Life Skills Classes

Training That Fits Your Schedule!

Our life skills classes teach each handler/dog team to be prepared for real life situations! Each class builds on your current skills and each level becomes more challenging as you and your dog progress together.

All dogs begin in the A.A. Level – Back to Basics class.  As you and your dog meet certain criteria you will graduate to our second level B.A. Level – Manners and More. You can train in any class that is at your dog’s level or below!

A.A. Level – Back to Basics – focuses on building solid foundations skills like, sit, down, the beginning of loose leash walking, impulse control, owner focus & more.

B.A. Level – Manners and More – building on the foundation skills you have gained in level one, we begin teaching manners for good behavior in the house.

M.A. Level – Skill Building – we continue building your skills and teamwork by increasing the criteria of the known skills and adding new ones while also adding distractions.

PhD Level – Real World Skills – working in the real world includes lots distractions. We continue adding those along with increasing distance and duration so your dog can focus on you out in the ‘real world’. This level prepares you and your dog for the Canine Good Citizen test.

What makes this program different?

This program allows you to train on a more flexible schedule. It is for dogs over 9 months of age. No need to sign up for a traditional weekly class.

How does it work?

You purchase a package and then sign up for each session you want to attend. Think of a punch card program. You purchase the package and each time you come to a class that is one credit (or punch). Buying the package allows you to train when you can, at a savings off our regular class prices.

Is it right for your dog?

All dogs will benefit from this training program! Our classes take each dog from Basic Obedience skills through the Canine Good Citizen skills! The PhD Level – Real World Skills is also a requirement for our Therapy Dog program.

How Do I Get Started?

You can purchase a package of your choice. Your package will contain a specific number of credits. Each class you attend uses one credit from your package. You can choose your package below or give us a call 847.235.2263 and we can help!

Bronze Package – $250 for 10 credits – Get Started

Silver Package – $440 for 20 credits – Get Started

Gold Package – $720 for 40 credits – Get Started

Platinum Package – $840 for 60 credits – Get Started