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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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State-of-the-Art 10,000-sf Facility

  • Hyperclean, climate-controlled environment

  • Superior agility matting for unmatched traction & comfort

  • Premium rubberized agility contact equipment

  • Retail store with thoughtful products & treats

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 Canine workout classes—with certified trainers

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

We offer classes for all ages of dogs at all levels of experience! Browse through our course curriculums below:

Puppy Classes

Puppy Training

We offer multiple Puppy Classes each week including Puppy Playtime, AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy, Junior Dog, Puppy Agility and Intro to Puppy Nose Work! Whether you are looking to socialize your pup, teach them obedience or even start them off on the right paw in the world of dog sports, we have the classes that will make your pooch a true champion!

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LEVELS Obedience Training

Comparable to a gym membership for your dog, our innovative class structure is more flexible than a traditional 6-week class because we offer unlimited training sessions during your enrollment. Instead of being limited to one class on the same day and time each week, your Urban Pooch LEVELS membership allows you to attend as many class sessions each week as you’d like if those classes are at your dog’s training level.

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Agility & Sport Classes

Agility is a great way to build a shy dog’s confidence or to bring focus to an exuberant dog with loads of energy by giving them a job!

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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.

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Behavior Specialty Classes

We designed these courses to help you and your dog develop a healthy relationship. Currently, we offer Reactive Dog, Reactive Dog 2 and Charm School.

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Private Training

Private Lessons are conducted by our certified trainers: Jim Bahr, Karen Okura, Shannon Sullivan, Pamela Davis, Nidia Vasquez, Alex Pedraza, Sue Sentowski and Robin Taylor.

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Dog Daycare

Your dog will love running and playing in our brand new 10,000 sq. foot facility and fun outdoor space! We offer daycare Monday – Friday from 6:30am – 7:00pm, as well as Sunday from 9:00am – 5:00pm. and are currently accepting new clients.

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Overnight Boarding

Your dog will have a great time spending the night with us. Comfy beds and blankets provided – No cages ever. To ensure everyone has a fun and safe time, our Pooch Pack Counselors sleep on beds with the dogs surrounding them. Our staff LOVES pooches, so the more the merrier for cuddling!

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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.

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UP Fitness

UP Fitness is an exciting new class that focuses on confidence building, flexibility, balance, cardio & strength. This program is recommended for dogs of all ages. It’s a great energy outlet & workout for sports dogs. It’s also recommended for older dogs that have sore joints or mobility issues. Pooches will be introduced to the equipment in a fun & safe manner. This class offers exercise for your dog’s body and mind.

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FitBark

Our FitBark Membership is a one-of-a-kind program that offers monthly and weekly rewards for pooches based on their activity. The FitBark Activity Monitor enables dog parents to electronically track and understand their pooch’s activity, thereby promoting health and well-being.

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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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