Dog Training

Our goal — To help every pet owner to have a better relationship, better understanding and better control of their dog through positive training and interaction.

Before booking any courses, be sure to check out our dog training requirements checklist.

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Private Training

Please call 708-534-2200 for more details or to schedule any of the following classes.

One Hour Private

$75

Private training can be done at home or at AWCM. We will work on whatever the client needs.

Four Hour Private

$250

Four, 1-hour sessions can be done in-home or at AWCM. We will work on whatever the client needs.

Beginner Class

$150

Basic obedience including sit, leave it, watch me, fundamentals of stay, come, and loose leash walking; puppy socialization.

AKC Trick Novice

$150

Wanna do more with your dog? We are now offering trick dog titles! Some of the tricks you can learn to achieve your trick novice title are… crawl, get in a box, high five, hoop, paws up, push up, shake, spin & twist, sit in a box, and touch.

AKC Certifications

Please call 708-534-2200 for more details or to schedule any of the following classes.

AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy

$150

With this program, you’ll be able to get information on all of your puppy-raising questions including housetraining, chewing, and the most effective way to teach practical skills. After passing a test, your puppy will receive the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Medal. This training is a natural lead into the AKC Canine Good Citizen Program.

CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Program

$150

The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test will receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.

CGCA (Advanced Canine Good Citizen)

$150

Also known as AKC Community Canine, this is the advanced level of the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen Program. Whereas Canine Good Citizen tests are performed in a ring and situations are simulated (e.g., 3 helpers serve as a “crowd”), the AKC Community Canine test is done in real situations including at shows, classes, and in the community. All dogs must have completed and passed the Canine Good Citizen test prior to enrollment into this course.

CGCU (Urban Canine Good Citizen)

$150

AKC Urban CGC requires that the dog demonstrate CGC skills and beyond in a setting that includes traffic, crowds, noises, smells, and other distractions that are present in a city or town. As with Canine Good Citizen, AKC Urban CGC is a 10-step test of skills that dogs must pass to earn the official AKC Urban CGC title. Dogs must demonstrate they are well-behaved and well-trained when in public settings to earn this title.

AKC Trick Novice

$150

Wanna do more with your dog? We are now offering trick dog titles!!! Some of the tricks you can learn to achieve your trick novice title are…..crawl, get in a box, high five, hoop, paws up, push up, shake, spin & twist, sit in a box, and touch. Sign up to start with trick Novice!

Dog Training Checklist

Vaccination Requirements

Before joining a class, we need proof of the following vaccines provided by your veterinarians. Vaccines must have been given within the previous 12 months. Written proof must be submitted when class is scheduled.

If vaccine information was supplied for a previous class or if vaccines were given at AWCM, we will already have it in our file.

  • Rabies (if 4 months or older)
  • Bordetella
  • Distemper

Proof of vaccines and payment must be submitted at least 3 days prior to the first day of classes.

Requirements for Class

  • 30-40 small moist healthy treats, approximately the size of a pea
  • Flat collars or harnesses (no choke collars or pronged collars)
  • 6′ lead (no retractable leads)

Arrival Time

Please don’t arrive more than 5 minutes before class. If you do arrive more than 5 minutes prior, please wait in the car or walk your dog. This will allow adequate time for the class before yours to leave the training area.