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
Chicago-South Manager Sabrina Training Great Dane
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
Training Maple with Lilliana at the Suburban K9 Academy!
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!
Choosing A Breeder
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
Jealousy in Dogs
“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
Lilliana training Packer at the Suburban K9 Academy!
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 Board and Train Program.
Zack Training Smoke at the Suburban K9 Academy
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!
Suburban K9 Gives Back – Sunny
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
Suburban K9 Gives Back – Daisy
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
Find the Right Vet
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
Dogs with Different Abilities
“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
Suburban K9 Gives Back – Stella & Brittany
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
Finding the right daycare for your pup
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
Suburban K9 Gives Back – Hank the Boxer & Goby the Yorkie
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
Suburban K9 Gives Back – Gunnar & Honor story
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
Suburban K9 Gives Back – Capone story
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… Read More
Indianapolis Dog Training Ginger with Suburban K9!
Erin is our Indianapolis territory manager and she is accompanied by a board and train of hers, Ginger. A big focus of our training services is to teach a dog to listen everywhere from the home to the park. Today that is exactly what they are working on, training in a park where the distractions are endless. We feel blessed that we are able to spend so much of… Read More
History: The Cockapoo originated in the United States and became a popular designer breed in the 1960’s. The are a cross between the Cocker Spaniel and the Poodle and were established specifically as a companion dog. They have become a popular and highly prized companion for families in the United States. Because the are not a pure bred dog, they are not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Temperament: The… Read More
History: The history of the Chihuahua breed is vague. Some believe that this breed is a descendant of a small dog called the Techichi while others believe they may be ancestors of dogs introduced by Spanish or Chinese explorers. Regardless of which breed the descended from, the dog we know today was discovered in Mexico in the 1850’s. The breed was first shown in the United States in 1890 and… Read More
History: The Cavapoo dog breed was developed by Australian breeders who intentionally mixed the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel with Poodles. They started in the late 1990’s and the Cavapoo became a popular designer breed. The breeders wanted a mix the calm and outgoing personality of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel with the Poodles intelligence and also try to create a hypoallergenic mixed breed. The breed is now very popular in… Read More