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
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
Julia Rose was unbelievably helpful and kind! Before her help, my puppy would pull on the leash, didn’t know how to interact with other... read moreEmily Conway
Julia Rose has been wonderful to work with. Lola loves working with her and has learned so much. You can tell... read moreSuz Woock
We researched board and train programs in the Dallas area, and settled on Suburban K9 after reading their reviews. They did not disappoint, and... read moreElizabeth Jennings Haden
Samantha has been awesome with Gypsy! With us too! Always professional, personable, and listens to us well. We opted for the... read moreRobyn Whitaker
We had Kayla Oliver as our trainer, and we are more than grateful for her help. She gave us all of the tools... read moreKaren Kojak
Julia Rose is a godsend!! We had an unruly pet and upon return she was a dream. Julia was so kind and patient (with... read moreIliana Brown
Jax and I love working with Julia. She is seriously the best and Jax gets so excited to see her, meaning training is fun... read moreSydney Lauren
We had such a positive experience with Suburban K9 and our trainer Holly. From day one, Holly was patient with our pit bull Juno... read moreValerie Smoots
I can not believe the difference in Luna after her 2 week board and train. This has been a truly amazing experience. Sabrina was... read moreOlivia Ann
Samantha has been great with our 6 month old Maltese. This is our first little dog and they are a bit different to... read moreKelly Ramey
Holly is absolutely wonderful! I cannot express how much she has done for our stubborn bulldog Capone. Capone was notorious for counter surfing, biting... read moreMaria Lisa
We cannot recommend Suburban K9 enough!! My fiancé and I have two rescue pups - a 3 year old Australian cattle mix and 2... read moreJenny B.
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
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.