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The Doghouse of Barrington is now proud to have Mark Boldt as our own personal Doghouse Trainer! Mark Boldt is a graduate of National K-9, a renown school for dog trainers in Columbus, Ohio. He learned everything from basic obedience to police K-9 to handicap assistance. There hasn’t been an owner he wasn’t able to educate.

Please call for you FREE initial evaluation. 847-809-3169

  • Message From Mark
  • Services & Prices

Message From Mark      


At the Doghouse, we have found that its not so much the training of the dog, but the education of the owner. Anyone can teach a dog to sit or do a down, but how do you get your dog to do it every time you tell him/her? Whether you want a dog that just walks nicely on a leash or you need complete off leash control, we can show you how.

Before training can begin, we start with a FREE one-on-one consultation. We will discuss history, goals, and get an understanding of the personality of the dog. We will also do a small training session to show you how your dog responds to the training.

Instead of blindly jumping into a group class or have someone you don’t know over to the house, come meet our trainer for FREE and see what we can offer you. Take home the information and compare it to all the others. You will surely find we offer the best education for you and your dog.

The training at the Doghouse uses a balanced approach. It is mostly based on the personality of the dog. Along with breed specific characteristics and the relationship you currently have with your dog. We will put together a plan to create the dog of your dreams.

Please call me for your FREE initial evaluation. 847-809-3169

Services and Prices


-Initial Evaluations - FREE

The evaluation takes a little over an hour to accomplish. This will enable Mark to see the dogs way personality. He will then go over goals the owner would like to accomplish. Based on his findings, together you can tailor a program to best fit yours and your dogs needs.

-Private Lessons - One Lesson - $65 / Five Lessons - $300

Get your puppy off on the right paw before any bad habits start. Training will help your puppy develop a sound temperament and good manners. For adult dogs this one on one time with Mark provides the opportunity for you to get expert advice and training specific to your needs.

-Drop Off Train & Play - Half Day Daycare is included in price

1 week - $575 - Your dog learns the rules of obedience as we open and strengthen the line of communication. Commands that are taught are sit, down and heel on a leash. The owner is given three lessons.

2 Week - $975 - Your dog goes through the one week program followed by a second week of strengthening the line of communication and dealing with any moderate problems you may have. Owner is given four lessons with one being in-home.

3 Week - $1675 (includes remote collar) - The total off-leash program package. Your dog learns sit, down, heel, come, and place from a distance /off leash with the proper and safe use of a remote collar. The owner is given four lessons with one being in-home.


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