Zen Dogs Training

Solve Behavior Problems Together

Zen Dogs Chicago has a mission to help people understand their dogs on a higher level; creating well-balanced dogs and lasting bonds with their people. We hope to help reduce the number of dogs placed in shelters for behavioral problems by solving them together.

An exciting way to train you and your dog.

Zen Dogs Chicago teaches an exciting way to train you and your dog based on mutual trust and powerful understanding of dogs and their behavior. We help you to bridge the communication gap while fostering desired behavior. The Zen Dogs philosophy and training techniques are based on all natural, resistance free methods. Our unique approach to training is a healthy alternative to food or force based methods. Learn all the basic skills (sit, stay, down, etc.), plus learn how to correct behavior problems with meaningful solutions. We work with all types of dogs and their problems with compassion and professionalism.

Private Instruction

Private In Home Dog Training in Chicago

Learn new skills in a more relaxed atmosphere. Your home. This personalized program is perfect for dogs who are easily distracted and find it difficult to stay focused in a group setting. You and your dog's specific needs are addressed with all of our trainer's focus on you. We believe so much of your dog's behavior (wanted and unwanted) starts in the home. Learn how to properly handle your dog on a daily basis. Learn to control daily habits and rituals that may seem insignificant to you, but are very important to your dog; such as feeding, greetings, leashing, affection, and more. If you have the skills to control all the good things in your dog's life, you have the most impact on your dog.

Price

$75.00 per 1 hour sessions (minimum 3 sessions)

$10.00 travel fee

Boarding School

Boarding School

A complete learning experience for your dog. Your dog will stay at our facility as a member of the Zen Dogs Pack. Our trainers work with your dog to learn basic skills, house manners, potty-training, re-socialization and much more.

Our Boarding School program focuses on keeping things positive - it is not boot camp style. We incorporate fun games, long walks, and other activities your dog loves to enhance our training sessions. If your dog is social with other dogs, he or she will play with our pack to reward a job well done.

We will customize a training program specific to you and your dog's needs. The most important aspect of this program is to teach you what and how we taught your dog. As such, we've incorporated 3 in-home, post boarding school lessons with this program.

Price
  • 2 Weeks $1025
  • 3 Weeks $1325

train and Play

Train & Play Day School

A perfect combination of boarding school and daycare. Your dog will work one-on-one with our trainers to learn all basic skills (sit, stay, down, etc.), as well as manners (drop, leave it, greetings, etc.). Training is for 2 hours each day, divided into several sessions. Your dog will spend the rest of each day engaging in social playtime, as keeping things positive is very important in our learning process.

Train & Play is completely customized to meet all training challenges specific to you and your dog. Follow-up lessons with you at the end of each week ensures success.

We will customize a training program specific to you and your dog's needs. The most important aspect of this program is to teach you what and how we taught your dog. As such, we've incorporated 1 in-home lesson with this program.

Price
  • 2 Weeks $500
  • 3 Weeks $725
  • 4 Weeks $920

Puppy Headstart

Puppy Head Start

Our special program just for puppies helps you and your pup get a jump start on learning great basic skills as well as building social bonds with dogs. We will carefully guide your puppy to learn and have fun all at once. In keeping with our philosophy of keeping things positive, training will involve fun games and toys.

Puppy Head Start is just for pups 4-9 months of age. This special program is an available option for both Day School and Boarding School

Day School
  • 2 Weeks $450
  • 3 Weeks $675
  • 4 Weeks $870
Boarding School
  • 2 Weeks $975
  • 3 Weeks $1275

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