Obedience Training | PAWS Chicago

Obedience Training

Every dog deserves a great start

Every dog and owner can benefit from training

That’s why we strongly encourage you to attend a PAWS Chicago dog training class as soon as possible after adopting. We even provide a financial incentive with our $100 training deposit refund. 

Training is designed to improve you and your dog’s communications skills with each other. Regardless of age, breed or where your dog came from, every dog and owner can benefit from training.*

Obedience training classes:

  • Provide important socialization with dogs and people
  • Develop the human-to-animal bond
  • Reward appropriate behavior
  • Teach basic commands that will help your communication with one another
  • Prevent future behavior problems 

For puppies, start training as early as 10 weeks old, during their crucial socialization period. For adult or more experienced dogs, obedience, sports and enrichment classes will help teach and build upon basic obedience and manners skills. 

Training continues for the life of your dog. We encourage you to continue classes to educate yourself and your dog and to strengthen the bond with your new best friend. 

Learn about PAWS Chicago's training classes and enroll today!

*Reimbursement upon completion of training: When you complete an obedience training class held in person or virtually through PAWS Chicago within four months of adoption and send a copy of your graduation certificate or letter stating that your dog completed a training class, you will receive a $100 reimbursement check or credit to your credit card. Reimbursements of the Training Fee Deposit will not be processed for completing a positive reinforcement training class through a non-PAWS Chicago training facility.  Please mail certificates or letters to PAWS Chicago at 1997 N. Clybourn Chicago, IL 60614, e-mail the certificate to trainingcenter@pawschicago.org. Make sure your name is clearly indicated and as well as the name of the when he or she was adopted from PAWS.

Training Classes

Practice makes perfect, and your pooch will get plenty of practice in training classes. Learn about PAWS Chicago’s training classes and enroll today!