OUR TRAINING PHILOSOPHY
Our training methods, which we’ve been developing for more than a decade, focus on ensuring your dog remains both calm and respectful. We tailor our training to the individual dog and the goals that the owner has for the dog, we do not utilize a one size fits all training approach.
After college Matt Covey uses his childhood passion and experience from breeding Golden Retrievers in order to start training dogs full time. Much of his time is spent rehabilitating dogs that are living in animal shelters and humane societies. As Matt’s reputation grows so does his clientele. Before long, Matt is traveling all around the Chicago area in order to help people with their dogs.
Growing to Meet Demand
Matt Covey is unable to keep up with the demand from clients and rescue groups so he decides to bring on additional trainers. One of these trainers, Matt Wlos, would eventually become a partner in the business and become instrumental to the future growth of the company.
Expansion is needed!
We have a lot of clients that travel from Wisconsin to Illinois in order to work with our trainers and we realized it is time to expand into new markets! During this timeframe we opened new locations in Milwaukee and Madison. Our trainers are busy developing our proprietary training methods and creating our in home training protocols. Our main focus is starting to shift from simply solving behavioral problems to preventing them from occurring at all. Our puppy programs are created to help people raise the perfect dog from day one. Also during this time Matt Covey starred in a pilot for Animal Planet.
Suburban K9 Academy
In order to train our team, the Suburban K9 Academy is founded. It utilizes the principles and processes that were learned from the Milwaukee and Madison expansion. The Academy is a private facility with multiple buildings on 4 acres. Trainers live on site and are immersed in training every day. This allows us to continue to grow into future locations.
Present & Future
Giving our Employees the Best
As the company continues to grow and add new locations, so does our commitment to our team. We are now able to offer our entire team healthcare, a 401k plan, paid time off as well as other benefits. In order to provide the best training services possible we are creating a team of happy and committed employees. We know that when people are taken care of their true passion will shine through on a daily basis.
ORGANIZATIONS WE'VE HELPED
Our business started by working with and training dogs that were considered unadoptable at various animal shelters and humane societies. Here are a few of the many organizations we've helped.
With Suburban K9, you gain access to highly experienced professional trainers who use proven methods to deliver the best possible results. All of our trainers are full-time employees who are dedicating to tailoring our programs to both you and your dog’s individual personalities.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING
100% worth every penny! Lexi (Alexis Johnson) is a Dog Whisperer! She worked magic with our out of control puppy. He... read moreNicole Droker Rule
Holly was knowledgeable, friendly, and loves dogs. She was always positive and upbeat, and struck a perfect balance with my dog of being loving... read moreKevin McGarvey
We adopted our puppy when she was 8 weeks old and within 2 months she developed some really annoying habits that my husband and... read moreKylee Money
When we first adopted Merrill, she was a ball of excitement and nothing could calm her down. Julia has been so helpful and great... read moreChristy Jean
Julia came and helped my sweet Carl. He is a very friendly boy, sometimes too friendly, so we are learning how to control his... read moreCharlotte Ann
Suburban K9 worked with our male Samoyed Mickey and did wonders on his behavior. we did the package of 5 in home training sessions... read morePhil-Betty Eades
Our pup german shepherd Bella had the best experience with Julia. She learned so much and Julia has also taught us so much... read moreUlrika Franzén Mattsson
Brooke did wonders with our Fiona, helping her be a better-behaved member of our family. Highly recommend!Kim Blevins-Relleva
We contacted Suburban K9 for training our new Beagle mix puppy Espn. We were so happy with the way Allyson (Dallas market - we... read moreDavid Box
My family and I have a 7 month old Golden Retriever. He is a sweet boy with a wonderful disposition, however he was... read moreSarah Fisher
Our pups have had the best experience with Katelyn. We have two young Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and Katelyn has worked wonders with... read moreDenise Anne
Kayla Oliver helped us with our rescue dogs (one is a biter)- we were at our wits end and had tried several other trainers.... read moreTina Goro Vasbinder
We googled searched in home dog training and stubbled upon suburban k9. All communication went smoothly. When we met Kayla she was very professional... read moreSheriffa Piesen
We had wonderful training experiences with Sabrina! She was an expert and had a lot of patience with us! Our dog and... read moreAmanda Kowalik
Cannot thank Julia Rose enough! Before training with Julia, Lexie could not walk on a leash without pulling so badly it was discouraging us... read moreBecca Gibbons
The best decision we made over quarantine was not just adopting a puppy but more importantly hiring Julia Rose to help us train... read moreAndrea Fideli Farry
My family and I highly recommend Suburban K9 dog training. We love our trainer Julia!! We have learned so much in just a few... read moreCait Erdmann
My puppy, Chancey, did the two-week Board and Train with Kayla and I am so, so impressed with everything Chancey learned and the positive... read moreLara Barger
Our Customized Training Programs
All of our programs are custom tailored based on your
dog and your family's goals.
Board and train boot camp
Your dog will live with one of our expert trainers
We pick-up, drop-off and provide follow up training in your home. Results Guaranteed! We offer standard 2-3 week options as well as custom length stays.