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Welcome to Two Paws Up!

We are the Northshore’s premiere force-free training facility, specializing in creating bonds with positive reinforcement.

Two Paws Up Dog Training, Inc., was created to fill the need for positive reinforcement based, force-free training in Chicago’s northern suburbs. Located conveniently in Lake Bluff, between I-294 and Waukegan Road, in the Don Fiore building, we offer a large variety of classes with flexible scheduling to accommodate our client’s needs.

​All of our trainers are experienced in dog handling, each with their own specialties based on their education. We pride ourselves in our certifications, memberships, and associations which show our dedication and commitment to helping our clients become happy and healthy members of canine society. Most of our trainers are AKC Certified Canine Good Citizen Evaluators and STAR Puppy Instructors, as well.

What We Do

At Two Paws Up, we believe the dog and handler team should have a bond formed of trust, respect, and love for each other, and we are pleased to be a part of your team. Our pain-free methods do not include the use of choke chains, pinch and prong collars, or e-collars. Our facility is clean and well-maintained by our staff, and is a place of comfort, safety, and security for you and your family. Welcome to Two Paws Up!

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

Puppies

up to 4 months of age

Adolescent

5 to 9 months of age

Adult

over 9 months of age

Specialty

Special Topics, Therapy & More

Sports

Nose Work, Agility, FitPaws & More

Behavior

Aggression, Reactivity & S.A.F.E

 

What We Offer

We offer different training options to meet your schedule and needs.

Classes

You and your dog come learn together

Private Training

One-on-One session here or in your home

Drop-Offs

We start the training process for you

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