Smart Dogs - Training and Boarding

In-Home Dog Training Services

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Chicago's #1 Luxury Dog Boarding B&B

Smart Dogs Training and Lodging

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In-Home Dog Training

In-Home/Private Training packages are for those of you that prefer the convenience of your OWN home environment, and for issues that are more effectively and appropriately addressed in a private setting rather than a group class.  For your convenience, appointments are available 6 days a week.  If your dog has a behavior problem that needs one-on-one attention, private lessons can help prevent and/or resolve issues by helping your dog become an obedient companion.


We are dog trainers that also specialize in people training.  We can train the whole family.  Kids, spouses and other dogs included for free!!!

Dog training and behavior topics that we can help you with:

  • Manners and Obedience

  • Walking/Pulling/Lunging

  • Potty Training

  • Greeting Strangers

  • Nipping

  • Chewing

  • Barking

  • Car issues

  • Aggression

  • Fear

  • Off-Leash

  • Growling

  • Food issues

  • Crate issues

  • Socialization

  • Agility & Advanced Tricks…..

  • Canine Good Citizen 

  • Therapy Dog


We will work specifically on concerns you have with your dog inside and outside of your home while building a long-lasting foundation.

We have one time sessions or we have 3, 6, 10, 20 or unlimited packages.

October 10, 2017

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“Kristy and Ian have truly given our family the best gift: a well behaved dog! Rylie stayed in their beautiful home for 3 weeks. They sent us pictures and updates daily. It meant so much to know that our dog wasn’t only learning, but also getting so much love from Kristy and Ian. Rylie had some major anxiety and “puppy” tendencies and we had tried EVERYTHING! We actually came to the point of we either need to get rid of her or try Smartdogs. We are so happy we chose the latter! We can’t thank these amazing people enough!! You can tell this is a true passion for both of them! I would highly recommend them!”


~ Jennifer Salzand
Sugar Grove, IL