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McHenry Dog Training

Currently Offering Virtual Training!

  • We will be offering virtual training for basic obedience, leash walking, tricks, and some behavior modification issues.
  • We will be offering the training via Zoom, Videoconferencing.
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Creating Healthy, Happy Dog-to-Parent Relationships Using Reward-Based Methods

Camp Bow Wow McHenry's dog training services are designed to forge a healthy bond between you and your pup. Our premier dog training services offer variety, flexibility, and can cater to your dog’s specific needs. Our goal is to help you and your pup establish clear communication and enjoy working together. We believe training is a life-long process and should be both fun and challenging.

The training we offer is based on scientifically proven methodology and aligns with the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA®), the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT), the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC), and other established animal welfare organizations.

One of our Camp Bow Wow Certified Trainers will work to design a program that meets your needs and your schedule. Contact Camp Bow Wow at (815) 385-7297 to schedule a session!

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Training Program & Services

Regardless of age or experience, all dogs can benefit from learning. Whether your pup is starting out with the basics, you want to brush up on previously learned skills, or you’re ready to up the challenge with your pup, our training services can accommodate your needs.

Training Your Dog Helps:
  • Build a stronger bond between your dog and your family
  • Channel energy into appropriate tasks and behavior
  • Create consistent communication between you and your dog
  • Maintain a sharp mind and problem-solving ability
  • Improve behavior in new environments

Group Classes

Camp Bow Wow’s group classes include a variety of programs for all skill levels. Our obedience program is split into multiple levels, so pups start with the basics and increase the difficulty through each level as you and your dog progress. Other group classes include tricks, leash-walking skills, CGC prep, and more!

The three levels of our obedience classes are:

  • Level I—Basic: Builds the foundation of reliable commands like sit, down, leave it, come when called, and leash walking.
  • Level II—Intermediate: Learn how to get your dog to heel by your side, go to their mat, and add distance plus distractions to all their behaviors.
  • Level III—Public Polishing/CGC Prep: This level teaches your dog to sit when you greet a stranger, heel in a crowd, and more. They will now be prepared for the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) exam.

In-Camp & Private Training

Camp Bow Wow McHenry offers several options for pet parents who prefer their pup receives private training. Our Certified Trainers can work with your dog while they attend Camp, spending one-on-one time with them teaching behaviors you would like to work on. We can also provide training services for you and your dog in a private setting, based on your needs.

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  • Group Dog Training Classes Price

    Level I – Basic Puppy/Adult Dog Training

    6 week class. Dogs over 10 weeks. Age appropriate Vaccinations required. Basic manners and behavioral issues.


    Level II – Advanced Dog Training

    6 week class. Prerequisite of Level I. Advanced behaviors like heel, place, and distractions.


    Level III – Public Polishing & Canine Good Citizen Prep

    6 week class. Prerequisite. of Level II. Intense focus on solidifying behaviors. Can be used as prep for CGC test.

  • In-Camp Training Price

    Board & Train

    30-minute training sessions while your pup is boarding with us. Session prices are in addition to the Boarding rate.


    Play & Train

    30-minute training sessions while your pup is at Day Camp. Session prices are in addition to Day Camp rates.


    Package of 3

    You may mix and match Board & Train or Play & Train.

  • Private Training Price

    Private Training in Camp

    Our Trainer will work with your dog at Camp for a 1 hour session on objectives that have been pre-set by the Owner & Trainer.


    Private Training in Home

    Our Trainer will work with your dog at your home. These are 1 hour sessions. The objectives have been pre-set by the Owner & Trainer. Travel rates apply.

  • Additional Training Options Price


    Discuss and determine the best training option for you and your dog!


    Over the Phone Training

    Learn techniques and activities to curb problem behavior

    $1 per minute

    Walk it Out

    One hour Group Seminar. Teach your pup to walk without pulling you!


    Tricks are Fun

    Our tricks class is great for teaching your dog some fun stuff you can show off to your friends, and your dog will love it too! Teach them to Shake hands, Twirl & Spin, Crawl & Bow, and more. This is a 4 week-1 hour class.

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