We specialize in training in your home. Jessica has experience training all breeds and ages of dogs, and will patiently teach kids and family members so that everyone can work together.  Call or email today to find out more information!

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Rates and Payment

Contact us today to find out our current dog training rates.

Payment is due in full before services are rendered. Our secure customer portal allows you to use MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and electronic checks to pay online.  If you prefer, we are happy to accept cash or a check.

New Dog or Puppy

Practice Makes Perfect

A 6-lesson program in your home, designed for puppies and new dogs where we cover all the basics of obedience-- sit, down, come, stay, and loose-leash walking. We address any common issues you are facing, such as nipping, house training, and jumping.  

Scheduling is flexible. We aim for one lesson every week, approximately 45 minutes in length, to help you get your puppy or new dog started on the right track! Pups can start at about 4 months of age, but we offer the first lesson as soon as you get the puppy (8-16 wks). 

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Bright Star​ Pet Services


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Minor Issues

Behavior Consult 

Two sessions in your home to address a (single) issue you are having, such as not coming when called, housetraining issues, or dog interactions with kids.  The first 45-minute session will clarify the problem and provide working solutions; the second session, a week later, will offer reinforcement and adjustments as needed.

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Algonquin, Crystal Lake, Huntley, Lake in the Hills, and Lakewood, IL

​Phone 847-220-7454

Practicing Good Behavior

Walk and Train 

We will provide daytime walks for your dog, practicing good manners and reinforcing basic obedience commands.  Your dog benefits from both physical, as well as mental exercise to help tire him out while you are at work. At the end of each visit, we send you an email describing the lessons we worked on.

Intense Help


If you are short on time and anxious to have a well-mannered dog, we will come to your house and work with your dog while you are at work. Your time investment is minimal-- one hour each weekend.  During that hour, we will teach you what we trained your dog that week, and how you can reinforce the lessons.  We come to your home 4x/week, for 2 weeks at a minimum, to get the pup started.