Jolie and Darby have taught me so much.
Julia Lane, APDT Trainer, CTDI
Spot On K9 Sports
Two convenient locations:
South Elgin & Campton Hills, IL
In-home training by appointment
We have a shelter dog who is chocolate lab and Chesapeake Bay. She loves to run and has been in the Pet Smart training classes, but she needs more in terms of activities. I was wondering if agility training would be good for her. She weighs about 49 and is one years old. She seems bored if that is possible. She can be submissive at times as I guess all shelter dogs have this in common. Let me know what you think would be challenging for her Carol Busse 847 741 3909. We live in South ELgin.
I see there is a Therapy Dog class on Monday mornings. Any chance there might be a Therapy Dog Class in the evening around 7:00pm?
Hi Robin, not at this time, but I’ll certainly let you know if I offer a second class. Murphy would be an awesome Therapy Dog! – Julia
Hi I have a three month old golden doodle and wanted to find out when the next puppy kindergarten class is?
Would like to find out when the next puppy kindergarten class is being held?
Hi Kim, thx for writing! Next Puppy Kindergarten class is Tue., Feb. 28, from 6pm-7pm. I’ll email you privately with more details. – Julia
I am interested in the puppy class starting this month, but I know I will be out of town for 2nd class – is there a way to make that up?
Hi Carie, I’ll email you privately. Thx, Julia
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I have an Aussie mix named Poppy and I have tried to get her into sheep herding training. However I have found that if your dog isn’t a Border Collie there is not much interest. I wonder if agility would be a good alternative for her? She is super-smart (of course!), eager to please and well socialized. Do you have a class that would be good for her?
Hi Katherine, sounds like Poppy would be a natural at the sport. We start a Beginner Agility class tonight at 7:15pm at South Town Animal Hospital in South Elgin. Sorry that this is so last minute, but please let me know if you’d like to join us! Another option is my 5pm Sunday Focus for Agility class in Campton Hills which starts 9/9. If you’re not sure which class would be best for Poppy, please call me (630) 945-1437 and I would be happy to help. Thanks so much & I hope to meet you & Poppy soon! – Julia
I would be interested in enrolling my husband and border collie in the downtown hound class, but I see that we missed the first two classes. Could we join late?
Hi Lisa, thanks for your interest in Downtown Hound. The class is full & will not be offered again till Spring. Please feel free to join our 6:30pm Friday walks at Mount St. Mary Park in St. Charles. It’s free, so there is no formal instruction, but we could discuss other class or lesson options for your BC. – Julia
We have just rescued a Hound Mix through H.E.L.P on Oct 3. The woman I worked with (Charlene) recommended you for dog training. Our dog is about 5 months old. He’s pretty good with sit and come, but really pulls on the leash. I want to take either your Puppy Kindergarten or Beginner Obedience Class whichever you feel would be best. When does your next session start? How do I sign up?
Hi Ann, congrats on your new puppy! I just sent you a private email with more info on the Beginner Obedience class. Look forward to meeting you & Duke! – Julia
My 14 yr old daughter is interested in starting agility with our 11 month old lab. We have started hunting her and she is a quick learner. I see your Monday Agility 1 class has already started. Is it full? Could we start late? Is there another day you offer agility at the Campton Hills location?
Hi Melissa, I teach classes at the Farm Sunday & Thursday nights and Friday mornings. All classes are full through the end of the year. Perhaps private lessons would be a good way to get started until there is an opening in a group class. I’ll email you details! Thx, Julia
I have a young GSD that I have been swimming with Ron Hanik. He recommended that I contact you regarding a Nose Work class for my dog. She did a beginning Nose Work class quite some time ago, but now that we have finished with Schutzhund I would like to get her involved in Nose Work again. I am not sure what class I should sign her up for and would appreciate your recommendation.
Hi Margo, I recommend the Noon-1pm Thursday Nose Work class. This month, we have class Dec. 13 & 20. I’ll email you more details! Thx, Julia
I was wondering if you have drop ins to watch your Beginner obedience Classes. I’m looking for obedience class for my 5 month old Maltese puppy>
I see you have Beginner obedience classes 7:15pm-8:15pm in (South Elgin) but the days are TBD. Wondering if you have picked a day yet
Hi Brydie, yes, you’re more than welcome to drop in and watch. Beginner Obedience is Tuesdays at 7:15pm at South Town Animal Hospital in South Elgin. The new session starts Tue., April 16. To register, please fill out the student app at http://www.SpotOnK9Sports.com. Thx, Julia
Hello! I just wanted to check in about the Tuesday night beginning obedience class. I will be bringing Bella, who is my CRI foster dog. What do I need to bring – I have a 6ft training lead as well as both chain and buckle collars and treats. Is there anything else?
Hi Laura, will be great to have a Catahoula in class! I’ll email you privately the welcome letter with all the details. – Julia
Juliaaaaaaaa!!!! I was wondering if Josie and I could come to your Sunday Agility Foundation 1 class (the one at 6 pm)? That’s actually a time slot where work should not interfere, ha ha! I submitted my application. Just let me know! Hope all is well with you!!!
Julia. thank you for being SO kind to Gryphon and me in class on Thursday. Although we are not even close to the level the others are, I know we both will learn a lot from you! I would appreciate your assessment of us as a team since you have now seen what we both do. Thanks, again, and I will see you next week! BTW, Gryphon came home exhausted!!!
I am interested in a basic obedience class in South Elgin. When will your next session start?
Hi Elise, the new Beginner Obedience class starts Tue., June 4 at 7:15pm. To register, please fill out the online student app at http://www.SpotOnK9Sports.com. Thanks for your interest! – Julia
Hi! I am interested in Puppy Kindergarten in South Elgin. I see a class started last night. Is is possible to join in next week? I have a 10 week old Westie.
Hi Julie, sorry I didn’t see your message earlier! The current Puppy Kindergarten class is full. If you’d like to register for the next session, please fill out the online student application at http://www.SpotOnK9Sports.com. It starts 6pm Tue., July 23 at South Town Animal Hospital in South Elgin. If you have other questions, please call me (630) 945-1437 so I don’t miss your message again! Thx, Julia
Hi Julia. I am interested in enrolling my 3 year old Australian Shepard in the beginner agility class. Do you know when you will be running the next session? Thank you.
Can you tell me when your k9 good citizen class is starting up? We would be interested in signing up. Thanks Jason
Hi Jason, yes, Canine Good Citizen class will start 7:15pm Wed., Nov. 6 at South Town Animal Hospital in South Elgin. To register, please fill out the online student application at http://www.SpotOnK9Sports.com. I’ll email you a Welcome Letter with more details once I receive it. Thx, Julia
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Spot On K9 Sports
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Hi, I filled out and submitted the online application. I am interested in Therapy Dog training, I see that the last class is Oct 28. Will there be another class offered in 2014? My poodle, Cookie,is 1yr. 1 month old. I am looking for an activity that will keep us both active and involved. She is will socialized, goes every place and has 3 very active grandchildren that keep her busy. I just feel she can do so much more. I would like to view your beginner agility class if possible.
Will you be offering another session of intermediate agility at The Farm again any time soon? Would like to get my 5 year old sheltie in a class.
Hi Jean, yes, both Intermediate Agility Sunday classes are ongoing at the Farm. To register, please fill out the online student application at http://www.SpotOnK9Sports.com. I’ll email you privately with more details. Thx, Julia
I’m coming in December with Nikki but will not make the first week. Can I pay you the second week or should I send a check? Also, If I need to mail a check I’ll need your address and the amount.
Hi Cheryl, just cc’d you on the group email about Dec session. Glad you & Nikki can come! – Julia
Will there be a kindergarten puppy class after the one that is starting om January 7th?
Yes, Sue. Glad you were able to register Spencer for Jan session! – Julia
My name is Carol Aalund (my husband’s name is Bob) and we have a 3 ½ month old border collie named Kaylie.
She is a typical Border Collie who learns very quickly – she learned 8 commands the first week we had her at 8 weeks of age, and of course now she knows quite a few more – about 20. I see you also have a Border Collie so you are familiar with the breed. She is our first Border Collie and we are enjoying her immensely.
We currently have a 9 ½ year old Siberian Husky named Blaze. We got Kaylie to be a companion for him and they get along famously and loved each other from day 1.
Our concern is that Kaylie is frightened of most, but not all, other dogs and strangely enough, the smaller they are the more frightened she is. She reacts by lowering her head and ears and tucking her tail in very tight and trying to hide. She has no fear aggression.
It has been a very cold and snowy winter and almost none of our neighbors have been out walking their dogs and so we have not had much opportunity to socialize her. We did try to take her to a free puppy playtime at PetCo and no one else showed up so the trainer there brought in her 6 month old Lab/Chow mix who was kind of over the top – barking incessantly and clawing Kaylie. Sadly, this didn’t do anything to help Kaylie with her fear of other dogs – in fact, we hope it didn’t make things worse.
We are looking for a class for her to attend to get her used to being around other dogs in a more controlled environment and I came across your website and it looks like you are quite experienced.
We would like to enroll her in a class but aren’t sure just what type of class. She does still jump on people (and we are trying to train her not to) and she has not been taught the commands “heel” or “stay” yet. I admit I have been guilty in teaching her tricks over solid obedience because she learns so quickly and it is so much fun. Would you be interested in taking her on as a “student” and if so, what class would you recommend?
I’m looking forward to hearing back from you. Thanks for your time in this matter, and have a good rest of the day!
Hi Carol, glad we connected via email. Look forward to meeting you & Kaylie soon! – Julia
I am looking forward to it, too, Julia. I will call you as planned the week after next.
Hi Julia, I filled in the application. I’m interested in the Nose work I on Thursday Noon starting Feb 6
also the Therapy Dog I class starting in March. What do I need to do next to register for the classes.
Hi Kathy, great, thanks for your app for both classes! I’ll email you more details. – Julia
I just noticed that a beginning obedience class in SE starts tonight. Wondered if the class is full?
Hi Debbie, sorry I didn’t respond sooner. I had a baby on Sunday, Feb. 23! Beginner Obedience has been full for two weeks – it’s very popular! Will email you more details for next session. – Julia
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