Welcome to First Place Dog Training. We are a premiere dog training and dog boarding facility in Illinois with over 30 years of experience in every facet of dog training, conveniently located in McHenry Illinois. Our goal is to provide the highest quality of dog training and boarding services available. We are able to teach you how to train your dog in Obedience with group Classes or Private sessions whichever fits into your daily schedule. We also offer programs such as Hunting, or Detection dogs. Check out our credentials page.
Not enough free time for classes or commitment to training? Let our staff of professionals train your dog for you in our Doggy Boot Camp! We specialize in Puppy Training and Dog Obedience for owners with little or no time available. Our positive training and behavior modification techniques have successfully prepared dogs to return home fully trained and ready for their new lifestyle through our Drop Off Obedience & Behavior Program. We are experienced all breed and all age dog trainers. Our philosophy is that dog obedience is good; but having a dog that is well mannered is equally important, as manners are used by the dog on a daily basis. We train the owners as well, as part of our Dog Boot Camp in the areas of obedience and correct manners so that they can maintain their pet in the future. See what some of our past customers have to say about our services and training techniques.
First Place Dog Training is ready to help you with all of your Dog Boarding and Dog Obedience Training needs such as Puppy, Basic Beginning, Intermediate, or Advanced class. We can help you train your dog for A.K.C. titles through one of our other programs. We offer all levels of training classes, doggy boot camp for obedience, as well as hunting. Our trainers use only time proven positive reinforcement techniques. For more information about our McHenry IL facility which is an ideal choice for owners in McHenry Illinois, Richmond IL, Crystal Lake and surrounding areas check out the rest of the website or contact us by phone or e-mail. For all of your family dog training needs.
First Place Dog Training has been serving the McHenry County area with quality service for over 16 years. We are a premiere dog training and dog boarding facility in Illinois. We train hundreds of dogs and their owners each year in our large, indoor training facility. Classes currently range from Puppy Class, Basic Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced obedience classes. Or we can train you to train your dog for various A.K.C. Titles. We also train dogs for hunting. Although we offer many dog training classes throughout the week that should fit into even the busiest schedule, we also offer individual training sessions. Our courses are veterinarian approved and conducted by our highly-qualified staff. For owners with more love than time our Drop Off Boot Camp is a perfect alternative.
At First Place Dog Training, we use positive reinforcement to teach dogs appropriate behavior. We find that the dogs respond much better to praise and reward than to other methods. It is easier on the dog, as well as on the owner using positive training techniques.
Since 1992, we have also been running a full-service boarding and training kennel. The indoor kennel is climate controlled and each dog is given plenty of exercise and conditioning each day during its stay. Schedule your dog for boarding or training while you go on vacation with the comfort that he or she is in good hands.
Please let us know if you have any questions about our training philosophy or if you would like to sign up for one of our classes. We also have a handy on-line registration for our Classes or for Boarding.