Join Our Group Training Program: 

Another Chance For Basics

See what class is all about! 

When I started Another Chance Training, my intention was to create programs that met Chicago pet parents where they are at. 

I wanted to teach families cues with a purpose because tricks for treats are fun, but cues for treats in lifestyle context are life-changing. And that’s what our group training program offers. 

Another Chance For Basics is Lifestyle Training designed with convenience, community and budget in mind. This option allows us to work together sooner, with group class series offered regularly throughout the year. 

Another Chance for Basics is a series of 5 group training sessions.

Students will learn basic cues from sit, down, stay, walking, impulse control skills, and more.

Most importantly, you and your pup will learn when and how to insert these cues into your everyday life so they become useful, rather than just a trick for a treat. These sessions are for dogs of all ages from puppies to seniors.

Dogs that attend must be dog and people friendly and comfortable in large group settings. If your dog is leash reactive to humans or dogs, please consider our private sessions for your training journey.

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Why group training

No waitlist.


Unlike our 1:1 training program, which currently has a 10-12 week waitlist, our group sessions are offered regularly, which means you rarely have to wait long to get your dog into a training class.  

cost effective.
real results.


We understand the importance of accessible training options. Our group training program offers a more budget-friendly cost without sacrificing the support and expertise you need.  

Build community.
for you and your dog.


Our group training sessions act as a great way to both socialize your dog and make other pet parent friends along the way! 

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 series dates

Each session is 1 hour

Training sessions are held at Bark Bark Club in Edgewater at 5943 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60660

Each session will consist of: 
  • Shir, a certified behavioral trainer, leads each session and ends them with a Q&A to make sure you feel comfortable with what you learned in class
  • You’ll receive a comprehensive email recap with step-by-step instructions after each session
  • Shir offers live text support in between sessions
  • Kickstart your training journey with a welcome gift! 

Series Fee: $395

You'll need to share your dog's vaccination records within 48 hours of submitting your application to secure their spot so we recommend you grab them from your vet prior to starting the application process.

How to get started:

gather your documents

Complete the form below

submit your vaccine records

Look out for an email from Shir on where/how to submit the vaccination records.

If you don’t receive it within 15 minutes of submitting your application, please check your spam folder to make sure it didn’t go there. The email will come from If you run into any issues, you can also email Shir directly at that email address.


Please note

  • If you don't respond to our automated request for your dog's vaccination records, we will attempt to contact you via email and text one time. Should you not respond within 24 hours of our courtesy reminder, your application will be canceled to allow another Chicago Dog Family to join our class. You will need to re apply once your application is canceled, provided there are still spots available.

  • We require up-to-date vaccination records (DHPP, Bordetella, and Rabies) for your dog's safety and the well-being of all participants. Puppies under 16 weeks of age can apply without their Rabies vaccine.

  • Students must be able to attend all 5 class dates as no make up sessions will be provided.

  • We allow two humans, at least 16 years old, per dog to attend the training sessions and encourage our students to practice in between sessions. 

  • We are unable to offer refunds for any reason once you sign your contract and submit your payment.

Before you get started,


Apply for group training today

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