Providing private dog training, puppy training, and group dog and puppy training classes in Glen Ellyn, Wheaton, Lombard, and surrounding areas. Services include puppy day training, family dog training for kids, loose-leash walking training, puppy potty training, puppy socialization class, dog training tricks, fearful dog training, rescue dog training, and clicker training. We use positive reinforcement dog training methods. Owned by Amy Saletta, KPA CTP. 

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(630) 853-9272

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UPCOMING CLASSES

Please scroll down for full class descriptions and requirements, specialty classes, and fees.

 

 

 

 

NOTE: Discounts available for choosing the Puppy Games + Play 3-pack Package 

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(630) 853-9272

Group Dog Training Classes

Build a great relationship and a well-trained dog with the Puppy Professor. 

Our small and personalized group classes speed learning in a supportive environment.

Group Classes

Puppy Games + Play

FOR PUPS OF ALL AGES

Build your relationship and minimize your struggles with your puppy by playing games!  Our games will build connection, optimism and confidence.  Plus, we will show you how to bring your puppy's excitement level down through calming boundary games.   Learning through play is the most efficient and positive way to learn.  Besides playing with owners, we will have off-leash play sessions among puppies (this is dependent on size/age/playstyle)

 

Class dates and times:

December 4, 11, 18

Wednesdays 9:30 AM

Wednesdays 6:00 PM

Young Puppy Preschool

for ages 2-4 months

Help your puppy put his best paw forward!

This 5-week series is for young puppies ages 8-16weeks  The skills learned in this class will lay the foundation for a strong bond of communication with your pup.  She will learn to “say please”, to wipe her feet when she comes in, to lay quietly while dinner is being served, and much more!  All of this will be achieved with fun training games and structured practice in class and at home.

PLUS - Off-leash play and other socialization activities will help her learn to navigate the "big world"! 

 

Weekly support materials are included. Small class equals lots of attention!

Course Length: 5 weeks, 50-minute sessions.  First class is people only orientation

Cost: $160

Location: Glen Ellyn

Class dates and times : See Upcoming Classes list at top of page

 

Older Pup - Level 1

for dogs 19 weeks to 12 months of age

The skills learned in this class will pave the way for your pup to become a great companion dog.  The foundation we build will lead to calm greetings, joyful recalls, relaxed leash walks and much more!  All of this will be achieved with fun training games and structured practice in class and at home.

With a mix of ages and sizes, we will have playtime when play styles and personalities match up!

 

Course Length: 5 weeks, 50-minute sessions

Cost: $160

Location: Glen Ellyn

Class dates and times: See Upcoming Classes list at top of this page

 

Puppy Kindergarten

For ages 5 months to one year

For puppies 5 months and older who have completed "Puppy Start Right" or Older Pup Level 1.   We will continue to hone the behaviors learned in Puppy Start Right: sit, down, come, hand target, drop it/give, settling on a mat.  Plus, we will introduce additional targeting, stay, leash walking, calm greetings and incorporate more clicker games that will shape your pup into a creative thinker  and you into a creative trainer.   If possible and play styles allow, some off-leash play will be included.

Course Length: 5 weeks, 50 minute sessions

Cost:  $160

Location: Glen Ellyn
Class dates and times:  See upcoming classes list at top of page

 

 

Manners That Click

Prerequisite: Puppy Kindergarten

Take your clicker training to the next level.  This class focuses on polishing basic behaviors, impulse control and applying foundation behaviors to real world scenarios.  Building fluency through games, non-food reinforcers, and creative problem solving will be emphasized.

Course Length: 5 weeks, 50-minute sessions.  

Cost: $160

Location: Glen Ellyn

Class dates and times : See Upcoming Classes list at top of this page

 

 

 

Masters Class

$35/class or $150 for "5 pack" package

BY INVITATION ONLY:
You and your pup have learned the basics of clicker training and have successfully completed at least 3 sessions with the Puppy Professor.
Now it is time to expand on those skills and explore how to meet your training goals with greater understanding and communication between you and your dog.

Class will be FUN and take you to the next level.

 

Class locations: Glen Ellyn
Class dates and times: Wednesdays @ 10:45 AM   Click here

Course Details: Choose one class at a time or a 5 pack of classes that can be completed within 10 week's time.  Please use package credits to reserve your classes, 50-minute sessions

Crazy to Calm

No prior training required

Does your dog struggle with over the top greetings, barking at doorbell or at the window, barking at you to play or other “over aroused” behaviors?

OR Is your dog blowing you off when you call him? Pulling and disconnected on walks? Learn how to get your dog’s attention and keep it without nagging. There’s a game (or a few games) for that!

Learn how to go from over the top to calm interactions with easy training games that get results!

Course Length: 5 weeks, 50 minute sessions

Cost:  $150

Location: Glen Ellyn
Class dates and times:  See upcoming classes list at top of page

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"The new bond and level of understanding that was built using the skills learned in the class completely changed our guardian/companion relationship.  Instead of fear and uncertainty, he now enthusiastically offers appropriate behaviors! I still have moments of complete surprise and delight as he continues to have flashes of new confidence and discovery! " 

- Lou Ann F.