The decision to get a dog is a weighty one: can I handle it? Which breed is right for me? And once you get your lovable, furry Fido, questions invariably arise as to if you’re doing all the right things.
This is a class designed for the first-time dog parent, someone considering welcoming a new dog to the family, or anyone who needs a refresher on Dogs 101. The program is key to establishing a solid foundation for a lifetime of happiness with your dog.
After presenting an overview of topics like crate training, financial planning, exercise, health, the foundations for basic obedience, and tips about the dog-friendly side of Chicago, the instructor will open up the floor for a consultative discussion sure to address everyone’s concerns. Be prepared to learn about setting realistic expectations while developing and implementing a successful plan.
Instructor: Kyle Rothfus
“As the owner of Get Pet, a successful dog-walking and coaching business, Kyle interacts with more than 50 four-legged clients each week while training and developing a staff of walkers to insure that each walk is more like a mini training session than just a potty break. He began his formal animal career as a professional horse trainer and veterinary technician and learned, after moving to Chicago, that his true talent is helping dogs learn to cope in an urban environment. Gatsby, his amazing Weimaraner, is a daily testament to how exercise and training can make it possible for even a highly energetic hunting breed to be happy and remain well-behaved living in a studio apartment. Instructor Links: Website • Twitter • Yelp • Facebook ″