expert dog and puppy training

Whether your pet is just beginning puppy training or has completed dog training classes before, our experienced, caring trainers teach the basics of dog training and much more.

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Our Positive Dog Training program promotes the well-being of both pets and pet parents with compassion-based techniques. Professional, caring instructors teach dog-friendly communication and environmental management in an engaging and enriching setting. All of our dog training classes utilize science-based training principles that are proven to be quick, effective, and fun for both pet parents and pets.

Puppy training early on helps your pet grow into a well-behaved dog. It's also a great opportunity for you to bond with your puppy while each of you learn to communicate in a shared language. At group classes, your pet will also meet other dogs and learn important socialization techniques that last a lifetime.

While puppy training helps encourage behaviors early in life, it's never too late to start dog training classes. You can teach an old dog new tricks! If your dog's manners need some polishing, our certified positive dog trainers can help! All of our trainers are educated in the best techniques and are dedicated to helping your pet reach their behavior goals, no matter what the age of your dog.

We also have an amazing 'Stay & Train' program. As part of our 'Stay & Train' dog training classes, your dog learns how to mind their manners while boarding or during daycare. We have three levels of classes starting with our Essential Manners programs and ending with our Advanced Manners course. Each course includes time dedicated to teaching you how to keep the training fresh at home. We're proud of the fact that we're one of the few facilities that offers a 'Stay & Train' program.

Stay & Train Programs
- Essentials Manners Course: teach target training, recall, leash manners, sit, stay, and down
- Intermediate Manners Course: teach leave it, advanced targeting, place, how not to jump up, and wait
- Advanced Manners Course: teach fluency, polite greeting, fetch/bring, and Canine Good Citizenship

During all of our classes we use positive dog training techniques designed to encourage your pet to make good choices while discouraging undesired behaviors. We believe good behavior should be rewarded whenever possible.

We have a variety of convenient dog training classes and lessons for busy pets and owners. We offer seminars, private lessons, and group classes. Your dog can also 'stay & train' with us while at daycare or boarding with Pooch Hotel. With all of these options, it's easy to fit dog and puppy training into your schedule.

Our certified positive dog trainers also work with all hotel partners to ensure that everyone who interacts with your pet while at Pooch Hotel consistently coaches your dog. They will encourage your pet to always display polite and preferred manners, both at Pooch Hotel and at home.

Whether you go with group classes, one-on-one training sessions, or if you choose the convenience of training your dog while they’re staying with us, our dog training services help you bring out the best in your pet. Whatever your dog or puppy training goals, we're here to help!

Dog Training Options Include:

  • Group Classes
  • Private Lessons
  • Stay & Train
  • Seminars

  • 24/7 access

    Pooch Hotel is one of just a handful of pet hotels nationwide that offers 24-hour access to your pet, 7 days a week. Our commitment is to provide our clients with total access to their pets at any time. You can pick up your pooch in the middle of the night if you need to. Fees may apply.

  • our staff

    Our staff who are true pet care professionals, are on site 24 hours each day and have access to veterinary care around the clock.

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  • referral program

    As a thank you for every new client that you refer to us, we will give you one night or one day of credit toward Boarding or Daycare. Have your friends let us know that you are the one referring so that we can properly credit your account.

  • 24/7 Check-in & Check-out

    24/7 access

    Pooch Hotel is one of just a handful of pet hotels nationwide that offers you 24-hour access to your pet. (South Loop Excluded)

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    year-round pampering

    Give your pup plenty of play and exercise when you drop them off for daycare or let them freshen up with a Pawdicure and Brush-out in our spa.

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