Because every dog deserves...

Lifestyle training for dogs & their families

wake up. train dogs. change lives. repeat.®

If you are seeking private training sessions, we encourage you to explore our private training page and Shir will send you a text message to schedule your complimentary phone consultation. During your phone consultation, Shir will be able to learn more about your pup’s story and your goals, while giving you an opportunity to learn about her training style and background. Through the call we will discuss the best program for you and your family.

If you would like to start your training journey sooner, we encourage you to check out our Sunday Group Training Classes which may also be a good fit for you and your pup's needs. You can learn more about group training and  apply to a class here

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Due to a high demand, we currently have A 2 - 4 week waitlist for private training consultations

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why another chance training

See what more Chicago pups and their families have to say on our testimonials page

Lifestyle Training means you've made a conscious choice to include your four-legged family member in everyday activities and are ready to begin this new mindset journey as an entire family.

Lifestyle Training with Another Chance Training™ is about creating that life you envisioned for your family even before you brought your fur baby home. That vision you had before the unwanted behaviors made you feel that maybe you have to sacrifice more than you originally thought.

More than 3000 dog family journeys em-"barked" upon. And counting…

Through our approach we will show you how to take the basics and leverage them to help you transform those unwanted behaviors into a behaviors that create that loyal but independent member of the family. We help you discover that challenge brings change, and change brings back your expectations. The only question you need to ask yourself is, are you all in? If the answer is yes, then work with us to take the steps needed to transition from “dog owner” to “dog parent.” 

More than 3000 dog family journeys em-"barked" upon. And counting…

Lifestyle Training means you've made a conscious choice to include your four-legged family member 

in everyday activities, and are ready to begin this new mindset journey as an entire family.

Lifestyle Training with Another Chance Training™ is about creating that life you envisioned for your family even before you brought your fur baby home. That vision you had before the unwanted behaviors made you feel that maybe you have to sacrifice more than you originally thought.

Through our approach we will show you how to take the basics and leverage them to help you transform those unwanted behaviors into a behaviors that create that loyal but independent member of the family. We help you discover that challenge brings change, and change brings back your expectations. The only question you need to ask yourself is, are you all in? If the answer is yes, then work with us to take the steps needed to transition from “dog owner” to “dog parent.” 

- Brandi Harris

finn

We knew we wanted to do positive reinforcement training but we had no idea it would be such an incredible experience working with Shir. She meets you and your dog where you're at, customizing the training to you and your goals for your dog, along with their personality, preferences, and quirks.”

- Jessica Feigin

daisy

"Wizard, magician, dog Whisperer...Shir is nothing short of amazing. Shir can easily disprove that quote... you can't teach an old dog new tricks. My 8 year old dog was not happy with my toddler and I was desperate for help. Shir was super empathetic, professional, and motivating. She offered the exact support and training we needed to increase Daisy's confidence."

lu

"​Behavioral changes don’t happen overnight— but I feel so much less hopeless now that I have the skills to continue on Lu’s training. Thank you Shir for responding to early morning texts, pushing us to trust Lu and set firm goals, and putting Lu’s health and happiness at the forefront of training. You approached each session with patience, knowledge, enthusiasm, and positivity"

 - Alli Atkenson

Poppy

"I had lost all confidence and I was so anxious every time I walked out the door with her. The first thing Shir did was put my mind at ease. She gave me hope. And after the first couple sessions I saw an immediate change in Poppy’s reactivity. I was shocked!"

 - Leah Laduke

Spicy

"I absolutely recommend Shir and Another Chance Training."

 - Maggie Neuder

- Brandi Harris

finn

 "We knew we wanted to do positive reinforcement training but we had no idea it would be such an incredible experience working with Shir. She meets you and your dog where you're at, customizing the training to you and your goals for your dog, along with their personality, preferences, and quirks."

daisy

"Wizard, magician, dog Whisperer...Shir is nothing short of amazing. Shir can easily disprove that quote..you can't teach an old dog new tricks. My 8 year old dog was not happy with my toddler and I was desperate for help. Shir was super empathetic, professional, and motivating. She offered the exact support and training we needed to increase Daisy's confidence."

- Jessica Feigin

lu

 "​Behavioral changes don’t happen overnight— but I feel so much less hopeless now that I have the skills to continue on Lu’s training. Thank you Shir for responding to early morning texts, pushing us to trust Lu and set firm goals, and putting Lu’s health and happiness at the forefront of training. You approached each session with patience, knowledge, enthusiasm, and positivity"

 - Alli Atkenson

poppy

 - Leah Laduke

 "​I had lost all confidence and I was so anxious every time I walked out the door with her. The first thing Shir did was put my mind at ease. She gave me hope. And after the first couple sessions I saw an immediate change in Poppy’s reactivity. I was shocked! each session with patience, knowledge, enthusiasm, and positivity"

spicy

 "I absolutely recommend Shir and Another Chance Training."

 - Maggie Neuder

business hours
Monday - Thursday
9 AM - 9 PM
Fridays & Sundays
12:00 - 5 :00 
Saturday:
Closed