Expert Pet Training at Wheaton Animal Hospital

Meet Our Trainer!

Derrick Rollerson

Derrick Rollerson II

We are pleased to introduce Derrick S. Rollerson II. His philosophy of training is to develop a healthy bonding relationship between pets and pet parents. His training style incorporates a balance of reward based (positive reinforcement) and correction based (negative punishment) training.

Derrick’s love for animals, especially dogs, dates back to early childhood as he insisted on reading books about animals. At the age of six, he convinced his mother that he was ready to own his own dog, which was a lab pointer mix. He has since acquired two Staffordshire terriers.

Derrick is certified through Petco’s DTIP (Dog Training Instructor Program). He began his training career at Petco as an apprentice and quickly elevated to Senior District Mentor, training more than a dozen of Petco’s dog trainers within two years. Derrick also has more than two years’ experience in personal protection/guard dog training, behavior modification, and agility training. He has taken Canine Good Citizen (CGC) preparation courses, becoming certified to administer the testing for the CGC certification. Derrick has been training professionally since 2011, and has worked with well renowned facilities such as K9 University and Pups Pets Club.

Derrick looks forward to helping pet parents better understand their four leg companions, strengthen bonds, and ultimately assisting in bettering our communities.

Puppy Class

Under 6 Months, Students learn socialization
*Dogs MUST be up to date on vaccines including H3N2 flu vaccine! Please call and confirm with your veterinary clinic.

Basic Manners Class

6 months and older, Students will learn manners and basics (sit, down, etc.)
*Dogs MUST be up to date on vaccines including H3N2 flu vaccine! Please call and confirm with your veterinary clinic.

Classes held at Elmhurst Animal Care Center
850 S. Riverside Dr. Elmhurst, IL 60126

View class dates and schedule HERE.

To register: Call 630.530.1900



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Walk-ins Welcome!

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!

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News & Events

New Dog or Puppy? Time For Training!

Training is an important part of any dog's life! From providing mental stimulation to exercise and proper socialization, training will help in the development of a great canine companion! We are now enrolling for Basic Obedience Classes! Classes will be held at Elmhurst Animal Care Center (850 S. Riverside Dr. Elmhurst, IL.) Please call 630.530.1900 to register your pet or email: trainer@thepetexperts.com with any specific questions you may have! The cost of the 6-week class is $120.

Meet Our Adoptable Animals!

We are currently fostering some great pets available for adoption! Visit our Featured Foster page HERE to view all animals available for adoption and make an appointment to meet them at our clinic by calling us at 630.665.1500!

Halloween Party & Adoption Event!

Join us on Sunday, October 21st from 11AM - 2PM for a Halloween Party & Adoption Event! Meet local rescues with pets available for adoption while you enjoy treats & raffles! Dress to impress, we'll be taking $5 pet photos that benefit our rescue partners and also host a pet costume contest at 12:30PM! Check out the Facebook event HERE.

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