AGREEMENT TO HOLD HARMLESS, WAIVER AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK 

I understand that attendance of a dog training or agility dog training class is not without risk to myself, members of my family or guests who may attend, or my dog, because some of the dogs to which I will be exposed may be difficult to control and may be the cause of injury even when handled with the greatest amount of care. 

I hereby waive and release ALL FOURS DOG TRAINING hereinafter referred to as the "training organization", its employees, officers, members and agents from any and all liability of any nature, for injury or damage which I or my dog or my guests may suffer, including specifically, but without limitation, any injury or damage resulting from the action of any dog, and I expressly assume the risk of such damage or injury while attending any training session, or any other function, of the All Fours Training Organization, or while on the training grounds or the surrounding area thereto. 

By attending these classes, all persons and animals grant to All Fours Dog Training or in persons to whom assignments of such rights have been made in writing by All Fours Dog Training, the right to televise, videotape, advertise, photograph, promote, audiotape or otherwise use their likeness & voice in any manner without further release or consent. 

In consideration of and as inducement to the acceptance of my application for training membership by the All Fours Training Organization, I hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless this training organization, its employees, officers, members and agents from any and all claims, or claims made by any member of any family or any other person accompanying me to any training session or function of the Training Organization, or while on the grounds or the surrounding area thereto as a result of any action by any dog, including my own. 

IMPROPER CONDUCT 

The ALL FOURS DOG TRAINING program is based on humane methods of instruction and concentrates on teaching dogs "good behavior", rather than solely punishing "bad behavior". Therefore, no physical striking of dogs is allowed. If you cannot abide by this requirement, your participation in the class will be terminated without recourse. 

CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION 

The undersigned applies for application in the ALL FOURS DOG TRAINING program and certifies that the information listed on the reverse side is correct. In addition, the signer understands and agrees to abide by the conditions above and the training rules and regulations as stated throughout the course of training. 

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Best Friends Chicago @ 1628 N. Elston, Chicago Illinois, I-94 at the North Avenue exit.

Best Friends Chicago is one of our very popular locations for group, semi-private and private obedience, agility and Rally-O training in Chicago, Illinois.

Our air conditioned classes, top of the line equipment, great new flooring and quality instruction by our experienced staff of trainers make our programs very popular.

It is very easy to reach from any Chicago city or Chicago suburban location. 

Here is a link to the google map

Best Friends Chicago

 

Is your puppy dreaming about having fun in agility?

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The new 4 week session begins soon! The Puppies With Purpose classes are offered at our Skokie, Illinois location on Wednesday afternoons and early evenings. 

Since this class is so jam packed with sophisticated, state of the art training for your puppy, the class size is kept very small.  

The overwhelming response to this class offering can make class availability a bit of a challenge for everyone who is interested. 

We currently have a full roster for our Puppies With Purpose and Puppies With Purpose II classes. 

To reserve your puppy's spot in an upcoming Puppies With Purpose class,  click on "Contact Us" on the left side of your screen. 

Send us your name, e-mail, phone, your puppy's age, and breed.  We will immediately add you to the "patiently waiting" list. 

When an opening pops up, we'll contact you first.

Here's where you'll find the latest information regarding AKC agility updates:

http://www.akc.org/pdfs/masterform.cfm

Entry Forms

Move-Up Forms

And other valuable information for those involved in the sport of dog agility. 

 

Beginner Agility Foundation Dog Training
The  focus of this group class is on safety and fun while building a good foundation for future agility training adventures.  Every dog begins on leash.  After careful consideration and observation by the All Fours training staff, some dogs may earn the privilege of being off leash.  Others will enjoy their agility experience while on leash.  Dogs will gain confidence, focus, coordination and physical exercise and so will the handlers!

To inquire about availability of private instruction and to schedule your private lesson simply click on "Private Training Scheduling" and select your date and time!

 

This class will introduce all dog/handler teams to basic obstacle performance and foundation handling skills.  Individual obstacles will be introduced by the All Fours trainers including: jumps, contact obstacles (teeter, A-frame and dogwalk), open tunnels, closed tunnels, weave poles, pause table, and tire.  Basic obedience skills for agility, targeting skills, relationship building skills, improving and channeling drives, obstacle focus, handler focus and confidence building will be covered, as well.  Pre-requisite: Although basic obedience skills are recommended, our experienced staff of trainers will happily help you learn the obedience skills necessary to participate in agility class. Each class session is by pre-registration only.  No drop-ins.  Each seven week Monday EVENING class session has a specific start date, end date and class time.  On Monday evenings.  Be sure to check out the "Upcoming Events" for the next available class session start dates and times.
 
     

Intermediate Agility Dog Training
At this level dogs should be competent on all obstacles with a solid understanding of weaves, teeter, etc..  Off leash control and sequencing will be further explored. The focus here is to begin to working on more sophisticated sequences of obstacles while implementing handling maneuvers first introduced during the Beginner/Foundation Agility class.
Pre-requisite: Instructor approval.  Satisfactory completion of an ALL FOURS Beginner/Foundation level class or proficiency equivalent via private lessons.
On Monday evenings.  Be sure to check out the "Upcoming Events" for the next available class session start dates and times.
 

Advanced Competition Agility Dog Training 
This class is for dog and handler teams with off leash control including solid stays and independent obstacle performance.  Additional topics will include proofing obstacle performance,  fine tuning advanced/competition handling skills, competition etiquette, and competition preparation for all levels of agility competition.  Although class participants are not required to compete, at this level many dog/handler teams in the class are competing at the Excellent/Master level at agility trials.   Some of the dogs in this class already have or are working towards their Master Agility Champion title - MACH.  

Pre-requisite: Instructor approval.  Satisfactory completion of an ALL FOURS Intermediate level class or proficiency equivalent via private lessons. 
On Monday evenings.  Be sure to check out the "Upcoming Events" for the next available class session start dates and times.
 
Rally Obedience  Private Training
Rally makes a great entry-level class for both obedience and agility. But don't be fooled! Rally can still be a challenge. You must work closely as a team as you negotiate the course, heeling from sign to sign and performing one of the many different exercises. Some are quite complex (there are over 50 different exercises to choose from).  It's a great way to build confidence in a shy dog or to teach enhanced focus skills to those dogs who are easily distracted and find conventional obedience a bit too boring.
Available via private lessons only.  To inquire about availability and to schedule your private lesson simply click on "Private Training Scheduling" and select your date and time!
 

Custom Canine Fitness and Conditioning Private Training 

Dogs of all ages, types and sizes have benefitted from custon canine fitness and conditioning training with Dee.  Puppies gain confidence, increase balance, improve body awareness and proprioception.  This will prepare your puppy for a lifetime of active endeavors and will increase the working relationship you are building with your dog. 

Senior dogs, as well as, retired sport dogs will benefit from a fitness program.  The senior custom fitness program is designed to offset the effects of aging like the osteoarthritic changes that accompany muscle atrophy.  If your aging pet is having trouble getting up and down the stairs, we can help. 

Overweight dogs will benefit from our fitness program by taking off those extra pounds, stimulating them mentally and adding to a healthy life span. 

To inquire about availability and to schedule your private lesson simply click on "Private Training Scheduling" and select your date and time!

 
 
Dollars and cents...
For years there has been a "continuing education" discount for the All Fours Agility Classes at Windy City K9 Club.
 
The purpose of the program is to reward those who are continuing to train their dogs by offering financial incentives. 

The first time your dog is registered for/participates in any Monday night All Fours agility class the class fee is $225.
 
These fees apply to seven week sessions and are subject to change in the future.