• Freedom Dog Training & Boarding, Inc.

    Do More with Your Dog!

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    Serving Minooka, IL and the surrounding areas!

  • Board & Train Programs

  • How Our Board and Train Programs Work

    Board and Train programs begin with a training evaluation. It's an in person meeting with you and your dog where we discuss the challenges you're having with your dog, observe your dog's behaviors and choose which program will best fits your needs.  Board and train is a serious investment towards years of peace of mind and happiness with your dog.

    Some bonuses that our programs include that set up apart:

    • Unlimited email, text and phone support
    • Private lessons to teach you your dog's training so you'll be successful when your dog goes home!
    • All necessary training tools included with each program (you will need a crate for your dog)
    • Admittance to our Use It or Lose It and Let's Take a Walk! group classes where you can practice your training skills with distractions
    • Maintaining your dog's training while your dog boards with us, so your dog doesn't backslide while boarding.

    Do More with Your Dog!


  • Let's Get Started is our puppy board and train for puppies 5 months and younger.  It's a great way to get started with leash walking, attention, relaxation and manners with your puppy.  It's also awesome to have your puppy do training and get more personalized attention while you're away on vacation.  We start developing a routine for your puppy that starts to become a new lifestyle of success!  It's not just about obedience but teaching your puppy or dog how to be.  The program is one week of training in Nicole's home.

    In the Let's Get Started Program we work on:

    • loose leash walking
    • manners (jumping, mouthing...)
    • relaxation
    • training under low distractions
    • socializing with other dogs
    • Building a positive relationship
    • Waiting at thresholds (crate, door)

    Thee are the standard things we work on, please ask us about anything specific you need help with.  These are things we'll discuss at the training evaluation.

    Training Investment: $795

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  • Casi

    Nicole is absolutely amazing. She has helped me train my silver lab when I needed help the most . I love the fact my puppy lives in her house while I'm on vacation and not stuck in a cage or kennel. (Let's Get Started B&T Program)


  • The Foundation Program will lay the infrastructure for you and your puppy or dog being successful.  We'll be training leash walking (no more pulling!), sit, down, mat, relaxation and come on leash.  Week one is working on training on our property.  Week two is taking trips to local neighborhoods and parks to take walks and work with increased distractions.  We can also start treadmill training.  This program is open to puppies under 5 months is owners are looking for a stronger foundation than our Let's Get Started Program and this program is the starting point for puppies 5 months and older.This program is two weeks of training in Nicole's home as well as fieldtrips to local neighborhoods.

    The Foundation Program will work on:

    • ​Manners!
    • Creating a calmer demeanor​
    • Waiting at thresholds (door, crate, etc)
    • Building a positive and respectful relationship
    • training under low to moderate distractions

    These are the standard things we work on, please ask us about anything specific you need help with.  These are things we'll discuss at the training evaluation.

    Training Investment: $1195

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  • Go Home Lesson - Let's Get Started and The Foundation Programs

    On the day that you pick up your dog at Nicole's home, you will have a 2-3 hour go-home training session, which includes demonstrations and instructions of what tools to use and how to successfully handle your dog. This program also includes one 1- to 2-hour follow-up session in your home scheduled 7-10 days after pick-up, to clarify any issues that may have become apparent after you return home with your dog. Let's Get Started and the Foundation Program include any necessary training equipment which is usually leash walking equipment and a raised mat. These programs are not designed for off-leash reliability or E-collar training (but dogs are always welcome back to complete the Freedom Dog or Total Dog Transformation Programs at a later point in time).

  • Our Most Popular Program!

    The Freedom Dog Program will turn your dog into the envy of the neighborhood!  You'll have a dog that waits on a mat when guests come over instead of jumping all over them.  Your dog will come when called even with distractions, it and down stay as well as walk politely on the leash.  You'll have the dog of your dreams!

    The Freedom Dog Program is a 14-28 day board and train program where dogs stay in our home, not a noisy kennel.  We transition your on leash work to off leash freedom and reliability to give you and your dog tons of fun!

    Your puppy or dog first completes our foundation program before returning for more advanced training and off leash freedom!  After completion you can continue to attend our followup classes, Use It or Lose It and Let's Take a Walk! as well as join our exclusive group class: Play and Train.

    Training Investment: $1995

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  • Brandi

    I did board and train with Nicole. I took a crazy, active and not well behaved little boxer. I got back a well mannered and well behaved boxer. My grandson could hardly take Brandi on walks or out for bathroom time because of the pulling and jumping. Now he is the first to jump up and offer to take her out. I read on Nicole's website she also did off leash training. I thought that would be great but never dreamed it could happen. Brandi always played catch me if you can when an opening was there. Now we can go get on walks, play ball and go to friends house with no leash. Amazing is not a big enough word to describe what Nicole did with my baby. From first visit till now Nicole is ready to help. Five star plus is what I would rate Nicole and her training. (Freedom Dog B&T Program)

    Diane P.

  • Sammie Board and Train

  • Ruby Board and Train

  • Cooper and Murphy Freedom Dog Program

  • Ruger takes a fieldtrip

  • Want your dog to have the ultimate training experience?!  Or is your dog having severe anxiety or aggression issues?  This program will transform your dog.  Your dog will spend 42 days training with us in our house and you'll be out to do private lessons so when your dog goes home, you two will be successful together!

    The Total Dog Transformation is for any dog but dogs with the following issues work in this program so we can lay a great foundation and take the time to work more serious behavior issues such as:

    • Dog Aggression
    • Human Aggression
    • Food and/or Resource Guarding
    • Separation Anxiety
    • Severe Fear Issues

    Training Investment: $3595

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