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
I wrote a review last night on my phone but worried it did not go through. So I will re-post. Rose is... read moreLisa Reynolds
Amber Haseltine is fantastic. She had my dog Chip for the 2 week Boot Camp. He came home to me an obedient... read moreMarie E Moore
We had the pleasure of working with Sabrina Lopez to train our one year old lab, and Sabrina blew us away! She was able... read moreRebecca Meyer Tillery
Our trainer, Julia, has been absolutely the best with helping us to train our new puppy. We are new to being puppy parents and... read moreCara Howell
We are so amazed with Katelyn and Stephanie. We have a 4 yr old mini doodle and added a 6 month cockapoo to our... read moreBobbi Lant
We did a 2-week board and train that was amazing for our 6 (now 7-month) puppy, Flo. Our puppy had 2 accomplishments (housebreaking and... read moreCara Crosby
Suburban K9 Dog Training is AMAZING! Our trainer, Stephany, is a miracle worker. Our dog, Arroe, is a puppy. Just a year old and... read moreFanchon Edgar
Sabrina Lopez is our trainer. We have two dogs, a seven month old Lab mix and an eight year old mini Goldendoodle. ... read moreMargie Stevenson-Gralla
My trainer, Sabrina Lopez, is an absolute blessing! My schnauzer/husky mix, Morty, is so sweet but definitely needed help to ease his anxiety and... read moreJulie Laughter
We had MAJOR issues with both of our German Shepherds with regards to aggression with other dogs as well as people that were not... read moreGert Grohmann
We have been working with Julia from Suburban K9 for about two months now, and are very happy with everything. Julia has been... read moreSteven Kanter
Brooke was amazing!
She worked between both our new puppies one being a stubborn shiba inu and the other being a boxer pit mix... read moreCourteneay LoPiccolo Decker
When we first adopted Poppy a little over a year ago, we had no idea what type of dog she would be. She came... read moreNatalie Lundstrom
My 14 week old miniature Dachshund went to board and train with Regan Anderson for 2 weeks and it was the best thing I... read moreCarolyn Creed
I highly recommend Suburban K9 and Especially my trainer, Julia Rose!! Julia has
Been working with my dog for about a month, and the difference... read moreCarol Long
Our family has had a wonderful experience with Suburban K9! Our first board and train was with Brooke N., who was awesome with... read moreAaron Gin
We started using Suburban K9 since our dog Odin was a puppy. We purchased the year package and it has been the best decision... read moreJessica Minor
Our family has had a great experience with Suburban K9! Our 10-month old Goldendoodle Teddy has participated in two board and train sessions... read moreAaron Gin
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.