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North Aurora, Illinois, United States

(630) 901-4597

Dogs 4 Life

Christine Johnson Whole Dog Trainer Serving the Canine Community Since 2002

Christine Johnson Whole Dog Trainer Serving the Canine Community Since 2002

Christine Johnson Whole Dog Trainer Serving the Canine Community Since 2002Christine Johnson Whole Dog Trainer Serving the Canine Community Since 2002
Christine Johnson Whole Dog Trainer and Wellness Coach - North Aurora IL

Serving the Canine Community since 2002

Christine Johnson Whole Dog Trainer and Wellness Coach

Let  me start by sharing a story, my dog Strider, who has crossed over to  the rainbow bridge, was a top competitor dog earning five champion  titles before the age of three. 

Strider,  viciously attacked by another dog while at a competition, which altered  his behavior and ended his show career. I had to seek a solution for  his “kill or be killed" dog aggression issues. So like many, I hired  trainers but had little success, and then I took him to a "premier"  facility which is known for its work with aggression issues. Here shaped  my beliefs and philosophy in training.

The  methods they taught were based upon intimidation, harsh corrections,  and submitting. My beautiful dog flipped bell up then peed on himself as  the trainer instructed me to continue with correction after correction  for compliance. I thought to myself, “I can't do this" "this is not  training"! So that is the end of that. 

From  here I sought out a new path and attended many classes/schools to learn  how to heal emotional, mental and physical imbalances working through  the energy of the dog. Obedience such as sits and downs does not always resolve emotional  issues.

Therefore I  developed effective methods without intimidation that worked for me and  my training programs. Hence my mission: Building a Brighter Tomorrow  for Today's Pets.  One in which I have had great success.

Over  time Strider became the ambassador of my training program, a kind,  loving, and a gentle leader as you will see him in many of my videos,  working with puppies, helping timid and fearful dogs with socialization  skills, as he worked side by side showing them the ropes. Hard to  believe that he was a dog aggressive.

His  story ended well and along the way he was a great teacher for me and  was instrumental in my training to help dogs and their humans. 

  •  I  have an open mind when learning about the different aspect of training,  there are many different styles, techniques and tools to teach dogs and  their families.  However with my experience, I can match techniques that best suit the dog and how they learn. I  have fine-tuned my craft with effective,  motivational methods of  training to assist families to find solutions  for their training needs.

Whole Dog Trainer and Wellness Coach

  • Professional Dog Trainer 
  • Small Animal Acupressure 
  • Small Animal Massage 
  • Canine Nutrition Coach 
  • Invisible Fence Brand -Trainer


  • Tom Rose School of Dog Training
  • Leerburg Kennel On Line Courses
  • Canine Training Essentials- Force Free Method Dog Training 
  • Instructor American Red Cross – Pet First Aid CPR; 2005,
  • AKC Evaluator- Canine Good Citizen 2006,
  • Bridge and Target -SAT Kasey Cover 2007, 
  • Small Animal Acupressure- Tall Grass Animal Institute 2008
  • Small Animal Massage- Blue Sky School Massage 2007, 
  • Certified Bach Flower Remedies- Nelson 2010, 
  • Certified Enzyme specialist Enzimedica 2012.
  • Certified Chemistry in Essential Oils  -Center of Aromatherapy Research and Education (2009)
  • Certified  Pet Food Nutrition - DN University  2017, 
  • Certified Carnivore  Nutrition- American Council Animal Naturopathy 2017,
  • Certified Small Animal Food  Therapy- Tall Grass Institute 2017
  • Forks over Knifes Culinary School for Humans 2017
  • Shaw Academy Nutrition 2019

  • Attended conferences /Seminars/ Training
    Raw Round up Conference2017- 2018-2019 
  • Medicinal Herbs  4 day summit 2016 
  • Food Therapy 4 day Conference 2017
  • Truth about Cancer 4 day Summit 2017 
  • Truth about Pet Cancer 2 day 2018 
  • Over 3000 hours in education

  • Consulted top pet toy manufacture in the natural dog instincts for a new line of interactive dog toys. 

  • Created pet weight reduction manual and how to treadmill train manual for Pet Zen Dog Treads

  • Guest speaker at Fruitful Yield in six locations throughout the Chicago land area on how to improve dogs wellness through fresh feeding. 

  • Fund Raiser Pets of the Homeless Program 2020 Donation of  three Pet Micro Pantries to Kane County.