Puppy 1 - This is the most important class you will take with your dog. This class covers intensive socialization plus an introduction to basic cues such as attention, sit, down, leave it, drop-it, wait and come when called. We will cover housetraining, crate training, handling, mouthing, chewing and more. Developed for all puppies up to 5 months old, this class also features polite leash walking, anti-jumping, and basic impulse control. $180 for 6 weeks. Contact Debbie for next starting date.  @ For Your K9 - Melrose Park, IL.
Group Classes
Basic Obedience - This class is for dogs 5 months and older. Subjects like nipping, biting, jumping on people, barking, chewing will be discussed. Basic behaviors like sit, down, attention, leave it, come, wait, and more will be introduced. $180 for 6 weeks. Contact Debbie for next starting date. @ For Your K9 - Melrose Park, IL
Lyric and I had a wonderful experience in Polite Puppy training. Debbie was excellent; her commanding knowledge of dog cognition and motivation was very instructive. She does a great job “translating” dog behavior into human terms. She is passionate in her commitment to improving the welfare of dogs and their relationships with their caregivers. Lyric learned to obey basic commands, it’s true. But more importantly, I received the training and education that I needed to interact with Lyric in a win-win way that creates long-term bonding and skill retention. Based on time-tested learning theories, the training provides a solid behavioral foundation for the dog and her owner. I would highly recommend it.
- Susan L. Staggs, Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago
Don't have time in your schedule for a group class?
Or maybe your dog has a behavior issue that is not addressed in a class setting?
Private lessons are an option
$90-$125 per lesson.
Contact Debbie for availability.
Private Instruction
Canine Good Citizen - $175 for 6 weeks. This class is for anyone that would like to prepare for and take the American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen Test (test held on final week). Contact Debbie for next starting date. @ Chicago Party Animals - Chicago, IL.
Click link to the right for more information on the CGC.
Camping Trip with Ludo
Life Skills for the Urban Dog - This course covers everything a good Urban Dog needs to know:
Impulse control (Does your dog jump, bark, pull, lunge? We'll work on getting control of this, and getting our dogs to make better choices.)
Impulse control  (Does your dog jump, bark, pull, lunge? We'll work on getting control of this, and getting our dogs to make better choices.)
Reliability (how can I get my dog to listen, even around distractions?)
Communication (Is your body language helping you or hurting you?  Learn to read your dog better, and develop the mechanical skills necessary to have clarity in your communication.) 
Basics (Whether your dog hasn't learned it yet, or just doesn't respond reliably, we'll be practicing the basics such as - sit, down, wait/stay, come, polite walking.) 
$175 for 6 weeks.   Contact Debbie for next starting date.  @ Chicago Party Animals - Chicago, IL.
Chili, Nigel, and Dakota
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