Lesson #1 In the first lesson, we went out and adjusted Spader to the prong collar and worked on turns. Salina (trainer) showed Diane’s sister how to work with Spader when she leaves because she has separation anxiety. Lesson #2 During the second lesson, we worked on healing in the house and sitting while allowing us to reach down and pet her. Spader is very fearful of people, so this… Read More
Betty came to Suburban K9 asking for help! On a walk one day, Lucy’s excessive pulling on the leash, which resulted in Betty falling and breaking her wrist. Without a way to get Lucy outside, Betty had to give Lucy to her son. This transfer of ownership devastated Betty, as she loved Lucy and missed her company. Being on a fixed income, Betty was unable to afford training, resulting in… Read More
When Pearl came to us, she had a good foundation but needed some help with consistency, especially around her new “dog” sibling! She was enrolled in the Board and Train program to help her “Come” and “Stay” commands with distractions. During her time with us, we also focused on her crate tolerance! It seemed like the new puppy brought out her inner-puppy, and all her command skills went out… Read More
Gus came to us as an unruly puppy who needed structure and obedience. His family struggled with his crazy side, which contained lots of jumping, nipping, and stealing things that did not belong to him!! Gus truly needed structure, and after we gave that to him, we saw an instant change! And after learning the house rules and his boundaries, he turned into a sweet boy that everyone loved… Read More
Our Chicago South Manager, Sabrina, is showing off some training with Leroy. Leroy is a Great Dane puppy who is staying with her for two weeks, and he has been working hard! Being a puppy, we are working on obedience training, socialization, potty training, and being a good boy in the home! Leroy is so intelligent and aims to please! Socializing your puppy and getting a head start in… Read More
Maple’s parents enrolled him in our three-week Board and Train program with Lilli! During his time in Yorkville working on his aggressive barking, potty training, and basic obedience! We offer custom training programs to fit you and your needs! We specialize in obedience, behavior modification, and socialization. Not only do we provide In-Home dog training in the Chicagoland area, but we also offer Board and Train Bootcamps!
BREEDERS – MAKING A RELATIONSHIP When researching breeders, it is important to keep in mind that not all are the same. Just because an individual calls themselves a breeder does not mean they are the right fit for your family. Make sure to find a responsible breeder by doing your homework. MEET THE BREEDER PHONE SCREENING How long have they been breeding? Does the breeder have references?… Read More
“Oh, he gets jealous!” is a phrase we’ve probably all heard as we’re petting a dog and the other one squeezes its way in for pets and attention. What we perceive as jealousy in dogs isn’t necessarily how dogs perceive it. A dog who squeezes its way in for attention is asserting dominance on the other dog and often on the person giving the attention. While we may think it’s… Read More
This is just a short clip of a training session that our Miami trainer did with a Golden Retriever. She is having a blast doing some training on a beautiful day. The pup is staying with us for our Dog Bootcamp.
Here is a quick snapshot of Smoke training with our Jacksonville manager, Zach! Smoke is a five-month-old silver lab who enrolled in our two week Board and Train program! Over the two weeks, Smoke learned all of his commands and did a lot of off leash work!
Lesson #1 When we first met the family and Sunny, the 4-month-old golden retriever, we talked about all of their issues and goals! They would like to be able to take her into the hospital as an emotional support animal for the daughter, who has had three major brain surgeries! But Sunny is very sneaky, loves to steal things, pull on the leash, and jumps all over everyone when she… Read More
Day #1 Daisy is doing amazing, and she did great during the car ride home. Her trainer, Stephanie, started working with her heel, and sits already. Daisy does have a hard time with noises as they are very hard distractions and is very interested in what the other dogs are doing. She is doing wonderful at reducing her jumping and mouthiness. After a full evening of training, she is officially… Read More
For many people finding the right vet involves pulling up Google Maps and choosing the vet’s office that is the closest to their home. While 20 years ago proximity might have been the most important factor, times have certainly changed! It is important to choose the correct vet for the development and long term health of your pet. In this article, we will explore what the differences are between vet… Read More
“Look, that dog only has three legs!” Just another common phrase I hear about every time I take my dog out for a walk. Yes, my dog has three legs. Yes, he loves going for walks. But, he doesn’t know or act like he’s different. He loves going for his daily walk and running around like the others. Whether a dog was born with a different ability, or they develop… Read More
Meet Stella and her mom, Brittany! Brittany is a traveling nurse who is currently stationed in the ICU and ER in our Milwaukee territory. Stella is a 5-year-old chihuahua who has made it her sole purpose to protect her home and her humans from other dogs. She’s quite unsure of other dogs’ intentions so she tries to keep them away by barking and lunging towards them. She’s even bossing her… Read More
Dog daycare can be a great activity for your dog, getting out that crazy energy while you are extra busy and helping your dog learn how to play with new dogs. While daycare might not be right for every dog, there are a lot of options out there and picking the right one for your dog is important. Daycares have many benefits for both you and your pup. Having a… Read More
Everyone give a warm welcome to Lindsey & Tanya and their pups, Hank the Boxer & Goby the Yorkie! They’re our newest candidates for our Suburban K9 Gives Back Program. Lindsey & Tanya are in the Law Enforcement field in Indiana and have been wanting to get training for their dogs. Hank and Goby are big lovers but require some calming down when people come over and pass by the… Read More
Let’s all give a warm welcome and words of encouragement to the newest members of our Gives Back Program! Justine and her husband Jim, their children Carson & Casin, and their fur-children, Gunner (4 years young Labradoodle) and Honor (1 year young German Shepard). Justine is a detective in the Milwaukee area and has high hopes for Honor to develop into a therapy dog for everyone at the station. Justine… Read More
Our Suburban K9 Gives Back program is here to provide FREE dog training to those who are in need! Everyone, meet Capone (isn’t he the cutest!) and his parents, Maria & Connor! Maria is a nurse in the Chicago area & Connor works at a logistics company and they’ve recently adopted Capone. Capone has been giving his new owners a run for their money; chewing holes in the screen door… Read More