Improve your dogs over all well being with Behavior Modification Training

There are several reasons dogs can have behavioral issues and may require behavior modification. Some of the more common ones that we experience are:

  1. Genetic disposition, temperament, and breed quality, and are prone to instinctual or natural behavior. They can be reactive to certain triggers and are not ALWAYS based upon an experience.
  2. We humanize our pets and and rationalize why our dog behaves a certain way. Together, we will take the first step in correcting issues, by teaching you how to better understand and communicate with your “dog”.
  3. Emotional Trauma is not about obedience, but rather addressing the emotions with foundation training which helps dogs understand, communicate, and build confidence. 

Training dogs with emotional imbalances is a process that takes time and requires patience and understanding that your dog may not ever be “normal”, but we can give them the best chance possible. Remaining patient throughout the process is the key as behavior modification in some cases may take a lot of time and effort.

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We Work With Families To Resolve Behavior Issues

Dogs 4 Life Focuses on a whole dog approach based upon health, physical traits, temperament, breed qualities, and mental ability of each individual dog. We includes dietary changes and herbal remedies  that will support our program that will aid in your dogs training.

Behavior Training Services

Shy | Fear | Timid

To train these types of dogs, it is important to tune in to their body language. Seeing the early warning signs of fear and anxiety is crucial to take appropriate measures to prevent the dog from becoming overwhelmed.

Emotional Trauma

Emotional trauma tends to have a lifelong impact on many dogs. If your dog has a history of emotional trauma, it is important to train it by associating triggers with patience, not trauma.

Healthy Bond

A strong and healthy bond allows your dog to feel safe and comfortable around you. The presence of a healthy bond means that your dog is more likely to respond.
Family Training Options

In Home Training

Stay & Train

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In Home

Each program is customized and tailored based upon the family training need, offers flexible scheduling, affordable rates, with a professional trainer.

In home programs include but are not limited to Puppy, Foundation, Emotional Support, and Therapy , Manners | Distraction | Leash walking, and some Behavior Modification Training maybe suitable based upon individual circumstances. We also offer Canine Good Citizen and Task  Work Training  for   service dogs.

We do not train medical alert dogs or PTSD.

We service: St. Charles IL, Batavia IL, Geneva IL, North Aurora IL, Aurora IL, Oswego IL,  Montgomery IL,  Sugar Grove IL,  Naperville IL,  West Chicago IL, Wayne IL, Bartlett IL,  South Elgin, Downer Grove IL, Wheaton IL, Glen Ellyn IL, Lyle IL

Dog training can be simple yet complex when working with dogs, behavior, and people. We require a free phone consultation with each potential client to ensure that we have the information needed to properly assess your training needs. By assigning and to reviewing your goals allows us to recommend a program that best fits your family’s needs.

Our program fees are discounted from our regular hourly rate and have expiration dates with a no refund policy. If you feel that you do not want to commit to a program or that you will not be able to complete a program within the allotted time, you can opt for session per sessions at our regular hourly rates. 

We allow (1) same day cancellation  without charge. Otherwise anything less than 24 hours is chargeable .

3 Hour Programs expire after 5 weeks.

5 hour programs expire after 8 weeks.

7 hour programs expire after 12 weeks.

Puppy Programs

Potty Camp Program (10 days ) is for puppies  8-16  weeks. This program is designed to help with create training, potty training, creating schedule and routine, socialization and basic commands

Good Start Puppy Program (12 days) is for puppies 4 months – 8 months. This program is designed for individuals that  would like to get their puppy off to a great start. This program is designed to help with create training, potty training, leash walking, meet and greets and basic command. 

Adult Training Program For dogs over 8 months.  This program is designed to cover the basic commands, develop manners, and community training. Our focus is to provide a well rounded family dog that can be included in every family activity.  

The ideal time to begin training is around 7 to 8 weeks for most puppies, and the most effective training involves positive reinforcement and gentle commands. This is also the age to begin socializing your puppy to new people and new species, allowing them to explore and have new experiences.

Training an older dog is totally possible, and in some cases might even be easier than training a puppy. Dogs are lifelong learners, and generally speaking they love to please their owners and receive attention. You can leverage these characteristics to train any dog, no matter their age or training background.