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Certified dog trainer
Philip C. Webb

Arlington Heights, IL

Phil's Pup Camp offers obedience training, puppy classes, behavior issue resolution, problem-solving, refresher classes, and therapy dog classes.

Certifications: Training Equipment: flat collar or body harness and 6-foot leash. Other equipment used by mutual agreement with the owner based on humane and scientific methods.

Training Philosophy: Positive reinforcement, marker training.

Locations Served: Chicagoland Northwest Suburbs, centered in the Arlington Heights area.

Mission: The goal is to help clients develop an outstanding relationship with their dogs, fostering unconditional love, respect, and companionship. Phil's Pup Camp combines fun, excitement, respect, and boundaries, packed into a system of consistent rewards and growth. The aim is to share 40 years of passion for dog training with clients. Phil's Pup Camp believes in outstanding service, support, and owner satisfaction with results.

Phil Webb, born in Boston and currently residing in Arlington Heights, IL, has raised and trained animals throughout his life. He currently lives with two deaf Great Danes, Caly and Blue, and is a member of Therapy Dogs Inc., volunteering at Northwest Community Hospital. His history includes thousands of hours of dog training, 500 hours in Animal Assisted Therapy in hospital environments, and countless hours of behavior training and pro-bono work. Phil has volunteered, apprenticed, and consulted with dog rescues and the best Chicagoland trainers. He works with Caly at schools, daycare, and visits children with learning disabilities.

Methods: Phil's Pup Camp dog training uses a natural blend of positive reinforcement and ignoring bad behavior while looking for creative alternatives. The training teaches consistency, enthusiasm, and patience for reliable results and fluency. Phil's Pup Camp involves the owner and family as much as possible. The training 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.

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