At Stayyy.com dog training Chicago, we provide professional dog and puppy training to the south and southwest Chicago suburbs. We offer a range of programs including immersion training, in-home private training, and group classes. Our professional trainers are able to handle dogs of any age, breed, and temperament and we are willing to help no matter the problem.
If you are hoping to be as involved as possible with your dog’s training from the start, opt for our Private Lessons program. You will be working one-on-one with one of our professional trainers who will help you determine the most important skills for you and your dog to learn. You can have lessons either at your home or in a designated training facility where our trainers will teach you the skills you need to successfully train your dog. Any issues that arise before, during, or after the program will be addressed to help you achieve a dog that you can rely on both at home and in public.
If you want to take advantage of the best of both worlds, our unique Day Train program combines both immersive and private training. While you’re at work or getting on with your day elsewhere, leave your dog in the care of our experienced trainers for eight hours, while they work on immersive and fun training in a range of environments and pay special attention to any specific issues you have been experiencing or the goals you’d like to achieve with your dog. The program is available seven days a week and we offer flexible drop off and pick up times. At the end of the day, you’ll be provided with the resources you need to keep the good work up at home.
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Board & Train
If you’re struggling to find the time to build a solid foundation of work while training your dog at home or have a dog who is anxious, aggressive, or skittish and would benefit from some intensive, one-on-one training, our Board and Train program could be the ideal choice for you. Your dog will be left in the care of our certified professional trainers for a pre-determined number of days, where they’ll be fully immersed in a fun, attention-based training program to teach them how to become a well-behaved, well-mannered member of your family.
It’s extremely important for your dog to obey you. Not only is it nice when they actually listen when you tell them to do something, but it’s also important for their safety and the safety of others. A dog that isn’t obedient may jump on people, pester others’ dogs, and even attack, This, in turn, may lead to fights with other dogs, injury of the people they jump on or attack, and lawsuits.
We focus on the basics of obedience training first and foremost, and we study your dog as the training progresses to address your dog’s specific training needs.
The Training Process
Our training process is comprehensive and involves a variety of different methods that are designed to break your dog of bad habits and encourage positive habits. First is training your dog basic commands that every dog should understand and drilling them on these commands—even if they already know them coming in. We also focus on:
· Mental stimulation
· Breaking bad habits
There are some behaviors that your dog should not engage in, and our training program addresses those issues head on. Some of the negative behaviors we address include:
· Leash pulling
· Jumping on people
· Excessive barking
· Rushing in or out of the door
· Charging at other animals
· Stealing food from other animals
· Eating off the counter
Socialization is key to good dog training, as you’ll want your pet to be able to interact with other dogs in a healthy way. We provide plenty of socialization opportunities for your pup, and we arrange significant distractions during training to make sure your dog stays focused.
What to Know About Dog Boarding
You may be worried about your dog being nervous about being in an unfamiliar place, but you have nothing to worry about! Our program is designed to keep your dog occupied and happy. Your pup will have many opportunities to socialize, burn off energy, and play.
One thing we focus on with the dogs we board is daily walks. We understand that your dog needs plenty of time outdoors to stretch their legs, potty, and sniff around. We don’t believe in a “one size fits all” approach, so the type of walk your furry friend goes on is tailored to their specific needs. Beyond walking, we also have a three-acre space for your dog to run around in and stay active.
In order to board your pup, we’ll need current vaccination records and written proof of DHLPP and Bordetella before check-in. If your pup is over four months old, we’ll also need rabies vaccination records. This is for the protection of our staff and our other furry guests.
When you are preparing for your pet’s vacation, consider these things:
· Your dog’s favorite food and treats
· A feeding schedule
· Your pup’s favorite toys and blankets
· Kennel crate (if properly trained)
We look forward to hosting your furry friend at our doggy hotel!
Once you and your dog have completed one of our training programs, you are not on your own. You’ll have access to group classes for your dog’s lifetime, where you can join us in a safe, controlled, social environment to work on your new training skills, get the support of our trainers and learn from other dog owners. Group classes give your dog the chance to socialize and practice their new skills around more distractions. We hold them in a variety of public places including local parks and dog-friendly stores.
Pack Leadership Training
Every pack needs a leader. In order for your dog to stay emotionally and mentally balanced, your dog needs to know who is in control. If not, there will either be a constant battle back and forth, or they will try to take over the leadership position themselves.
What people don’t understand is that a lot of poor pet behaviors are due to a lack of leadership. They don’t listen because they don’t see you as the alpha. In order to ensure obedience and provide your pup with the security they need, you’ll need to understand what a pack leader is and how you can become a more effective leader.
What is a Pack Leader?
You may look at your dog as a friend on equal footing, but they don’t look at you the same way. There will always be a master-subject relationship with your dog and, if you are constantly focused on making your dog happy and being their best bud, you will often fall into the “subject” part of the relationship.
Now, this isn’t to say you shouldn’t be nice to your dog. Like human leaders, you can be kind and compassionate while still being in control. You just need to make sure you are the one with the power in the dynamic between your pet and you. Your leadership will give you the role of “pack leader,” and your dog will want to listen because they respect your authority and position.
Just like with a parent and a child, your dog needs to understand who is in control and they need to learn boundaries. Unlike a child, your dog doesn’t speak human—they speak dog. That’s why our leadership program is so important…
Our Leadership Program
Leadership isn’t about fear and negativity. The alpha of a pack doesn’t tend to provoke conflict. Instead, they gain respect by being calm, stern, and confident. Dogs pick up on the energy that you put out, and if they see you as being worthy of the leadership role, they will fall in line.
With our leadership program, you will learn what you need to know to become the leader of the pack. We’ll help you to become a pack leader both mentally and physically in order to communicate better with your dog and speak their language.
Puppies are amazing! They are little bundles of joy and unconditional love—and they are extremely cute. It’s no surprise we are drawn to them. With that being said, puppies can also be tricky. They want to get into everything, go to the bathroom wherever, and listen when they feel like it. If your puppy doesn’t learn what they need while they are young, it will be that much harder to retrain them later and break the bad habits they have formed.
Puppy training is an important part of raising the best dog ever, and because of this you’ll want to consider professional puppy training services in Chicago. Proper training will ensure your puppy grows to be a good dog with boundaries.
Preschool Puppy Training
Our preschool puppy training is tailored for puppies as young as 12 weeks of age. At this age, they’ll be ready to properly socialize with others and get the most out of their training. Our preschool puppy training includes:
· Scheduled and effective potty training
· Scheduled feeding
· Problem-solving education
· Obedience training
The goal of our puppy training program is to give your puppy the tools they need to succeed at home and around other pups. This, in turn, will improve both their quality of life and yours!
What You Need to Know About Our Puppy Training Program
Our puppy training program is designed to address the development stages of a young dog and related problems. We help to modify undesirable behaviors in the program, and we encourage socialization.
Some of the things your puppy will be learning in our program include:
· Focusing their attention on you
· Sit, stay, down, and wait commands
· Coming when called
· Off-leash freedom
· Hand signals for commands
· Housebreaking/potty training
· Calmly welcoming other dogs and people to your home
· Tolerating the behavior of children
· Letting go of items
· Prevention of anxiety and aggressive behavior
With our puppy training program, your pup will stop the following behaviors:
· Jumping on people and things
· Scratching doors and windows
· Food guarding
· Nipping and biting
· Whining and barking
· Running out the door
If you are having trouble training your puppy or you would simply like assistance, we are here to help! A well-trained puppy will grow up to be a well-trained dog—which will increase the stability and happiness of your home!
Stayyy is an organization made up of dog lovers. From the leadership level down, everyone involved with Stayyy believes in our mission to help dogs and their owners.
The owner of Stayyy, Thomas Niemczewski started Stayyy after struggling to find a dog trainer for his dog Kropek (a giant schnauzer). He couldn’t believe how difficult it was to find the right training. With this in mind, he decided to found a company in which dog owners can find amazing, knowledgeable trainers to help to meet their needs.
The team at Stayyy understands the emotional, physical, and mental needs of dogs. They also understand that most “behavioral issues” with dogs aren’t generally mental disorders—they are a problem with environment and leadership. The lack of a pack leader often leads to poor behavior and a lack of respect on the part of the dog. The right leadership tools, though, can lead to a massive improvement in behavior in a short period of time.
With this insight, the experts at Stayyy have designed programs to help dogs to be their best furry selves, and help owners to be the pack leaders their pups need them to be.
Stayyy is committed to teaching dogs and their owners the tools they need to better communicate and live together in harmony.
ABOUT CHICAGO, IL
Chicago is located in the US state of Illinois, and with an estimated population of almost three million, it is the third-most populous city in the US. It is located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan and is an international hub for commerce, culture, finance, education, technology, transportation, and telecommunications. Conde Nast Traveler voted Chicago as the best large city in the US for four years in a row, and the city broke records with 58 million tourist visitors in 2018. There are several key landmarks in the city including Navy Pier, the Willis Tower, the Museum of Science and Industry, Museum Campus, the Art Institute of Chicago, Grant Park, and Lincoln Park Zoo.