Dog Training Overview

Dog Training Overview

Tucker Pup's offers dog training in Chicago, including manners classes, private lessons, fun classes, seminars, board and train, and more.

When you own a dog, training is the single most important thing you can do.

It helps you communicate better with each other, creating the foundation for a happy relationship.

Many people wait too long, or don't train their dog at all. This can lead to behavioral challenges that are much harder to correct later on, and can make your life unnecessarily stressful.

Don't shortchange your dog - help him reach his potential.

Both you and your dog will be much happier!

Sage Graduated From Puppy and Intermediate Manners Classes



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Frustrated that your dog won't listen? Tired of dealing with leash reactivity or pulling? Want to learn about how you are probably reinforcing unwanted behaviors?

Watch our free webinar about how the Tucker Pup's training program can transform your dog.



Hear directly from a few of our customers whose dogs have shown remarkable improvement after going through our training program.

Resolving Archer's Leash Reactivity

Helping Dixie with Self-Control and Focus

We Address

Sure, your dog can sit when you have treats and there are no distractions. Our training program is geared towards having your dog listen the first time across many types of behaviors, even in a high-distraction environment.

Harder Than You Expected?

We can help you resolve the following challenges:
  • Listening to what you say the first time without repeating yourself
  • Walking politely at your side without pulling
  • Greeting people and dogs nicely while on leash
  • Leaving something alone or walk away from something, such as an item on the ground
  • Coming directly to you when called, even when highly distracted
  • Waiting politely while you prepare food or treats
  • Being in the crate comfortably
  • Overcoming fears
  • Keeping four on the floor and not on your guests, the counter, or your furniture
  • Playing nicely with other dogs
  • Potty training
  • Waiting patiently while you do something
  • Refraining from barking

We have helped thousands of people resolve these and many more challenges.



Chicago Dog Training
Dominance Methods Not Necessary
Positive reinforcement is the cornerstone of our training philosophy.

We do not use dominance methods, including shock collars, physical force, or raised voices. These methods create an environment based on fear, and the learning typically does not last very long. In addition, these methods don't create as loving of a relationship with your dog over its life, and can create great frustration for dog and owner alike.

In a positive reinforcement environment that is properly implemented, dogs actually want to make the right decisions, the learning is lifelong, and dog and owner are much happier.

We have been using positive reinforcement with great success for many years. Our techniques have been proven to work effectively, not only by us, but also by leading trainers across the world. These methods work well on all breeds, ages, and sizes of dogs.


The Standard

Chicago Dog Training

We are raising the standard of care in dog training.
Here are some of the highlights:

  • Positive reinforcement methods only - no dominance methods
  • We offer private lessons at your home, group classes, and seminars
  • We address a wide range of challenges, from obedience to behavioral issues such as leash reactivity
  • Pre-paid private lesson packages at a discount
  • Trainers who are professional and highly experienced



Training Consultation

Free Dog Training Consultation

Sure, your dog can sit when there are treats involved, and there are no distractions.

What about more challenging behaviors?

  • Coming directly to you when called, even at the dog park?
  • Doing what you ask the first time, without repeating yourself?
  • Not jumping on your friends?
  • Leaving something alone, such as food on the counter or on the sidewalk?
  • Not pulling or being leash reactive when you go for a walk?

Request your free, no-obligation telephone consultation with our trainer. He will discuss issues you may be experiencing, whether our program can help, and which path he recommends.

Don't just think about it - do it today, and make the first step in improving your relationship with your dog.
What do you have to lose?

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