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Classes

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

Classes

5 weeks
Mondays 7:00pm-8:00pm 1/8/18-2/5/18
Best friends Windy City K9 Club
1628 N. Elston Ave. Chicago, IL
$165.00 to register call (773) 384-5959

5 weeks
Sundays 11am-12pm 10/15/17-11/19/17
No Class 10/29/17
Dog-a-holics, 3608 N. Southport Chicago, IL
$175.00 To register, call (773) 549-9000

5 weeks
Mondays 7:30-8:30pm 11/6/17-12/12/17
Dog-a-holics, 3608 N. Southport Chicago, IL
$175.00 To register, call (773) 549-9000

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

Classes

6 weeks
Wednesdays 7:00pm-8:00pm 1/10/18-2/14/18
Best Friends Windy City K9 Club
1628 N. Elston Ave. Chicago, IL
$185.00 to register call (773) 384-5959

4 weeks
Sundays, 12:30pm- 1:30pm 10/15/17- 11/12/17
No class 10/29/17
Dog-a-holics, 3608 N. Southport Chicago, IL
$150.00 To register, call (773) 549-9000

4 weeks
Sundays, 1:45pm-2:45pm 10/15/17- 11/12/17
No class 10/29/17
Dog-a-holics, 3608 N. Southport Chicago, IL
$150.00 To register, call (773) 549-9000

4 weeks
Sundays, 12:00pm- 1:00pm 11/26/17- 12/17/17
Dog-a-holics, 3608 N. Southport Chicago, IL
$150.00 To register, call (773) 549-9000

 

Purely Teen

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. Perfect next step after our Purely Puppy class.

Class

5 weeks
Mondays 8:15pm-9:15pm 1/15/18-2/12/18
Best Friends Windy City K9 Club
1628 N. Elston Ave. Chicago, IL
$165.00 to register call (773) 384-5959
 

Workshops 

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.

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.

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.

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

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

TBD

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  (6 dogs maximum)
Sundays 10:15am-11:15am, 1/14/18-2/18/18
Best Friends Windy City K-9 Club
1628 Elston Ave Chicago, IL 60642
$225.00 To register, call (773) 384-5959

6 weeks  (4 dogs maximum)
Tuesdays 8:30-9:30PM, 1/9/18- 2/13/18
Best Friends Windy City K-9 Club
1628 Elston Ave Chicago, IL 60642
$225.00 To register, call (773) 384-5959

5 weeks  (4 dogs maximum)
Tuesdays 8:30-9:30PM, 11/21/17-12/19/17
Best Friends Windy City K-9 Club
1628 Elston Ave Chicago, IL 60642
$185.00 To register, call (773) 384-5959

6 weeks  (6 dogs maximum)
Sundays 10:15am-11:15am, 10/22/17- 11/26/17
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 dog maximum).

Class

TBD

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

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.  Make this holiday season the best one yet, with a dog that is the well behaved and the life of the party.  All ages and stages welcome.  
 
 

Class

5 weeks
Mondays 7:00-8:00pm 11/13/17-12/11/17
 Best Friends  Windy City K-9 Club
1628 Elston Ave Chicago, IL 60642
165.00 To register, call (773) 384-5959

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
 


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



 

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! 

Classes

5 weeks
Advanced Nose work 
Sundays 11:45-12:45pm 11/5/17-12/9/17
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 
Sundays 1:15pm-2:15pm 11/5/17-12/9/17
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 10/11/17-11/8/17
Best Friends Windy City K-9 Club
1628 Elston Ave Chicago, IL 60642
150.00 To register, call (773) 384-5959

3 weeks
Beginner Nosework
Sundays, 4:00pm-5:00pm 11/19/17-12/10/17
No class thanksgiving week
Dog-a-holics, 3608 N. Southport Chicago, IL
$90.00 To register, call (773) 549-9000

3 weeks
Advanced  Nosework
Sundays, 5:15-6:15pm 11/19/17-12/10/17
No class thanksgiving week
Dog-a-holics, 3608 N. Southport Chicago, IL
$90.00 To register, call (773) 549-9000



 


   
         
 
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