About Dog Obedience Group

Develop and strengthen a successful relationship with your dog through humane, effective and fun dog training. 

Our Approach

We believe good dog training must be humane, effective, fair and fun. Dog Obedience Group’s (D.O.G) approach to humane training uses positive reinforcement, operant conditioning and clicker training. Our goal in training is to teach owners how to effectively communicate with their dogs. We set everyone up for success building a strong, life long relationship.

Our trainers Wendy DeCarlo-Young, CPDT-KA, Dennis Damon and Sam Young, specialists in behavior and training, offer and supervise our entire training program. D.O.G. offers a variety of training venues from group classes, private in home training, behavior consultations, pre-acquisition counseling, agility, games, tricks and more. Wendy and Dennis are certified evaluators/trainers for the American Kennel Club’s S.T.A.R. Puppy program/testing and the Canine Good Citizen program/testing. 

Member Association of Pet Dog Trainers

Chicago Magazine Best in Chicago: 2010
Wendy DeCarlo-Young - voted Best Dog Trainer

Chicagoland Tails Readers' Choice Awards: 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003
Wendy DeCarlo-Young - voted Best Trainer
Dog Obedience Group - voted Best Group and Private Training Classes

Featured on:
NBC Channel 5 News WE Network's - America's Cutest Puppies
Channel 32 Fox Thing in the Morning
WCIU-TV Ch 26 "Me and You This Morning" with Jeanne Sparrow

Veterinarian recommended:
Staff Behavior & Obedience instructors - Camp Dogwood, Ingleside, IL
City Dog - Chicago's Best Pick