Day School

Who says you can’t teach an old(er) dog new tricks? Training is for dogs of all ages! Our day school program is a daylong school where your dog, aged 7 months or older, will learn basic obedience, enjoy playtime and socialize with other dogs. Day school is recommended for young dogs that have no prior obedience skills, or older dogs that need a refresher course on their basic skills. Dog Den Chicago only accepts 5 training prospects at one time to allocate the most attention and time to each dog in our care. Because of this, we recommend reserving a training program ahead of when you want your dog to visit with us. 

When & Where?

Your dog will join us at our facility in Forest Park. We have a pre-determined start and end dates. Please inquire about our next available start date!

Length of Program

Your dog will come to our facility 4 days a week (M, T, Th, F) for 4 or 6 consecutive weeks. The length of the program is up to the owner. The extra 2 weeks will allow for additional time to improve their training and work on any supplemental training.

Age Requirement

6 months and older

  • Dogs must be at least 6 months to begin the program

Included in the Program

  • Name recognition
  • Foundations of basic obedience such as markers (yes, good, and no), sit, down, loose leash walking, leave it, and place. In addition to obedience, we will be enforcing good manners and behaviors.
  • Training collar (Martingale, slip, prong or chain. Collar is dependent on the dog). E-collar is an additional fee.
  • Access to our private Facebook group where you can post pictures, videos, ask questions, etc.
  • Private or semi-private lessons for you to watch what your dog has learned, ask questions, and learn how to continue training at home. Each week you will have homework to do with your dog.

What to Bring For Your Dog’s Visit

  • Food: if you would like your dog to regularly eat breakfast, lunch, or dinner at our facility, please bring their meals in disposable bags with their name on the bags. If you would like to leave a few week’s worth of food, we ask that you bring it in a large zip lock bag, jewel bag, etc., so we can switch it to our containers for storage.


  • Completed Registration with vaccination records on file. Required vaccines are Distemper, Parvo, Bordetella, and Rabies.
  • Trial Day (dogs must be dog friendly to participate in our training programs)
  • Fleas and ticks can spread easily. We recommend having your dog on flea and tick prevention as recommended by your veterinarian.
  • Flat Collar: Your dog must wear a properly fitting flat, or Martingale. If your dog normally wears a harness, please provide a flat collar for your dog to wear during their stay.


  • Fleas and ticks can spread easily. We recommend having your dog on flea and tick prevention as recommended by your veterinarian.
  • Although it is not required, it's highly recommended to have your dog do multiple daycare visits prior to the start of their program. The more comfortable your dog is, the better results you'll receive!

Deposit and Payment

We require a nonrefundable deposit of $600 to reserve your dog's place. The remaining balance will be divided into two separate payments of $600. The full balance is due by the end of the program. Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable to any other service.