The use of music at specific points in the training is a brilliant way to help everyone relax, and thus improve the training process, without taking any extra time.

-- Ann Allums, CPDT-KSA, Special Programs Coordinator, The Association of Pet Dog Trainers, Greenville, SC

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Adopting a Dog? Start off right with 
A Sound Beginning

This step-by-step book, including a CD of calming piano music, is a 14-day program designed to make it easy for anyone to prevent mistakes and create a positive start from the very first day you bring your new dog home. Safely introduce kids, new adults, other pets, and establish a routine that will build trust and confidence to last a lifetime…setting your dog up for success!

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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.
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I have long awaited a resource to help my clients skip over making all the bad mistakes and avoid following the flawed advice of dominance trainers and the Internet. This great little book and its companion CD is it! It offers fresh, unique, and easy to follow daily steps. It helps to set just the right tone with its calming music to build an environment of trust, consistency and predictability. Following its gentle and positive methods will help create that all important bond to a forever home.

-- Fiia Jokela, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (Canine/Feline Practice), Deer Run Animal Hospital, Schererville, IN

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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.