Christine Johnson
Whole Dog Trainer ™

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 Christine@dogs4life.com

Service area include Kane County IL, Cook County IL, Du Page County IL, Aurora Il, North Aurora IL,  St. Charles IL, Geneva IL, South Elgin IL, Wayne IL, Elburn IL, Batavia IL,  Naperville IL, Glen Ellyn IL, Wheaton IL, Downers Grove IL, Bartlett IL, Winfield IL, Warrenville IL, Wasco IL, West Chicago IL, Montgomery IL, and Oswego IL., Addison IL, Algonquin IL , Antioch IL, Arlington Heights IL, Barrington IL,  Barrington Hills IL , Bensenville  IL, Berkeley IL , Bloomingdale IL, Bolingbrook IL, Buffalo Grove IL, Burr Ridge IL, Berwyn IL, Champaign IL ,  Chicago IL , Chicago Heights IL , Crystal Lake IL ,  Carol Stream IL, Carpentersville IL, Cary IL, Clarendon Hills IL , Darien  IL, DeKalb IL , Decatur IL , Des Plaines IL ,  Deerfield IL , Downers Grove IL, Elgin  IL, East Dundee IL, Elburn IL, Elk Grove IL, Elmwood Park IL , Elmhurst IL , Evanston IL , Freeport IL ,  Fox River Grove IL,  Gilberts IL, Glen Ellyn IL, Glendale Heights IL, Glenview IL, Grayslake IL, Hampshire IL , Hanover Park IL  , Itasca IL, Johnsburg IL, Harwood Heights IL, Hawthorne Woods IL,  Hoffman Estates IL,  Huntley IL, Highland Park IL, Joliet  IL, Kankakee IL, Lake Forest IL , Lockport IL, Lake in the Hills IL ,  Lake Zurich IL,  Lisle IL  , Lombard IL ,  Maywood IL,  Montgomery  IL, Morton Grove IL  , Mount Prospect IL , Mundelein IL, Marengo IL , Moline IL,  Naperville IL , North Chicago IL ,  NorthLake IL,  New Lenox IL  ,  Niles IL , Northbrook IL , Oak Brook IL, Oak Lawn IL , Oak Park IL ,  Orland Park IL , Palos Heights IL, Park Ridge IL , Peoria IL, Prospect Heights IL, Rock Island IL, Rockford IL, Rolling Meadows IL, Oswego IL  , Palatine IL  , Park Forest  IL, Plainfield IL , River Forest IL , Roselle IL , Round Lake  IL, Round Lake Beach IL ,  Schaumburg IL, Schiller Park IL, Skokie IL, Sleepy Hollow IL, South Elgin IL  , Streamwood IL , Sugar Grove IL  ,  Sandwich IL , Warrenville IL,  Waukegan IL, West Chicago IL,  Wheaton IL ,  Woodstock IL, Zion IL, Palatine IL, Rockford IL, Schaumburg IL, Tinley Park IL. Villa Park IL , Wadsworth IL  , Wauconda IL  , West Dundee IL, Westmont IL, Wheeling IL , Wilmette IL, Winfield IL ,  Woodridge  IL, Vernon Hills IL, Wheeling IL, 
Christine Whole Dog Trainer

My name is Christine, I have been training dogs since 2002 and opened Dogs 4 Life Whole Dog Training and Wellness in 2006. Initially my philosophy in training was all about obedience, however I quickly learned that that is not always the case. Working with such a wide variety of families and their dogs  propelled me into years of fine tuning my craft through education.

My philosophy: let me start by sharing a story, I had a lovely dog Strider who passed 20013, he was a top competitor dog, earning 5ive titles before the age of 3. While at a competition, Strider was viciously attacked by another dog, which altered his behavior as he became dog aggressive. This ended his career, I now had to seek a solution for dealing with a aggressive dog. I hired trainer and  took him to a premier facility which is  known to train aggression issues. Here shaped my philosophy in training. 
The methods they were teaching me were based upon intimidation, harsh corrections, and submitting. My beautiful dog peed all over himself, flipped belly up and just layed their as the trainer instructed me to continue with correction after correction. I thought to myself "I can't do this, "his is not training" it's abusive. That is the end of that.

Eventually, Strider became the ambassador of my training program, you will see him in many of my videos, working with puppies, assisted dogs to properly interact with dogs, he worked side by side showing them the ropes. Hard to believe that he was a dog aggressive dog, it took me years to balance him out. 

With all my years of experience and educations I have fine tuned my craft with very effective, motivation programs to assist families to find solutions for their training needs.  I am a practitioner of  small animal Acupressure through
Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute:
2008.
Practitioner of small animal massage through Blue Sky -2007
Certified in Aroma Therapies and Bach Flower Remedies
Trained E-Touch Remote Collar Training.

I continue to attend seminars and lectures with the influential leaders concerning dog health, vaccinations, and diet, along with working with 1000's of dogs and family's which has shaped and propelled my philosophy and training today.