Go More Places. Enjoy More Activities. Have More Freedom.

Imagine being able to do the things you’ve always wanted with a well-behaved, social, and obedient sidekick, your dog!

Ensure Long-Term Success for Your New Puppy

Everything’s a game when you’re a puppy, even training. Learn how to build confidence with control for your new family member.

Have Peace of Mind When You Leave Home

“You’re my best friend” said every dog ever about their owner. Eliminate your dog’s stress & anxiety when leaving home

Take Relaxed Walks Without Pulling

It’s way more fun for both you and your dog when walking with a loose leash. You set the pace.

Bring Your Dog to More Public Places

Friends, Food, and Fun is the name of the game. Enjoy more stress-free experiences together.

Enjoy Group Play at the Park

Let your dog join the pack, doing what they do best, sniffin’ & socializing.

Get Attention for all the Right Reasons

Be able to reward your dog with more freedom & experiences you can enjoy together.

Professional Dog Trainers in Northbrook

Your dog is probably a great source of joy. Their antics likely make you laugh, but you’ll soon realize that you need to train them on what behaviors are acceptable in your home. Unfortunately, this can take a lot of time, and that might be difficult for a busy family.

The professionals at The Dog Wizard Northbrook are here to help. We offer day training programs to local residents. This enables our trainers to work with your dog in an intensive manner so the dog will have the basic obedience skills it needs to be a well-behaved family member.

Obedience Programs

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    Private Dog Training Lessons

    Does your dog need one-on-one training support? The Dog Wizard has you covered with our personalized, private dog training sessions. First, our professional trainers will get to know your pet’s unique habits. Then, they’ll design a training plan that meets their precise needs. These lessons may take place at your home or our facility — wherever you and your dog feel most comfortable.

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    Group Dog Training Classes

    Are you interested in group training for your dog? We offer group dog training classes that cover everything your dog needs to know, from obedience commands to housebreaking. In addition to learning new skills, it’ll have a chance to socialize with fellow canines. Our programs include puppy classes for dogs up to 5 months of age, as well as foundation classes for small groups of five to seven.

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    Puppy Training Programs

    There’s no doubt puppies are full of energy. While this playfulness provides plenty of entertainment, it can also lead to behavioral problems. From chewing furniture to play biting, there are all sorts of mischief for young puppies to get into. That’s why we offer comprehensive puppy training. These lessons teach puppies essential skills (such as obedience commands, leash walking and socialization), helping ensure they grow into well-behaved adults.

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    Dog Day Training

    Finding time to train your dog can be difficult. If you’re too busy during the day, you might benefit from The Dog Wizard Day Training program. Throughout the day, your pet will work with a trainer to improve behavior. Between day schools, you’ll enjoy a private lesson in the comfort of your own home. Depending on your and your dog’s needs, you may choose between 6-day and 15-day programs.

  • Lifetime Support

    It’s one thing for your dog to learn new skills. It’s another for your dog to retain those skills for years. At The Dog Wizard, we offer lifetime support as part of our training programs. After your dog graduates, you can continue to bring it in for weekly group classes. These sessions offer a chance to reinforce skills, make new friends and strengthen the unique bond between the pet and pet parent.

Our Location

For the best dog training in the Northbrook area, The Dog Wizard is the only option. From obedience training to leash control, our trainers have the skills and experience necessary to help your dog reach their full potential.

Why Dog Wizard?

Our training is not just about teaching behaviors (Sit, Come, Down). Instead, we believe in teaching your dog how to make better choices and how to listen to us instead of their impulses.

Of course we teach your dogs all of the basic obedience and commands you will need to communicate with them, but we also teach them how to be engaged and to follow through with these commands even in the most distracting of environments. What good is the “Come” command if it does not work when you need your dog to come because he is running after a squirrel into the path of a car!?

We believe in refining your dog’s comprehension of obedience so that it becomes a way of life for them, not just a few tricks they can show off when they are in the mood.

Lifetime Support

Owning a Dog is Life Time Commitment…

That’s why we not only teach your dog the skills it needs to be well-behaved, but we will give you, your spouse, your kids, and anyone else in your family all the tools necessary to maintain a long, healthy, and happy relationship with your new and improved family member.

Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely not! You’ll see that you get to enjoy your dog’s true personality more when you can do things together as a team. Through this strengthened relationship, you’ll find you’ll be able to do more together, regulate certain behaviors, and enjoy more quality time together.

No dog is too old for training, however beginning training at a young age sets the stage for a well-behaved dog for years to come. Regardless of age, all dogs benefit by having structure, boundaries, and cognitive exercises that help keep them happy, healthy, and younger than their years. Unless your dog has a medical condition, or adversely affected to basic exercise we can find a program to meet their needs.

No! At the end of the day, we like to think of these things as a distraction for the dog to work through, but it does require consistency in training to reach your goals.
We train dogs of any size and breed.
We like to do a full assessment of your dog and ensure we have a true understanding of your goals, both for the dog, and for yourself. We are not a one-size-fits-all solution, and would rather tailor a program that meets your specific needs and desires.
We are balanced dog trainers. We like to pair our training style to the unique needs of the dog in front of us. We have many tools in our belts and not every dog requires the same protocols. We’ll provide a solution that best fits the ultimate goals you have in mind for both you and your dog.
That depends on the dog and the situation. We use pressure and release techniques utilizing transitional slip leads, pinch collars, and remote-collars. These tools, when used properly are very effective to achieve training goals with the least amount of stress on the dog.

That depends on your lifestyle and your goals for your pup. You’ll get fantastic results either way with us, but the in home sessions will require more of a time commitment from you than the board and train. During the free evaluation, a trainer will help you determine the best program for you and your pup.