Describes dog training tools and approaches

How a dog should behave around food

How a dog should behave around food.  Suburban K9 Dog Training

A well trained dog should not only listen to commands, but should be well behaved even if a command has not been issued. In this video, we show how a dog should act while an owner is cooking dinner. You can see the dog is able to leave the meat alone even when the trainer drops it on the floor and leaves the room. Notice that the trainer never tells the dog to sit or stay. He simply expects him …
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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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German Shepherd Beginning Nose Work – Suburban K9 Dog Training – Madison

German Shepherd Beginning Nose Work - Suburban K9 Dog Training - Madison

Clients often ask for our assistance in teaching their dogs various games in order to provide mental stimulation. This is especially needed in the cold Midwest winters! Many dogs need an outlet above and beyond play time or train time, and nose work is a great option. After a long session using their nose, your dog will be much more tired than after walking or practicing their obedience for a similar amount of time. Another benefit of nose work is …
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Advanced Scent Work with Molly the Labradoodle

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  Here is a video of our trainer MJ working with Molly the Labradoodle on advanced, recreational scent work. Shortly into Molly’s 2 week Board and Train, MJ discovered Molly had an insatiable amount of drive and that her basic obedience was learned very quickly. As the video shows, MJ hides a lavender scented tennis ball under one of three cones. From the Down – Stay command, MJ releases Molly to find the ball. Molly is not allowed to manipulate …
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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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Teaching a Dog to Come Chicago Dog Training

Teaching a Dog to Come     Chicago Dog Training

This video discusses teaching your dog the come command.

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Properly Fitting a Training Collar

How to properly fit a prong collar Suburban K9

IF you have decided to utilize a Training Collar with your dog, this video will explain how to size the collar properly. We also discuss some common issues people have while utilizing this collar.

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Over the Shoulder Leather Leash

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An over the shoulder leash is a great tool for a well trained dog. The leash allows you to have your hands free while still having control over your dog.

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