Unique to Chicago, our spectacular, state-of-the-art 10,000-s.f. facility offers training, fitness and agility

With many classes you won’t find anywhere else!

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Monday, October 10, 2016 at Noon ET.

We’re proud to provide the city’s largest team of differentiated, award-winning trainers, who can solve any behavior issue.

And we’re thrilled to introduce the world’s first FitBark Dog Activity Monitor program, awarding weekly prizes to top performers. Come see how strengthening the bond between you and your pooch—and helping your dog achieve their personal best—is what we’re all about.

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All-New 10,000-s.f. State-of-the-Art Facility

  • Indoor Dog Runs & Open Gym

  • Hyperclean, climate-controlled environment

  • Superior agility matting for unmatched traction & comfort

  • Premium rubberized agility contact equipment

  • Retail store with thoughtful products and treats

  • Rentals available for birthday parties or events

Best-in-Class Training

  • Largest team of differentiated, award-winning trainers in Chicago

  • Our team can solve any behavior issue

  • Agility classes taught by professional competitors

  • Workshops, personal training & group classes

Exclusive to Urban Pooch

  • Chicago’s only FitPaws workouts—with certified Master Trainers

  • The world’s first FitBark Dog Activity Monitor program with weekly prizes to top performers

From groups to private sessions, we have the perfect class for you and your pooch!

Urban Pooch Training & Fitness Center offers classes for all ages of dogs and all levels of experience! Browse through course curriculums below:

Puppy Training

According to the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) “The primary and most important time for puppy socialization is the first three months of life. For this reason, the AVSAB believes that it should be the standard of care for puppies to receive such socialization before they are fully vaccinated. Dogs are always learning, this is an opportunity to build a positive foundation for learning.


What is FitPaws? A curriculum of classes designed specifically for your pooch. Whether it be to help your puppy build confidence, your companion with boredom, your performance dog achieve better scoring or your senior pooch live a higher quality of life. This program will touch on the 5 aspects of Canine Total Health, which includes Mental, Balance, Strength, Cardio and Flexibility.

Foundation Obedience – LEVELS Classes

Foundation Classes are what we consider the basic fundamentals that help you and your pooch build a great bond and master obedience. We are thrilled to launch a NEW, Innovative Class structure for our obedience classes here at the Urban Pooch Training and Fitness Center. Comparable to a gym membership for your pooch, Urban Pooch LEVELS is meant to be more flexible than any traditional 6-week class by offering unlimited training sessions during your enrollment. Click for more info.

Agility & Sport Classes

Agility is a great way to build a shy dogs confidence or give a job to that exuberant  dog with loads of energy!

Advanced Manners and Certifications

We offer two levels of classes to get your pooch their Canine Good Citizen (CGC) and Therapy Dog International (TDI) certifications.

Behavior Specialty Classes

A curriculum designed to help you and your pooch develop a healthy relationships. Classes offered are Reactive Dog, Click To Calm, Fetch/Ball Retrieval, Meet & Greet, and Focus.

K9 Nose Work® Classes

Sue Sentowski is a certified K9 Nose Work instructor (CNWI) with the National Association of Canine Scent Work (NACSW) and competes with her dogs Splash and C.J., both of whom are currently at the NW3 level.


Private Lessons and Pooch Camp are conducted by our certified trainers, Jim Bahr, Mary Pat Jones, David Cabezas, Sue Sentowski, Marty Calden and Whitney Lamberson. New One-on-One classes include Proud Pooch Champion Training.

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Exclusive to Urban Pooch

Urban Pooch Fitness & Training Center is home to Chicago’s only FitPaws workouts – with certified Master Trainers. We also run the world’s first FitBark Activity Monitor program, with weekly prizes awarded to top performers!

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