Dog Training & Socialization Classes

Free Lifelong Training For Our Rescue Dogs

Weekly socialization and basic obedience training is offered to all adopters FREE OF CHARGE for the lifetime of the dog, something no other group offers!  This is made possible by a team of generous trainers who donate their time and sponsors who donate the space. Training is crucial for happy dogs and ensures that our adopted dogs remain in their happy households forever.  A minimum of 4 free training sessions is required for all adopted dogs.

Non-CDR Dogs Can Participate Too!

Your dog doesn’t have to be a Chicagoland Dog Rescue alum to attend our training classes.  We ask for a one time donation of $60 per dog for the first 6 classes. After this, lifetime training is available for free. Additional donations are welcome but not required.

Call 847-259-6458 for more information. 100% of training fees are donated to Chicagoland Dog Rescue and goes toward rescuing more dogs.

Note: Registration is not required to attend our training classes.

Safety Requirements

  • All dogs must be on a 6 foot leather leash. Leashes will be available for purchase during class. No retractable leashes, please.
  • All dogs must wear a well-fitting collar. No pinch collars, please.
  • Puppies are required to have had their second set of vaccinations, a bordetella vaccine and a negative fecal test result.
  • Handlers are required to wear closed toe and closed back shoes. No sandals or flip-flops, please.

If your dog is in need of an evaluation or special one-on-one training for specific problems, please contact us directly at 847-985-7384.   We will set up an appointment to address your concerns.

Training Classes

Sunday morning classes are suspended for the summer. We will be resuming Sunday morning classes after Labor Day. Stay tuned!
Medinah Park District Gymnasium
22W130 Thorndale Ave.
Medinah, IL
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Starting May 1, 2016 training will be outdoors.  In the event of rain we will be in the gym.

Starting June 1st, 2016
We have training on
Wednesday evenings
in the Medinah Park District Gymnasium
icn_clock7:45 – 8:45PM


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