Best Dog Trainers in Chicago

Why These Dog Trainers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Chicago Dog Trainers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

Barker Behavior, Inc.

Barker Behavior, Inc. is a dog training facility in Chicago, Illinois. Barker Behavior, Inc. is honored to be serving Chicago neighborhoods, such as Albany Park, North Center, Irving Park, Mayfair, Sauganash, Edgewater, Uptown, Rogers Park, Evanston, Lincoln Square, Lakeview, and beyond. This dog training facility has been in the field of dog training for more than 20 years. Barker Behavior, Inc. was founded in 2006. They perform in-home training. Their popular packages include One Timer, Rover Refresher, Doggie Deluxe, and Puppy Head Start. In the Rover Refresher package, they teach the skills and behaviors like “sit,” “down,” “stay,” “leave it,” “drop,” leash walking, coming when called, and more. Barker Behavior, Inc. provides an online consultation.

Chicago, IL 60618


Canina Dog Training

Canina Dog Training is a dog training facility in Chicago, Illinois that conducts in-home private lessons, in-facility/drop-off daytime training, in-facility/drop-off ultimate training program, and in-facility/drop-off group classes. During private lessons, they help solve some of the common problems such as shyness, aggression, leash reactivity, resource guarding, separation anxiety, barking, and more. Canina Dog Training brings daytime training benefits including enhancing private lessons by providing mental stimulation for your dog. Customers can choose the behaviors they want the dog to work on, receive notes at the end of the day explaining training and have sessions scheduled at their convenience. Canina Dog Training has been voted as number one in Chicago.

Chicago, IL 60616


Canine Perspective, Inc.

Canine Perspective, Inc. is a dog training facility in Chicago, Illinois that conducts training programs such as puppy training, obedience training, and behavior training. They specialize in off-leash obedience as well as behavior and aggression rehabilitation. Their puppy training includes the puppy training program with six lessons, intermediate puppy training program with six lessons, and puppy modification program. Canine Perspective, Inc. also carries out obedience training programs such as the on-leash basic obedience training program with six lessons, intermediate obedience training program with nine lessons, and off-leash obedience training program with 12 lessons. The owner and sole-operator of Canine Perspective, Inc., Jesus “Jesse’ San Miguel,” is a proud member of the International Association of Canine Professionals.

Chicago, IL 60605


Dogz N' Harmony

Dogz N' Harmony is a dog training facility in Burr Ridge, Illinois that holds more than 20 years of experience in the dog training industry. They conduct group training as well as puppy services. Their group training includes adolescent classes, advanced classes, fun nose work, leash reactivity, Woofshops, and basic classes. Dogz N' Harmony provides additional training services such as in-home private consultations, evaluations, assessments and lessons, customized one-on-one private training sessions, behavior problems and behavior modification programs, etc. They also carry out fun, family-friendly classes. This dog training facility is building harmonious relationships between people and dogs. Dogz N' Harmony is a proud member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and The Pet Professional Guild.

Burr Ridge, IL 60527


Establishment Dog Training, Ltd.

Establishment Dog Training, Ltd. is a dog training facility in Berwyn, Illinois that conducts classroom training, in-home training, and puppy clinics. This dog training facility carries out specialty classes, as well as flyball-treibball-rally-agility dog care mini-courses. Establishment Dog Training, Ltd. specializes in Canine Good Citizen, Community Canine and S.T.A.R. Puppy Training and Testing. They teach pet emergency first aid course, health and grooming course, better diets for healthier pets, and a basic manners course. Their basic manners course includes greeting visitors politely, entering and exiting a car, meeting other dogs, table and mealtime manners, etc. Their in-home training and puppy training are available all year long. Establishment Dog Training, Ltd. offers gift certificates and provides a free consultation.

Oak Park, IL 60304


Lyons Township Dog Training

Lyons Township Dog Training is a dog training facility in Villa Park, Illinois that has been in the industry for more than 68 years. They conduct training classes such as the pet dog training and advanced obedience, agility, and rally training. Their pet dog training classes include basic 1, basic 2, and novice obedience. Lyons Township Dog Training carries out competition classes such as individual utility sessions, novice obedience, competition novice, and open competition class. This dog training facility helps by serving and educating the community through participating in events such as the Ben's Friends, their therapy dog group, as well as Community Demonstrations. Lyons Township Dog Training is a licensed AKC Dog Training Club.

Villa Park, IL 60181


Mannered Mutts Dog Training

Mannered Mutts Dog Training Chicago is a dog training facility in Chicago, Illinois that is delighted to be serving Chicago and the Chicagoland area. This mutt center has been in the dog training business for over eight wonderful years. Mannered Mutts Dog Training Chicago strives to bring the best off-leash dog training for the urban or suburban environment. Their dog trainers aid in keeping dog masters sane and dogs safe. Mannered Mutts Dog Training Chicago helps unleash a dog’s unlimited potential as well. They provide a free in-home demo and offer a free in-home dog evaluation. Mannered Mutts Dog Training Chicago was recognized as 2015 Best of Thumbtack.

Chicago, IL 60647


Pawsome Dogs

Pawsome Dogs is a dog training facility that is located in Chicago, Illinois. Their service areas include Old Irving Park, Mayfair, Albany Park, Lincoln Square, North Center, Ravenswood, Roscoe Village, Andersonville, Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Logan Square, and beyond. Pawsome Dogs renders private dog training lessons as well as dog training group classes. Pawsome Dogs performs in-home private lessons including one lesson, a package of 3 lessons, and package of 5 lessons. This dog training facility can help with the dog training, leash manners, barking, jumping, reactivity, and puppy training. Pawsome Dogs produces a well-behaved dog. The principal of this company, Melissa Arteaga, possesses more than ten years of experience as a Professional Dog Trainer. She is a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator for the AKC and a proud member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers.

Chicago, IL 60618


Sophie Melissa Amphlett

Sophie Melissa Amphlett is a certified dog trainer based in Chicago. Amphlett started as a volunteer at a shelter before carrying out her passion by training service dogs, therapy dogs, and puppies. Focusing on positive reinforcement free of intimidation or pain, she can teach dogs how to do tricks or respond to the sound of a whistle. Amphlett can also advise individuals in selecting a therapy or service dog. She is certified in pet first aid and a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and the Pet Professional Guild.

Wilmette, IL 60091


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