About PHD Obedience

Professionally Certified Dog Trainers offering private, in-home or group training classes for dogs of all ages. In a positive, fun environment, you and your dog will learn to communicate more effectively, creating a deeper human/canine bond. We work with you to help your dog become a happy and well-mannered member of your life and your family.

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Dog Training Classes

It’s simple…We believe our dogs are much smarter than we give them credit for! We focus on the concept of “play-training” – short training sessions that make learning a game for the dog. Coupling this with lots of positive reinforcement in the form of high-value food treats, an upbeat happy attitude, patting, praise and clear directions, dogs learn quickly and happily. We let dogs “figure things out for themselves”, knowing their discovery of a desired behavior will be more readily learned than one forced upon them. Utilizing a “marker word” to help a dog identify a desired behavior, training progress tends to be consistent. All of this is then individually crafted to meet the specific needs of each dog and owner.

We are comfortable working with fearful/fear aggressive and reactionary dogs as well as handling the most common canine issues such as housebreaking, jumping, pulling when walking, inappropriate greeting behavior with people and other dogs and excessive barking and/or chewing.

Current Training Classes

  • Private Training
  • In-Home Private Training
  • Puppy Camp
  • Pup-ercise
  • Beginning Skills for Better Manners
  • Dog Sport Sampler
  • Conformation Handling Class

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Dog Handling Classes

Junior Showmanship And Conformation Handling Classes

On Sundays, we offer Junior Showmanship and Conformation handling classes for ages 7-17. The fee is nominal for Juniors – $10 (or at no cost by special arrangement). If a youngster doesn’t own an appropriate show dog, one can be provided. We currently have 29 Junior Handlers and 2 PeeWees in the program. Click below for more information or to book your class today!

Dog Show Handling Classes for Adults

It’s never too late to enjoy the sport of Dog Showing! If you’d like to give it a try or just begin to understand how the whole thing works, my weekly classes are a great place to start. Though our program was originally developed for junior handlers, over the past few years, numerous “Senior Juniors” have joined our ranks. Click below for more information or to book your class today!

Boarding and Training

If a busy work or family schedule keeps you from providing the consistent daily sessions needed to lay in the foundation of solid training, we can arrange a “Board/Train” program at our facility. During the program – offered in 3 or 6 week blocks – the dog lives with us where they’ll learn and become solid in all the basic commands. ​Space is limited and fills up fast, so let us know as early as possible if you want to board or board/train your dog!

Dog Breeding

Fuzzy Frog English Toy Spaniels & Sasquatch Clumber Spaniels

Under the kennel name of “Sasquatch, we have owned, bred and shown Clumber Spaniels since 1975. With more than 40 champions and title holders, we are proud to have produced dogs who have excelled not only in the conformation ring but in obedience, tracking and the hunting field as well.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or require additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us via phone at (312) 933-5285 or use the contact form below. We will reply within 24 hours!

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