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Enriching the Lives of Shelter Dogs

Leo the Golden Retriever

For any true dog lover, spending a day surrounded by dogs can leave them with a feeling of immense fulfillment.  As a company, Suburban K9 has dedicated a large amount of time to working with dogs that are up for adoption as well as dogs that have already been rescued.  We have seen amazing progress working with dogs that have severe issues and wouldn’t normally be able to be adopted into forever homes. Seeing improvements with these dogs over time …
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Advancing Your Obedience

Advancing Your Obedience.  Suburban K9 Dog Training.

  In this video we discuss simple ways to advance your dog’s obedience commands. Once you have taught your dog the basic commands it is important to continue and challenge your dog’s mind. This will help ensure that your dog is well behaved in a vast array of situations. The good news is that you don’t need to spend hours and hours trying to think of situations to setup. You can simply train as you are performing tasks in your …
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Suburban K9 Non-Competition Agility

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  Suburban K9’s Non-Competition Agility Class Preview – We focus on getting the dogs having fun and getting exercise. Video shot at West Suburban Humane Society in Downers Grove.

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Training a Deaf Dog

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You’ve just gotten your new puppy and you notice that he isn’t responding to his name. You started off joking that your dog can’t hear and that’s why he isn’t listening. As time moves on you begin to believe that he really can’t hear you! The first thing to do would be to determine if there actually is a hearing issue. Unfortunately we can’t simply ask the dog if they can hear us. A good test to determine their level of hearing is to …
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Choosing a Training Methodology

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Choosing a method of dog training is extremely important. If you chose a method compatible with your worldview you are more likely to follow through and put in a lot of enjoyable hours training your dog. If you train your dog consistently you will both have a much better life! Much like our article on the science of dog training, this is a topic that could garner a large amount of debate. I am an open minded individual and am …
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I just got a puppy! Now What?

Scarlett the GSD

Getting a new puppy is always an exciting moment for a family. Once you get the new bundle of joy home, you might be wondering, “What did I just get myself into?” Don’t worry, this is a common sentiment and there are a few simple things you can do from day one to make sure you get off on the right foot. Our training style at Suburban K9 is similar to the way that many people raise their children. We …
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The Advantages of In Home Dog Training

In Home Dog Training

In home dog training provides both owner and dog with many benefits that are commonly overlooked. At first blush the prospect of having a dog trainer come to your home for a personalized training session may seem like an expensive option reserved only for the wealthy. The truth is that in home dog training can be both the most cost effective and productive training that you can provide for either a young puppy or an older dog with behavioral issues. Dogs …
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