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					The following lists include Dog Trainers, Obedience Schools and Behaviorists in northern Illinois and southern
Wisconsin, with which/whom LEARN volunteers have personal experience.

Before you select a school or trainer, you should observe the class you are considering attending and consider:
Are you comfortable with the training techniques? Are the people and the dogs comfortable and having fun?

Also, visit:www.apdt.com/trainers-and-owners/trainer-search/choosing-a-trainer.htm#choose This website
provides information on how to pick a good trainer/obedience school as well as a list of APDT member and
CPDT trainers in your area. (APDT = Association of Pet Dog Trainers. A trainer can also earn the title CPDT
= Certified Pet Dog Trainer by logging at least 300 hours of dog training experience and passing a thorough
exam administered by the Certification Council of Pet Dog Trainers (CCPDT).)

                                   Obedience Schools and Trainers—Illinois
                                                               alphabetized by city

          Location                               School/Trainer                                               Offerings
    Chicago, IL                     Call of the Wild                                          Puppy, full range of Obedience and
    (near Kennedy                   3027 North Rockwell St.                                   Agility classes. Uses Chris Bach’s
    Expressway,                     Chicago, IL 60618                                         Third Way Training. Also offers
    intersection of                 773-539-1088                                              Doggy Daycare.
    Belmont and Elston)             www.callofthewildschool.com

    Chicago, IL                     JKL Dog Center                                            Semi-retired. Offers seminars,
    (Country Club Hills)            18501 LeClaire Ave.                                       phone and email consultations.
                                    708-798-4473
                                     Email: Tracy@jkldog.com

    Chicago, IL area                Chicago Paws                                              In-home private lessons and phone
                                    Jeff Millman                                              consultations
                                    773-818-5570
                                    www.chicagopaws.com

    Evanston, IL                    Unleashed                                                 Puppy, Obedience and Feisty Fido
                                    1908 W. Greenwood St.                                     classes
                                    Evanston, IL
                                    847- 864-DOGS
                                    www.unleashedinevanston.com

    Freeport, IL                    Carlson Dog Training                                      Puppy, full range of Obedience,
                                    538 W. Evelyn St.                                         Good Manners and Agility classes.
                                    Freeport, IL 60132                                        Also offers private lessons. 10%
                                    815-232-2566                                              discount for dogs adopted from a
                                    www.carlsondogtraining.org                                Shelter or Rescue group.


DISCLAIMER: LEARN does not endorse any of the obedience schools, trainers, or websites on this list. LEARN has compiled this list of southern
WI and northern IL schools and trainers that use a positive reinforcement approach to training based solely on the collective experience of its
volunteers; hence, this list is not complete and likely missing excellent schools simply because we do not have experience with them.

Schools’ strengths and offerings may change over time. It is the responsibility of any person enrolling with their dog in an obedience school to check
out that school in advance of registering for any class; LEARN highly recommends observing a class prior to enrolling. LEARN takes no
responsibility for the success or failure experienced at any school, trainer, or website on our list.

                                                                                                                                  List updated 12/08
                            Obedience Schools and Trainers—Illinois (continued)
                                                               alphabetized by city

          Location                              School/Trainer                                               Offerings
    Geneva, IL                      Clixworld Canine Services                               Puppy, Level I and II Obedience and
                                    560 Lark St., Unit F.                                   Good Manners classes. Also offers
                                    Geneva, IL                                              private in-home training.
                                    630-232-0492
                                    www.clixworld.biz

    Island Lake, IL                 Happy Tails Ranch, Inc.                                 Puppy, full range of Obedience and
                                    4319 S. Roberts Rd.                                     Agility classes.
                                    Island Lake, IL 60042
                                    847-487-2419
                                    http://happytails-ranch.com/classes.php

    Lake in the Hills, IL           A+ Dog Training                                         Puppy, full range of Obedience,
                                    9344 Virginia Rd.                                       Conformation and Agility classes.
                                    Lake in the Hills, IL                                   Also offers private lessons.
                                    815-337-5907
                                    http://aplusdogtraining.com/

    Mundelein, IL                   Doggy Day Camp                                          Puppy and Obedience Classes. Also
                                    21212 W. Commercial Drive                               offers private lessons, Doggy Daycare
                                    Mundelein, IL 60060                                     and grooming. Bring in your Adoption
                                    847-970-6777                                            Contract within 3 months of adoption
                                    www.doggydaycampinc.com/                                and receive 20% discount on the
                                                                                            course fee.

    Naperville/Plainfield,          Narnia                                                  Puppy and full range of Obedience
    IL                              10143 Clow Creek Road                                   classes. Also offers private lessons.
                                    Plainfield, IL 60585                                    Adopted dogs receive a 10% discount
                                    630-904-0895                                            (proof of adoption required).
                                    Fax 630-904-7987
                                    www.narniapets.com


    Ringwood, IL                    Lucky E Kennel                                          Puppy kindergarten, all ranges of
                                    4915 Ringwood Rd                                        Obedience classes to utility. Also
                                    Ringwood, IL 60072                                      offer Rally obedience and Agility
                                     815-653-9016                                           classes.
                                    http://lucky-ekennel.com/classes.htm




DISCLAIMER: LEARN does not endorse any of the obedience schools, trainers, or websites on this list. LEARN has compiled this list of southern
WI and northern IL schools and trainers that use a positive reinforcement approach to training based solely on the collective experience of its
volunteers; hence, this list is not complete and likely missing excellent schools simply because we do not have experience with them.

Schools’ strengths and offerings may change over time. It is the responsibility of any person enrolling with their dog in an obedience school to check
out that school in advance of registering for any class; LEARN highly recommends observing a class prior to enrolling. LEARN takes no
responsibility for the success or failure experienced at any school, trainer, or website on our list.

                                                                                                                                  List updated 12/08
                            Obedience Schools and Trainers—Illinois (continued)
                                                               alphabetized by city

          Location                              School/Trainer                                               Offerings
    Rockford, IL                    Forest City Dog Training Club                           Puppy and full range of Obedience,
                                    6203 Material Ave.                                      Agility and Conformation classes.
                                    Loves Park IL 61111
                                    815-633-2350
                                    www.forestcitydog.com

    Rockford, IL                    Meyer’s Kennels, Inc.                                   Obedience, Agility and Conformation
    (Belvidere)                     5390 Irene Rd.                                          classes. Also offers private lessons,
                                    Belvidere, IL 61008                                     boarding and grooming.
                                    815-547-5778
                                    www.meyerspetcare.com

    Spring Grove, IL                WAG Agility Group                                       Focuses on Agility training.
                                    7705 Industrial Dr.
                                    Spring Grove, IL 60081
                                    815-675-9300
                                    www.wagagility.com

    Warrenville, IL                 Smack Dabs Obedience Training                           Puppy, full range of Obedience,
                                    30W125 Youghal Road                                     Conformation, Rally and Agility
                                    Warrenville, IL 60555                                   classes.
                                    630-393-9549
                                    www.smack-dabs.com


                                Obedience Schools and Trainers—Wisconsin
                                                               alphabetized by city

          Location                              School/Trainer                                               Offerings
    Hartland, WI                    Best Paw Forward                                        Puppy, full range of Obedience,
      (also in Pewaukee)            1005 Richards Road, Suite H,                            Therapy Dog and Agility classes.
                                    Hartland, WI 53029                                      Also offers private and in-home
                                    262-369-3935                                            consultations.
                                    http://www.bestpawforward.net/bpf1_001.htm

    Janesville, WI        The Dog Den                                                       Offers full range of Obedience classes.
        (also in Madison) Janesville, WI
                          608-931-8424
                          email: info@thedogden.com
                          www.thedogden.com


DISCLAIMER: LEARN does not endorse any of the obedience schools, trainers, or websites on this list. LEARN has compiled this list of southern
WI and northern IL schools and trainers that use a positive reinforcement approach to training based solely on the collective experience of its
volunteers; hence, this list is not complete and likely missing excellent schools simply because we do not have experience with them.

Schools’ strengths and offerings may change over time. It is the responsibility of any person enrolling with their dog in an obedience school to check
out that school in advance of registering for any class; LEARN highly recommends observing a class prior to enrolling. LEARN takes no
responsibility for the success or failure experienced at any school, trainer, or website on our list.

                                                                                                                                  List updated 12/08
                         Obedience Schools and Trainers—Wisconsin (continued)
                                                               alphabetized by city

          Location                              School/Trainer                                               Offerings
    Kenosha, WI                     Proper Paws University                                  Puppy, full range of Obedience,
        (also in Racine)            5150 60th St.                                           Therapy Dog, Agility, Grumpy
                                    Kenosha, WI 53144                                       Growlers and Flyball classes. Also
                                    262-925-7297                                            offers private tutoring and Doggy
                                    www.properpawsuniversity.com                            Daycare.

    Madison, WI            The Dog Den                                                      Puppy, full range of Obedience, Shy
      (also in Janesville) 2821 Index Rd.                                                   Dog, Barkers, Tricks, Therapy Dog,
                           Madison, WI 53713                                                Tracking and Agility classes. Also
                           608-278-7529                                                     offers Doggy Daycare
                           www.thedogden.com

    Madison, WI                     Mad City Dog Training                                   Offers full range of Obedience classes,
                                    813 Post Road                                           Agility and Flyball. Also offers
                                    Madison, WI 53713                                       Doggy Daycare.
                                    608-273-9797
                                    Fax 608-273-9789
                                    www.madcitydog.com

    Madison, WI area                Hound Huddle                                            Puppy, Beginning and Intermediate
    (Oregon)                        1145 Park Street                                        Obedience classes. Private training is
                                    Oregon, WI                                              also available. Also offers doggy day
                                    608-835-6622                                            care.
                                    Fax: 608-835-2662
                                    www.houndhuddle.com

    Madison, WI area                Susan Krebsbach, DVM and Animal Behaviorist Puppy classes for dogs under 6
    (Oregon)                                www.CreatureCounseling.com          months old.
    .                               held at Country View Vet. Services
                                        1350 S. Fish Hatchery Rd.
                                        Oregon, WI 53575-2686
                                        608-835-0551

    Madison, WI area                Deb Hamele                                              Focuses on Agility classes; also offers
    (Brooklyn)                      4594 Rome Corners Road                                  Tracking and occasionally Obedience
                                    Brooklyn, WI 53521                                      classes.
                                    608- 455-3647
                                    www.dunnsmarshlabs.com/agility.html




DISCLAIMER: LEARN does not endorse any of the obedience schools, trainers, or websites on this list. LEARN has compiled this list of southern
WI and northern IL schools and trainers that use a positive reinforcement approach to training based solely on the collective experience of its
volunteers; hence, this list is not complete and likely missing excellent schools simply because we do not have experience with them.

Schools’ strengths and offerings may change over time. It is the responsibility of any person enrolling with their dog in an obedience school to check
out that school in advance of registering for any class; LEARN highly recommends observing a class prior to enrolling. LEARN takes no
responsibility for the success or failure experienced at any school, trainer, or website on our list.

                                                                                                                                  List updated 12/08
                         Obedience Schools and Trainers—Wisconsin (continued)
                                                               alphabetized by city

          Location                              School/Trainer                                               Offerings
    Madison, WI area                Lakeland Dog Training Club                              Puppy, Obedience and Agility classes
    (Cambridge)                     2751 Evergreen Drive
                                    Cambridge, WI
                                    www.lakelanddtc.org

    Madison, WI area                Badger Kennel Club Training Center                      Offers full range of Obedience,
    (DeForest)                      5925 Haase Rd. (Hwy 51 & I-90)                          Conformation, Flyball, Scent Hurdles,
                                    DeForest, WI 53532                                      Agility and CGC (Canine Good
                                    24-hour InfoLine: 608-242-8824                          Citizen) classes.
                                    www.badgerkennelclub.com

    7 Madison, WI area              Dog’s Best Friend                                       Puppy, full range of Obedience, Feisty
    locations: Madison              P.O. Box 45227                                          Fido, Tracking and Agility classes.
    west side, Madison              Madison, WI 53744                                       Also offer individual training &
    east side, Fitchburg,           608-277-1339                                            behavioral sessions. Founded by
    Verona, Middleton,              www.dogsbestfriendtraining.com                          Patricia McConnell.
    Sun Prairie

    Milwaukee, WI area
    (New Berlin)

    Milwaukee, WI                   Amiable Dog Training, Inc.                              Offers private lessons at Juneau Park
                                    Milwaukee, WI 53203                                     or in-home.
                                    Phone: 414- 289-7785
                                    888- 875-4321
                                    www.dogclass.com

    Milwaukee, WI area              For Pet’s Sake                                          Offers full range of Obedience,
    (Mukwonago)                     828 Perkins Dr. #200                                    Agility, Flyball and Conformation
                                    Mukwonago, WI 53149                                     classes. Also puppy parties.
                                    262-363-4529 or
                                    1-888-581-9070
                                    www.forpetssake.com

    Milwaukee, WI                   Milwaukee Dog Training Club                             A not-for-profit hobby club with
                                    4375 N. Humbolt                                         experienced and knowledgeable dog
                                    Milwaukee, WI 53201                                     enthusiasts serving as instructors.
                                    414- 961-6163                                           Offers Obedience, Agility, Flyball,
                                    www.milwaukeedog.com                                    and Tracking classes.


DISCLAIMER: LEARN does not endorse any of the obedience schools, trainers, or websites on this list. LEARN has compiled this list of southern
WI and northern IL schools and trainers that use a positive reinforcement approach to training based solely on the collective experience of its
volunteers; hence, this list is not complete and likely missing excellent schools simply because we do not have experience with them.

Schools’ strengths and offerings may change over time. It is the responsibility of any person enrolling with their dog in an obedience school to check
out that school in advance of registering for any class; LEARN highly recommends observing a class prior to enrolling. LEARN takes no
responsibility for the success or failure experienced at any school, trainer, or website on our list.

                                                                                                                                  List updated 12/08
                         Obedience Schools and Trainers—Wisconsin (continued)
                                                               alphabetized by city

          Location                              School/Trainer                                               Offerings
    Milwaukee, WI                   Wisconsin Humane Society                                Puppy, Manners, Clever Canine
                                    4500 W. Wisconsin Ave.                                  Tricks and Shy Dog classes
                                    Milwaukee, WI 53208
                                    414-431-6107
                                    www.wihumane.com/education/manners.aspx

    Pewaukee, WI                    Best Paw Forward                                        Puppy, full range of Obedience,
       (also in Hartford)           N29 W23950 Schuett Dr                                   Therapy Dog training and Agility
                                    Pewaukee, WI 53072                                      classes. Also offers private lessons
                                    262-369-3935                                            and in-home consultations.
                                    http://www.bestpawforward.net/bpf1_001.htm


    Racine, WI                      Proper Paws University                                  Puppy, full range of Obedience,
                                    2625 Eaton Ln.                                          Therapy Dog, Agility, Grumpy
                                    Racine, WI 53404                                        Growlers and Flyball classes. Also
                                    262-634-7297                                            offers private tutoring and Doggy
                                    www.properpawsuniversity.com                            Daycare.

    Waterloo, WI                    Tailwagger Dog Training                                 Obedience, Agility and Tracking
                                    492 Sun Prairie Rd.                                     classes. Also offers private lessons.
                                    Waterloo, WI 53594
                                    608-655-3702

    Waukesha, WI                    Action Dog Training                                     Offers Puppy and full range of
                                    S52 W24084 Glendale Rd.                                 Obedience classes. Also offers private
                                    Waukesha, WI 53189                                      lessons.
                                    262-662-5464




                                 See next page for a listing of Animal Behaviorist and links to Training Aids




DISCLAIMER: LEARN does not endorse any of the obedience schools, trainers, or websites on this list. LEARN has compiled this list of southern
WI and northern IL schools and trainers that use a positive reinforcement approach to training based solely on the collective experience of its
volunteers; hence, this list is not complete and likely missing excellent schools simply because we do not have experience with them.

Schools’ strengths and offerings may change over time. It is the responsibility of any person enrolling with their dog in an obedience school to check
out that school in advance of registering for any class; LEARN highly recommends observing a class prior to enrolling. LEARN takes no
responsibility for the success or failure experienced at any school, trainer, or website on our list.

                                                                                                                                  List updated 12/08
                                                     Animal Behaviorists
          Location                                 Behaviorist                                                Services
    WI and IL                       Susan B. Krebsbach, D.V.M.                              In-home and phone counseling
                                    Creature Counseling, L.L.C.                             services for animal behavior
                                    Veterinary Animal Behavior                              problems.
                                    Consulting Services                                     Services for the prevention of the
                                    Oregon, WI 53575-2686                                   development of animal behavior
                                    608-835-5104                                            problems.
                                    Fax: 608-835-5185                                       Sales of animal behavior products.
                                    www.CreatureCounseling.com

    Based in Chicago, IL            Dr. Bob Andrysco                                        Pet behavior specialist offering in-
                                    http://www.petshrink.net/                               home, phone and email consultations.

    Southern WI                     Sarah Kalnajs                                           One-on-one in-home training and
                                    Blue Dog Training                                       behavior modification
                                    608-213-5304
                                    www.bluedogtraining.com



                                    Training Articles and Videos
                            Website                          Description
    www.k9deb.com                                                      Thoughts on training and behavior and the methods
                                                                       and techniques used to treat dog behavior problems.

    www.k9deb.com/nilif                                                K9deb.com’s ―Nothing In Life Is Free‖ webpage—a
                                                                       single training approach that can solve many
                                                                       behavioral problems. In a positively reinforced way,
                                                                       dogs learn they cannot demand attention, food, play
                                                                       time, etc., and that you control all rewards.

    http://www.ddfl.org/tips.htm#dog                                   Dumb Friends League – several training articles

    http://www.doglogic.com/obedindex.htm                              Dog Logic obedience training articles and links

    www.trainthethirdway.com                                           Takes Chris Bach’s approach for utilizing positive
                                                                       reinforcement and makes it more effective and
                                                                       powerful; offers 5-day instructor course.

    www.moongazer.com                                                  Training books and videos. Endorsed strongly by
                                                                       Akita Rescue. Member of APDT.

    www.watchandtrain.com/index.aspx                                   Jeff Millman’s (Chicago Paws, above) training videos

DISCLAIMER: LEARN does not endorse any of the obedience schools, trainers, or websites on this list. LEARN has compiled this list of southern
WI and northern IL schools and trainers that use a positive reinforcement approach to training based solely on the collective experience of its
volunteers; hence, this list is not complete and likely missing excellent schools simply because we do not have experience with them.

Schools’ strengths and offerings may change over time. It is the responsibility of any person enrolling with their dog in an obedience school to check
out that school in advance of registering for any class; LEARN highly recommends observing a class prior to enrolling. LEARN takes no
responsibility for the success or failure experienced at any school, trainer, or website on our list.

                                                                                                                                  List updated 12/08

				
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