Dog Training & Socialization Classes

Hey Adopters!!

Our training classes are held at Medinah park district. 22w130 Thorndale, Medinah, IL.

Masks are required.
6 ft Social distancing.
Only one person per dog allowed in class.
The entrance for CDR training is located on the north side of the building. Do not use the main entrance of the building

Dogs must be current on vaccinations and negative of any intestinal parasites

Due to CDR’s huge number of successful adoptions and the overwhelming need for training, we have reached out to Medinah to expand our training capabilities.
We are able to add an additional hour of rental time on Wednesday evenings starting April 7th 2021!

Our current class schedule will continue until the first week of April when we will switch to three classes each night.  More information below!  
Class size will be limited to 20 attendees.
Contact to reserve a place in class. Requests must be received no later than the Monday, prior to each week’s class.
Class times are:
Puppies up to 1 year; 6:30-7:15 pm
Dogs 1 yr and older; 7:30-8:15


We will be running 3 classes starting April 7, 2021 through May 26, 2021!
Puppy Beginner class  6:30p – 7:10p 
–  This will be for newly adopted puppies.  Basic puppy manner information, jumping, nipping, sit, down, come..
Puppy Advanced class  7:15p- 8:00p –  This will be for puppies who have gone through the puppy beginner class and ready to move forward.  Controlled leash walking, sit, down, heel, come, stay and leave it. 
Basic Obedience class 8:15p – 9:00p –  Dogs 1 year and up and/or who have achieved puppy advanced class.  This class will reinforce all the basic obedience skills as well as touch on distraction exercises.  

Everyone will need to register by the Monday prior to each class by contacting to assure a spot in the appropriate class. 


Special COVID Policy Waiver

** The waiver must be signed and brought with to the class in order to participate.

Safety Requirements

These guidelines will ensure the safety of both people and pets.

  • All dogs must be on a 6 foot leather leash. Leashes will be available for purchase during class. No retractable leashes.
  • All dogs must be on well-fitting collars or harnesses – though proper fitting training collars are required for adult dogs larger than 20 lbs and over 6 months.  No pinch collars, please, unless instructed by one of the trainers. For puppies under 6 months, a regular collar, fitted appropriately.
  • 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.

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.

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