  • Distraction Settling
  • House & crate manners
  • Home & sidewalk greetings

6 weeks
Wednesdays 7:00pm-8:00pm 7/12/17-8/16/17
Best Friends Windy City K9 Club
1628 N. Elston Ave. Chicago, IL
$185.00 to register call (773) 384-5959

5 weeks
Wednesdays 7:00pm-8:00pm 8/2/17-8/30/17
Best Friends Windy City K9 Club
1628 N. Elston Ave. Chicago, IL
$160.00 to register call (773) 384-5959

4 weeks
Sundays, 1:00pm-2:00pm 6/25/17- 7/16/17
Dog-a-holics, 3608 N. Southport Chicago, IL
$150.00 To register, call (773) 549-9000

4 weeks
Wednesdays, 7:30pm-8:30pm 6/21/17- 7/12/17
No class 8/13
Dog-a-holics, 3608 N. Southport Chicago, IL
$150.00 To register, call (773) 549-9000

4 weeks
Sundays, 1:00pm-2:00pm 7/30/17- 8/27/17
No class 8/13
Dog-a-holics, 3608 N. Southport Chicago, IL
$150.00 To register, call (773) 549-9000
 

Bettering Beginning Behaviors Plus

Are you hoping your bouncy young dog turns into a well-behaved lifetime companion? This 5 week course is perfect for reminding your young adult about the importance of his basic manners.  We will help him round out his adolescence -- tackling the behaviors you thought you had left behind while helping you solidify your relationship and journey into the next stages of your dog's development.



5 weeks
7/10/17-8/7/17
Mondays 7:00pm-8:00pm 
Best Friends Windy City K-9 Club
1628 Elston Ave Chicago, IL 60642
150.00 To register, call (773) 384-5959
 

Workshops 

All About Impulse Control

Everything you ever wanted to know about impulse control including stay no matter what,  no jumping, drop it and leave it. Teach your dog not to do things and also learn how to train him to do something else.

TBD
$30


Holiday Manners

Get your canine hosts and hostesses ready to receive and entertain your holiday guests while on their best behaviors. We will cover no jumping, leave it, stay, drop it, come, go to a location and even throw in a crowd pleasing trick. 

TBD
$30
 

Baby Talk 

Are you adding a baby to a busy household that already includes your beloved dog or cat? Before the happy day arrives, learn about the common and sometimes hidden traps and pitfalls encountered by expanding families. This new baby prep class will discuss how a family and their pet can prepare for the smooth arrival of a new baby and how to identify and address issues which arise after the baby's arrival. Janice will cover safe practices for identifying problem behavior, minimizing the likelihood of development of such behaviors and what to do when they occur.

TBD

No Bark!

Does your dog have multiple barking triggers?  Is it hard to get him to stop once he has started? Are your neighbors complaining? Come and learn about how to determine what is causing your dog's barking and then, how to help calm him and silence the cacophony.

TBD

Harmonizing your multi dog household

Learn how to increase the peace and make your multiple dog home run more smoothly.

TBD

Building Canine Confidence

This is a class of up to 6 dogs who are fearful of unfamiliar humans in a variety of settings. Dogs should already have some basic attention skills and have completed introductory work around strangers.

Class exercises are designed to teach handlers how to best manage, followed by an emphasis on how to best reduce, their dogs’ anxieties.  Dog/handler teams will work on decreasing the distance between and increasing the interactions between the dogs and unfamiliar humans.

Class

TBD

 

Off Leash Obedience

Off leash obedience is a class of up to 7 dogs who already have some basic obedience skills and whose handlers wish to begin working on/improving their dogs' off leash reliability to cues in the context of distance and distractions.

Class

5 weeks
Mondays 8:15-9:15pm 4/18/16- 5/16/16
Best Friends Windy City K-9 Club
1628 Elston Ave Chicago, IL 60642
150.00 To register, call (773) 384-5959
 

Leash Reactivity (fka Growl 1)

This class is a beginner class for handlers whose dogs exhibit leash reactivity. We will work on improving dog and handler on-leash skills and strategies around other dogs.

6 weeks  (4 dogs maximum)
Tuesdays 8:30-9:30PM, 7/11/17 to 8/15/17
Best Friends Windy City K-9 Club
1628 Elston Ave Chicago, IL 60642
$200.00 To register, call (773) 384-5959

4 weeks  (6 dogs maximum)
Sundays 10:15am-11:15am, 7/9/17 to 7/30/17
Best Friends Windy City K-9 Club
1628 Elston Ave Chicago, IL 60642
$160.00 To register, call (773) 384-5959


6 weeks  (4 dogs maximum)
Tuesdays 8:30-9:30PM, 5/16/17 to 6/20/17
Best Friends Windy City K-9 Club
1628 Elston Ave Chicago, IL 60642
$200.00 To register, call (773) 384-5959
 

Leash Reactivity 2 (aka Growl 2) 

Leash Reactivity 2 is a class of up to 5 dogs/handlers who have graduated the Growl I class, have worked on basic dog-dog coping skills and are ready to work at the next level of  reducing the dogs’ reactive/aggressive behaviors in the presence of other dogs.

Class emphasis is on teaching handlers how to best modify their and their dogs’ behaviors around other dogs.

4 weeks  (5 dogs maximum)
Sundays 10:15-11:15AM, 6/4/17 to 6/25/17
Best Friends Windy City K-9 Club
1628 Elston Ave Chicago, IL 60642
$169.00 To register, call (773) 384-5959

More Obedience, Manners and Fun!

Looking for the next step after you've mastered the basics? This is the class for you! This class (7 dogs maximum) is for those dogs looking to achieve better reliability  with obedience and  manners.  We also  work on skills to help you reach canine good citizen and canine therapy goals. 
(good primer for this spring's off leash class)
 

Class

TBD
5 weeks
Mondays 8:15-9:15pm 
Best Friends Windy City K-9 Club
1628 Elston Ave Chicago, IL 60642
150.00 To register, call (773) 384-5959

Puppy Play N' Train

Bring your new addition and enjoy this unique and exciting new class.  What a perfect compliment to your pup class or private instructions. Puppy Play N' Train is a great opportunity for your puppy to get a chance to play and socialize as well as learn some basic skills. The class will be a mix of lessons and free play time with a heavy emphasis on play time. This session will be staffed by an experienced trainer so you and your pup can have fun while learning. Puppies must be six months or under and dog friendly. This is a drop in class so you are welcome to come every week or when you are free,

Class


tbd
Tuesdays 7:00-8:00pm
$10.00 per class drop in fee cash/check
Best Friends Windy City K-9 Club
1628 Elston Ave Chicago, IL 60642

To Register email Rachelsdogfriends@gmail.com the day prior to each class you are attending.

Teen Wolf

Is your sweet pup growing up and developing an attitude? Did you just adopt an adolescent shelter dog that needs to get it together asap? Teen Wolf is the class for you. Did you know that this is the age when dogs are most likely to be turned into shelters/rehomed?  This 4 week class is designed to meet the needs of the 6-18 month old dog. We will focus on getting attention, self control, leash walking, recall and socialization. Great first class for newly adopted or just new to training teenage dog. 

Class 

TBD
4 weeks
Sundays, 1:15pm- 2:15pm
Dog-a-holics, 3608 N Southport Chicago, IL 60613
$150.00 To register, call (773) 549-9000


Canine Good Citizen Prep & Test

The CGC program is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test will recieve a certificate from the American Kennel Club.

Class

TBD
$40.
Dog-a-holics, 3608 N. Southport Ave. Chicago, IL 60613
To register, call (773) 549-9000 
 

Nose Work Class

Nose/scent work is the hot new sport for dogs and their owners! It offers mental and physical stimulation and challenges dogs of all sizes, breeds and ages who already enjoy sniffing! Your dog can learn to detect and indicate odor hidden in a variety of environments. You can work these exercises at home and outside with your dog without a lot of time, money or space. It's a great way for dog owners to exhaust a dog with seperation distress, with a little extra energy, or to build confidence in a fearful dog. Janice, who competes in the sport with two of her own dogs, will teach you how to enjoy spending time with your dog while he does what comes so naturally to him! 



5 weeks
Nose work 
Sundays 11:45-12:45pm 6/18/17- 7/30/17
No Class 7/2 or 7/16
Best Friends Windy City K-9 Club
1628 Elston Ave Chicago, IL 60642
150.00 To register, call (773) 384-5959

5 weeks
Beginner Nose work 
Sundays 1:15pm-2:15pm 6/18/17- 7/30/17
No Class 7/2 or 7/16
Best Friends Windy City K-9 Club
1628 Elston Ave Chicago, IL 60642
150.00 To register, call (773) 384-5959

5 weeks
Nose work
Wednesdays 8:30-9:30pm 8/2/17- 8/30/17
Best Friends Windy City K-9 Club
1628 Elston Ave Chicago, IL 60642
150.00 To register, call (773) 384-5959
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5 weeks
Nose work 
Sundays 11:45-12:45pm 8/5/17- 9/2/17
No Class 7/2 or 7/16
Best Friends Windy City K-9 Club
1628 Elston Ave Chicago, IL 60642
150.00 To register, call (773) 384-5959

5 weeks
Beginner Nose work 
Sundays 1:15pm-2:15pm 8/5/17- 9/2/17
No Class 7/2 or 7/16
Best Friends Windy City K-9 Club
1628 Elston Ave Chicago, IL 60642
150.00 To register, call (773) 384-5959

4 week
Nosework
Sundays, 4:00pm-5:00pm
Dog-a-holics, 3608 N. Southport Chicago, IL
$125.00 To register, calll (773) 549-9000



 

Spring Training

Are you looking to get your puppy or dog ready for spring? This class focuses on fun activities and obedience for the warm weather ahead. We will refresh seasonal skills such as recall, impulse control, fetch and leash walking. All ages and stages welcome.

TBD
5 weeks
Mondays 8:15-9:15pm 
Best Friends Windy City K-9 Club
1628 Elston Ave Chicago, IL 60642
150.00 To register, call (773) 384-5959


   
         
 
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