Chicago Dog Training

Chicago Dog Training, Dog Training in Chicago



It is important to understand that the skill of house training your dog  cannot be effective until your Chicago puppy is at least sixteen weeks old.   The Chicago Dog Trainer, says, “A dog does not have any control over his bowel and bladder muscles until this age.”  

If on the other hand, your dog is an older puppy (more than five months of age) or an adult dog, you have about thirty days to assist your dog in mastering these important foundation dog training skills before these accidents become habits.


Dog Training Chicago: Chicago Dog Obedience Training

Memphis Puppy Dog TrainingThe Memphis Dog Coach says, “You dog learns what he lives and then lives what he learns.”

Until your  puppy dog is at least 2 years old; until your puppy dog  has reached emotional and mental maturity; it is your job to manage the dog, your family and the environment to keep everyone concerned safe and happy.

For most dogs and owners, this means that the dog should sleep in its crate at night and be crated whenever the family is gone, until the dog is at least 2-3 years old. In addition, puppy dog obedience training should be a part of your dog’s life.

Are Protection Dogs Right For You?

Ami Moore Protection Dog

Ami Moore Says Why
Choose A Protective Dog?


Protective Dogs are great for families living in Chicago that need extra security says Ami Moore, the Memphis Dog Coach.  Any criminal, even those who say they aren’t afraid of dogs  will think twice about breaking into a house with a “Beware of Dog” sign in the yard and the sounds of barking coming through the front door.

But you don’t need a Rottweiler or Doberman to add security to your home. A Yorkie isn’t very big or scary looking, but it barks and barks and barks and the last thing a burglar wants is something making noise while he’s trying to break in.

There’s a lot to consider if you’re thinking about a protective dog as part of your  Chicago home security plan. Learning what types of protection dogs are out there is the first step in choosing the right one for you. There are three types of protective dogs that The Memphis Dog Coach recommends that her clients consider:

1. The Alert Dog

2. The Guard Dog

3. The Attack Dog.

Chicago Dog Training: 12 Dog Calming Signals

Ami The Memphis Dog Coach tells her clients that there are 12 dog signals that are used to communicate mood and emotion. When the owner understands these signals, dog training and dog behavior is easy. Dog training in Chicago should be easy for dog and dog owner.

Chicago Dog Training

Chicago Dog Training


At my house, here is the sign I have at my door and in my heart:

Dogs Are Welcome

The Memphis Dog Coach Says Dogs Are Welcome Here

service dogs in chicago: hearing dogs


York man’s new-found independence thanks to hearing dog

10:34am Friday 29th November 2013

By Victoria Prest

A YORK man is enjoying new-found independence thanks to the support from Bielby-based Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.

Robin Mills’s hearing dog, Spirit, has been trained with help from First TransPennine Express which boosts the charity’s programme by providing free railway passes for dogs and their handlers.

The hearing dogs are taught to alert deaf people to important sounds and danger signals including alarm clocks, doorbells, smoke alarms and fire bells, and help their owners navigate public places. Getting used to public transport is a crucial part of their training.

First TransPennine Express got involved with the charity five years ago and annually donates travel passes so trainers can introduce dogs to trains with no cost to the charity, and help them travel across the North of England.

For Robin, having his hearing dog means he can now go out confidently on his own, and strangers can easily see he is deaf when he has Spirit in her assistance dog coat by his side.

Now the charity is appealing for more people to become puppy socialisers.

Rebekah Barr is head of training at the Beatrice Wright Centre in Bielby. She said: “Our hearing dogs are highly trained to change the life of a deaf person, as not only do they alert to important sounds, they also provide increased confidence and independence.

“We are always looking for new volunteers in the local area, so whether you socialise a puppy, provide one of our dogs in training with bed and breakfast or join in one of our fundraising events, your support is invaluable to the charity.”

Each puppy spends about 18 months in training – the first year with a volunteer socialiser and the final 18 weeks at the centre in Bielby learning the specialised skills they need.

The team needs people to act as “B&B” volunteers — which means busy families or working people can look after one of the trainee hearing dogs at home on weeknights and weekends, but drop the dogs off at the Bielby centre every morning.

For details visit or phone 01844 348100.


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Dog Training in Chicago for Service Dogs



Service Dogs: Pest or Medical Device

Service Dog Chicago

Service Dog Chicago


The discussion on Service Dogs and Assistance Dogs rages on, here Ami the Memphis Dog Coach was asked to weigh in on the subject:








Interpreting a Situation: Training a Protection Dog to Defend You When Needed Most

I have had many clients who have purchased a protection dog from me after having been the victim of a violent crime. These are some of the best deliveries because I know that their chances of having anything else happen will now be minimal. Plus, the victim will often say that getting a protection dog has made them feel safe again. It’s great to know that our dogs are helping some of our clients in ways that go beyond just providing security.

While training, we often reenact situations and scenarios that are most likely to occur in reality. In fact, I listen closely to our clients who have been in violent situations and tailor the training around the crime with the addition, of course, of a protection dog.As you can image, adding the dog makes the outcome completely different!

Sometimes I hear other trainers say that they never allow their dogs to “interpret a situation” and that their dogs will only become defensive on command, when you tell them to. I understand the motive behind this and agree to a point. It’s true, it is very important that the handler has complete control over a highly trained and possibly lethal protection dog. However, I have found through the years and from my clients that, when put in extreme circumstances, sometimes it is okay to allow the dog to come to your defense without receiving a verbal command. The key is to train the dog to understand not only verbal direction but physical cues as well. It can be done.

One of my female clients who had been the victim of a vicious assault by a stranger spoke in detail about how the crime was committed against her. In training I keep what she said in mind. In her circumstances, a stranger struck her from behind, in the back of the head, in an effort to incapacitate her. Lying on the ground but still conscious, she described the state of shock she went into. She explained that she was not able to speak immediately after being hit. Fortunately, she escaped but even as she dialed 911 her speech was extremely slurred and she was confused as a result of the head trauma.

This is a perfect example of when a protection dog needs to understand that his or her handler needs them to come to their defense. Although the victim would not have been able to give a verbal command, our dogs are trained to take physical cues from their handler. In this situation, the protection dog would have jumped into defensive mode and targeted the wrist of the hand holding the weapon. The dog would have continued to bite until the person left. This crime would most likely be prevented all together if the protection dog had been present since the dog is a visual deterrent alone.

Another situation would involve someone breaking into your home as you sleep.The dog must protect you even as you are awakening and not able to fully comprehend the danger you are in. Given the dog’s superior sense of smell, an unknown person shouldn’t even make it a few feet past the front door.
I know that this treads a fine line since, obviously, you don’t want your protection dog to defend you when, say, someone bumps your shoulder. So we at CCK9 focus on the difference and train our dogs to come to your defense when your body language demonstrates exceptional fear. Also, without a doubt, your protection dog will always respond to verbal commands indicating that you are not in danger.

So it really is to your advantage to have a protection dog that is able to interpret if their handler has or will be assaulted. With a properly trained dog, this ability doesn’t mean a loss in control or that you aren’t in charge. It just means that your dog is prepared to come to your defense when you need them most.


Welcome To The Command Control K9 Blog

We at CCK9 are excited by the creation of our new blog, the latest addition to the website! Our blog entries will cover a range of topics pertaining not only to our own highly trained personal protection dogs but also to contemporary topics related to dogs in general. We will also address the many questions our  clients have asked us over the years.

Our blog aims to educate and entertain its readers and give insight into the world of personal protection dogs. We also hope it allows you to get to know us better as well as learn about our unique training methods and philosophies.

This is the insider’s view of what we are all about and so much more! Please check back often as it will be updated frequently!