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Diapers and Doggies – Saturday, Nov. 12th

Diapers & Doggies Seminar for Expecting Parents

Saturday, Nov. 12th: 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm – at 5400 N Damen Avenue

Featuring Special Guest Speaker

Alicia Obando – Pitter Patter Parenting and our Head Trainer, Jim Bahr.

Discussion will be on what can you do to help your pooch feel comfortable with your growing family.

• How to introduce the new addition

• Tips & tricks to make the transition easier

• How to identify signs of stress in your pooch

PLEASE PRE-REGISTER by Calling 773-961-8880 or email us at info@urbanpoochtraining.com

By | October 31st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Urban Pooch Howl-O-Ween Party and Costume Contest – Thursday Oct. 27th

We are Sooooo Excited to host our Annual Urban Pooch Howl-O-Ween Party & Costume Contest! Besides having fun drinks and nibbles – plus lots of socializing – we’re going to award some really great prizes!! We’ll also have our resident photographers taking professional photos of all our amazing pooch participants! We’ll have a backdrop and setting for you and your pooch(es) to get an amazing photo!

Prizes will be awarded for the following categories: Scariest — Most Adorable — Most Original — Best Dog/Owner Combo — and also Best Overall Costume

Please sign up and register in advance.

Click here:  http://bit.ly/UrbanPoochCostume2016

Hope to see you at the big party! WOOF!

IMPORTANT – the party is at our new location at 5400 N Damen Avenue – The Urban Pooch Training & Fitness Center.



By | October 4th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

6th Annual Fall Harvest Pooch Costume Contest and Parade – at Apple Fest 2016

6th Annual Fall Harvest Pooch Costume Contest & Parade

Saturday, October 1st – 8:30 am

sponsored by

Urban Pooch Canine Life Center and Urban Pooch Training & Fitness Center


The 6th Annual Fall Harvest Pooch Costume Contest & Parade – Sponsored by Urban Pooch Canine Life Center. An amazingly FUN opportunity to parade your special pooch in front of our special panel of judges in hope of winning great prizes and parading around Lincoln Square.

Prizes will be awarded for the following categories:  Scariest — Most Adorable — Most Creative — and BEST Costumel! FUN TIMES!

PLEASE REGISTER Prior to the event by going to http://bit.ly/PoochCostumeContest2016

ON-SITE CHECK-IN BEGINS AT 8:30 AM, Contest and parade at 9 am – 10:30 amapplefest2016-smallerimage-newsletter

By | September 29th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

FREE SEMINAR – DIAPERS & DOGGIES – Sat., Nov. 14th – 2:30 – 4 pm

Please join us for this Free Seminar hosted at Urban Pooch Training and Fitness Center. If you are expecting a new bundle of joy and are worried about introducing your pooch then this is the place to be!

PLEASE NOTE: This is a PARENTS-ONLY Seminar. NO Pooches please.

WHEN: Saturday, November 14th from 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

WHERE: Urban Pooch Training and Fitness Center, 5400 N Damen Avenue

COST:     FREE – PLEASE REGISTER to guarantee your slot, as space is limited.

This 1 ½ hour seminar will led by two of our experienced trainers and will help with:

  • Tips and tricks on how to introduce your pooch to the new baby
  • Looking for signs of stress in your pooch
  • Help familiarize your pooch to new baby equipment such as strollers, cribs, baby swings and more.

Our Trainers will demonstrate with their pooches. So this seminar is only for parents, not for dogs.

We will have beverages and a light snack. We are here to help make this transition easier for you and your family.

You can register by either emailing us at Info@UrbanPoochTraining.com OR Calling 773.961.8880

By | November 1st, 2015|Categories: Seminar|0 Comments

OPEN GYM begins Sat., Nov. 7th!

OPEN GYM Begins Sat., Nov. 7th at Urban Pooch Training & Fitness Center

The weather is starting to get chilly, and we’re getting to that time of year when a nice warm, bright place to play means FUN and Exercise is oh so convenient for Mom or Dad to enjoy with your pooch!

We’re very excited to announce that OPEN GYM will begin on Saturday, Nov. 7th to meet this very important need.

In fact, we’ll have 3 different days of the week to satisfy the need for play:

OPEN GYM – Available Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday

Saturday 9:30am – 11:00am

Sunday 9:30am – 11:00am

Wednesday  9:00 am – 10:30 am

Open Gym is intended for dog friendly pooches to come play, have some fun, and exercise to their hearts content with Mom and/or Dad present!

OPEN GYM is $10 per session

You can also add guided TREADMILL TIME to your Open Gym experience.  $15 for 15 minutes or $30 for 30 minutes


  • Please make certain to let your dog potty PRIOR to entering the facility
  • All dogs allowed into Open Gym must provide current vaccinations which include Rabies, Bordetella, Distemper, and a clean fecal within the last 6 months.
  • Owners must be present in room with their dog(s) at all times.  If you need to leave the room, please bring him/her with you or ask a UPTFC staff member for assistance.
  • Owners are responsible for cleaning up any mess their dog(s) may make.
  • Upon entering & exiting UPTFC, all dogs must be on leash.  Dogs are only aloud off leash in designated areas.
  • Dogs should not meet while on leash, as Leash Aggression is a common & undiagnosed behavioral issue for even the friendliest canines.
  • Please keep a close eye on your dog at all times, as you are responsible for any
By | October 31st, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

NEW Training Classes START Sept. 7th + Labor Day

I wanted to wish everyone a Very Happy Holiday – I hope you’re enjoying time with your friends and family.

I’m giving my Urban Pooch peeps some time off to spend with their families. So, Urban Pooch Canine Life Center will be closed on Monday, September 2nd for Labor Day.  Of course, we still have our loving and dedicated staff caring for all the pooches who are playing with us while their Mommies and Daddies are away on vacation.

Before I forget — NEW TRAINING CLASSES Begin Next Week. And do we have an exciting line-up for all you Mommies, Daddies and Pooches.

By | August 31st, 2014|Categories: Training Class|0 Comments

Calming Your Dog’s Anxiety during Air and Water Show

This weekend is Chicago’s annual “Air & Water Show” along the lakefront.

The Blue Angels who were absent from last year’s show will be back this year.   These jets create sudden & piercing noises especially from the sonic booms flying up and down the lakefront and over The North Side of Chicago.

You can clearly hear the jets inside of most houses and all around the neighborhoods.

The show runs Friday through Sunday with the loud jet and sonic boom noises, which can create high anxiety and stress in many pooches with all of the loud noises coming from these jets.

While your pooch is at Urban Pooch – if they are bothered by the noises, we do our best to comfort them and often turn on our exhaust fans which muffle these outside noises, often helping to calm them down.

If you are searching for something to help calm your pooch down at home – We have a few different items which can help and can even be used in combination.

By | August 15th, 2014|Categories: Community, Merch Spotlight|Tags: |0 Comments