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First Place Dog Training has been serving the McHenry County area with quality service for over 16 years.  We are a premiere dog training and dog boarding facility in Illinois. We train hundreds of dogs and their owners each year in our large, indoor training facility.  Classes currently range from Puppy Class, Basic Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced obedience classes. Or we can train you to train your dog for various A.K.C. Titles.  We also train dogs for hunting.  Although we offer many dog training classes throughout the week that should fit into even the busiest schedule, we also offer individual training sessions.  Our courses are veterinarian approved and conducted by our highly-qualified staff. For owners with more love than time our Drop Off Boot Camp is a perfect alternative.

At First Place Dog Training, we use positive reinforcement to teach dogs appropriate behavior. We find that the dogs respond much better to praise and reward than to other methods.  It is easier on the dog, as well as on the owner using positive training techniques.

Since 1992, we have also been running a full-service boarding and training kennel.  The indoor kennel is climate controlled and each dog is given plenty of exercise and conditioning each day during its stay.  Schedule your dog for boarding or training while you go on vacation with the comfort that he or she is in good hands.

Please let us know if you have any questions about our training philosophy or if you would like to sign up for one of our classes. We also have a handy on-line registration for our Classes or for Boarding.

We can be reached at:

First Place Dog Training Ltd.
2519 North Riverside Drive
McHenry, Illinois 60051
(815) 385-3350
Fax (815)385-3359



We have been serving various communities from the same location for over 16 years. Our goal when we opened was to meet the customers every need and concern for their pet. Although we have trained and boarded many dogs, we also have and always will, consider every dog a special dog!

First Place Dog Training meets all of your family dog training needs serving northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin surrounding areas.

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