“I love your dog. I know we haven’t met yet, but I adore your shy Maggie, your growling Jake, your jumping Lucy, and your barking and lunging Charlie. Using a positive approach, I will teach you how to change behaviors and worries while building a trusting partnership with your dog.
Shhh...don’t tell anyone, but that’s what dog training and behavior change is all about! Before you know it, you might just end up with a happy, polite pup."
- Oleg Sobol, CTC, CPDT-KA
JD, BA Psychology
Certificate in Training and Counseling
Certified Professional Dog Trainer
Member of The Pet Professional Guild
Member of The Association of Professional Dog Trainers
Behavior consulting for dogs displaying fearful, anxious, reactive, aggressive, or other concerning behaviors.
Consultation to guide you through the most important puppy raising priorities for puppies 8-15 weeks old.
BOARD & TRAIN
Leave the heavy lifting to me with direct, professional training in my home during overnight programs.
Overnight boarding in my home (no training) for reactive dogs, shy dogs, seniors, and other special needs.
Serving Chicago, the north shore suburbs, and the greater Chicago area. Remote training anywhere.
For some services, in-person training can be at trainer's home or travel locations listed at the bottom of this page.
MY TRAINING APPROACH
Kindness and science. Those are my training tools.
I am dedicated to humane, science-based training principles that focus on positive reinforcement and building trust. I do not use any equipment or techniques that rely on fear, force, pain, or intimidation. Ever.
Using a rewards-based approach rooted in the science of animal learning means you can effectively address behavior issues while building a fantastic partnership with your dog. Your dog learns skills and trust. You learn to truly understand your dog.
Don't worry, train happy!