Family Dog Training

Training is a team effort! And with the guidance of a professional trainer your and your family will become effective in your communication by using fair and consistent techniques. Family dog training will be different from family to family there fore our programs are tailored suit your lifestyle and your training goals.


  • Family Dog Training
  • Customizable Packages
  • In Home Training
  • Community Dog Training
  • Stay and Train
  • Therapy Certification Preparation Dog Training
  • Canine Good Citizen Certification Preparation Training


  • Be politely on leash
  • Be calm and will follow directions 
  • Have good manners
  • No longer jump on you or your guests

Family Dog Training Programs That Work

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.

Family Dog Training

You’ve finally done it—you’ve brought home the newest member of your family. Congratulations! But as all new dog parents know, Family Dog Training is important to start right away and it requires dedication, and patience. Now it’s time to pick a trainer.

The right trainer can make a world of difference in your pup’s behavior. A great dog trainer will also teach the family how to be an effective communicator that will help your pup learn quickly basic obedience commands, socialization skills, and housebreaking. But with so many dog trainers out there, how can you be sure you’re choosing the right one?

Here are a few tips to help you find the for your furry friend.

1. Do Your Research

When it comes to finding a reputable dog trainer, it’s important to do your research beforehand. Often people ask their friends and family for recommendations, you also may check on line, and some request on social media.  Once you’ve compiled a list of potential trainers, take some time to visit their websites, read reviews and check out each trainer’s social media presence. This can help weed out trainers that might not fit your needs.

2. Call and Talk to The Trainer

The next step is to give a call and talk with each trainer on your list. This will give you an opportunity to learn about the trainer philosophy, training techniques, and their experience level. You should have a good feeling about the trainer you hire for your family and dog, so personality matters. Keeping in mind not all dog trainers are the same, some trainers specialize in certain areas, for example: aggression, separation anxiety, behavior modification and so forth.

3. Now it’s time to make a decision  

Money should not be your top priority when choosing your dog trainer, although you want to make sure it fits your budget. Now that you have compiled information about dog trainers in your area, it’s time to discuss with your family. Not only will you need to review your selection of trainers on the list, you will also need to discuss which family members will be involved and participating in the training. Bring the trainer, the family members, and dog together is what creates a team for the successful outcome to your dog training program.

Conclusion:  One of the most important things you can do for your dog and family is to start out your new life’s together the right way by calling Dogs 4 Life.

We here at Dogs 4 Life have over 15 years experience training 1000’s of family dogs and puppies and feel that once you meet our trainer and learn about our programs, you and your family will agree that we are the best fit for your training and you will search no more. 

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Family Dog Training Services
Family Training Options

In Home Training

We like to get to know you. We request a personal phone call to discuss your family's training needs.

Puppy Stay & Train

This program is designed to get puppy's off to a great start. Program for puppies are between 8 weeks - 8 months old.

Stay & Train

Our program will give a variety of real life experiences which are so valuable for family pets.

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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 Training 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: 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.