Emotional Support Dog Training

Emotional support dogs provide support, comfort, and companionship, with therapeutic benefits that promote the emotional well-being of its owner and help cope with anxiety disorders, panic attacks, and other mental or emotional illnesses by being a comforting presence.

Emotional Support Dogs Training begins with puppy training or for older dogs foundation training and then we continue to move through the levels together to achieve the best possible outcome.

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Emotional Support Dog

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.

Emotional Support Dog Training

Emotional Support Puppy Training

Just like any puppy an ESD needs to learn basic skill and manners, out with social skills, including people, places, and things.

Emotional Support Foundation Training

An ESD needs to have basic obedience, manners and social skills. Some handlers will teach their ESD calming exercises such as Deep Pressure Therapy (DPT) to help soothe emotional upset and stress.

Emotional Support Manners Training

Training a ESD is on going and has multiple levels. Starting with the foundation and basic commands, manners, including public access, and in some cases they may have specific requirements that may help their people.

Emotional Support Bond Building

Any breed of dog can be a ESD, assuming the dog has been trained. But not every dog is cut out for this type of work or pressure. In some cases they have difficulty with their own issues and team building can benefit.
Emotional Support Dog Training Options

In Home Training

Stay & Training Puppy

Stay & Train

Emotional Support Dog Training

In Home Training

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 Program

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.