TRAINING CENTER
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847.838.0523
Antioch, IL

FOSTER'S

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Group Classes

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 owner's objectives.

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)

Right turns

Left turns

About turns

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.

Behavior Modification

Dogs 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 rehabilitation.

Consultations

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." says Frank.

Private Instruction

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 when working.

Ring Rental

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.

Fun Matches

For those pursuing obedience competition work the Center holds obedience correction matches monthly. Please check the Events / Calendar page for the next match time and date.

Equipment

We maintain an inventory of high quality training equipment including leads, collars and related items for purchase by people using our services.

Frank

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.