Dog training with real results

Dogs make our lives great


Dog training enhances the bond you have with your dogDogs make good days wonderful and bad days bearable. They sit with us when we are sad, are excited when we come home and hang on our every word. There’s good reason for them being called “man’s best friend.”

Dogs do an amazing job of navigating our world – a place that inherently does not make sense to them because we do not speak the same language. Yet, they “get” us much better than we “get” them.

We unintentionally do things such as call them repeatedly, cuddle them when they are scared, and expect them to know stuff they have no reasonable way of knowing. By us not speaking their language, our best friend learns to ignore us, has anxieties and gets in trouble. It doesn’t have to be like this.

We know you love your dog! We love dogs, too – so much so that we have dedicated our lives to understanding them and making their lives (and yours) better through dog training.


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Maggie came to us for residency training - very excitable, jumping and needing to learn self control. In a home with three young children, Maggie being able to control her excitement will make everyone’s lives better! ... See MoreSee Less

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Cassie CobbWow!! Only to be able to sweep like that again!

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Teaching your dog to retrieve can be fun for both you and the dog! And a dog with a purpose is a happy dog. Finally there's someone who likes doing laundry! ... See MoreSee Less

It can be very frustrating to not have your dog come when called – the world is such an entertaining place for them and their noses – it is second nature for them to be absorbed in it. But it is possible to build off-leash reliability and it makes for an incredible relationship between the dog and the owner. Owners have the trust that their dog will respond when needed and the dogs have freedom. Everyone wins. And it's what we do! ... See MoreSee Less

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Ron HandkeAND you do the recall, when you first get the dog, forget the other things you want to do.

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Off leash freedom rocks! And it can be built in any dog! ... See MoreSee Less

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Sandee JamesThis would be my dream come true! You are all the best!

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Heather Blankenship-VanZileThat's my baby boy. I'm so proud of him

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Dog training for fun!


Any dog can learn

If your dog is ABSOLUTELY perfect – a best friend who adds to your life, never gets into trouble or barks at the doorbell, and would never dream of chewing on a shoe – you can still deepen your relationship.

Imagine enjoying hiking without a leash and knowing your dog will respond; playing hide-and-seek; teaching them to roll over, high five or to fetch things! We have many classes you and your dog would love.

Relationship 101 Classes

Dog training to fix problems


We specialize in rehabilitation of problem behaviors including aggression, chewing, digging, separation anxiety and more. Yes, we can help you with your dog.

If your dog is ALMOST perfect, except … he or she is afraid of storms, surfs the counter for food, jumps on people, pulls on the leash, has problems with other dogs, guards food/toys, etc… we can help.

We deal with dogs who have: dog-to-dog aggression; dog-to-human aggression; food aggression / possessiveness; fearfulness; shyness; sound and touch sensitivity; fear biting; fear of men/women/children; housebreaking problems; separation anxiety; destructiveness, escapism, self-mutilation; excessive barking, chewing, digging, jumping and car chasing every day.

You are not alone, and all hope is not lost.

I need help with problem behaviors!

Our mission is to make dogs’ lives great


Dog training can allow for off-leash freedom with your best friend.

Whether your favorite dog is a sweet four-legged furball whose biggest problem is leaving muddy footprints and hairballs around the house, one who hides under the bed when it storms or one who has unwanted aggression, we can help bring out the best in your dog through training. Dog training does not make dogs into robots – it does the opposite! Clear dog training helps your dog make sense of the world they live in.

Our “Whole Dog” Training



Our dog training is different – we get real lasting results by working with the “Whole Dog.” We teach you to think the way your dog thinks, to understand what matters to them and to work with who your dog naturally is.


Every dog, problem, owner, situation, solution is different. So is our approach to dog training.

Dog training near you – conveniently located in southern Illinois