In-Home Training Options

A SOUND BEGINNING BEHAVIORAL TRAINING PROGRAM

Changing Behavior for a Positively Sound Future

FOR PET DOGS, CATS AND BIRDS

Don't know where to begin with training your pet? Does your pet have a behavior issue you could use some help with? Our expert staff can work with you and your pet dogs, cats or birds. 

For those who prefer personalized training in the comfort of your home, we offer the following options: 


A SOUND FUTURE

FEE: $150 *

The training package includes:

  • A one and a half hour in-home training session with the whole family
  • E-mail follow-up support / guidelines on the training taught
  • Lifetime MEMBERSHIP to the A Sound Beginning Program giving you unlimited access to video links and handouts on behavior and problem solving
  • If additional in-home support is needed, the follow-up visits are discounted

 


A SUPPORT SYSTEM

FEE: $325 *

A training package when more help is needed to ensure A SOUND BEGINNING.

  • First session is same as above, but includes two additional one-hour in-home sessions.
  • These are scheduled on an agreed upon time between you and your trainer and will take place within a 5-month time frame.
  • Our trainer will be available by phone, text, or email to assist you during the learning process to answer your questions and guide you each step of the way.
  • Lifetime MEMBERSHIP to the A Sound Beginning Program giving you unlimited access to video links and handouts on behavior and problem solving

 


*Travel Fees:  We service the greater Chicagoland area. Travel fees MAY apply when the distance is greater than 25 miles from Winfield, Il. Contact us to check on travel fees, IF applicable.

Terms: Purchasing an In-Home training package signifies that you agree to the following Terms of Service


Our Service and Safety Plan for In-Home Training

Effective July 1, 2020 -- As the global coronavirus situation changes daily, we will provide status changes or updates on our web site and Facebook page. Please check our sites before any scheduled home visit for the most up-to-date information.

  • Whenever possible our training sessions will be held outdoors and we will follow social distancing guidelines outlined by the State of Illinois.
  • In the event it is necessary to conduct a training session indoors, ALL family members must wear a properly fitting mask throughout the entire training session and all parties must maintain a minimum distance of SIX-FEET from one another.
  • If our trainer or anyone in the client’s household is experiencing any symptoms, has been exposed to the coronavirus, or has tested positive for the virus, the training session will be cancelled and re-scheduled to a time when it is safe to resume.
  • Our promise to you is that our trainers will do our part to maintain safety while working together. Our ask of you is to let us know immediately if any circumstances occur that could pose a safety risk to our trainers.

Contact us:

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Call:  630-776-8197 (Office hours are: M-F 9am-4pm)

 

NO POPS, SHOCKS, OR CANS OF ROCKS!

  • We are totally positive reinforcement trainers using humane, science-based methods.
  • We do not advocate nor use choke chains, prong collars, shock collars, force, fear, or intimidation.
  • We dedicate our training program to improving the relationship between dogs and their people.
  • References: American College of Veterinary Behaviorists www.dacvb.org

 

American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) is committed to improving the quality of life of all animals and strengthening the bond between animals and their owners. Read their position statements on:

  • Dominance - the theory of dominance and relationships between animals
  • Punishment-based training – why it should not be used in behavior modification (updated statement coming soon)

For More Info Contact

Julie Dorsey-Oskerka
Program Coordinator

Phone

630-776-8197

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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? Check out our Intro to Training (Virtual) class for free.

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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.