Dog Training with Real Results
Dogs 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.
Dog Training For Fun
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.
Dog Training To Fix Problems
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.
Make Dog's Lives Great
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.
What Our Customers Are Saying
I was having a horrible time with my Husky/Shepherd puppy Justice. Baisha was absolutely wonderful at explaining to me what was going on and why my dog was behaving the way she did. The trainers were very helpful and polite. Not only did they work with my dog but I
Such an eye and mind opening experience it was to take a basic obedience class here with my rescue Border Collie mix. Lizzie had a hard life behind her and was giving me some challenges beyond my skill set. I thought I might have to get rid of her. The
I cannot recommend Extreme K-9 enough. I took my dog, Ruby, to private sessions with Susan at their satellite office for a few months. We both loved her and Ruby made large strides in that time. I ended up moving a couple of hours away and when the financial opportunity
Prior to training here I spoke with local dog owners, veterinarians and professional dog trainers to get a feel for what people thought of the training options in the area. One vet said, “Extreme K-9 is like the gold standard.” That certainly made me feel good but I was also
I adopted Loki knowing he had issues and immediately knew I was out of my depth with his behavior issues and reactivity. In addition to completing the Get Real Obedience class, we also had private lessons. I’m amazed by the difference in Loki, and it’s been wonderful knowing that I
Bella is a Boxer who is dog aggressive and I did not know what to do since I had other dogs in the same household. When I first brought Bella home she was a hyper puppy that did not listen to anything and I thought it was funny at the
My veterinarian recommended that I bring my Rottweiler pup to Extreme K-9 when she exhibited fear issues. The breeder we got her from had not socialized the dogs and, to make matters worse, we live out in the country. Behesha and the trainers were very patient with Schatzie and I
I am so glad I chose Extreme K-9 for dog training! I adopted my dog and he started to get some issues that needed to be fixed. Ares was barking at other people and dogs while walking and even going outside to potty. Kept pulling on the leash while being
We made so much progress that Dex was able to go with me more often. When I needed to board him over a long weekend, I called Extreme K-9 which includes “refresher work” to keep up his skill!
Southern Illinois is very lucky to have a quality training and boarding facility. The caring staff has taken the time to get to know us and I always look forward to seeing them.
An incredibly professional group of people that are well-trained and have a deep love and respect for dogs. I was concerned I would end up with a well-trained robot dog with loss of personality, but what I received was the same dog I fell in love with, but with incredible
They were passionate about helping both my dog and me. Their training has given me not only a sweet obedient dog but a companion for life.
I was so impressed with the level of skill, knowledge and ability to teach that I attended a second Mega Trailing Week about 9 months later to further hone our skills.
Behesha and her staff far exceeded our expectations, providing us with a wonderfully obedient dog who is a joy to be around.
The understanding of dog behavior has given us a better insight into our dogs and we have learned how to avoid making mistakes at home.