Trainers we love:

In the greater Milwaukee area: 




In the Northern Wisconsin Area website(Jana):


In the Illinois/Chicago Area:

Mindful Methods Companion Coaching is based in the Illinois/Chicagoland area and offers in-home, virtual, and phone consultations. This training program uses humane training techniques with a focus on positive reinforcement. Mindful Methods Companion Coaching specializes in modifying behavior without the use of suppression, fear, or force.  

Jessie Kasper is a long-time Doberman lover and affiliated with Illinois Doberman Rescue Plus. She is accredited through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC-ADT), a certified Family Dog Mediator (FDM), and a Fear Free Certified Professional (FFCP).  For more information, email : or visit her website:

I Got This SIT, LLC is a humane, science-based training center located in Huntley, IL. Their focus is on board and train and day training programs. They also offer Behavioral Boarding for sensitive companions when the behaviors displayed disqualify them for regular boarding facilities or it is not safe to hire an in-home sitter. I Got This SIT, LLC is located on 2-acres of secluded property and features indoor-outdoor kennel runs

Helping Pets and their people live harmoniously, with training online and in person.



Additional Resources

"A Dog's Ten Commandments"  

1. My life is likely to last 10 to 15 years. Any separation from you will be painful remember that before you get me.
2. Give me time to understand what you want of me.
3. Place your trust in me- it is crucial to my well being.
4. Do not be angry at me for long, and do not lock me up as punishment.
5. You have your work, your entertainment, and your friends. I only have you.
6. Talk to me sometimes. Even if I don't understands your words, I understand your voice when it is speaking to me.
7. Be aware that how ever you treat me, I will never forget.
8. Remember before you hit me that I have teeth that could easily hurt you, but I choose not to bite you because I love you.
9. Before you scold me for being uncooperative, obstinate, or lazy, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I might not be getting the right food, or I have been out to long, or my heart is getting to old and weak.
10. Take care of me when I get old; you too will grow old. Go with me on difficult journeys. Never say: "I cannot bear to watch" or "Let it happen in my absence." Everything is easier for me if you are there, even my death.
Remember that I love you.
Author: Stan Rawlinson 


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