DOG TRAINING

It’s time to get your addiction under control. It’s the responsible thing to do and it's more fun that way!

At Dogaholics you and your pooch will learn a variety of both fundamental and unique skills. Classes and workshops are great for dogs of all sizes, ages, breeds and personalities. All classes at our center are taught by our professional and experienced trainers.

Upcoming & Current Sessions (full DESCRIPTIONS below)

  • Dogs + Kids
    Sunday September 24th, 3:00PM-4:00pm $20.00/Person or $30.00/Couple
     
  • Better Beginning Behaviors
    Sundays, October 15th-November 12th, 12:30pm-1:30pm (No Class 10/29) $150.00
    Sundays, September 10th-October 8th, 1:00pm-2:00pm (No Class 9/24) $150.00
    Thursdays, September 14th-October 12th, 7:30pm-8:30pm $150.00
     
  • Purely Puppy
    Sundays, October 15th-November 19th, 11:00am-12:00pm (No Class 10/29) $175.00
    Sundays, August 20th-October 1st, 11:30am-12:30pm (No Class 9/3 and 9/24) $175.00
     
  • Purely Puppy II
    No classes scheduled at this time.
     
  • Nose Work
    Sundays, August 6th-August 27th, 4:00pm-5:15pm, $125.00
     
  • Advanced Nose Work
    Sundays, August 6th-August 27th, 5:15pm-6:30pm,  $125.00
*Reserve your spot today! Class enrollment is not guaranteed until full payment is received. Call 773-549-9000 or email southport@dogaholics.com to register

Class Descriptions

Dogs + Kids

Managing Your Dog around Kids

If you have a dog in Chicago, chances are he or she is going to run into kids even if you don't have any kids yourself. Your friends or family might have kids and your community is probably full of kids. So how do you make sure that your dog's interactions with children are safe and pleasurable for everyone involved? In this class we'll talk about canine body language, how to be your dog's best advocate and how to talk to children and their parents about dog interactions.

*Class enrollment is not guaranteed until full payment is received.


Purely Puppy

The first step in dealing with addiction is admitting you have one. Congratulations. You have a beautiful, cute, unruly addiction.

 Purely Puppy focuses on teaching proper and preventing unwanted behaviors; socialization; and an introduction to basic obedience.

Course Content Includes: mouthing, house training, chewing, object possession, crate acclimation, food related manners, greeting manners, grooming/handling, puppy frustration coping tools, vet visits, starting basic obedience (sit, down, stay, come, attention, leash-walking), games and socialization.


This is a 5 week course. Class maximum size is 4 puppies.

*Class enrollment is not guaranteed until full payment is received.


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Purely Puppy II

After completing the Purely Puppy class, continue your pups schooling by enrolling in Purely Puppy II! This class continues your puppy's skill and social manners training.

Course Content Includes: social skills, manners, leash walking, recall, handler focus and social dynamics. Open to pups 5-10 months old who have completed the Purely Puppy class.

This is a 4 week course. Class maximum size is 4 puppies.

*Class enrollment is not guaranteed until full payment is received.


Better Beginning Behaviors

Is your addiction becoming an issue? Jumping on guests, pulling on its leash? Not coming when you call him/her? Time to get things under control! New accelerated 4 week version of our basics class. It's a fun, fast introduction to positive training methods and better overall behavior. This class will introduce your dog to basic manners and obedience. No prior training is necessary. Better Beginning Behaviors is for dogs 6 months and older.

Course Content Includes: Attention, Leash walking, Sit & down, Stay, Come, Object Release, Leave it, Distraction Settling, House & crate manners, Home & sidewalk greetings.
Class maximum size 4 dogs.

*Class enrollment is not guaranteed until full payment is received.

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Nose Work

Intro to Nose Work

Nose/scent work is the hot new activity for dogs and their owners! It offers mental and physical stimulation and challenges dogs of all sizes, breeds and ages who already enjoy sniffing! Your dog can learn to detect and indicate odor hidden in a variety of environments. You can work these exercises at home and outside with your dog without a lot of time, money or space. It's a great way for dog owners to exhaust a dog with separation distress, with a little extra energy, or to build confidence in a fearful dog. There is a 4 dog maximum. 5 week course.

Advanced Nose Work

The next step after Intro to Nosework! Take your dog's sniffing skills to the next level with this class. 4 dog maximum. 4 week course.

*Class enrollment is not guaranteed until full payment is received.


To register for any of our Training classes
Call 773-549-9000 or email southport@dogaholics.com

*Class enrollment is not guaranteed until full payment is received.