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    Bueller ready and waiting for class.

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    Great socialization and conditioning happens in puppy class! Here are some of our Class Stars.

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    Captain Jack ready for his close up.

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    Rizzo showing off her bow.

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    ROOT Dog Training students showing off their ribbons from successful Nose Work trials.

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 a 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 to K9 Nose Work 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 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

If you don’t see 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.

ROOT Details


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… Read More

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We hold our Orientation sessions twice a month. Come join us! Orientations are free and for people only. Please leave your dog at home. The Next Free Good Dog School Orientations will be held on Wednesday, February 3… Read More

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ROOT Class Calendar

As always we continue to offer our ongoing Good Dog School and Puppy classes and rotating Specialty and K9 Nose Work classes. Take a look at the current class list and come and join us for all the fun and training…. Read More

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