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Who is Big Sky Dog Training?

Big Sky Dog Training provides you with a very skilled trainer who is here to help you with your companion or sport dog or puppy. We help you fix inappropriate behaviours and teach you how to train your dog with foundation and obedience skills that will create a cohesive, loving relationship. We also specialize in a puppy head-start program that helps you raise a well-behaved and obedient puppy.

Concierge Dog Training

So what does "Concierge Dog Training " mean It means that you are working with a trainer who usually can schedule same-day appointments. Who knows all the great places to shop for dog products, and for a bargain price. A trainer who is supportive and compassionate, who is just a phone call away. All for reasonable prices.

At Big Sky Dog Training, our mission is to create an environment where you and your dog are learning together in a positive and fun environment.

Big Sky Dog Training goes beyond the mechanics of obedience commands. We strive to provide a safe, effective, high-quality, reward-based training program. Our program helps you develop an optimum relationship with your dog, which enables your dog to understand that you are a safe, strong, dependable, fair and consistent leader your dog wants to obey.

Reliable and Trustworthy Trainer

Because I have been training for over 35 years. The experience I have gathered through education and years of training allows me to train with more accuracy, efficiency, and confidence. Where most trainers ask you to sign up for multiple lessons and can drag out training, Big Sky works closely with you to set up enough lessons to meet your objectives.

Satisfaction Promised

I can promise that your issues will be addressed. That your puppy or dog will be trained with reward-based training techniques. That you will receive support documentation on the issues you are working on. That you will receive a compassionate trainer to help you train your dog or puppy.


Some Problems We Work On

Does your dog . . .
  • Jump on people or furniture?
  • Bark too much?
  • Pull when on the leash?
  • Bite or nip you?
  • Chew on household items?
  • Have aggression problems?
  • Have housebreaking problems?
  • Need more socialization?
  • Have separation anxiety?
  • Have the run of the house?
  • and more...

Philosophy and Rewards

At Big Sky Dog Training we emphasize communication skills, positive reinforcement, and rewards-based training for our canine family members. Learning how to communicate with your dog allows you to correctly socialize him, keep him from being destructive and fix inappropriate behaviors. We help you create a happy, willing, fun and enthusiastic companion dog by combining humane corrections, counterconditioning and desensitization, and a combination of these.

Five Basic Rewards:
  • Touch, Petting & Loving
  • Verbal Praise
  • Food Treats
  • Loose Leash for trust
  • Toys & Play Time


Pets for Vets Chicago-land Trainer

Another activity Big Sky is participating in includes, being a trainer for the organization; Pets for Vets, whose mission is, To help heal the emotional wounds of military veterans by using the power of the human-animal bond to provide a second chance for shelter animals by rescuing, training and pairing them with America's servicemen and women who could benefit from having a companion animal.

In my trainer position, I assist in qualifying a veteran for a dog through interviews and home visits. Then I search for a dog through local shelters and rescue groups. Then Pets for Vets adopts a suitable dog. After that, I start an eight week training program to meet the needs of the veteran. The dog is then turned over to the veteran. Support and follow-up is provided to the Veteran and the dog through their lifetime.

Our Partners and Affiliations