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Have you asked yourself these questions ?

Do you wish your dog would  listen to you better?  Especially around distractions?

Have you tried everything to get your dog to stop having  accidents in the house?

Does your dog bark incessantly and make your home feel chaotic?

Are you frustrated that your dog jumps on guests and family?

Are you jealous of friends who can take their dog on a walk without pulling on the leash?

Are you at your wit’s end, feeling like you’ve tried everything and still need help?

In just a few short weeks, we can teach your dog to:

  • Stop pulling on the leash when on a walk
  • Sit on command
  • Stay on command
  • Go to a designated “place” when told
  • Down (and stay) on command
  • Come on command

We proudly serve Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates, Roselle, Barrington, Palatine, Bartlett, Carol Stream and all of the Northwest Suburbs and Chicagoland!

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Our Happy Pups:
  • 5 star ratingTook my dog there for training and have done follow ups since. Amazing place and the trainers really care about the pets!

    Maja S. Avatar Maja S.
    8/08/2018

    5 star ratingMy puppy Dexter started going here for puppy day camp. Once he turned 4 months old I started the training program. I did the 10 day training one. The first day of day camp Dexter was extremely scared since he was really young. Taylor was there to greet him and try to make him feel welcomed. She definitely became attached to him. Every trainer that I talked to on a regular basis was really helpful. Kelsey was great (except those crocs). Danny always had great information as well. Melissa and Dan were very friendly and always were open for any... read more

    Jeff P. Avatar Jeff P.
    7/27/2018
  • Guys... this is the BEST place to get your dog trained. I love Dan, Tony, and Taylor. BEYOND AMAZING. Please go there because not only is it affordable but the staff TRULY cares about the dogs. Highly freakin recommend!

    Jasmina E Abdic Avatar Jasmina E Abdic
    7/21/2018

    5 star ratingIt is my first time having a doggie that will weigh more than 15 pounds.  In fact, my Huskidore (Husky/Laborador) puppy will probably be more than 50 lbs.  After adopting, I started to have concerns on potty training and behaviors that cannot be ignored with a larger dog.  I am so glad I found Dog Training Now.  After enrolling my puppy in the Puppy Day Camp, he has great potty habits and I can see that he really enjoys the day camp and all the human and puppy friends.  Everyday when we pull into the parking lot of the studio,... read more

    Rebecca A. Avatar Rebecca A.
    7/19/2018
  • Wonderful place and they are so kind and helpful to the dogs. My dog loves going there every day. A truly great place with a super friendly staff. I wish I could give them 50 stars

    James Suerth Avatar James Suerth
    7/11/2018

    Dog Training Now is the best decision I could have made for my dog, Daphne. She has always been very smart, but that got her into trouble! From day one at Dog Training Now, I could see a difference. The trainers are incredibly patient, kind, and intelligent. I always felt like Daphne was in great hands. At the end of every school day, they taught me the skills she learned and how to practice at home. They’re great with teaching you how a dog’s brain works as well. It helped me gain understanding for how she’s processing the lessons and... read more

    emilymarie125 Avatar emilymarie125
    6/28/2018
  • 5 star ratingI have a 18month Miniature Schnauzer who thinks he's a German Shepherd when it comes to barking. He's very shy and nervous around strangers and has a very very hard time walking on the leash. It's probably my fault that he's this way since I didn't socialize him early enough. I was going on vacation with my family and decided to send him to boot camp. I live in South Loop Chicago and trust me when I say I have researched a lot of locations, none of them really fit our needs. Finally, I stumbled upon Dog Training Now and... read more

    Donna L. Avatar Donna L.
    6/28/2018

    5 star ratingDog Training Now is the best decision I could have made for my dog, Daphne. She has always been very smart, but that got her into trouble! From day one at Dog Training Now, I could see a difference. The trainers are incredibly patient, kind, and intelligent. I always felt like Daphne was in great hands. At the end of every school day, they taught me the skills she learned and how to practice at home. They're great with teaching you how a dog's brain works as well. It helped me gain understanding for how she's processing the lessons and... read more

    Emily B. Avatar Emily B.
    6/27/2018
  • Dog training now is an amazing place! We did the 10 day training and my dog went from being naughty and hard to train to being so knowledgeable and sweet. Would definitely recommend!

    1023spark Avatar 1023spark
    6/23/2018

    5 star ratingCaseys Story,

    Upon making it to our retirement years. I surprised my husband with the revelation that I wanted a pup, to join us on our Journey.

    My hopes for her were that she be able to travel with us , to enjoy the sunshine and ocean  in the winter months, to be our company for nightly walks and coffees at Starbucks. Maybe even to do some visits to libraries or retirement centers .

    After several attempts at training (motivated by treats)  we were left with a growing dog, that was jumping on guests , and scaring people she met.

    At 14 mos... read more

    Pat S. Avatar Pat S.
    6/16/2018
  • Had a very good experience with both puppy day camp and puppy preschool. Would highly recommend for those programs, they really care for the dogs and love the social media photos throughout the day so I could check in on my pup from work. For their more advanced training programs they use prong collars which personally I'm not a fan of but they obviously get good results and have success with it. Love that they didn't try to pressure me into anything I wasn't comfortable with though, great people working there. Loved the whole team but special shout out... read more

    Beata Corson Avatar Beata Corson
    6/11/2018

    The staff at Dog Training Now was such a pleasure to work with! I dropped my Evie off every morning knowing that she was going to be in good and loving hands. It was hilarious seeing how sad the staff would get when we came to pick her up in the evenings lol! Although my fiance' and I can't quite afford the (probably amazing) advanced training classes while we prepare for our wedding, we are happy that she had the experience of being cared for and socialized at this facility. We'll try to bring her by for a visit every... read more

    Janai Rhodes Avatar Janai Rhodes
    6/05/2018
  • 5 star ratingThe behavior of our six month old schipperke, Maddy, has been transformed by the 10 Day Training Program at Dog Training Now!.  We offer thanks to Amy who greeted us each morning and to Taylor and Kelsey who helped train Maddy.  A special thank you to Melissa who trained Maddy and also reviewed each day's activities with us.  Finally, thank you to Dan for managing a first class training facility.

    Anyone familiar with schippekes knows they are an intelligent but headstrong breed.  Maddy's transformation has been truly remarkable.

    Dan and Joanne Leski

    Dan L. Avatar Dan L.
    5/06/2018

    5 star ratingAdmittedly, I was apprehensive about leaving my wee one, Cello, for 12 days.  Adding to my worry was that the none of the three people we originally met were even involved with the training.  But with that said, Dan quicky put my mind at ease and Amy did extraordinary wonders training Cello.  I received updates and pictures during his 12 days off board and train. I definitely sensed the love and truly appreciated the care and dedication of training.  On the 12th day, Dan educated both my husband and me so that we could continue training using the same techniques.... read more

    Silvia P. Avatar Silvia P.
    5/04/2018
  • 5 star ratingDog training now staff is amazing. My husband and I got our little baby Rocky and maybe two weeks later, we signed him up for obedience training but we didn't realize that he was so shy and didn't have the confidence to be on a leash. So they changed us up to puppy training classes for about two weeks before he could start the obedience class. The result from just the puppy training class was amazing! He was super confident walking with leash and having a collar on and even going up and down the stairs he even started pulling... read more

    Annie N. Avatar Annie N.
    4/17/2018

    We took our 4 month old puppy to Dog training now for the 10 day obedience training course. All of the staff was wonderful. It was great that they were able teach our dog the various commands. I felt it was much easier then to just reinforce what was already taught. I felt as though the training was effective and they gave you the tools to continue to work on it at home. I would certainly recommend the program to others.

    Jennifer Garcia Wojtczak Avatar Jennifer Garcia Wojtczak
    4/14/2018
  • I HIGHLY recommend Dog Training Now! We have had a phenomenal experience with these trainers, and we continue training with them. They are all very friendly, informative, knowledgeable, and effective and have been very patient with me and my pup. My goal has been to have an obedient and friendly dog, but also to have him be trained to be a certified therapy dog. Well, I am excited to say he passed his evaluation to start a training program and it’s all thanks to Dog Training Now!

    maria tessarolo Avatar maria tessarolo
    3/24/2018

    Dog training now was absolutely fantastic and far exceeded our expectations! The hardest part in picking out a dog training place is finding somewhere where you can trust the people to love your dog as much as you do, and this place absolutely delivers. Nels, Marcus and Chris are not only fantastic trainers, but awesome people! Our pup was excited to see all of them every morning and has come such a long way since taking him there day 1. Their 2 week training program has worked wonders!

    Jason Janiga Avatar Jason Janiga
    3/24/2018
  • 5 star ratingI sent my 1 year old dog to the 2 week boot camp and was amazed at how well she did in that short amount of time! Especially while out on walks. Amazing service!

    Heather C. Avatar Heather C.
    3/23/2018

    Dog Training Now is great! We had our puppy trained there a couple years ago and he recently needed a quick refresher. The cost was super reasonable, and it was easy to schedule. Marcus and Dan were both very personable and willing to spend time explaining things to me when I dropped my dog off and when I picked him up. Great experience.

    Elizabeth Hartwig Avatar Elizabeth Hartwig
    3/20/2018
  • 5 star ratingI loved their positive approach to training, lots of praise and treats. Thanks to their work with me and my dog; Winston went from a  wild, hyper puppy, lovable puppy to an eighteen month old well behaved, lovable dog.

    Elizabeth L. Avatar Elizabeth L.
    2/18/2018

    I was so impressed with Dog Training Now, both how professional they were, as well as how much they truly cared for our pup. We knew they were awesome trainers because not only did we see a change in temperament from the first day, they also take the time to train the owners too. You can tell they genuinely care about the animals, and the owners being able to maintain the training they provide in a loving environment.

    Mavrick Goodrich Avatar Mavrick Goodrich
    2/13/2018
  • 5 star ratingI was so impressed with Dog Training Now, both how professional they were, as well as how much they truly cared for our pup. We knew they were awesome trainers because not only did we see a change in temperament from the first day, they also take the time to train the owners too. You can tell they genuinely care about the animals, and the owners being able to maintain the training they provide in a loving environment.

    Mavrick G. Avatar Mavrick G.
    2/12/2018

    Chris and the entire DTN trainers and staff were outstanding. The treated Wiley as if he was their own. Our one year old pup is strong and energetic. He now has improved behavior and self control. It was well worth the time and money.

    Jim Tierney Avatar Jim Tierney
    2/04/2018
  • Amazing job! After the first day my puppy (Belle) was asking to go out for potty. After the first week, she was potty trained, no accident after that. It's really affordable and the people working in this place are really good. I recommand this place, even if you don't have a pet and just want to talk to some real nice people.

    Nicolas Pignol Avatar Nicolas Pignol
    1/24/2018

    5 star ratingAmazing job! After the first day my puppy (Belle) was asking to go out for potty. After the first week, she was potty trained, no accident after that. It's really affordable and the people working in this place are really good. I recommand this place, even if you don't have a pet and just want to talk to some real nice people.

    Nicolas P. Avatar Nicolas P.
    1/24/2018
  • Love, love, love this place! My Lily did so well here and every single one of the trainers is amazing. Marcus, Matt & Chris always make you feel welcome - always willing to help with any questions and they love what they do because it shows.

    Lily just went for 2 week refresher during the holidays & I couldn’t be more pleased with how well they take care of her and how well behaved she has become. I would recommend to anyone with a dog - these guys are the BEST!

    Barb Hoffman Avatar Barb Hoffman
    1/04/2018

    Dog Training Now was an absolute blessing for my Jack Russel/Whippet Terrier mix, Bo Bo! We were in over our heads with a dog that would bolt out any open door and run through busy streets, and he was impossible to catch. He didn't listen to us and had horrible leash manners, despite months of training at a different facility and our own attempts to train him. We were at a complete loss. After the 2-week Day Camp program, we now have a dog that is still just as cuddly, energetic, and playful as before, BUT we have complete control... read more

    Rebecca Behnke Avatar Rebecca Behnke
    1/04/2018
  • We absolutely LOVE Dog Training Now! They are kind, professional, and a wonderful resource and training facility. Our dog has received so many compliments on his training and listening since attending the 10 day training program. He recently brushed up his skills at a three day intensive and was so excited to be back with the trainers. I look forward to being able to sign him up for another course!

    Miriam Naponelli Avatar Miriam Naponelli
    1/03/2018

    My pups Rocco and Rosie went here and were so loved!!! They now know several commands and make our time at home with them and our 3 children more enjoyable (and manageable)! Thank you so much!!

    Jessica Milburn Avatar Jessica Milburn
    1/03/2018
  • I've used Dog Training Now for my 3 dogs and each time was a different, amazing experience. All dogs have different strengths and struggles and they nailed them all. The trainers are all fantastic, you feel like they're family once you're done and can always go back to them with questions and advise. My dogs love to go back to visit and feel like they're at home. I recommend them all the time.

    Collette Stack Avatar Collette Stack
    1/03/2018

    DTN has been a lifesaver for my rescue. They took my scared, anxious pup and helped us both with training! The best part is that they love your dog like their own. After training was over, I’ve been able to bring him for day visits. I was recently out of town and boarded him with Zach. He was so well cared for! All the trainers are the best, Marcus, Matt, Chris... My dog, is calm, settled, has a purpose, well behaved and most of all HAPPY. I trust them so much with a... read more

    Lori Lindsey Avatar Lori Lindsey
    1/03/2018
  • I can't say enough wonderful things about Dog Training Now. Marcus was phenomenal during the evaluation and all the guys & girls were terrific with London. They saved my sanity and helped me have a well-behaved, well-mannered dog. Would highly recommend them.

    Karen Glenn Avatar Karen Glenn
    1/03/2018

    5 star ratingOur two rescue dogs did the 10 day boot camp.  It was a amazing to see the difference from day 1.  I cannot recommend dog training now enough.  They not only trained the dogs but us the owners on how to work with them and give them the commands they need to be successful.

    Amy B. Avatar Amy B.
    1/03/2018
  • 5 star ratingI've been taking my dog to Dog Training Now since he was 10 weeks old. We've gone through Puppy Preschool, Potty Training and 10 Day Obedience. For a short time I have decided to find a daycare place that would help my dog burn some of his energy while I was at work, but that came with consequences. I would bring him home and he would have scratches and scabs from "play time".  After few instances, I've decided what's best for my dog and started to bringing Rocky back to Dog Training Now for a refresher graduate program. Dog Training... read more

    Eve C. Avatar Eve C.
    1/03/2018

    5 star ratingMy dogs (Sucio and Azul) both attended puppy pre-school and Crate and Potty training about a year ago. Socialization taught me so much, from taking my dog to the park and giving him treats as he stopped barking at bikes to teaching him to be excited when seeing runners, instead of alert. As a cattle dog, Azul required a lot more socialization than Sucio but thanks to this place, he learned. No, he doesn't love to play with other dogs, but he greets, runs around and understand the expected behavior in public places.

    Today, Sucio and Azul are able to... read more

    Gaby S. Avatar Gaby S.
    1/02/2018
  • 5 star ratingI took my dog Jada to Dog Training Now because this school was highly recommended in helping my 2 year old rescue boxer/lab mix socialize with other dogs. They are the best! I recommend this school to everyone I know.

    Pat W. Avatar Pat W.
    1/02/2018

    5 star ratingDog training now did an amazing job with my Clark and Addison. They worked extra with Addison with her anxiety!! We love you guys!!! Thank you for a wonderful year with our pups!

    Laura T. Avatar Laura T.
    1/02/2018
  • My daughter's new 7 mo old rescue dog had been kicked out of group obedience and received complaints from neighbors in her building about her barking. There are a lot of training facilities in the Chicagoland area with really great reviews. I called and emailed at least a dozen. Chris answered when I called Dog Training Now and he was by far the most patient and informative of any other facility. I was also happy to hear that the trainer would take our beloved pup into his/her home for board and train rather than being crated alone overnight in the... read more

    Deanna Kristen Avatar Deanna Kristen
    12/11/2017

    The staff and their methods have been very effective for our family's puppy, BrockLeigh, a boxer shepherd mix. He did some board and train and some day training. Initially, I was worried about sending him away for a few days (he rescued us when he was 3 mos, now 1 year), but when he came home he was still the same goofy pup, but with some manners! I really felt the love that the staff has for all the pups and dogs that come through and they are really dedicated to having you learn and implement the training your pup... read more

    Megan Hilary Castillo Avatar Megan Hilary Castillo
    12/10/2017

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Client of the Month: Daphne

Meet Daphne.  Daphne is a 2-year-old German Short-haired Pointer Mix.  She and her owner Emily are Dog Training Now's July 2018 Client of the Month.  This beautiful pup is a recent graduate of our 20-Day Advanced Off Leash Day Training program.  Daphne came to us...

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Client of the Month: Casey

Dog Training Now would like to introduce you to Pat and Debbie Stefan.  They're veteran dog owners, and have recently retired.  While their home base is in Chicago, they frequently travel to the Florida Keys.  Now that they're retired, they thought it would be just...

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Testimonials

"I used to dread taking my dog for long walks (or anywhere that we were likely to encounter people/other dogs), because she was so aggressive and excitable. I had bruises and scratches from holding her back! After the two week program here, though, we can go to forest preserves, parks– whatever! My rambunctious boxer will now stay, come, sit, lay down, and walk next to me on a leash. She even makes out with the collie next door now. The difference is huge! Another plus is that because the trainers give you lots of advice and tips, I’m better able to train my dog too! I had tried teaching her stuff before (like sit, shake, wait until I say “okay” to eat) without much success, but this week I used some techniques that Marcus and Nick told me about, and she picked up a couple extra tricks in no time. I’m very happy to have found this place, and my dog seemed to love it too! Every morning I started to ask, “Ready for school?” and there would be serious wiggle-butting."

Lindsey Pauley

"My Rottie Roxy did the 2 week training here and they were awesome. Judy, Marcus and Nick were so great and offered great advice and made me feel very comfortable if I ever needed to pop back in and ask a question. There is no doubt that they love all the dogs that come in. It totally shows in their training. I will be a walking billboard for Dog Training Now, couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome. My 3 year old Boxer will be going in a couple of weeks. Thanks so much you guys! "

Patty Gotz

"Dog Training Now is truly an EXCELLENT Dog Training Facility. The transformation in my German Shepherd, Callie, was incredible. The staff love these dogs and it shows how much they love what they do. The price is reasonable and the results are simply amazing…no kidding!! They will continue to help you even after you graduate. They also offer several other programs which keeps us coming back time and time again. I HIGHLY recommend this facility. Seeing is believing and this place will not disappoint."

Lisa Stahly

"Dog training now helped my dog in so many ways. The ten day stay and learn program was unbelievable. Judy and Marcus are miracle workers. Great training at a fair price. They love what they do and it shows. Still going back for follow up training."

Matthew Marc

"I received the best training for my two dogs that I have ever had at Dog Training Now. They've been pulling and barking for 6 1/2 years, but with Judy's reinforced positive behavior training in her studio about 4-5 times a day, it is now a pleasure to walk them!"

Diane Kauffman

"My Golden did the puppy pre school then the two week training program! This place is amazing!! They have worked miracles!! They love the dogs but are great at training them! I so blessed to have found this place!! "

Angel

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