In Loving Memory of Ben and all our 4 legged
    heroes that keep our boys and country safe,  we

    Retired Military War Dog Benny.
    Proud soldier who served two tours in Iraq and
    one in Kuwait before coming to retire with us. We
    were honored to have been  able to provide him
    with a richly deserved retirement, long days
    laying in the sun, laying by the fireplace, or  
    running our 10 acres. He was the boss and did
    as he pleased, which is just what he deserved.
    We miss you, Ben- Ben!

We consult with you to find your goals ( you decide what you want to achieve).
Analyse the situation to find the best way for you to meet your goals.
Advice and teach you how to succeed , if you can't handle your dog- the training is
useless to you, isn't it?
Are you at the end of your rope?

      Someone recently called and, while  loving  her  dog,  wanted to place him
    but could not find anyone to take him. He was very aggressive towards dogs
    and people. Shelters would not take him,  the liability was too great, the only
    choice looked to be putting him down.
      She had called around and could not find a trainer to handle the issue. We
    said we would and I am thrilled to report he is doing fantastic and after only a
    couple of session did a 100% turn around and she is going to keep him.

      We have dozens of stories like this, most people give up their dog only as a
    last resort, which is sad since most of the time the problem can be solved. It
    can be done, give your friend a chance- you will be amazed at how fast he can
    turn around for you and you have nothing to lose. Doesn't he at least deserve
Work with you to assure you meet your objectives.
Guarantee results- if we don't meet your goals, training costs are  fully and               
cheerfully refunded


    We were looking to replace our Yellow Lab  and
    decided to take a White German Shepard that
    was already 1 ½ years old.

    Perfect, we thought, already house broke and
    knew the basic sit, stay. Very loving when we met
    her and my teenage son loved her immediately.

    What we didn’t know was within a week she was
    not compatible with other dogs nor people on the
    street.  I was not able to walk her during busy
    times or near anyone on the street without her
    trying to wrangle free from her leash and attack.  I
    tried another trainer and was very costly and slow
    at training her issues.

    I was at my wits end, not knowing what I was
    going to do for the next 10 years with no friends
    being able to come over and only walking her in
    early morning.

    Claudia had me bring her to her center and knew
    she could work everything out and a lot quicker
    than I was paying for, and she sure did.  Within 15
    minutes my dog was more obedient, and
    hugging Claudia’s leg , because she had found
    the guidance she needed to become a happier

    She was playing with others within days , for the
    first time in her life, and now eats out of the same
    bowl and allows other dogs to take bones right
    out of her mouth.

    She was thought to be aggressive and now rides
    in the car everywhere with manners that you could
    only dream of.   

    Thank goodness Claudia came along when she
    did. I have my life back and this dog needs no
    leash and minds every command.

    I swore off ever getting anything but a puppy
    again, but I believe Claudia could rehabilitate any
    shelter dog into becoming what you want as a
    companion and will ask her what dog suits me
    before I get another dog in the future.


    Mundelein, IL

     My Rott was out of control, he
    would growl at us if we tried to
    take anything away from him,
    would nip at us if we didn't play
    with him, stole food, chewed up
    everything in the house.

    While we felt an obligation to
    him, we really can't say we
    enjoyed him- he was awful!

    We know no one would take him
    and our only choice would be to
    put him down, but we just could
    not quite bring ourselves to do

    Our vet recommended calling
    Claudia so we did (without much
    hope to be honest).

    The turn around was
    remarkable! She pin pointed the
    problem and without any cruelty,
    turned him around in just a few
    minutes. It was spooky!!  And he
    adored her, she could do
    anything to him after ONE
    session- my husband and I were
    just flabergasted!!

    Then she taught us how to do
    what she did and was very
    patient with us and made sure
    we understood and could do it.

    I would recommend her to
    anyone,  trust me, you will end
    up with what we ended up with A
    GREAT DOG!! I can't believe we
    ever wanted him gone, we
    wouldn't dream off it now!

    Mary S
    Long Grove, IL

    Do you use food rewards?
    No, we do not use food rewards in our dog training as a rule. There are
    exceptions but they are very rare. Newest studies, using MRI on dog's brains,
    showed their pleasure centers lit up MORE for owner praise than food
    rewards! (We always knew that! LOL)
    Do you train all breeds?
    Yes, we do and "American Heinz 57"'s dogs too!

             What method do you use?
    It depends on the dog, the problem, and the family. We are very familiar with
    many different ways to train and we find what works for you and your dog - it
    has to be one effective with the dog, and  that you are comfortable following
    through with. It's your dog, you are the boss! We never do anything you are not
    comfortable with and don't understand.

    How many sessions do I need to sign up for?
    Can be one at a time or our package. You are done when you feel you are
    done, there is no minimum . Some dogs and families only need one session
    to solve a particular problem- others want the dog well trained in obedience
    which is our 6 session program.

    What is your experience?
    Over 46 years, trained dogs for special needs, personal protection, drug
    detection, and severe behavior problems. I especially like severe behavior
    problems because they need me the most. For many dogs, this is their last
    chance and their families are often so broken hearted. It heals everyone and I
    love it! We  have basic obedience, advanced obedience, tracking, personal
    protection and "special needs".

    My dog bites, I called everywhere and no one will work with him, do you
    take biters?
    Yes, we do. We will do a free assessment, and when we know where we
    stand, let you know if we feel we can help. We then discuss it with you and
    you can decide if you wish to proceed.

    Will you come to our house?
    Yes, we do make house calls, though we have an excellent large indoor
    facility and most people prefer to come here.

    Do you do weekends?
    Yes, we do .

    Will you teach me how to work with my dog?
    Of course!!! Since we are not moving in with you, we teach you  how to work
    with your dog and make sure you understand and can do each step correctly.
    In a private atmosphere, we find people are much more relaxed and less self
    conscious. Also, since there's less chaos and distractions, dog learn so
    much faster!  Plus, since the training is tailor made for the dog and his family,
    it works so much better with so much less frustration!

    Private training/ behavior modification sessions. Dogs learn
    much,  much faster and better with one on one tutoring.
    (Just like kids!) Six private lessons- 180 for obedience
    training.  Behavior modification with obedience (longer
    sessions) 300, for 6 sessions.
     One hour 60 per session.

    The purpose of my letter today is
    to tell you thank you for
    everything you have done for my
    Baxter and myself. I came to you
    for some specific behavior
    problems that I was having with
    Baxter that other trainers did not
    seem to know how to remedy.
    You have been able to give
    me the proper methods and
    tools to work with Baxter and
    see positive results. Baxter is a
    work in progress but let me tell
    you he has come full circle from
    where he was before. If I am not
    mistaken Baxter even looks like
    he is smiling and enjoying his
    time when we are training too!
    I want to let you know that your
    methods have been very easy to
    work with and easy to
    incorporate in my own home. It
    has been nice to be able to work
    in a large enclosed area while
    training with you in the middle of
    the winter. You have been
    extremely flexible with my
    schedule and our training
    appointments and I really
    appreciate that as well.
    Thank you again for everything!
    Christine Behringer
    (815) 403-0860
     I called everywhere and no
    one would help me with my
    dog. They offered to do a boot
    camp for $900 a month, for
    obedience training, which is not
    what we needed, we needed
    him to quit attacking other dogs
    and people, he couldn't even be
    walked, he was so awful.
    Claudia got his number within
    15 minutes and had him totally
    turned around in 2 sessions. It
    was incredible!

    Judy Johnson,
    Belvidere, IL
Imported from Germany!Fabulous red and black german shepherds with the
true shepherd temperament, loyal, and gentle family guardians.  All our puppies
are home raised and parents are all imported directly from Germany from top
quality bloodlines.  Go to our "Litters" page for more information and to go to
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1010 Sunset Road, Spring Grove, IL 60081
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46 years experience, because the first 2000 dogs are the hardest!
Because of the huge need, we are now offering service dogs, service dog
prospects, and service training for all dogs!