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 -- which is simply the removal of praise when the wrong behavior is offered) 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.

Beginner and Intermediate Fusion Classes
For All Ages

ALL AGES welcome
*Dogs MUST be age 12 weeks and older and up to date on vaccines including H3N2 flu vaccine! Please call and confirm with your veterinary clinic.

Click below for class schedule and more information.

Class Schedule

Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced Classes

*Dogs MUST be age 12 weeks and older and up to date on vaccines including H3N2 flu vaccine! Please call and confirm with your veterinary clinic.

Click below for class schedule and more information.

Class Schedule

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

To register: Call 630.530.1900

6-Week Class $120



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   7:15 pm - Intermediate Fusion (all ages) Late Winter Session
   6:00 pm - Beginner Fusion (all ages) Late Winter Session
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   6:00 PM Beginner Fusion (all ages) Late Winter Session
   7:15 PM Intermediate Fusion (all ages) Early Spring Session
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   6:00 pm - Beginner Fusion (all ages) Early Spring Session
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   10:00 AM Puppy Beginner Spring Session
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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

Keep Your Pet Healthy All Year Round!

We offer plans for puppies, kittens, adult dogs & cats. With affordable monthly payments and our convenient hours, it's the best value in helping your pet live a longer & healthier life! Call us at 630.665.1500 for details!

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!

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