"I love your dog. I love your Max who growls and snaps at people. I love your Daisy who barks and lunges on walks. I love your Bailey who is afraid of so many things. As a fear, reactivity, and aggression specialist, I get it.
Your dog is struggling, and I know you are too.
Using kindness and science, I will help you with your dog's behaviors while you build a partnership rooted in trust, compassion, and support. Because dogs deserve that. Because dogs are family."
- Oleg Sobol, JD, CPDT-KA, CTC
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
Certified Professional Dog Trainer
Certificate in Training and Counseling
International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants Member
Pet Professional Guild Member
Behavior consultations for dogs displaying fearful, anxious, reactive, aggressive, or other concerning behaviors.
Trusted overnight care in my home for reactive dogs, anxious dogs, fearful or shy dogs, seniors, and other special needs.
Hands-on training in my home during overnight programs for puppies and dogs that are friendly and happy.
Serving Chicago, the North Shore suburbs, and the greater Chicago area. Remote consultations anywhere.
For some services, in-person training can be at trainer's home or travel locations listed at the bottom of this page.
MY TRAINING APPROACH
Kindness and science. Those are my training tools.
I am dedicated to humane, science-based training principles that focus on positive reinforcement and building trust. I do not use any equipment or techniques that rely on fear, pain, force, or intimidation. Ever.
Using a rewards-based approach rooted in the science of animal learning means you can effectively address behavior issues while building a supportive partnership with your dog. Your dog learns skills and trust. You learn to truly understand your dog.
Because dogs deserve that. Because dogs are family.