Expert Pet Training at Wheaton Animal Hospital
Fun and educational, this course provides essential puppy care and training skills with an emphasis on socialization, play skill development, confidence building and house manners. Topics covered include house training, jumping up, mouthing and basic obedience. Dogs will be learning the basics of leash walking along with commands such as sit, stay, down and come when called to shape a well-rounded dog who behaves on the leash and knows how to act in a variety of new situations.
*Must be 12 weeks or older to attend and up to date on vaccinations.
Building upon the skills learned in Beginner, Intermediate works to polish those skills with added distractions like toys, other dogs in class and treats to keep your dog sharp and focused on commands such as stay and come when called. The technical heel is taught in this class both on and off leash, as well as other advanced training techniques.
*Must have completed Beginner Course and up to date on vaccinations.
Off Leash Training (Advanced)
On leash training, while valuable for on leash behaviors can’t prepare either of you for the challenges of the off leash experience in environments like the dog beach or dog park. Using positive reinforcement methods in a low distraction setting, this course gradually teaches your dog to be reliable working off leash. Course focuses include: come when called, off leash heel, out of sight stay, starting of retrieval work.
*Must have completed both Beginner and Intermediate courses.
Please contact us at (630) 665-1500 to discuss your training needs, review pricing or to schedule classes.
Wheaton Animal Hospital offers puppy training classes at our convenient location. There are many advantages to puppy training. Our introductory Puppy Manners course is designed to provide your new pet with an opportunity to socialize and establish key training fundamentals.
Puppy Manners Course
Fun and educational, this course provides essential puppy care and training skills. We emphasize socialization, house manners, play skill development, and confidence building. Topics include:
- Leash walking
- Handling skills
We understand the joy and excitement of adding a new puppy to your family. Establishing puppy manners early on will set the stage for later expectations. In addition, learning key commands will help keep your puppy safe. If you have specific needs, our curriculum can be tailored to your pet.
Please contact us for information regarding the date and time of our next puppy course. We look forward to working with you and your pet.
We accept walk-ins during our Doctor’s Hours to meet your busy lifestyle. If you’d prefer to make an appointment, we offer those too!
News & Events
Easter Adoption Event!
Join us at Wheaton Animal Hospital on Sunday, 4/2 from 11-2 for our Easter Adoption Event!
$5 pictures with the easter bunny will benefit local rescues. Meet furry friends available for adoption,
enjoy light refreshments and enter to win prizes!
10% Off Flea & Tick Preventatives!
Fleas & ticks carry many diseases that can not only harm your pets but can potentially be transmitted to humans. The best way to keep you and your pet safe is prevention and through the month of March, we’re offering 10% off Bravecto, Nexgard or Revolution flea and tick preventatives!