About Puppy Training at Bark Avenue

Bark Avenue Daycamp is where we train puppies. A foundation of socialization and dog training will help prevent behavior problems and promote a happy, healthy and confident puppy.

At Bark Avenue Daycamp, we acknowledge the significance of puppy training, recognizing that puppies are highly impressionable, and absorb a wealth of information during their early stages. These initial months are crucial as they acquire the skills to perceive and respond to their environment.

Whether you live in Elgin, Hoffman Estates, St Charles, Arlington Heights, or Carol Stream, creating positive learning experiences through puppy training and socialization can help prevent the development of behavioral problems such as fear, anxiety, and/or aggression when exposed to something new. The more you can expose your puppy to a variety of people, dogs, and environments (sights, sounds, and textures) the better chance you have at raising a well-balanced and confident dog. As their confidence builds, the anxiety and/or fear around new experiences will decrease.

Whether it’s attending our puppy playtime, puppy pre-school, or basic obedience classes, these are all great opportunities to begin exposing your puppy to new experiences and begin their puppy training. Dog training not only teaches your puppy good manners, but it builds a mutual bond and enriches your relationship!


Puppy Playtime

When: Sundays, 12:00-1:00pm
Duration: one hour per session
Cost: FREE!

Puppy Playtime is a great opportunity for play and socialization with other puppies in a safe and supervised environment. Our goal is to create a positive experience for your puppy while they meet new fur’ends, explore a new environment, gain confidence and have fun. Your pup will certainly be ready for a nap afterwards!

This class is recommended for puppies ages 8-24 weeks. Puppy Playtime is open to all clients and non-clients. 

Bark Ave DayCamp is absolutely the best place I could have ever found to bring my puppy to playtime. Cassidy is such a sweetheart with every puppy and remembers every single puppy by their name and their character. She was always so nice to us. My puppy always had a wonderful time. 

Lisa L.

Puppy Pre-School

When: Saturdays, 11:00-11:30am
Duration: 4 weeks, 30 minutes per session
Cost: $80

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Start your puppy off on the right paw and learn how to succeed with your new furry family member! Establish a strong relationship with your puppy during their development no matter if you live in Elgin, Hoffman Estates, St Charles or Arlington Heights,. Learn how to communicate and build confidence, while exposing your puppy to new sights, sounds and textures. Puppy Training includes potty training, crate training, chewing/teething, feeding, socialization and more. We encourage all our fur’ends to bring training treats to class.

7/20-8/10, Saturday, 11:00-11:30am
8/17-9/21, Saturday, 11:00-11:30am (No class 8/31 and 9/7)
9/28-10/19, Saturday, 11:00-11:30am

We (and our puppy) love Bark Ave! We came for puppy playtime and they were great with the dogs. You can tell that they really care.

Nicole K.

Basic Obedience (Lvl 1)

When:  Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm | Saturdays, 10:00-11:00am
Duration:  3 weeks, one hour per session
Cost:  $120

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This dog training class will teach you and your dog basic commands like “sit,” and “down,” along with skills such as how not to pull on leash. Owners will also discover how to manage and eliminate unwanted behavior, including discussion in a variety of training techniques and options. We encourage all our fur’ends to bring training treats to class!

Recommended for dogs at least 4 months old. If dogs are less than 4 months, we recommend Puppy Pre-School. Note: If your dog is reactive/vocal towards people and/or dogs, please contact us for other training options.

7/20-8/3, Saturday, 10:00-11:00am
7/24-8/7, Wednesday, 6:30-7:30pm
8/10-8/24, Saturday, 10:00-11:00am
8/14-8/28, Wednesday, 6:30-7:30pm
9/4-9/18, Wednesday, 6:30-7:30pm
9/14-9/28, Saturday, 10:00-11:00am


Basic Obedience (Lvl 2)

When:  Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm | Saturdays, 11:30am-12:30pm
Duration:  3 weeks, one hour per session
Cost:  $120

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This class builds on the skills learned in Basic Obedience (Level 1). Increase your dog’s focus, duration, and continue to improve their training skills. Your dog will learn to run to their “place” and stay, “heel” and walk nicely on a loose leash, as well as “come” when called.

Requirement: Completed Basic Obedience (Level 1) or equivalent or have Trainer’s approval 

7/20-8/3, Saturday, 11:30am-12:30pm 
7/25-8/8, Thursday, 6:30-7:30pm
8/10-8/24, Saturday, 11:30am-12:30pm
8/15-8/29, Thursday, 6:30-7:30pm
9/5-9/19, Thursday, 6:30-7:30pm
9/14-9/28, Saturday, 11:30am-12:30pm





All Ages & Sizes Welcome!


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