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Welcome to Advances in Animal Behavior. Serving Chicagoland since 1995.

We offer a vast array of dog training services.  Our puppy classes include Puppy Kindergarten.  For dogs over 5 months, we offer beginning dog obedience classes such as Adolescent Dog, Come Here Now, Basic Obedience I, Come Here Now, and Company's Coming. Our intermediate/advanced program includes Basic Obedience 2,Rally Obedience, and Competitive Obedience.  Our 26,000 square foot dog training facility also affords us the opportunity to teach Dog Agility, Flyball, Disc, Nosework, and Dabble in Dog Sports.  Private training and Board and Train is also available as well as behavior problem consultations.

Our founder and senior trainer, Kristen Phillips, invites you to learn about dog behavior, enjoy training your dog, and accomplish your dog training goals.


  • 10051 Kitty Ave. Chicago Ridge, IL
  • Phone: (630) 258-2600
  • Phone: (708) 636-1998
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I was not sure how the positive reward would work because I never tried it w/any other dogs.  I now believe that there is no other way.  Kristen was great and I will now only take classes with her.  Thank you.  Turbo and I had a really great time.
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Pawsitively Heaven Pet Resort, Inc.
10051 Kitty Ave
Chicago Ridge, IL  60415