ABOUT US

Board - Train - Groom

Dogstyle Inc. offers boarding, training, grooming, seasonal daycare and more. We are a small family owned and operated company that consists of knowledgeable staff and trainers.

 

Our newly renovated facility resides on three acres of land that is surrounded by half day forest preserve. We have a fully fenced backyard and direct access to the forest preserve, which allows us to provide unrivalled exercise and playtime for your dog.

 

We offer spacious kennel pens to accommodate the comfort needs of your dog and include almost all amenities in the nightly rate. We have a caretaker on site 24/7 and are fully licensed and insured.

TRAINING PHILOSOPHY

We have a unique training philosophy, based on many years of education and experience. We emphasize clear communication and pride ourselves on the innate ability to confidently read each and every dogs’ temperament clearly, which is the blueprint for a professional training program.

 

We believe most behavioral problems stem from poor genetics, and the lack of clear communication between humans and dogs. Our goal is to educate owners on how important of a role they play in their dog’s behavior and that regardless of the age or breed there is still time to learn. Using empathy, we understand that dogs communicate and process information in such a way that makes it unnatural for humans to clearly communicate with them, without some good professional education.

 

Our job is to bridge this gap effectively.

 

No two dogs, or two dog owners, will ever be the same, so you must have the ability to tailor your training program based on the temperament, environment and skill level of both. In most cases, humans and their dogs will go through a learning and conditioning process to prepare and compete with the distractions that come with everyday life. We find that most of the time, the dogs catch on faster than the humans.

 

We believe it is best for your dog’s training to be designed in such a way that he learns most behaviors on his own, we call this self-discovery or spontaneous behavior.  To us, this is one of the most important pieces to the puzzle.  It not only makes certain behaviors are your dog’s idea, but it allows us to manipulate the ultimate reliability.  Most behavior problems can be solved by simply understanding your dog and why they do the things you don't like.  Followed by learning how to build a relationship along with a reliable communication system.

 

Our love of dogs drives us seek out continued education on a regular basis, which continues to help us progress our program into the best it can be.

 

OUR STAFF

jeff hakanson

Head Trainer/ Director of Training Operations

CONRAD BIrD

Trainer

Heidi Huber

Owner/ Director of Kennel Operations

collin young

Lead Trainer

ELANA GUTNIK

Lead Kennel Technician

SHERRY BLONIARz

Groomer

JAMIE HUBER

Office Manager

CYNTHIA FAJARDO

Kennel Technician

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Dogstyle Inc. | 24777 N. Milwaukee Ave. | Vernon Hills, IL 60061 | 847-634-0722