Multi award-winning
Contributing TV dog expert
Over 15 years experience
Dogs to Dolphins, we train them all!


Trainer Amber is focusing her time on being a new mom of 2. She is not taking new clients but sharing her extensive knowledge through her specially created seminar Dog-Friendly Family • Nearly 80% of dog bites (accidental and provoked) come from the family dog. • Many of those owners said, “My dog would never bite.” After seeing years of clients and most owners around town missing basic vital information about dogs & the lack of information accidentally creating stressful homes for dogs and, in returned, creating uncomfortable companions, unwanted behaviors, and even dangerous situations landing dogs unnecessarily in shelters. Visit our Groups & Seminars tab for information! Please see below for our additional trainer referrals. Thanks!

Other trainers to consider that we know personally, please contact anyone below:

Aurora area: Leanne Falkingham  (in-home only)

Geneva area: Phyllis Zboril (in home and group classes) with Go Dog!

Sugar Grove/Batavia area: Lora Johnson (in home and Batavia group) with Over The Moon

Naperville area: Rachel Fein (in home and group) with Cloud K9 Academy

Glen Ellyn area: Amy Saletta (in home and group) with The Puppy Professor

La Grange area: Aimee Busse (in home and group) with Dogz n Harmony

Marengo area (in home, group scent detection, and travels for aggression-like cases): Harlan and Kim Houska w Top Notch K9

South Elgin area: Donna Orlowski (group class only) with Spot On K9 Sports

South Elgin area: Dana Nelson (in-home and group) with Affinity Dog Training


Dogs, Pets, Wildlife, and Zoos!

Passionate about puppies!
Visit our Group&Seminars tab to see what classes we are recommending!
Start early! After 16 weeks, the critical period of proper socialization is OVER and can be difficult for dogs to adapt to an ever-changing world. Before 16 weeks, puppies should be exposed to as many new people, animals, stimuli, and environments as safely possible but do not over-stimulate as this can cause excessive fear, withdrawal, or avoidance behavior. –American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB)

Canine Good Citizen and Therapy bound?
We offer these classes and testing upon request as there is interest. Adult dogs interested in furthering their training can participate in these classes without testing.

Why are dogs the only pets that learn basic manners for the household?
Do you have cat? Ferret or parrot? Goat or cow? Chicken or fish?
Trainer Amber offers private training for any legal pet. We are not taking behavior modification cases such as feather picking or biting at this time.

Zoos & Wildlife
Need a hawk glove trained?

Need a reptile conditioned to handling?

Is your zoo animal stumping you?

Need help or ideas for teaching new and experienced trainers?


Feel free to use the ‘contact us’ box with questions and comments. You can also call 630-53-PUPPY (537-8779) or email directly to Amber(at)


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