Welcome to Two Paws Up Dog Training!

We are the only full-service Positive Reinforcement dog training facility around. We offer group classes, private lessons and drop-off training at our 26,000 sqft air-conditioned facility with a 1/2 acre fenced in outdoor training area. We also do in-home lessons at your house all accross Lake County, IL.

Not all dog training is created equal. Many facilities still use out-dated punishment-based training techniques. Here at Two Paws Up, we believe in teaching the dog vs. correcting the dog. Our training is family friendly and allows the entire family to bond with and train the dog.

Our team consistes of more than just “trainers”. We are all experienced in dog body language & behavior. There is a big difference in just training and addressing behavior challenges!

What We Do

We offer training for dogs of any age as well as specialty & sport classes and options for more specific behavior challenges.

Puppies

Training options for those cute bundles of joy up to 5 months of age. At this age positive experiences and socialization are key! Puppies can start training at 9 weeks of age provided they have been seen by your local vet and received one round of puppy vaccinations a fecal test.

Puppy Foundations Class

This is a 6-week class that meets for one hour each week. We teach you and your puppy critical foundation skills, address common puppy challenges and your puppy can participate off-leash play.

Puppy Head Start

Your puppy is dropped off in the morning and spends the day with us learning! We work on building critical foundation skills, facilitating proper puppy play & socialization!

Puppy Fast Tracks

These are 30-minute private sessions that teach the foundation skills covered in our Puppy Foundations class, but in a one-on-one setting.

Private In-Home

With this option our trainer comes to you in your home. We can answer any questions you have, work on specific challenges as well as building the basics.

Adolescents

For those little little terrors with teeth 5 months to 9 months of age.

Adolescent Foundations Class

This is a 6-week class that meets for one hour each week. The entire family can come learn with your pup We work on building impulse control, walking skills, stay & so much more!

Tweens Program

This is specifically for puppies 4 to 6  months of age. Your puppy is dropped off in the morning and spends the day with us learning! We start building foundation skills, while providing daily enrichment & off-leash play.

Day Training

Your puppy is dropped off in the morning and spends the day with us learning! We start building foundation skills and more depending on how many weeks your dog spends with us.

Private In-Home

With this option our trainer comes to you in your home. We can answer any quesiotns you have, work on specific challenges as well as building the basics.

Adults

For dogs over 9 months of age.

Life Skills Foundations Class

This is a 6-week class that meets for one hour each week. We teach you and your puppy critical foundation skills, address common puppy challenges and your puppy can participate off-leash play.

Day Training

Your puppy is dropped off in the morning and spends the day with us learning! We start building foundation skills and more depending on how many weeks your dog spends with us.

Private In-Home

With this option our trainer comes to you in your home. This is designed for those not wanting a classroom setting or specific behavioral challenges.

And More….

We also have agility, nose work, trick  dog and other classes available. We can do ring rentals for both our inside and outside areas. If you are looking for something specific, please ask!

Have questions about the option that is best for you? Please contact us so we can help you out!