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

Is Private Dog Training for You?

For all our private sessions, you will receive:

  • Flexibility in scheduling training appointments

  • Everyone in the family can participate

  • Custom training plans that address your needs

  • Practice is incorporated into household rhythm

  • Support provided via email and phone

Private Sessions

Pre-Puppy Consultations

90 minutes: $150

Before your puppy arrives let’s meet to talk about choosing your puppy, preparations for his homecoming, and how to help him transition to your family. Our conversation will be tailored to your family’s needs.

 

Here are some discussion points:

 

  • Choosing the right breed for your family

  • "Puppy proofing" and home prep for the new pup

  • Equipment and supply recommendations

  • Toys, treats and chews

  • Plan for puppy’s homecoming

  • House training and crate training instruction

  • How to make your puppy’s first night home stress free

In Home Puppy Training

90 minute Initial Session: $150/ 60 minute Follow Up Sessions: $100

(We also offer group puppy classes in several locations)

 

Your in-home family training sessions with the Puppy Professor will ensure your puppy receives consistent and clear information.  It also helps each family member develop their own a strong bond with the puppy.  Your family is busy! We work with your schedule to customize a program that fits your lifestyle and we do not require that all members be present at all sessions.

 

Here are a few things we help teach your puppy:

  • Establish good communication

  • Reduce reprimands and scolding

  • Happy and quiet in the crate

  • Signal when he needs to "go"

  • Sit, lie down, come and stay “go to bed” and more

  • Relax and settle

  • Greeting without jumping

  • Loose leash walking

 

PLUS end nipping and chasing, chewing, stealing and other undesirable behaviors with problem-solving and management.

Behavior Solutions

90 minutes Initial Session: $150 / 60 minute Follow Up Sessions: $100

If your dog is jumping on Grandma, lunging while on leash or is opting for other naughty behaviors, choose private training with The Puppy Professor.  We will design an individualized training plan that will help you meet your goals.

60-90 minute sessions.

 

Here is a short list of what we can work on together:

  • Acclimating your adopted dog

  • Basic house manners

  • Greeting guests appropriately

  • House training problems

  • Counter surfing/object stealing

  • Coming when called

  • Relaxing leash walks

  • Problem barking, and more!

Best Friends: Kids and Dogs Together

60 minutes: $95

Is your child fearful of your new puppy? Having trouble building a friendship?  Amy is available for individualized sessions with your child (or children) and their dog.  The sessions include how to understand what their pup is saying, how to play appropriately together, addressing fear and introducing fun training games.  These sessions build confidence and trust at both ends of the leash.

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Please note: All packages, Day training and day camp have been suspended until November 18th.

 

Packages for Private Training and Day Training

Whether you are interested in dropping your puppy off at the Puppy Professor's home for day training or day camp, or want to make sure you are scheduled in our calendar before we fill up, private training packages help to put your puppy's learning on the fast track to becoming the well-behaved loving companion we know they can be. 

In Home Training Express Package

90 minute Initial Session + (3) 60 minute Follow Up Sessions: $425

Start your pup out on the right paw.  No matter the age, in home private training helps promote the behavior you want in the place that you want it-home!  This Express package will give you the tools you need to build a great working relationship with your new puppy or adopted dog.  

 

Package includes:

  • 90 minute initial training consultation

  • 3 - 60 minute follow up sessions

  • 10% Discount on “Puppy Start Right” group training class

Puppy Day Camp Package

$135/day or $395/3 days per week

For busy families who prefer to let the Puppy Professor do the training, this option allows your pup to spend up to 4 hours with the Puppy Professor.  His day will be a combination of socialization, enrichment, and training.  Day Camp is helpful for puppies needing additional socialization, have crate training or house training issues, need more practice with leash walking, or simply want a jump start on good behavior.

Day Training Package

$1200: 9 sessions with puppy and trainer, 3 sessions with family, puppy and trainer. Training to be completed within 3 weeks.

No time to train?  Leave the training to us!  This training package puts your puppy in the hands of a professional who will provide frequent, consistent training and socialization sessions over a 3 week period. 

 

Services include:

90 minute initial training consultation where training goals will be established

(9)  60 minute training and socialization sessions (3x per week for 3 weeks)

(2)  60 minute “hand off” sessions with owner  (week 2 and 3)

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"Amy is intuitive, knowledgable and kind.  She was able to read my dog’s body language and quickly determined that fear was driving her to bark and lunge. She also taught me how to let my dog, Chanel, know the world is safe and we now have a dog that is relaxed on walks."

- Kendra A.