Classes

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This class 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 
Tuesday 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm TBD
Best Friends Windy City K9 Club
1628 N. Elston Ave. Chicago, IL
$165.00 to register call (773) 384-595

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Purely puppy content, customized levels of manners/obedience and choreographed Covid-save and behavior-healthy combinations of play styles for off leash socialization.

Classes

5 weeks 
Tuesday 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm TBD
Best Friends Windy City K9 Club
1628 N. Elston Ave. Chicago, IL
$165.00 to register call (773) 384-595

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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 statges of your dog's development.

Classes

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

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Get started with a solid foundation and a good relationship with your pet by introducing new behaviors and reinforcing familiar ones in the right way.

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 & Mondays 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm TBD
Best Friends Windy City K9 Club
1628 N. Elston Ave. Chicago, IL
$185.00 to register call (773) 384-5959

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Starting with distance and visual barriers, this class teaches a variety of exercises that fall within 4 basic strategies for navigating neighborhood walks with a reactive dog.

Classes

5 weeks
Mondays 7:30 pm-8:30 pm TBD
Best Friends Windy City K9 Club
1628 N. Elston Ave. Chicago, IL
$200.00 to register call (773) 384-5959

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With the help of Leash Reactivity #1 exercises, students practice exercising the best judgment and correct strategies while helping their dogs better navigate leash walks while occupying spaces closer to other dogs.

Classes

5 weeks
Mondays 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm TBD
Best Friends Windy City K9 Club
1628 N. Elston Ave. Chicago, IL
$200 to register call (773) 384-5959

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This class has a progressive approach allowing students with a varied set of more advanced skill levels to be challenged in achieving personal goals of reliability, consistency, and responsiveness to cues along with an introduction to some fun sports.

Classes

5 weeks
Tuesdays 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm TBD
Best Friends Windy City K9 Club
1628 N. Elston Ave. Chicago, IL
$165.00 to register call (773) 384-5959

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In this first 5-week session you will begin teaching your dog to love searching and prepare him for finding the odor source. This activity is energy expending, confidence-building, and offers great bonding opportunities for the dog and handler.

Classes

3 weeks
Sundays at 10:15 am -11:15 am TBD
Best Friends Windy City K9 Club
1628 N. Elston Ave. Chicago, IL
$90 to register call  (773)-384-5959

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Students will be introduced to the basics of working their dogs on order in a variety of search areas including interior, exterior, containers, and the exterior of vehicles.

Classes

5 weeks
Sundays 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm TBD

and Wednesday evenings need to contact Janice for registration in the appropriate class. Best Friends Windy City K9 Club
1628 N. Elston Ave. Chicago, IL
$150 to register call  (773)-384-5959

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With coaching and instruction, students will encounter a variety of search challenges in order to increase their and their dogs' scentwork skills.

Classes

5 weeks
Sundays 11:45 am - 12:45 pm TBD
Best Friends Windy City K9 Club
1628 N. Elston Ave. Chicago, IL
$150 to register call  (773)-384-5959

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Ready to have some fun with your best friend both in and out of the snowy weather this winter? Each week we will learn different games for the days it is too cold to go out and add some fun ways to up your game on manners and obedience. Make sure winter is just as fun as spring for your pooch. We will include some indoor sports and wait, leave it, stay, drop it, recall, targeting, fetch basics. All ages and stages welcome.

Classes

5 weeks

(TBD)
Best Friends Windy City K9 Club
1628 N. Elston Ave. Chicago, IL
$165.00 to register call (773)-384-5959