Dog And Puppy Training - Steps To Help You And Your Dog Build A Stronger Bond

As much as you love your best friend, sometimes their annoying little habits can put you on edge. At The Dog House in Glen Carbon, our trainers can help both you and your furry buddy modify your behaviors so you can have the best relationship possible for years to come!

Whether your puppy needs basic obedience training or your older dog is dealing with aggression issues, The Dog House offers a variety of class options to target bad behavior on the spot and teach you how to deter poor manners at home. With positive reinforcement and the right communication, you can stop the jumping, leash-pulling and furniture-chewing that comes naturally to every canine.

What Obedience Training Classes Does The Dog House Offer?

All dog training at The Dog House starts with a one-on-one consultation with our expert dog trainers. During your 30-40-minute consultation, you’ll meet with your trainer, share a little background on your dog or puppy, and discuss the behaviors you would like changed to help the trainer choose the best training option for your pet. Consultations are $25, or you can receive a free consult if you enroll in a Hawthorne Animal Hospital Wellness Membership plan.

Our lineup of classes includes:​

1-on-1 Session

$41.20/day
Our dog trainers offer personal drop off day training sessions that are customized for your pet based on the behaviors discussed in your consultation. Drop off your canine for the day with our training and at pick up we will go over all things learned that day.

6 Day Package

$216.30
Same training as 1 on 1 but a small discount is given for buying in bulk.

Behavior Rehab

$51.50/day
Through 1-on-1 sessions, Our trainer can help rehabilitate dogs who display canine or human aggression. The training is especially beneficial for those dogs recently rescued from a shelter. Depending on the behavior, sessions can be full or half days. Owners will drop off the dog in the morning with the trainer.

Home Training Sessions

$100/hour
To better fit your schedule or to ease the anxiety your pup may experience in a group class, The Dog House offers in-home training to teach your dog basic commands on their turf.

To participate in any of our training, your pet must be up to date on their rabies, DHPP, CIV and Bordetella vaccines, and have a negative fecal result.

While our experts can tackle the trickiest of behavior issues through rewards-based dog training, there are so many other benefits to registering for a class or private session. Training offers the mental stimulation an active dog craves, makes them more confident in new situations, and strengthens the loving bond between pet and owner. For more information on any of our training classes, contact The Dog House in Glen Carbon at 618-288-3971.

Meet Our Certified Trainer

Christine Winkless

Christine has been with Hawthorne, working in many capacities since 2019, including day camp, reception, and training. She has been training dogs for the last 6 years, and before that was training and showing high level Quarter Horses.

Christine enjoys working on basic obedience training and aggression rehabilitation, and specializes in E-collar training for behavioral and “off leash” training. Christine did a year-long apprenticeship to gain training experience with one of the top trainers in Illinois before joining the Hawthorne team.

In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her Labrador, Stella, and her Husky/Aussie mix, Kara.  Stella is Christine’s working k9 partner and Kara is a rescue. 
 

Christine also has an EMT degree through SWIC. She is originally from the Chicago area and relocated to southern Illinois in 2016.