Found Chicago Boarding & Training Center has a unique set of courses dedicated to increasing the expectation of both Handler and Dog. Every course serves a different purpose and covers a completely separate set of skills.
Prior to the enrollment in any of the Specialty or Advanced Courses, owners will need to complete the Intro to Dog Training Course or be placed into an advanced class via a Training Evaluation.
If you don’t know what class is best for you, we can assist you by scheduling a Training Evaluation, see the link below:
The start of every dog’s life is incredibly important. What a puppy learns during this critical time in their lives will set the foundation for their behavior as they grow into adulthood. K-9 Kindergarten is a 3-week course that focuses on the fundamental ideologies behind raising a dog from puppy hood. Puppy Playtime, Crate Training and The Basics are the topics that will be covered each week of this three part course series and will go over teaching a dog commands, mastering a potty routine, and developing an effective method of communication with your new family member. This course is designed for puppies ages 2 – 4 months.
Sundays: Trainer Michelle Carey
2/4 – 2/18, 2018 Time: 10:00 – 11:00 AM
3/4 – 3/18, 2018 Time: 10:00 – 11:00 AM
This course curriculum is recommended for every new dog owner that wants to take on the task of teaching their dog the basics. Included are the training principals every dog and owner should have to build a successful relationship. This course teaches several commands shooting for mastery of skill right from the start. You start influencing your dog from the second you hold the leash, taking advantage of a dog’s learning capabilities successfully creates good behavior in dogs.
This class is recommended for dogs of any age looking to cover the fundamentals including:
- Leash Walking
- Listening Skills
- Mild Dog Reactivity – (Trainer Will Assess)
- General Obedience
- Relationship Building & Focus
Available Dates & Time:
Wednesdays: Trainer Jeff Jenkins
3/7 – 4/11, 2018 Time: 7:15 – 8:15 PM
4/25 – 5/30, 2018 Time: 7:15 – 8:15 PM
Thursdays: Trainer: Michelle Carey
2/8 – 3/15, 2018 Time: 7:15 – 8:15 PM
3/29 – 5/3, 2018 Time: 7:15 – 8:15 PM
5/17 – 6/21, 2018 Time: 7:15 – 8:15 PM
Once owner/handlers have been taught the fundamentals of training or have been evaluated by a trainer they can participate in Intermediate Training Concepts. Picking up where you left off in the introduction class, the curriculum expands on:
- Intermediate Agility
- Rally Obedience
- Introduction to Off-leash work
- Introduction to Energy Outlets
- Complex Distractions
This class requires teamwork between the handler and dog to overcome the challenges and master the activities. Mild leash reactivity can be addressed or controlled in this class.
Available Dates & Time:
Fridays: Trainer Ryan Topf
2/16 – 3/23, 2018 Time 7:15 – 8:15 PM
4/6 – 5/11, 2018 Time 7:15 – 8:15 PM
5/25 – 6/29, 2018 Time 7:15 – 8:15 PM
Qualifications for Class:
- Dog must be at least one year of age.
- Dog must be Toy or Food motivated.
- Dog must have completed either Intermediate Training Concepts class or a Boot Camp class.
Our advanced obedience classes are made for determined handlers, driven dogs and students passionate about developing their relation with their dogs. Our curriculum is broken up into 2 different sections to spread-out the material and ensure students are well versed before moving into our final section.
Our understanding of training is that it takes weeks, months and even years to develop advanced tasks or skills. Below is the list of items covered in each section:
- Section 1
- Off-leash Recall, Introducing E-Collars and their proper application
- Heel, Finish, Passive Rotation Heel, “Back Up”
- Complex Agility: Tunnels, Weave Poles, Scaling Wall.
- Section 2 – Coming Soon!
Available Dates & Time:
Tuesdays: Trainer: Fabian Romo Vargas
1/30 – 3/6, 2018, 7:15 – 8:15 PM
See our specialty courses below:
Location: Off-site. 6-Week Course
There is a new rapidly growing sport called K-9 Nose Work®. This 6-week class will follow the guidelines and suggestions of NASCSW. The objective is to introduce dogs and their owners to this new fun sport knows as K9 Nose Work®. The focus on all of our Nose Work classes will be for the dog and owner/handler to have fun. Intro, as well as the following classes, are well suited for all dogs with the exception of human aggressive dogs. The sport will strengthen the bond between dog and owner and build the dog’s confidence, especially the fearful dogs. This class teaches the foundation skills necessary to progress with this sport, for mere enjoyment or for competition. Intro to Nose Work will enable your dog to discover and enhance his/her natural hunt drive while having fun