Training at Rex's Place

According to the Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior, improper socialization can lead to behavior problems later in life: “Behavior issues, not infectious diseases, are the number one cause of death for dogs under three years of age.”

At Rex’s Place, training is not just about getting dogs to do what we want them to do. Training builds a dog’s confidence, strengthens the bond between human and dog, reduces stress on everyone, increases healthy physical activity, and helps not just to solve problems but to avoid problems from arising.

At every stage of a dog’s life, at every point in your life with your dog, training activities increase quality of life.

Rex’s Place offers training in three general areas:
Athletic      Obedience      Enrichment

Athletic training, K9 Sports, is not just for high-activity dogs or for certain breeds! Agility and Rally are for all dogs AND owners! Athletics use activity to build the bond and keep everyone moving, whether their energy level is high or mellow. Dogs of all sizes, shapes, and temperaments benefit from positive and rewarding activity and interaction with their humans.

Obedience is both life changing and life saving. Game-based obedience builds confidence, gives dogs purpose, creates an amazing bond with their humans, and heads off problems at home and in public. From puppies to seniors, every dog can learn, and every family can benefit from a dog that is confident and responsive. What's more, it's fun!

Enrichment opens up a whole new world, not just dogs but also people. Capitalizing on dogs’ natural instincts and paired with game-based techniques, person and pooch begin to explore the world in ways you never thought possible! From tricks to scent work, time spent learning together about how to discover the environment around us creates meaningful connection, reduces anxiety, and it’s incredibly fun!

You can find current and upcoming classes and opportunities by clicking on "Classes" in the menu.

Rex's Place Offers Training for All Needs and Stages of Your Dog's Life!

For Puppies

At Rex's, we support you in raising a dog that is confident, obedient, active and healthy. Play and learning in one!

Obedience and Agility

Check back to see what we offer the newest addition to your family!

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For Dogs

Our Stages program gives dogs confidence and control for every stage of life. Learn at your dog's pace, on your schedule.

All Stages of Life

See current courses by going to the menu above!

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1 American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior: AVSAB Position Statement on Puppy Socialization. 2008: p. 1. Retrieved from:


Rex's Place, Rex's Place Boarding House, Rex's K9 Sports Arena

2120 Ashland

Evanston, IL 60201


(847) 920-8739