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From the individualized care our canine-loving staff provides to playtime with other four-legged friends, your dog has never had this much fun! Our team understands the key elements to a happy pup and we find great joy in incorporating them into our daily activities. We believe every single one of our Campers deserves premier treatment, which is why you'll receive all of the great benefits of Camp at one upfront cost.

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    Alysa Assistant Manager / Certified Dog Trainer / Shif Years with Camp Bow Wow: 3.5 See Full Bio
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    Alysa Years with Camp Bow Wow: 3.5 Assistant Manager / Certified Dog Trainer / Shif

    Fun Facts

    I currently have a 6 year old boxer named Twitch.I rescued him when he was about 6 months old. He needed lots of work having never seen anything but a 10x10 of sand in California. So it was my mission to help him discover the world and know what it is like to be a happy dog. He now is amazing, helping me out with training and being my best friend! Twitch helps me when dogs need a confident buddy, when dogs need to work on reactivity issues, or when dogs are interviewing for camp. He is my little helper and I wouldn’t trade him for the world!

    About Me

    I have been working with animals and their owners for many years and nothing makes me happier. My first love was horses, training and owning them was a great beginning. However, I knew that my dog was my best friend and I wanted to help others enjoy their furry companions as much as I do! So my passion became my profession.

    I graduated from Animal Behavior College in 2012. My mission became to help each dog and owner communicate more effectively. Since there is not a common language, I step up and bridge the gap to create a healthy bond. This is when training becomes fun, exciting, a time of bonding, and strengthens relationships. I joined the Camp Bow Wow team in September of 2014 when I became a Certified Dog Trainer. Now I enjoy working in and out of camp to help our clients and their pets. I am here to bring you and your dog to the next level, whether that is competition obedience, a well-mannered pup, or just a happier household. Your best friend is worth it!

    I love my job! The best part is watching the transformation when owner and dog begin to connect on a deeper level! It makes me so proud to see how excited parents are when their dog becomes attentive, engaged, and listens to commands. It truly makes my day to see families happier with their dog and really love everything about their furry family members.

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    Angela Behavior Buddies Trainer See Full Bio
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    Angela Behavior Buddies Trainer

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    Alyssa B. Camp Counselor See Full Bio
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    Alyssa B. Camp Counselor

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    Jakub Camp Counselor See Full Bio
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    Jakub Camp Counselor

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    Michael Camp Counselor See Full Bio
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    Michael Camp Counselor

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    Milagro Camp Counselor See Full Bio
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    Milagro Camp Counselor

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    Morgan Camp Counselor See Full Bio
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    Morgan Camp Counselor

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    Natalie Camp Counselor See Full Bio
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    Natalie Camp Counselor

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    Nicholas Camp Counselor See Full Bio
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    Nicholas Camp Counselor

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    Trace Camp Counselor See Full Bio
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    Trace Camp Counselor

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    Megan Camp Counselor Lead Years with Camp Bow Wow: 2.5 See Full Bio
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    Megan Years with Camp Bow Wow: 2.5 Camp Counselor Lead

    Skills / Experience

    Background: Although I've been working with special needs children and adults since high school, I've always loved animals - especially dogs. I grew up with a basset hound, chocolate lab, and a bloodhound.

    Additional Skills/Qualifications: I speak fluent Spanish.

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: Greeting all the dogs! No matter what mood I'm in before work, just seeing the dogs makes my day better. I am that person that needs to pet and say hi to every dog!

    My pets: I have two dogs we rescued both and they are our children! Jada is my 6 year old Pit Bull/Rottweiler mix and Coney is my 5 year old Pit Bull/ Boxer mix.

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    Taylor Camp Counselor Lead Years with Camp Bow Wow: 3.5 See Full Bio
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    Taylor Years with Camp Bow Wow: 3.5 Camp Counselor Lead

    Skills / Experience

    Background: I graduated from McHenry west in 2014, and have been working at Camp since m Senior year.

    Additional Skills/Qualifications: I've learned a lot about dog behavior and interaction from observation in our play yards, and from our trainer Alysa!

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: I've made a lot of good friends, both two- and four-legged, and met a ton of nice people.

    My pets: I currently have 3 cats and no dogs. However, I hope to adopt a dog of my own some day soon.

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    Danny Front Desk Lead See Full Bio
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    Danny Front Desk Lead

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    Karlie Front Desk Manager Years with Camp Bow Wow: 6 See Full Bio
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    Karlie Years with Camp Bow Wow: 6 Front Desk Manager

    Skills / Experience

    Background: My boyfriend and I squeeze ourselves and our 2 dogs and 1 cat into an apartment in Fox Lake, but we hope to buy a home within the next few years.

    Additional Skills/Qualifications: I am currently attending Penn Foster online to become a Veterinary Technician. I am also interested in learning more about dog psychology, behavior, and training.

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: I love that I can bring my furry kids to work with me so they can have fun playing with the other campers!

    My pets: Frankie is an 8 yr old long-haired Dachshund that I was given by my mom, Leah is a 8 month old Dutch Shepherd we rescued from On Angel's Wings, and Princess is my 14 yr old Calico cat I rescued on my 8th birthday.

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    Heather Groomer Years with Camp Bow Wow: 3 See Full Bio
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    Heather Years with Camp Bow Wow: 3 Groomer

    Skills / Experience

    Background: To begin my grooming career I completed a 1 year apprenticeship under experienced groomers, and have been grooming for almost 5 years now.

    Additional Skills/Qualifications: I have continued my education through grooming seminars taught by world class groomers. A few of my favorites were the Asian Fusion & Doodle Styling.

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: I love making dogs look and feel their best! One of my favorite breed cuts to do is the Schnauzer cut.

    My pets: I have two dogs of my own: Jade, a pit bull, and Simba, a toy poodle.

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    Stacey Groomer Years with Camp Bow Wow: 2 See Full Bio
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    Stacey Years with Camp Bow Wow: 2 Groomer

    Skills / Experience

    Background: After attending Grooming School at The Academy of Dog Grooming arts in Arlington Heights, IL, I worked at HealthiPaws in Valparaiso, IN for 2 years as a Dog Groomer. Now I've found a great position keeping the dogs at Camp Bow Wow looking great!

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: I love that I get to work with dogs everyday off all shapes and sizes!

    My pets: I have 3 dogs of my own at home. Otis, my 8 yr old Beagle, Mabel, my 2 year old Basset, and Chaos, my 6 year old Pitbull Mix.

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    Maddy Lead Camp Counselor / Trainer See Full Bio
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    Maddy Lead Camp Counselor / Trainer

  • Photo of Kim Years with Camp Bow Wow: 8
    Kim Manager Years with Camp Bow Wow: 8 See Full Bio
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    Kim Years with Camp Bow Wow: 8 Manager

    Skills / Experience

    Background: I moved to the U.S. from Canada in 2003, "Eh." But don't let my origins fool you, I'm still a HUGE Blackhawks fan! Of course, if I don't get my french vanilla, extra cream, 1 sugar coffee from Dunkin Donuts, I may just turn into a raging wolf! :)

    Additional Skills/Qualifications: I've volunteered at many different rescues over the years. Yes, I really am that "crazy dog lady." :P

    Fun Facts

    What I love most about my job: I love seeing all the happy campers come in the door, and the pooped happy campers heading home. Not to mention all the new friends (Pet Parents) I've met over my years here at Camp. However, the best part about my job is the sloppy wet doggie kisses!

    My pets: I have 4 spoiled fur babies: Payton, Jango, Willoa, and Rosie.

  • “They are so friendly at CBW and keep the place super clean! My German Shepherd loves Camp Bow Wow!”

    - Dirk

  • “Charlie loves going to camp.”

    - Heidi

  • “Love it, clean, professional, warm employees, reasonable price, my dog had a blast, and slept like a rock!”

    - Karmen

  • “Chicchai loved the staff and her time here. We will be back.”

    - Eddie

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