Providing your dog with positive, trust-based training creates a well-rounded dog.

At Heartland Animal Shelter we believe positive reinforcement dog training will make your new canine companion a well-rounded family member. These training methods reinforce the desirable behaviors and reduce the chance that your dog will engage in behaviors that you do not like. The dog’s decision making is influenced without the use of force, maintaining the bond and trust between dog and handler. Click here to learn more.

Positive reinforcement training is recommended by the American Animal Hospital Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior.

Heartland Animal Shelter is fortunate to have partnered with Two Paws Up in Lake Bluff to provide training and enrichment to the dogs in our care.

Local Positive Reinforcement Dog Trainers

Two Paws Up Dog Training, Inc.

847-235-2263  |  www.twopaws-up.com  |  info@twopaws-up.com
Training Center: Lake Bluff
Classes: Lake Bluff and Grayslake
Private Lessons: Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Highland Park, Deerfield, Lincolnshire, Glencoe, Wilmette, Glenview, Barrington, Lake Zurich, Grayslake, Gurnee, Lindenhurst, Lake Villa, Deer Park, and surrounding area

Root Dog Training

847-235-6260  |  www.rootdogtraining.com  |  info@rootdogtraining.com
Training Center: Highwood
Private Lessons: Highland Park, Highwood, Deerfield

Animal Sense Canine Training and Behavior

312-564-4570  |  www.animalsense.com  |  train@animalsense.com
Locations: Chicago, Schiller Park, and Glenview
Classes: Chicago, Schiller Park, and Glenview
Private Lessons: Glenview, Mt. Prospect, Northfield and surrounding areas

Creative Paws Dog Training

847-212-5067  |  www.creativepaws.com  |  training@creativepaws.com
Classes: Winnetka
Private Lessons: Des Plaines, near north and near west suburbs

Canine Perspective

312-307-6481  |  www.k9perspective.com  |  k9perpectivemotm@gmail.com
Classes: Arlington Heights

For Your K9

847-671-6844   |  www.foryourk9.com  |  info@foryourk9.com
Classes: Melrose Park
Private Lessons: Des Plaines, Glenview, Mt. Prospect, Park Ridge, Chicago, La Grange, Franklin Park, Schiller Park, Melrose Park

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