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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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.
This video discusses teaching your dog the come command.
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.
Professional dog trainer Matt Covey discusses how different collars can be used for different dogs. Watch this video if you would like to learn what type of collar you should use with your particular dog.
At Suburban K-9 our biggest focus is helping dogs and their owners overcome behavioral issues. We work with anxiety, fear, aggression, poor manners, phobias, resource guarding, and other problems people may be experiencing with their dogs. We also offer non competition agility classes so that the dogs and have some fun and burn off some steam. This video always makes me laugh, so I figured I would post it.