|SUNSET TRAINING CENTEr
1010 Sunset Road, Spring Grove, IL 60081 847-650-5432
In Loving Memory of Ben and all our 4 legged
heroes that keep our boys and country safe, we
Retired Military War Dog Benny.
Proud soldier who served two tours in Iraq and
one in Kuwait before coming to retire with us. We
were honored to have been able to provide him
with a richly deserved retirement, long days
laying in the sun, laying by the fireplace, or
running our 10 acres. He was the boss and did
as he pleased, which is just what he deserved.
We miss you, Ben- Ben!
|DOG TRAINING AND BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION
FAST, GUARANTEED RESULTS THAT STICK!!
|We consult with you to find your goals ( you decide what you want to achieve).
|Analyse the situation to find the best way for you to meet your goals.
|Advice and teach you how to succeed .
|Are you at the end of your rope?
Someone recently called and, while loving her dog, wanted to place him
but could not find anyone to take him. He was very aggressive towards dogs
and people. Shelters would not take him, the liability was too great, the only
choice looked to be putting him down.
She had called around and could not find a trainer to handle the issue. We
said we would and I am thrilled to report he is doing fantastic and after only a
couple of session did a 100% turn around and she is going to keep him.
last resort, which is sad since most of the time the problem can be solved. It
can be done, give your friend a chance- you will be amazed at how fast he can
turn around for you and you have nothing to lose. Doesn't he at least deserve
|Work with you to assure you meet your objectives.
|Guarantee results- if we don't meet your goals, training costs are fully and
We were looking to replace our Yellow Lab and
decided to take a White German Shepard that
was already 1 ½ years old.
Perfect, we thought, already house broke and
knew the basic sit, stay. Very loving when we met
her and my teenage son loved her immediately.
What we didn’t know was within a week she was
not compatible with other dogs nor people on the
street. I was not able to walk her during busy
times or near anyone on the street without her
trying to wrangle free from her leash and attack. I
tried another trainer and was very costly and slow
at training her issues.
I was at my wits end, not knowing what I was
going to do for the next 10 years with no friends
being able to come over and only walking her in
Claudia had me bring her to her center and knew
she could work everything out and a lot quicker
than I was paying for, and she sure did. Within 15
minutes my dog was more obedient, and
hugging Claudia’s leg , because she had found
the guidance she needed to become a happier
She was playing with others within days , for the
first time in her life, and now eats out of the same
bowl and allows other dogs to take bones right
out of her mouth.
She was thought to be aggressive and now rides
in the car everywhere with manners that you could
only dream of.
Thank goodness Claudia came along when she
did. I have my life back and this dog needs no
leash and minds every command.
I swore off ever getting anything but a puppy
again, but I believe Claudia could rehabilitate any
shelter dog into becoming what you want as a
companion and will ask her what dog suits me
before I get another dog in the future.
My Rott was out of control, he
would growl at us if we tried to
take anything away from him,
would nip at us if we didn't play
with him, stole food, chewed up
everything in the house.
While we felt an obligation to
him, we really can't say we
enjoyed him- he was awful!
We know no one would take him
and our only choice would be to
put him down, but we just could
not quite bring ourselves to do
Our vet recommended calling
Claudia so we did (without much
hope to be honest).
The turn around was
remarkable! She pin pointed the
problem and without any cruelty,
turned him around in just a few
minutes. It was spooky!! And he
adored her, she could do
anything to him after ONE
session- my husband and I were
Then she taught us how to do
what she did and was very
patient with us and made sure
we understood and could do it.
I would recommend her to
anyone, trust me, you will end
up with what we ended up with A
GREAT DOG!! I can't believe we
ever wanted him gone, we
wouldn't dream off it now!
Long Grove, IL
Do you use food rewards?
No, we do not use food rewards in our dog training as a rule. There are
exceptions but they are very rare
Do you train all breeds?
Yes, we do and "American Heinz 57"'s dogs too!
many different ways to train and we find what works for you and your dog - it
has to be one effective with the dog, and that you are comfortable following
through with. It's your dog, you are the boss! We never do anything you are not
comfortable with and don't understand.
How many sessions do I need to sign up for?
Can be one at a time or our package. You are done when you feel you are
done, there is no minimum . Some dogs and families only need one session
to solve a particular problem- others want the dog well trained in obedience
which is out 6 session program.
What is your experience?
Over 40 years, trained dogs for special needs, personal protection, drug
detection, and severe behavior problems. I especially like severe behavior
problems because they need me the most. For many dogs, this is their last
chance and their families are often so broken hearted. It heals everyone and I
love it! We have basic obedience, advanced obedience, tracking, personal
protection and "special needs".
My dog bites, I called everywhere and no one will work with him, do you
Yes, we do. We will do a free assessment, and when we know where we
stand, let you know if we feel we can help. We then discuss it with you and
you can decide if you wish to proceed.
Will you come to our house?
Yes, we do make house calls, though we have an excellent large indoor
facility and most people prefer to come here.
Yes, we do .
Will you teach me how to work with my dog?
Of course!!! Since we are not moving in with you, we walk you through how to
work with your dog and make sure you understand and can do each step
correctly. In a private atmosphere , we find people are much more relaxed
and less self conscious. Plus, since the training it tailor made for the dog and
his family, it works so much better with so much less frustration!
New- private training/ behavior modification
sessions. Dogs learn much, much faster
and better with one on one tutoring.(Just
like kids!) Six private lessons- $180.
to tell you thank you for
everything you have done for my
Baxter and myself. I came to you
for some specific behavior
problems that I was having with
Baxter that other trainers did not
seem to know how to remedy.
You have been able to give
me the proper methods and
tools to work with Baxter and
see positive results. Baxter is a
work in progress but let me tell
you he has come full circle from
where he was before. If I am not
mistaken Baxter even looks like
he is smiling and enjoying his
time when we are training too!
I want to let you know that your
methods have been very easy to
work with and easy to
incorporate in my own home. It
has been nice to be able to work
in a large enclosed area while
training with you in the middle of
the winter. You have been
extremely flexible with my
schedule and our training
appointments and I really
appreciate that as well.
Thank you again for everything!
one would help me with my
dog. They offered to do a boot
camp for $900 a month, for
obedience training, which is not
what we needed, we needed
him to quit attacking other dogs
and people, he couldn't even be
walked, he was so awful.
Claudia got his number within
15 minutes and had him totally
turned around in 2 sessions. It
|Imported from Germany!!! SCH/IPO3 Yenn vom Haus Farrenkopf!!!! Fabulous red
and black german shepherd with the true shepherd temperament, loyal and
gentle family guardian. SCH/IPO 3 (highest tile)!!! All our puppies are home raised
and parents are all imported directly from Germany from top quality bloodlines.
Go to our "Puppies" page for more information and to go to their web site.
| All rescues adopted from
Almost Home Foundation,
include an evaluation and
training session from us in
their adoption fee.
We love this organization
and hope you will contact
them when you are looking to
rescue. We are familiar with
some of the dogs , call us if
you would like us to help you
find something to fit your
needs. We'd be happy to help!