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!

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

Puppy Training

We offer multiple Puppy Classes each week including Puppy Social Playtime where your puppy will learn the basics of socialization and obedience as well as AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Class and Champion Agility where your puppy can earn advanced AKC manners certifications and learn the basics of competitive agility.

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.

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!

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

We designed these courses to help you and your dog develop a healthy relationship. Currently, we offer Reactive Dog Obedience, Click To Calm, Fetch/Ball Retrieval, Meet & Greet and Focus.

Dog Day Care

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. and are currently accepting new clients.

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 are conducted by our certified trainers, Jim Bahr, Mary Pat Jones, David Cabezas, Sue Sentowski, Marty Calden and Whitney Lamberson.

Birthday Parties

We now offer 3 Birthday Party Packages so you can celebrate your dog’s special day in a fun and safe environment with all your human and doggie friends!


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.


FitPaws is a curriculum of classes designed around the specific needs of your unique dog. Whether you want to help your puppy build confidence, help your performance dog achieve better scoring or give your senior dog a higher quality of life FitPaws can help. In FitPaws, we touch on the 5 aspects of Canine Total Health: Mental Health, Balance, Strength, Cardio and Flexibility.

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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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