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  • After attending Puppy Preschool and the Ten Day Training Program, Maddy is now attending the Graduate Training Academy (GTA). By attending this program, Maddy is now able to reinforce the skills she has learned. The trainers are caring, willing to answer questions, and provide helpful suggestions. A special thank you to Danny, Melissa and Amy. Dan continues to manage a quality professional training studio.

    Joanne Leski Avatar Joanne Leski
    10/14/2018

    5 star ratingWe have been using DTN for two years since our lab came into our lives. From the first day, they showed nothing but love for my dog and a passion for what they do. My lab did the boot camp when he was 4 mos old and he is seriously so well behaved...people comment on it all the time. I owe a lot of it to them!! The board and train is the best because I know my boy is in great hands. I recommend this place whole heartedly...if I can leave my baby with them- you know it's a... read more

    Lauren P. Avatar Lauren P.
    10/10/2018
  • Dog Training Now is a wonder! I took My 4 year old, stubborn dog, Biscuit, to the 10 day training class. He has learned so much and enjoyed attending everyday. All the trainers are great but I was really impressed with Kellie. Everyday when I picked up Biscuit she would go over the things he learned that day. She gave me lots of helpful tips.

    Biscuit will definitely miss going there everyday. I wish Dog Training Now had an advance school!!

    Peggy Kazmer Avatar Peggy Kazmer
    9/29/2018

    Extremely happy with the level of care and expertise given to each and every puppy accordingly. My little 11 week old Morkie is learning how to play with other pups her size as well as other important skills such as potty training and leash walking! Yeah ☺

    Karen Lepore Avatar Karen Lepore
    9/15/2018
  • This is an amazing training program. It is incredible how much they teach your dog in so little time. All of the trainers were very professional and knowledgeable. Our dog absolutely loved Tony. Thank you for referring us and going out of your way to help us, Amy. Would highly recommend.

    Heather Doonan Avatar Heather Doonan
    9/01/2018

    Fantastic place! They truly have your dog's best interest in mind, and are very compassionate people. Clean, organized facility.. Very highly recommend taking your dog here if you are thinking about training!

    Alysa Macaluso Avatar Alysa Macaluso
    8/30/2018
  • I had my 6 month old puppy do the 10 day training and it was amazing! She learned so much in a short period of time. The staff is very knowledgeable. We loved Tony and Kelsey! They were great with our pup. We can’t thank you guys enough. The training transformed our dog!

    Tracy Eboli Avatar Tracy Eboli
    8/25/2018

    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

His name is often confused with the Stanley cup. But no thats not it, haha. We are actually really big fans of the show The Office. And we thought he had Stanley Hudson's personality. Just Funny and Mellow alot of the time.

When Miriam met Gus, a young shepherd mix around the age of 1, at Animal House Shelter in Huntley, she knew that he was the one. One more visit to the shelter for her boyfriend to meet Gus sealed the deal. Gus became a part of the family.

Jacey had been waiting to get a dog for a long time. After all, she grew up with dogs throughout her childhood. When she finally found a rescue puppy, she hopped in her car to drive to Indiana to meet an 8 week old yellow lab named Scarlett. Since that trip, Scarlett and Jacey have been inseparable.

You don’t have to speak to Mel very long to realize that he has a heart for people, and for his dogs. In the last few years, Mel found himself losing his beloved beagles, his loving rescue dog named Radar, and his mom. He was in the valley, struggling to find the happiness that he usually naturally exudes. “The next thing I knew, I was on a rescue website,” recalls Mel. Even though he and his partner had decided to not get a new dog for awhile, Mel couldn’t resist once he found a part shepherd, part collie online.

When Becky and her fiancée strolled into a shelter to adopt a dog two years ago, they couldn’t help but choose Bobo. He was a nice size for their home, and 1 year old Bobo appeared calm, laid back, and ready to be the newest addition to the family. It only took a few weeks for Becky to fall in love with Bobo, and for Bobo to show his true colors.