Pick out the best starting class for your dog and build from there. Classes are one night per week for six weeks at $150 for each six weeks session.
Our group classes can take a dog from puppy-hood
through the most advanced competition title. It simply depends on the
Puppy Classes - For Young Dogs (2 to 4 month of age)
Our emotions and dog training How to follow our treat hand Sit and Down positions Housebreaking Care - coat, teeth, ears and nails Confidence building exercises
What the command "Leave it" means What the command "Off" means What the command "Quiet" means What "wait" or "stay" means How to pay attention to us Proper leash manners
Beginner Classes - For Young Dogs 5 month and older with little or no training
Our emotions and dog training What the command "Collar" means Sit and Down on command Care - coat, teeth, ears and nails What the "opposition reflex" is Call to heel What "Wait" or "Stay" means
Attention on the move What the command "Leave It" means What the command "Off" means The 2-cookie game Recalls (coming from a wait/stay) Confidence using jumps Confidence using strange objects
Intermediate Classes - For Dogs with knowledge of beginner work
Sit on command Down on command Stand in heel position Heeling Wait or Stay
Recalls Calling a loose dog back to you Right turns Left turns The "Around" finish
Advanced Class - Think of this one as finishing school
Strengthening attention Holding positions Balancing motor skills Call to heel off leash Recalls off leash (goal) Heeling off leash (goal)
Changes of pace (slow and fast)
Stand still and be touched
Group sit-stays and down-stays
After looking over the above course listings you're still not sure, give Frank a call at 847-838-0523. He can help match the dog's skills (and yours) to a class that would be best for you both.
with specific behavioral issues causing concern for their owners can
get help here. Frank Foster will help the owner understand the cause of
the problem and will work with the dog to show how to start its
In these sessions Frank will respond to a variety of questions a dog's
owner may have and will outline changes in the dog's home management to
improve the human dog relationship. "Usually any changes are minor and
easy to follow. In most cases the owner is simply not sure what to do."
Individual help at any level is available by appointment with Frank
Foster, who directs all training offered at the Center. His experience
spans well over four decades and includes all AKC obedience titles from
Novice through Obedience Trial Champion. The hallmark of his training
style is the happy, willing manner both his and students dogs display
The Center contains two large fully matted and fully equipped rings
which are available for rental. Ring time is offered in half hour
increments for which reservations are required.
For those pursuing obedience competition work the Center holds obedience
correction matches monthly. Please check theEvents / Calendar page for the next match time and date.
maintain an inventory of high quality training equipment including
leads, collars and related items for purchase by people using our
At Foster's Training Center, we are focused on providing excellent
services with the highest levels of customer satisfaction – we will do
everything we can to meet your expectations.
With a variety of
offerings to choose from, we’re sure you’ll be happy working with us.
Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions,
please feel free to contact us. We hope to see you again! Check back
later for new updates to our website. There’s much more to come!
Our training building was built over the winter of 1990-1991 and became
operational on May 1, 1991. The dimensions are 60' x 108' and include a
20-run boarding kennel as well as a fully matted training arena 50' x 68'.
It is heated and air conditioned and teaching in the arena is supported
by a twelve speaker PA system mounted in the ceiling.