Puppy Training
House training, chewing, nipping & jumping



Foundation Training
This is the building blocks to all obedience. 



Manners,Distractions & Behavior 




Boot Camp
10 days for amazing results.



Shy, Fearful, abused, adopted, mill dogs


Christine Johnson
Dog Trainer,
Practitioner of Acupressure



Acupressure and Massage Wellness



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Whole Dog Trainer:  Christine Johnson DT, SAA, MT, 

Whole Dog Training is a cross between dog whispering and the nanny and is structured around the mind, body and ability of the animal. 
We specialize in home behavior and obedience training with an emphasis on health care, nutrition, massage and acupressure. 

Training begins with the owner who teaches their dog using fair and consistent techniques.
This sets the foundation for a happy home, it contributes
to your pets emotional, physiological and mental health and
it is your commitment to your 
Dogs 4 Life

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Dogs 4 Life Training & Wellness Center



Fox Valley's Whole Dog Trainer- Christine Johnson
Whole dog training is a balance between dog whispering and the nanny.  

Programs  is structured around the mind, body and ability of each animal. 
We specialize in home behavior and obedience training with an emphasis on health care, nutrition, massage and acupressure.  Training begins with the owner who teaches their dog using fair and consistent techniques. This sets the foundation for a happy home, it contributes to your pets emotional, physical and mental health and it is your commitment to your 
Dogs 4 Life.


Puppy Training
House training, chewing, nipping & jumping



Foundation Training
This is the building blocks to all obedience. 



Manners,Distractions & Behavior 




Boot Camp
10 days for amazing results.



Shy, Fearful, abused, adopted, mill dogs


Christine Johnson
Dog Trainer,
Practitioner of Acupressure



Acupressure and Massage Wellness



Contact Us


 

Join us

 

 

 

   Servicing Kane County, parts Cook and Du Page

Dogs 4 Life specializes in home training programs which offers professional instruction and personal guidance which will take you through a step by step progression of your training levels. We lead by example and teach you usable techniques that work for your specific dog. Our home programs provide flexibility for your family's schedules and different levels of training to meet your training goals. 

Dogs 4 Life directs it's training programs into three areas. 1. We focus on a whole dog approach; based upon the health, physical traits, temperament, breed qualities and mental ability of each animal, which is why our programs are so successful. 2. Our techniques vary, giving flexibility to each dog and families program.  3. "Building a Brighter Tomorrow for Today's Pets" is our mission and is the core of our business. This being that every individual dogs future is our mission for today. 

Dogs 4 Life addresses behavior and obedience through structured reinforced behavior shaping, which creates motivation and desire for the dog's performance without bribes for a cookie or harsh corrections. We offer state of the art technology, utilizing the force free methods, in addition to our traditional training programs. 

Let us teach you how to improve your doggie communication and handling skills through our home programs. This will present your dog with the opportunity to be trained in the environment in which they best learn, your home.  Our programs are individualized based on the handler's skills, dogs personality, and your training goals. 

Let us show you how to become effective in your training by teaching you methods without intimidation, which builds trust while eliminating problematic behavior. 

Puppy Training: Puppies are wonderful and cute, yet they lack the general understanding of the household rules. We offer multiple puppy programs to assist your puppy in building their vocabulary while guiding you through puppy stages including: housebreaking, crate training, basic commands, chewing, nipping, and jumping.  More

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We can help you to create a successful foundation for your puppy's training. Our program's assist in all puppy issues.


Level A- Foundation Building:
We consider the dog's foundation to be the A.B.C. blocks upon which all commands rest. These include: dogs name, come, sit, down, and stay. It is after the foundation is laid that we can continue to build upon these blocks and begin manner and distraction training. Dogs 4 Life understands that frustrated dogs develop problematic behaviors, and it is at this level of training can we begin to eliminate these behaviors and replace them with a more desired result.

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When you have a dog that fails to respond to a command, then you have failed to communicate. Let Dogs 4 Life teach you how to become more effective through our home training programs.



Level B-Distraction and Manner Training: Once we have laid the foundation and set our expectations through Level A training, we can then progress to Manner Training which includes: Jumping on people, furniture, and counter surfing. At this level of training we can also begin Distraction Training, which can include: door greeting, leash walking, introducing a new family member, human or canine.  It is this level that we can also address possession aggression, dog aggression and people aggression.

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How to deal with a dominant tendency. We can show you how to create your leadership program.



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Level C Emotional & Physical Imbalances: Christine is a graduate of  Tall Grass Institutee and has earned her Practitioners Certification in Small Animal Acupressure. As she furthered her studies she became certified in Canine Massage Wellness. Christine assist in both physical comfort and the emotional stability of dogs that have experienced trauma, including abuse, neglect and or is the genetic disposing.  These dogs suffer from anxiety, stress and fear and are not considered training issues. Acupressure and massage can help bring the dog back into a healthy state of balance and improve their over all well-being. Her goal is to build trust, respect and to give structure that allows for the best opportunity for a fulfilling life.

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Boot C
amp:  The success of any board and train program often depends on the owner's ability to adapt to the trainers style. Our methods eliminate the confusion for the dog to adapt to multi style training that can occur between the owner and trainer. Through our force free methods we can ensure an effective and reliable turn over to the owner resulting in a successful program. Dogs 4 Life's board and train programs are centered on basic obedience, distraction and manner training. In just 10 days you will have on and off leash reliability.

Let us show you how to streamline your training for the fastest and most effective results. 

 
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 Christine@dogs4life.com

                                                              

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