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Proud K9 Dog Obedience
MissY doing CDX work

Very "Proudly", Fox River Dog Obedience and Proud-Haus Shepherds have joined hands to become Proud K9 Dog Obedience!!
I, myself, have been training my own dogs since I was a grade schooler, exhibiting in obedience since I was a little thing, learning from my family. In 1999, I began working with Carol Lyon, owner of Fox River Dog Obedience; and actually knew my grandmother from the kennel club they both belonged to and that Carol eventually worked at as their obedience trainer. Funny what a small world it is!!!! As 30+ years of training went by for Carol, she started looking for a replacement so "there will still be good dog training in this area for people to get when I'm gone." In 2001, I took over as owner and head trainer of Fox River Dog Obedience, expanding on the programme that Carol had started all those years ago. Today, I use MissY as my full-time dog, as well as one of my demo dogs in the obedience programme.

We now offer:
-----Early Puppy Rearing/Socialization   for puppies 9 weeks to 4 months
-----Beginner's Obedience   for all puppies/dogs 5-6months and up
-----Novice Obedience   for Beginner's graduates; for AKC&UKC obedience competiting
-----Pre-Open/Open    for the Open level of AKC&UKC obedience competiting
-----Utility 1&2    for Utility level of AKC&UKC obedience competiting
-----Private Classes    one-on-one work with you and your dog; regular obedience classes, and behaviour modification
-----In-House Training    a doggie live-in programme for learning the Beginner's obedience programme and behaviour modification

-----Novice Class    for puppies 9 weeks to 6 months and for new handlers
-----Open Class    for people/dogs with some experience
-----Expert Class    for refining and polishing your and your dog's techniques


Our clean, friendly in-home boarding programme is for any and all dogs that have graduated (or are currently attending) the beginner's class (or above); and also dogs that have qualified through a private interview if they have not previously attended our classes. All current vaccinations required ("combo"-distemper, parvo, etc.; rabies; bordatella-"kennel cough"), plus we have bordatella on site if your dog has not yet been Kennel Cough vaccinated. We offer:

-----Overnight care: Stay for overnight, a weekend, week, or for long-term stay.
Reasonable rates based on a 24 hour day

New Classes
New Puppy and Beginner Classes start about Monthly throughout the year. All classes are open to all breeds and mixes. We specialize in large breeds and problem dogs!
Call 815/712-9476 for more information and class starts. If I am not available, leave a message; I return every call promptly.