Dog training with real results

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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Teaching your dog a task can create clarity and establish a bond that will last a life time. It can also saved you a ton of time with holiday gift wrapping! ... See MoreSee Less

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SonnyandDrake TaylorWOW😁 🤗🐶

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SonnyandDrake TaylorProfessional dog Trainers are phenomenal teachers. Because you have to teach the human to in turn teach and command the dog, that’s a remarkable skill. ❤️Signed, I’m not worthy in Salem

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Janet CramerI’m impressed! Great job!

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After having serious problems with severe anxiety, reactivity and biting, Tank graduated from our Residency program last month. His family is doing a great job maintaining his training and are enjoying a stress free Holiday season.  And Tank, well he’ll be on the Nice list this year!!

After having serious problems with severe anxiety, reactivity and biting, Tank graduated from our Residency program last month. His family is doing a great job maintaining his training and are enjoying a stress free Holiday season. And Tank, well he’ll be on the Nice list this year!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Big and small, we train them all!

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Janet CramerAwesome! You all are amazing!

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Our first night of holiday manners class started tonight! We will be working on getting these dogs and their people ready for a holiday everyone can enjoy

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Donna Marlow WhiteSheldon is worn out! Class was great! I can't tell you how grateful I am to be able to get answers and solutions that are working for me and my boy!

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Kris TregoThey r great there we are grateful everyday!

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Donna Marlow WhiteTonight..Dec 16...had 3 grandkids over..put Sheldon in a SIT STAY on his placeboard. He stayed...even when their mom came to pick them up..when she knocked on the door. But what REALLLY amazed me was when I told him to STAY on his placeboard, then walked my family to their car OUTSIDE ... WHILE my other 2 pups were loose in the house. I came back inside after about 2 minutes and he HADN'T MOVED! I am sooo proud of my boy! THANK YOU!

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Extreme K-9That’s because You Rock, Donna! Good for you for putting in the work!! 💛

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Donna Marlow WhiteQuestion..the lady who was taking pics...does she make them available for purchase?

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Donna Marlow WhiteAnother great success! I took Sheldon to his vet appointment today, and in the way home, stopped to get a new battery in my car. The guys(4 of them) had to get into my car to look for my battery..so I took Sheldon out, pointed out a throw rug, and told him PLACE. HE SAT THERE SILENTLY AND NEVER MOVED...this was NOT POSSIBLE before class! He has come SO FAR! He also approached 3 women and a man at the vet...he was a little hesitant, but the fact that HE seeked THEM out💓...

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Donna Marlow WhiteSought...not seeked....ugh

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Extreme K-9That's because you are consistently willing to do the work. KUDO's to you, Donna! #weloveSheldon!!

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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