ROOT Dog Training is Positive Training for You & Your Dog

Do you have a dog who
  • Comes when called…some of the time?
  • Is so smart you want to show them off?
  • Is aggressive when he sees another dog?

ROOT Dog Training specializes on quick, accessible, easy to implement positive dog training so that even the busiest of people can have a wonderfully trained dog. No matter the issue, we can help.

ROOT Dog Training specializes in unique, results driven, positive dog training choices to help your dog become the dog of your dreams.Sara McLoudrey, owner and director of ROOT, is Chicagolandʼs only Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Trainer (VSPDT) and Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA).

ROOT Dog Training offers a wide variety of group dog training classes for every type of dog. Our group classes offer training from Puppy Training to Aggressive Dog Training to Competition Obedience and everything in between. No matter how young or old, naughty or nice your dog is, you can always find the perfect training solution with ROOT Dog Training classes.

For owners who want individualized attention or just the convenience of scheduling, private dog training can be arranged either at your home or our training facility. For those people too busy to dedicate time to training, let ROOT do the training for you.  Ask ROOT about our Doggy Day Training program.

ROOT Dog Training serves the Chicago North Shore communities of
If you don’t see your your town, please call ROOT Dog Training to discuss training options for you!

Isn’t it time to turn your “Marley” into your “Lassie” with a positive, truly dog friendly approach to training that is easy to work into your busy lifestyle?

Contact ROOT Dog Training for a training program to fit you and your dog’s needs.

New Harness Policy
Effective immediately, for the safety of your dog, we have instituted a new policy where ALL dogs in classes must be on either a Harness or a head collar ONLY! Please ask for more details when you come to class.

Yellow Ribbons for the Yellow Dog Project
We have decided to embrace and in turn educate the community about the Yellow Dog Project. If you have a dog that might need some extra space (for whatever reason - shyness, reactive, in-training) please tie a yellow ribbon on their leash or give them a yellow neckerchief and we'll give you extra space.
  • Bannockburn
  • Buffalo Grove
  • Deerfield
  • Evanston
  • Glencoe
  • Glenview
  • Highland Park
  • Highwood
  • Kenilworth
  • Lake Bluff
  • Lake Forest
  • Libertyville
  • Lincolnshire
  • Northbrook
  • Northfield
  • Riverwoods
  • Skokie
  • Vernon Hills
  • Wilmette
  • Winnetka
Sara Berry McLoudrey
CPDT-KSA, CNWI, TAGteach Level 2 
Highwood - Highland Park, Illinois • 847-235-6290


The Next Free Good
Dog School Orientation
will be held on
Sat., April 19 at 11:000 am

The next Free Puppy Recess Playtime:
For Current ROOT
Students Only

The next Adolescent Recess for ROOT
students over 5 months:

Small Dog Recess
for dogs 25 pounds and less
For Current ROOT
Students Only

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