Wolf's Lair K9 Northbrook, Illinois

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2 years ago

Super clean, and Carlos is a perfect professio al. Will definitely recommend


2 years ago

After just few sessions my dog BRT completely change. Carlos really knows what he is doing. THANK YOU CARLOS!!

Sam Shmikler

2 years ago

Repeated no shows! Do not use! Don’t believe the “glowing” reviews.

Laurentiu Vlad

2 years ago

We were very grateful that our vet recommended Carlos as a trainer for our Malinois puppy. I can't think of a better person to train your dog and guide you in the process in the same time. Any question is answered in a lightning fast manner. It is impressive how Carlos connects to the dog and directs him in the training process. Our 4 month old Malinois spent a month with Carlos and Elly and came back an obedient and confident dog. We strongly recommend them for anybody who needs any help with their loved dogs. They are naturals!

Juan Rosales

2 years ago

I was always hesitant about getting a dog trainer, I always thought it would be a waste of money; specially knowing how crazy my dog is. We finally decided to pull the trigger with Wolf's Lair, they were recommended by our Vet and their online reputation is fantastic. In just three session Carlos taught us more than we could ever imagine. Our Irish Setter was (is) very energetic and walking him was a nightmare, now we are at the point where we can walk him without him losing his mind at other dogs/squirrels/cars/people/everything. We will continue to use Wolf's Lair as we progress but I'm just amazed at the knowledge and expertise of Carlos. Worth every penny, THANK YOU Carlos.

Pat DeLacluyse

3 years ago

These folks are miracle workers. I adopted a Pitbull from Chicago Animal Care and Control back in August of 2018. The dog was great with people but had serious aggression issues with other dogs. I foolishly attempted a group course with a local trainer but that resulted in failure because other dogs were present. That started a google search and Wolfs Lair K9 popped up. I sent them an email and described the situation and we started training. Its been a long process and it was not cheap but anything that is worthwhile always seems to be hard and expensive right? My dream when I got this dog was to be able to go to one of Lake County's Dog Exercise Areas and let the dog socialize with other dogs, swim and just be a dog. Twelve months ago that dream looked unachievable however thanks to Carlos and Ben that dream is now reality. We are now regulars at several of Lake County's Dog Parks. No one believes me when I tell them the back story on all this.The dog is much happier and I am sure will be much healthier too now that she can socialize. Great work guys! I highly recommend them.

Eric Wischhover

3 years ago

Carlos and Elly love what they do and it shows! They keep us well informed on progress and training of our dog Oakley. He is always well behaved after coming home after a few days of class.

Erin Aberly

3 years ago

Carlos is a fantastic trainer hands down. Every session is appointment based and he does have weekend availability. Highly recommend!

Jolanta Schubert

3 years ago

Absolutely the best place to bring your dog! We have two Bohemian Shepherds females dogs and try numbers of trainers before, starting with very young age; thankfully I find Wolf's Lair K9 and now is over a year that we are luckily apply their experience and knowledge to raise our dogs and we see how effective it is. A year ago one of our dogs could not even stand close to other K9, now she is not only playing with other dogs but she started training to receive a CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Certification, the other one is already in training to be come a Therapy Dog. We are very impressed by their work with any dogs, I personally love to watch how dogs respond.They listen and do everything what trainers ask them to do with no efforts or fear, I learn every time something new, and I'm really thankful for patience with me and my 100 questions every time; by the way I have to say that is really 50/50 class for my dogs and for me! I also have to mention about their facility-from very first time I came there, I always see how clean it is and professionally adopted. We are hoping to work with Wolf's Liar K9 for many more years to come, give my dogs purpose of life and for us more understanding and knowledge of our furry family members. We give our highest recommendation for this people and place! Two thumbs up Wolf's Lair K9!!! Jolanta S.

Lisa M

3 years ago

Lincoln came home a new dog after only 3 days of training. Carlos has a special connection with dogs. He is able to train them with love & respect. I feel completely comfortable leaving Lincoln in Carlos' trusted care.

Paul Anthony (Gomer)

3 years ago

I have been training dogs since the late 80s. My dog and I compete internationally. Carlos in my opinion is one of the best dog trainers and decoys in the United States. Our club, Steel City Working Dogs brings Carlos and his team to Pittsburgh for seminars and workshops. You will not find a more honest, talanted and knowledgeable trainer around. He is the total package.

Matt Polyak

4 years ago

Had him as trainer for a few months. Incredibly irresponsible and immature. Went completely MIA for months without regard for me or my dog no communication and no response to emails. Would only have the dog run aroun the facility. Total loser with no work ethic

Amber Stevens

4 years ago

Good people, nice facilities. Would highly recommend!

Zehra Yasmin

4 years ago

March 2018- Wolf's Lair K9 was recommended to us by a satisfied client. Had a nice conversation with them and needed to set up an appointment, but for some reason????? they will not return any calls, emails, or texts. Don't understand why?

Tim Kauffman

4 years ago

We've been bringing our dog, Noodles, to Carlos and he's been fantastic at helping our extremely rambunctious dog to calm down and make a good fit at his doggie-day-care. Also, he's been able to really connect with him to ensure he's more obedient/listens to us better. Carlos has a knack for diagnosing the issue with the dog as opposed to applying a "one-size-fits-all" approach which, if you've been to a few of those puppy classes, is what you'd get from other places. We continue to have Noodles get training there and he's getting better everyday! I highly recommend Wolf's Lair!

Serena Doescher

4 years ago

Great trainers! Offered wonderful advice when I was having trouble with my reactive pup.

Scott Witt

4 years ago

This team is the absolutely fantastic! You will not find anyone who cares more about your dog and their progress while giving over top care and respect throughout training. Their professionalism truly speaks for itself!

Miles Hendrix

4 years ago

Highly recommend! Professional trainers that are great to work with!

Andrew Hinds

4 years ago

Easy to work with and great with dogs.

Mark Belanger

4 years ago

Awesome business! They are great at what they do.

Leslie Stein

4 years ago

It has been so helpful to work with Carlos in training our 1 year old rescue hound dog. From the beginning, we felt like we found the right guy! Carlos' confidence and strong skills have been such a comfort in tackling some of the harder issues. Carlos continues to help us build skills and understanding around our dog both at the training facility, as well as in our home. Carlos has allowed us to work at a pace and approach that we feel comfortable with. We would highly recommend working with Carlos and Wolf's Lair!

Jon Baratta

4 years ago

I would not trust anyone else with my dog but Carlos and Elly at Wolf's Lair K9. They are professional, skilled and knowledgeable. They take great care in the training of your dog as well as giving you the tools to continue the wok. Highly Recommend!

Garett Wilhite

4 years ago

I'm so thankful that I was referred to Wolf's Lair K9 after I moved into the area. I cannot thank Carlos and Elizabeth enough for the time and effort they spent with my dog. They are absolutely amazing at what they do. The bond I have with my dog has never been stronger and that is all in thanks to these wonderful people. I would highly recommend their service to anyone! Thank you guys so much!!!

Denise Kirshenbaum

4 years ago

I have been working with Carlos for a year now with our four year old rescued border collie. In addition to behavioral problems, she also has severe epilepsy. Carlos has SAFELY helped us to address her many problems successfully. He is a gifted trainer and teacher and I highly recommend Wolf’s Lair K9. They are superb.


4 years ago

I highly recommend them. The staff is phenomenal!! Very polite, responsible and great trainers. If you ever have a behavioral problem with your dog, this is a great place to take them.

August Lehman

4 years ago

Very professional place to bring your dogs They work on my Sheba and my striker, Good people to work with and very accommodating Carlos & Elizabeth are good people to work with also The facility is top notch too,. Highly recommended

Ang Li

4 years ago

The team is awesome, very professional, and very patient to the dogs. This is the right place to bring in your dogs.

Tomas Cabrera

5 years ago

Carlos and Elly are great trainers that helped us with our very aggressive German Shepard! Do yourself a favor give them a call If you are having issues with your dog you will not regret it!

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Wolf's Lair K9, Illinois, Northbrook

322 Huehl Rd

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