Training Solutions:

Why Train Our Dogs?

At Heartland Animal Shelter we strongly believe in "dog training".  We believe this 
training provides several benefits:
  • It teaches the dog "manners," so that it can live with us in our homes.  
        Learning commands such as "sit" and "stay" let us convey to the dog what is expected of it.
  • It helps the dog learn how to interact with other dogs and other animals.  Ideally, the pup's mother teaches it how to fit into the pack, but these lessons often need to be supplemented.
  • It helps to strengthen the bond between the dog and humans and to generally enrich the relationship we have with our canine companions.   If the dog and the human companions 
        can communicate in a clear and consistent manner, their relationship can 

Training/Behavioral Resources 

Private Lessons:
    Suzy F. Anetsberger-Carter, click here to learn more about Suzy

    Joanne Baranclick here to learn more about Joanne

K-9 Guardians, Inc.
Contact: Gary TippettTelephone: 815-838-4406
Lockport, IL.

Bully Barracks
Contact Anthony NovakTelephone: 224-735-1086

Sit Means Sit Dog Training
Telephone: 312-618-9663   Email:

Sitting Pretty!
Meet 'N Greet
Becoming accustomed to being in a crowd.
Good Sit!
In a Down
Good Stay!
Sit!  Stay!
Good Job, Spotess!
Nice Heel, Cutie Pie!

The AKC's Canine Good Citizenship program  

Responsible Owners, Well-Mannered Dogs. The AKC's 
Canine Good Citizen program is recognized as the gold 
standard for dog behavior. In CGC, dogs who pass the 
10 step CGC test can earn a certificate and/or the 
official AKC CGC title. Dogs with the CGC title have 
the suffix, "CGC" after their names. All dogs, including 
both purebred and mixed breed dogs are welcome to participate in the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Program. Visit to learn more.

For more information and to sign up, please call AKC CGC Program Evaluator Jan Cohen at 847-691-0430 or email her at: 
* S.T.A.R. Puppy *CGC *CGCA and * Urban CGC Tests available. 

* Note: Most insurance companies give a homeowners discount when your dog has a CGC Certification.