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Peggy Moran's School for Dogs

Chicago-Area Dog Training and Dog Behavior Modification: 
Reward-based training without force, intimidation, pain, or scolding

We are in TWO locations! 

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Our home in Lemont, for private lessons, dog day school, and small group instruction, located at:

Lemont, IL 60439

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Our new home-based kennel in Manteno, for dog boarding school, service dog training, agility training, and weekend workshops is located at:

Manteno, IL 60950

Want to get started without getting lost in my website? 
Click here to go directly to enrollment!

Are you worried about the dreaded Chicago-area dog flu? Me too!
Beat the bug without losing out on lessons: Consider in-home dog training!

Call Peggy to get more information and get scheduled: 708-323-2722  

We Promote Ethical Dog Training:


Dogs are taught through humane interactions, without fear or pain.

  • Dogs are viewed as subjects, not objects, who are treated with patience and consideration.   

  • Dogs are encouraged to think and make choices in a safe, fun learning environment. 

  • Building a relationship with your dog requires your involvement! While it does take some time and thought, the end result is worth your efforts. We will help you understand and connect with your dog in order to make permanent behavior improvements. 

  • If you are seeking a quick-fix that takes minimal support from you and your family members, please consider another trainer!    

Dog Training By Example

Both dogs and people learn through imitation. Beginning dog trainers learn by observing experienced dog trainers. Dogs, among other dogs, learn by model as well. Yes, we train you to behave in ways that will appropriately influence your dog's mood, manners, and cooperation!

  • These methods are based upon empathic learning – without punishment, cruelty, or harsh equipment.

  • Our dog (and people!) training programs help pet owners teach their dogs to willingly cooperate, demonstrate great self control and manners, and socially interact with kindness and confidence. 

Here is an example of error-free, positive reinforcement-based, dog training being demonstrated by Peggy Moran student, Nancy, and her puppy, Jett: 



About Us:

Use the drop-down links under the welcome link at the top of this page to learn more about Peggy, Claire, Monica, and Aaron.

About Our Facilities: 

Our private lessons, small group classes and day school training are offered at our Lemont, Illinois home and training facility. Boarding school dog training is offered at Peggy Moran's home and training facility in Manteno, Illinois; however drop-off and pick-ups for boarding can be done at either location, saving pet owners transportation time. We also offer training and care services in our clients' homes.

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The more you know, the better your dog will behave!

  • We offer "dog improvement"-- dog training and dog behavioral modification services-- to northern Illinois/ suburban Chicago pet owners. Chicago Dog Training Chicago Dog Behavior Chicago positive reinforcement Chicago and suburban dog boarding school Chicago area dog trainer.

  • Outside the Chicago area? We also offer phone consultations for people with dog behavior problems and dog training questions from all over the world.

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