Dream Dog Program
Freedom Dog Training Academy

Our Freedom Dog Training Academy is an interactive, educational and fun way to train your dog!  Our Dream Dog Program is our Board and Train (B&T) option.   Your dog will stay with us in our house and receive personalized training.  You will also receive lessons to learn your dog’s new training as well as 6 MONTHS in the Academy Online Classroom included in the program.  Watch our weekly lessons, post your homework assignments for feedback, ask questions about course content and share successes!

Our Dream Dog Program has three different board & train program options: Foundation, Freedom Dog and Dream Dog.  Check out each program to find your perfect fit!  We’re looking forward to seeing the transformation of your dog!

Dream Dog

Why our clients love our Board & Train Programs

  • We figure our the best approach for your dog.
  • Your dog is learning directly from a professional
  • Supervised, safe socialization that is at your dog’s pace
  • Faster training since your dog is integrated into our household from day one
  • Field trips to pet friendly locations – so your dog learns to focus around increased distractions with professional handling
  • You don’t have to do all the basic foundation work – the trainer does this for you, and then you can practice with your dog who already has basic training concepts down – you don’t have stumble through it together
  • We transfer the training to you during and after the training in exclusive private lessons so that you can also continue the training once your dog is home

Our dog training clients LOVE our 2 acre country setting where we have hiking trails, seasonal creek swimming and open areas for dogs to run and play WHILE they are being trained!

Regardless if you do our 3 week, 5 week or results based board & train program, all of our board & train programs are 6 MONTH PROGRAMS!

Foundation Board & Train Program

The Foundation program is a 21 day board and train in our home with three private lessons to teach you your dog’s training.  The Foundation program is focused on behavioral training and loose leash walking and is for puppies and dogs of all ages. This program is designed to teach relaxation, and create a balanced, healthy, well-behaved dog.  We address the underlying issues of excitability, hyperactivity and other mild behaviors issues.  Dogs with reactivity and aggression are not eligible for this program.

No More Bugging the Older Dog
Learning to Relax without being Exhausted
Enjoy a well mannered and behaved dog!

For puppies who don’t display these types of behaviors, we’ll get them “started off on the right foot” before undesired behaviors become habit.  Dogs thrive on routine, and training is never a one-time event…it’s a lifestyle!  Our Foundation program begins that lifestyle!  There is a saying “obedience training allows you to tell your dog what to do, but behavior training teaches your dog how to be”.  The Foundation program address the mindset of the dog, so that they can learn to “just be”.

During the Foundation program we focus on and address:

*Building a positive and respectful relationship with your dog

*Physical, mental and confidence-building exercises

*Teaching your dog to have an optimistic state of mind instead of a pessimistic view of the world

*How to politely greet people (no more jumping on guests and embarrassing you!)

*A dog that doesn’t counter surf or steal things in the house and then play keep away

*Enjoy a dog that walks nicely on a leash (no more dragging you around the neighborhood!)

*How to relax and have a calmer demeanor – relaxed dogs are happier and make better decisions because they’re not going to a mile a minute

*Teaching your dog to wait for permission to go out a door (no more running out of the crate, house or car doors!)

*Learning to correct your dog for behaviors you don’t want in a way that doesn’t shut them down and actually gets them more enthusiastic about what they should be doing

*A dog that can make better choices on their own so they need less micromanaging and are more fun to live with!

Have a polite puppy!

Enjoy walks with your dog!

Even high drive dogs can learn to relax!

The Foundation program includes:

  • 3 weeks of Board & Train in our home on our beautiful 1.7 acre property in Minooka, IL
  • 3 private lessons to teach you your dog’s training ($375 value!)
  • Training equipment ($50 value!)
  • Our Freedom Dog Training Academy
    • Admission in our Foundation Course, our 8 week course full of videos, handouts and tons of training information ($275 value!)
    • Enrollment in our Online Classroom for 6 months of instruction and support ($625 value!)
  • You get all this plus your dog staying and training with me in my house with my personal dogs ($1575 value!)

Training Investment: $1995 (a $2900 value!) 

Want to add a off leash recall to your dog’s training?  Check out our Freedom Dog Program!

Freedom Dog Board & Train Program
Our Most Popular Program!

*Want to have an awesome off leash recall with your dog to enjoy walks and hikes off leash?
*Does your dog lunge and bark at other dogs and/or people on walks?
*Is your dog nervous all the time?
*Has your dog growled, barked at, lunged toward, tried to bit people and other dogs?

Dogs with more intense behavioral issues who need more time to be successful on the skills in the Foundation program such as mild to moderate reactivity, anxiety or aggression.

 Dogs who owners want to add an off leash recall to their dog’s Foundation skills.  Have a dog that comes back when you call the first time!

Dogs who owners want to add on leash obedience such as sit, down and mat which will have an implied stay.

The Freedom Dog program includes:

  • 5 weeks of Board & Train in our home on our beautiful 1.7 acre property in Minooka, IL
  • 5 private lessons to teach you your dog’s training ($625 value!)
  • Training equipment ($50-$200 value!)
  • Our Freedom Dog Training Academy
    • Admission in our Freedom Dog Course, our 16 week course full of videos, handouts and tons of training information ($525 value!)
    • Enrollment in our Online Classroom for 6 months of instruction and support ($625 value!)
  • You get all this plus your dog staying and training with me in my house with my personal dogs ($2625 value!)

Training Investment: $2995 (a $4450-$4650 value!) 

Dream Dog Board & Train Program

The Dream Dog Board & Train program is our results-based program which means there are no limits!  This program is designed to break the norm of week to week board and train programs.  We customize and create a program that will transform your dog!  The Dream Dog program is customized to work with your needs and not against the clock or your dog’s learning.  With no time limit, we can achieve incredible results with your dog that allows them to learn at their pace.  In addition we want to support your learning also with access to our Academy: Dream Dog online course, Online Classroom and plenty of private lessons to teach you your dog’s training for a lifetime of long lasting results!

Zeke had a history of barking and lunging with intent to do harm to other people and especially other dogs.  After many weeks of training, we took him on a trip to a local pet friendly store during a vaccination clinic.  So proud of how this guy did!

Wally has a bite history on people and was particular about how and when he’d let people touch him.  Sometimes he was fine, other times very aggressive.  Here we’re working on having him get more comfortable being handled.

The Dream Dog program includes:

  • Your dog will stay with us 8 or more weeks, as many weeks as needed to meet the customized board & train plan in our home on our beautiful 1.7 acre property in Minooka, IL
  • We’ll be doing 6+ private lessons, the exact number will be determined by during and after the board & train program to teach you your dog’s training (starting at a $750 value!)
  • Training equipment ($50-$200 value!)
  • Our Freedom Dog Training Academy
    • Admission in our Freedom Dog Course, our 16 week course full of videos, handouts and tons of training information ($875 value!)
    • Enrollment in our Online Classroom for 6 months of instruction and support ($625 value!)
  • You get all this plus your dog staying and training with me in my house with my personal dogs (starting at a $3150 value!)

Training Investment: $4995 ( starting at $5450 value!)

What veterinary records do I need for Board and Train?

For in person services: In our on-going effort to provide you and your dog’s with the best care and service possible as well as provide a clean and healthy environment for all, we require ALL dogs that participate in any activity at our Freedom Dog Training & Boarding facility provide proof of the following veterinary records from a licensed veterinarian.

For puppies 5 months and younger

a) rabies vaccination no later than 16 weeks of age

b) age appropriate distemper/parvo combo shots

c) negative fecal within 30 days of the first appointment and then updated every six months thereafter

For dog 6 months and older:

a) rabies vaccination (1 or 3 years)

b) distemper/parvo combo (1yr, 3 yrs or a yearly titer)

c) negative fecal within 60 days of the first appointment and then updated every six months thereafter

If your dog tests positive for on their fecal, they need to be treated.  After treatment, a new fecal test will be needed to make sure the treatment has worked.  Some parasites require more than one round of treatment to get rid of them.

We don’t require the bordetella vaccine but Client is welcome to have their dog vaccinated with bordetella. Client understands that even if Client’s dog is vaccinated against kennel cough (bordetella) or not vaccinated, there is a chance that the owner’s dog can still contract kennel cough.

We appreciate your willingness to help us keep our facility as clean and safe as possible for the enjoyment of all.

Foundation

* A 2 month program

*You’ll have access to the Foundation Course during and after the program.

*In addition you’ll be enrolled for 8 weeks in the Online Classroom.

After your initial 8 weeks in the Online Classroom, you can stay for additional help, support and learning for only $27 a month.

Payment plans available

Training Investment starts at: $475

Freedom Dog

*A 4 month program

*You’ll have access to the Freedom 
Dog Course
 during and after the program.

*In addition you’ll be enrolled for 16 weeks in the Online Classroom.

After your initial 16 weeks in the Online Classroom, you can stay for additional help, support and learning for only $27 a month.

Payment plans available

Training Investment starts at $925

 

Dream Dog

*A 6 month program

*You’ll have access to the Foundation Course if you do the Foundation B&T and access to the Freedom Dog Course if you dog the Freedom Dog or Dream Dog B&T.

*No matter which board and train option you do, you’ll be enrolled for 6 months in the Online Classroom for the ultimate support.

After your initial 6 months in the Online Classroom, you can stay for additional help, support and learning for only $27 a month.

Payment plans available 

Training Investment starts at $1995