YELLOW - You've Got a Friend

If you called your dog and he happily came running to you but you immediately brought him into the house to clean his ears, he probably would not come so quickly the next time you called. What the dog learned is not to trust you because he associated being near you and hearing you call his name with something unpleasant.  

By using only positive interactions each time you greet or call your dog, you’ll be gaining his trust. And building a better bond through trust is the most reliable way to get your dog to respond. When your dog learns that approaching people and greeting them politely makes good things happen, and nothing bad ever occurs, this is the foundation for a sound and safe future.

When you call his name, he’ll come running! You’ve got a friend!

 

 

*To prevent problems, it is highly suggested that the Phone Consultation is used within the first two weeks, but it is valid through the completion of the training package .

 

Terms: Purchasing the A Sound Beginning Package or a single unit Phone Consultation signifies that you agree
to the following Terms of Service.

Class Info

  • You will attend the first class without your dog as soon as you are able.  
  • Make-up classes are available.
  • The whole family is invited to participate.  
  • Demonstration videos and handouts are available online as follow-up support for each class. 

Class Schedule

Click Here to view class schedule and locations.

Samples

View a Sample of the Book

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Listen to a Sample of the CD

 

The A Sound Beginning CD is now also available in a digital MP3 Format!!!

Get it for only $5 with the purchase any other product in our store. Apply Coupon Code ADD1MP3 in the shopping cart before checking out.
(May not be combined with any other coupons or discounts.)

 

 

 

Friendly Support

We're here to help. Our experienced trainers guide you through every step of the process as you learn how to build a lifetime relationship with your dog based on trust and understanding. 

Quick Start Package

Would you like to know more about your dog? Would you like to prevent mistakes and create a positive training plan without being overwhelmed? Check out our Intro to Training package.

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In-Home Training

For those who prefer personalized training in the comfort of your home, we offer several options with one of our experienced behavioral trainers using only humane, science-based methods.

Modular Classes

Our classes are modular so that you can choose a location (throughout Chicagoloand) and time that best suits your schedule each week. View our calendar for upcoming sessions.