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Certified dog trainer
Susan Aikman

Addison, IL

Bellyrub Klub, LLC is a dog training and daycare facility located in the southern end of Addison, just north of North Ave. and east of Grace. The BRK offers overnight care, retail, bathing, and a variety of training services.

With a 20,000 square foot facility, the establishment is continually expanding. The team includes trained pet care specialists and six certified trainers with designations such as ABCDT, CPDT-KA, and MBA.

As a training facility and test site for Pet Partner Evaluations, Rainbow Therapy Dog Evaluations, and CGC Evaluations, Bellyrub Klub also provides CPR/First Aid training for pet parents.

The training philosophy at the Klub is based on Benevolent Leadership, focusing on individualized treatment for each canine-human relationship. Emphasizing leadership, kindness, relationship development, and communication with pet parents are top priorities.

The Klub serves canines of all breeds from the Chicagoland area and surrounding suburbs. Additionally, Bellyrub Klub is actively seeking certified trainers interested in a full-time career, and is currently hiring for all positions.

The facility now offers a Day Training Academy, pet photography, daytime and evening classes, open agility, 6800 square feet of outdoor play, and 16,000 square feet of off-leash play and academy space.

Open enrollment for basic obedience classes is available throughout the year, and the Klub also offers focused mini-sessions to help canines and their owners achieve specific training goals in a short amount of time.

Services include puppy classes, basic obedience, advanced obedience, agility training, CGC training, pet partner training, private in-home sessions, behavior consultations, and a variety of other offerings.

Behavioral consultations and private sessions can be arranged either in-home or at the facility, with classes offered during the day or in the evening. Bellyrub Klub also serves as mentor trainers for Animal Behavior College, providing training opportunities to work with their own 501c3 canine rescue, Belly Up for Adoptions foster dogs.

For those interested, the Klub invites individuals to explore their offerings and consider joining their team.

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