My goal is to help you develop the outstanding relationship you deserve with your dog – for you to give and to get the unconditional love, respect and companionship that you deserve.
PhilsPupCamp combines an organic mix of fun, excitement, respect and boundaries, packed into a system of consistent rewards and growth. I want to share my 40 years of passion for dog training with you. PhilsPupCamp believes in outstanding service, support, and owner satisfaction with results!
Born in Boston, I now live inArlington Heights, IL. I raised and trained animals all my life. Currently I live with Blue, my second deaf Great Dane. Blue and I belong to Alliance of Therapy Dogs. We volunteer at various schools, homes for the aged, Great Lakes Naval Training Center. My history includes 1000’s of hours of training dogs, 500 hours in Animal Assisted Therapy in the hospital environment and countless hours of behavior training and pro-bono work. I volunteered, apprenticed, and consulted with dog rescues, and the best Chicagoland trainers. I work with Blue at schools, daycare, and visit children with learning disabilities.
PhilsPupCamp dog training uses a natural blend of positive reinforcement and ignoring bad behavior while looking for creative alternatives. Phil’s Pup Camp teaches consistency, enthusiasm and patience for reliable results and fluency.
PhilsPupCamp involves the owner and family as much as possible.
PhilsPupCamp uses humane scientifically proven methods including pack/instinct mentality, positive reinforcement, luring, shaping, marker training, fluency, and corrections based on personality and necessity without intimidation.
PhilsPupCamp classes since 2011
Association of Professional Dog Trainers -Professional Member
CCPDT -KA Certification Council for Pet Dog Trainers- Tested
Therapy Dogs Inc -Member and Tester/Observer (Evaluator)
AKC All Star Puppy Instructor
AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator
AKC Community Good Citizen Evaluator
Karen Pryor Clicker Training Expo LA - Jan 2014
Palatine Emergency Response Team, Disaster Animal Response Team Leader
Insured for Therapy visits with Therapy Dogs Inc,
Insured for Training and Boarding by Business Insurers of the Carolinas
Volunteer Buddy Dog Foundation 2010, 2011