Training Classes for Dogs

Midwest Animal Hospital offers a variety of dog training services to get a well-behaved canine friend.

Private Lessons, Crash-Course (Package of 3 lessons) and Board & Train Programs are by appointment only offered Monday – Saturday.

Start off on the right paw with canine training.

To register, please call (708) 478-7788. We hope to see you there!

Wednesdays: 7:15pm-8:15pm Starting June 22, 2022
Week 1: June 22nd – Socialization luring, sit & down, puppy push-ups, potty training, jumping & puppy playtime
Week 2: June 29th – Puppy hugs & handling, collars & harnesses, name game; call to come & puppy playtime
Week 3: July 6th – Puppy agility, watch-me, noises (fireworks), biting/nipping, drop-it/trade-up, redirect to good behavior
Week 4: July 13th – Exercise and enrichment games, leash walking, crate training & boundaries, rest-time

Wednesdays: 6:00pm-7:00pm Starting June 8, 2022
Week 1: June 8th- Sit/down, place, positive reinforcement training
Week 2: June 15th – Place, stays, leave-it/take-it, collars and harnesses
Week 3: June 22nd – Come, watch-me, exercise and enrichment games
Week 4: June 29th – Release word, heel intro, sit-at-side
Week 5: July 6th – Review all skills, heel +3 steps, come/sit/watch-me
Week 6: July 13th – Graduation! Certificates and awards!

Tuesdays: 6:00pm-7:00pm Starting June 7, 2022
Week 1: June 7th- Sit/wait/OK, doorways, in/out of car, heel, stop, sit
Week 2: June 14th – Come, collar grab, intro to distractions, leave-it
Week 3: June 21st – Go-to-place, settle, long downs, doorbell, o
Week 4: June 28th – Leash manners, turns, outside distractions
Week 5: July 5th – Touch, take treats nicely, polite greetings
Week 6: July 12th – Graduation! Certificates and awards!

Tuesdays: 7:15pm-8:15pm Starting June 7, 2022
Week 1: June 7th- Sit-stay, intro to obstacles, intro to touch
Week 2: June 14th – Place at start point, touch each hand, call to come
Week 3: June 21st – Come to touch, stay at start table, intro to jumps
Week 4: June 28th – Recall to touch situations, intro to weaves
Week 5: July 5th – Touch lid ground, tunnel, ramp, jumps, weaves
Week 6: July 12th – Graduation! Certificates and awards!

  • Complete the registration 1 day prior to class start date
  • Arrive 5-10 minutes before class starts
  • Meet in the Daycare/Boarding/Grooming Lobby
  • Wear casual clothes and rubber sole shoes
  • Exercise your dog if needed prior to class so focus can be on learning
  • Bring a buckle or snap style collar or harness and a standard 4-6′ leash
  • No prong collars, choke collars or retractable leashes
  • Bring baggies of pea sized soft treats and your dogs dry food

All dogs must be current on age appropriate vaccines to enroll. Rabies, Distemper, Bordetella, Influenza and Negative Fecal Required