Dog Training

Beach For Dogs provides varied options of dog training services to help your pet become a well-behaved family member. Whether you have a puppy who needs to start obedience training or an adult dog with a behavioral issue, our team of skilled trainers will provide you with assistance.

Our dog training sessions are built so that your dog can learn the necessary behaviors and become well-trained. We work to find your dog’s weaknesses and show you how to correct the problems.  Our class sessions take advantage of our facility and real world experiences. Be prepared to take your dog out onto the streets to see how much he or she is picking up during the canine training class.

Class Schedule

We believe that you’ll be surprised and excited at the changes your dog can make when enrolled in our classes. To make dog training an enjoyable and fulfilling activity, our approach is positive, rewards-based, fun and effective. We believe in Cesar Milan and Dr. Brian Hare’s Philosophy.

Cesar Millan’s Philosophy

Our training philosophy and Cesar Millan’s are similar. We will not only train your dog, but we will also train you to become a dog whisperer.

Millan’s work focuses on handling a dog with what he calls “calm-assertive energy”. He approaches dog behavior by teaching dog owners to establish their role as calm-assertive pack leaders. According to Millan, dogs have three primary needs: exercise, discipline and affection — in that order. In other words, it is the owner’s responsibility to fulfill the dog’s energy level through challenging exercise; then to provide clearly communicated rules, boundaries and limitations; and finally, to provide affection.

Learn more about how our training services reflect Cesar Millan’s strategy.

Dr. Brian Hare’s Philosophy

Dr. Brian Hare is an associate professor of evolutionary anthropology at Duke University in North Carolina and a member of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, which is a division of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University, founded the Hominoid Psychology Research Group while at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, and subsequently founded the Duke Canine Cognition Center when arriving at Duke University.

His research consistently received national and international media coverage over the last decade and has been featured in the Daily Mail, The Telegraph, The Economist, The New York Times, The New Yorker, National Geographic, Time, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Nature, Wired, Science magazine, CNN and ABC (Australia). He has been a frequent guest on radio programs including the BBC and American National Public Radio. He has also been featured in multiple documentaries from production companies such as National Geographic (U.S.), BBC (U.K.), Nova (U.S.), RTL (Germany), SBS (Korea) and Globo (Brazil). Dr. Hare is frequently invited to give lectures on his research on dog intelligence. For example, in 2009 he gave the keynote addresses at the annual conferences for both Assistance Dog Training Society and Association of Pet Dog Trainers, which are both among the largest dog training societies in the U.S.

Ask the Experts!

Need help right away but can’t make it to our facility? We can set-up a phone consultation for you with one of our professional trainers. Phone consultations are useful if you need help immediately but can’t make it in for a private lesson. Clients who move out of town find them particularly useful.

The following issues are some of the most common:

  • Puppy Selection – Advance planning is the key to a great relationship with your puppy. Discuss which breeds are best for you; learn what traits to look for in a puppy; find out what supplies to have on hand before bringing your puppy home.
  • Crate Training – If your puppy is keeping you up nights, let our experienced trainers help. They’ve personally trained hundreds of puppies and know what really works.
  • Housebreaking – This can be one of the most frustrating issues for new puppy owners but it doesn’t have to be. Tell us what’s happening and we can help you structure your puppy’s environment for success.
  • Introducing a second dog – Not sure how to introduce a new dog to your existing canine (or feline) household can design a plan that works for your family.


You are only charged for the time you use. Each phone consultation is figured in 15-minute increments.

Price is $85 – $100 per hour.

Call 847-489-5713 today to schedule your phone consultation!

Daily Rates

  • $50 Per Day for Dog Training

  • $30 Per Day for Daycare

  • All Training Classes Take 4 weeks, 5 days a week

Off Leash Training Program (1 month)

During the first phase of training, you will learn the basics of Off Leash control (i.e. body language, dog psychology, tools of communicating, etc.) By the time you complete the first phase you will confidently have your dog off leash in any situation and around any distractions. Gone will be the days of jumping up, barking, running out the door, and pulling on the leash.

The second phase of training is where you will work on “advanced” distractions. You will confidently control your dog around many other dogs off leash; it is also a great opportunity to allow your dog that much needed socialization and playtime they have earned. If you enjoy learning how to continually enhance your dog’s abilities and find training your dog fun, then this program is an excellent fit for you and your pack.

Our Off Leash Training Training Package starts at $995 and includes daycare

Training Basic Package

Our training basic package is a day-long training option available only to Beach For Dogs training clients. If you’ve trained with us, you may schedule your dog to work with our trainers on an as-needed basis.

  • Enhances class training or private lessons.
  • Your dog works with 2-4 trainers on the behaviors of your choice.
  • Includes all the features of daycare.
  • Price is $50 a day
  • Drop-off is 7-9am. Pick-up is 3-5:30pm

Reservations are required. Call 847-489-5713 or click here to book today!

Basic Training Package (1 month)

Our classes are a great way to introduce your dog to other dogs, while taking advantage of our trainers’ expert advice and training skill. Obedience training for dogs is a finely tuned skill, and Beach For Dogs has the knowledge and skills needed to provide you with the training you need to have the dog you’ve always wanted.

Our Basic Training Package starts at $995 and includes daycare

Intensive Training – Our Premier Training Program

A customized four-week training program designed just for your dog by our team of professional trainers.

Your dog receives regular training sessions on a daily basis. This structure and repetition means learning takes place more quickly and will stay with your dog.

Why choose Intensive Training Program?

The knowledge and expertise of our entire training team is concentrated on the success of your dog’s program.

The ITE program gives your dog a strong training foundation, making him a better pet and prepared for any other dog activity you may choose to pursue.

What will my dog learn?

You get to choose. The most commonly requested behaviors are:

  • Recall
  • Housebreaking
  • Crate training
  • Leash manners
  • Appropriate greeting behavior
  • Getting ready for a new baby

In addition, shortly before your start date you will have a phone consultation with one of our trainers to discuss your goals for the program. We are committed to your dog’s success, so it is important that we know your expectations for ITE.

Dog Training July 21, 2017