Quality Canines by Kim has been providing professional in-home dog and puppy training services throughout McHenry County, IL for over 20 years. A certified trainer and professional dog behaviorist, Kim's certifications include: basic and advanced obedience, police K-9, and support dogs for the disabled. Kim believes that dogs are a part of the family and should be trained with this in mind. As a professional dog behaviorist, Kim's training methods involve praise and motivation rather than yelling or scolding. We understand having a busy schedule, so we come to you for your dog's training. Kim's offers a wide variety of dog training options.
  • Behavior problems
  • Verbal and non-verbal commands
  • Basic and advanced obedience commands
  • Behavioral commands
  • Boundary training
  • Front door and doorbell commands
  • Socialization
  • All training packages guaranteed Communication is integral to raising an obedient, loving pet. We teach you how to communicate effectively, build positive relationships with your dog and eliminate negative behavior. We encourage total family participation in order for your puppy or dog to learn to respect and listen to everyone living in your home. Each training session is approximately one hour at the location of your choice. The initial session is two hours to allow for introductions, trust building and to develop a full understanding of what your dog training goals are. No matter your dog's age, breed, or problems, our training programs will result in a stronger, more loving relationship between your pet and your family. Call Quality Canines By Kim today to learn how her dog training program will change you and your dog's life. Socialization: You will not be missing out on socialization if you go with in home training. Socialization is a huge part of our training. Your dog will feel confident and will respond in all types of situations once the training is completed. Dog Parties: Kim periodically holds dog parties. This helps Kim teach the dogs how to play nicely with each other as well as with the adults and kids that are there. Kim only allows dogs she has trained to attend the dog parties. This way Kim can ensure that all of the dogs attending will listen and behave with one another. Most people keep in touch with Kim through the dog parties. This way you can ask questions, keep your dog socialized throughout his life, not to mention give him a workout playing with all the pups. Walk in the Park: In the park we want your dog to be able to run, sniff and play. Kim has additional set of commands your dog will learn at the park to make sure he doesn't run off, chase joggers, or run up to other dogs. Dogs are highly intelligent animals that need guidance to learn how to interact effectively with their families. Most pets are kept indoors and treated like members of the family. Unfortunately, many untrained dogs are more often an embarrassment to the family and a nuisance to friends and neighbors rather than the obedient companions they can be. Communication is the key to success. Bad behavior is usually due to miscommunication. Kim's Training programs teach you how to effectively communicate, build a positive relationship between your family and dog, and eliminate negative behavior. Kim serves: Algonquin, Sleepy Hollow, Lake In The Hills, McHenry, Barrington, Cary, Huntley, East Dundee, West Dundee, Prairie Grove, Crystal Lake, Woodstock, Lakewood, Fox River Grove, Carpentersville, Bull Valley, McHenry County, Oakwood Hills
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    They say dog training is for the human in the relationship...especially true in this sense. Not only was Kim the best trainer we've ever had (and there have been many throughout the years.) But spend 5 minutes with her and you'll quickly learn she's amazingly knowledgeable. She makes you and your dog feel safe and comfortable. Progress was seen after the very first lesson and she gave us the skills to continue his training long into the future. If you have a dog that needs help, stop reading this and reach out to Kim immediately. You will not regret it.


    Me and my family are so greatful for kim. We rescued a golden doodle with a big attitude. Before we met Kim the family was deciding if we had to give him back. Within a month of training we noticed our dog, Stanley, less stressed and respecting the family. The family was completely comfortable. By the end of training Stanley was the best behaved and loving dog we ever had. Training with Kim opened up so much opportunities for the family. We're excited to take Stanley hiking, shopping and out for coffee! We highly recommend Kim! Wish we knew about her sooner!


    Kim is fantastic. A true lover of animals. She explains the reason behind all of her instruction. The one on one lessons are tailored to your animal needs and the owners problem areas. Kim is focused on helping the whole family improve their interactions, fun, and relationships with their dog/puppy.


    Total passion for dogs

    Kim is just the best. She operates with a total passion, understanding, and love for dogs. Have worked with several trainers over the years, and none come even close to Kim's expertise and quality as a trainer.


    Don't know how we would have survived without her!

    Thank God for Kim! Our girl Sadie was a real handful and challenged us all day, every day over everything! Our neighbors had used Kim for their rescue pup and had such wonderful results so I asked for her information. After the training sessions, I couldn't imagine surviving the first year with our girl Sadie if we did not have Kim's help! Not only did she train Sadie and us, Kim holds a regular "puppy party" that our girl loves to attend! After a party, she just lays around the rest of the day recovering from playing so hard! I get compliments every single time I am out about Sadie's good behavior. We even got a new puppy after Sadie and the puppy was trained by just watching her sister! Kim is a rock star and I would recommend her to anyone!


    lucy and peter

    Should you find a trait that causes you stress or even the thought of giving up your pup......there is obedience. I have been involved in several claims to redirect unwanted behavior. It is not until I found my shelter pups and the amazing trainer, KIm Ryan with quality canines did I live my dream with my pups. I have 4 dogs boundary trained. They sit for cars, sit for people, sit for puppies, sit in the car, sit for children and sit for the street These commands can be given verbally or with hand signals. My dogs do not bolt out of an open door but instead wait for each of their names to be called to go through the door. This trainer proves a loving technique, ongoing pup parties works. If you are experiencing an issue with your pup, KIm will say "bring it on". She demonstrates pure loving kindness and the dog listens to her time and again. Give your dog the chance he/she deserves


    Simply the BEST!

    Kim worked with both of our dogs and was professional, courteous and SO knowledgable. We felt very comfortable with her training methods and knew our dogs were in great hands. We have called her multiple times since our training sessions ended and each time she spent time working with us through any issues or concerns we had. I HIGHLY recommend Kim to all those pet owners who are looking for the BEST in training!


    High Marks for Kim!

    We used Kim's services in the training of our dog Gizmo and we are 100% satisfied in the outcome. Kim has educated us as to how to use firm, fair, and humane techniques while training Gizmo. She was professional, caring, responsive and very willing to truly listen to our concerns regarding Gizmo. We always had her support during and after his training package was completed. Kim wants the dog and dog guardians to be happy and balanced. Well worth the cost, we highly recommend Kim's services. Gizmo is a totally different dog since training with Kim. He is a pleasure to have in our home.


    Amazing Dog Trainer!

    We would highly recommend Kim. We have used her for training for both of our dogs. She is very passionate about what she does. She uses only positive reinforcement with the dogs. She is also available for follow up questions or help after the training is complete. She provides the training in your home so you can put it to use in acutal situations!! Love her and would highly recommend her for your dog training needs.


    Kim is the BEST!

    Kim is a fantastic dog trainer. She has helped our entire family with our three dogs. She not only is an expert in the field of dog training, but she is obviously passionate about what she does. She cares deeply about the health and happiness of the dogs she trains. Her commitment to our dogs is life long. There have been many times that I have had follow up questions for Kim once our training has ended, and she has immediately provided me with helpful and useful information. You will not be able to find a better dog trainer! I can't recommend Kim enough!less


    It was me or the dog....

    Kim came into our home and trained my two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. She restored order to our home, my dogs are well behaved, obedient and happier pups because of her. I have seen Kim work with both aggressive and scared dogs and it amazes me to see how she can help them. Her dog parties provide a safe environment to socialize your dog, we have all trained our dogs with her and they all follow the same commands. Kim is cares so much about every dog she trains and is always just a phone call away if we need anything or our dog lapses back to their old, bad behaviors. My dogs love Auntie Kim and are always so happy to see her.


    Kim saved our dog!!

    We adopted our dog from a local animal shelter and soon afterwards she began showing signs of aggression to anyone outside our family. Kim trained both our dog and our family how to work with Libby and the results were nothing short of a miracle. We now have the best, friendliest dog you can find. She is obedient, walks perfectly, and the aggression is long gone. Kim is a professional who understands a dog's behavior and how to correct problems. Without Kim we would have taken Libby back to the shelter. It was the best training money can buy and I have never regretted it. Kim is a warm and caring person and she is not afraid to tackle any problem a dog might be having. Call Kim and explain to her what your dog's issues are. She will go over her teaching methods with you. Then hire her and you will soon have the best dog in the world!


    Trained 2 of my dogs..

    Kim is a great trainer, very patient and able to train dogs very quickly. I've had 2 golden retrievers and having Kim train them early really made for outstanding dogs that I could take anywhere and they were very well behaved. She also works with the trainers on how to keep up the training. Would definately use her again.



    Kim is most knowledgeable about behavioral techniques for almost any situation. She is positive, energetic, and the dogs adore her. I highly recommend Kim if you need training for your pup.

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    20+ Years Of Quality Dog Training.

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    • Service Animal Training
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    • Agility Training
    • Behavior Modification
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    Basic on leash training, Advanced off leash training, Behavioral modification, Safety Commands, Social Commands, Behavior Commands


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