Wagging Rights Dog Training | Serving the Elgin, IL area | Contact us at 847-682-2116 | tim@waggingrightsdogtraining.com

Welcome to Wagging Rights Dog Training

When you're searching for a professional dog trainer in Geneva and St. Charles, IL, look no further than your friends at Wagging Rights. From eight-week-old energetic puppies up to older, aggressive dogs, we can give your dog the training it needs to make man's best friend even better. By providing leadership and structure in our training sessions, we can help build a stronger bond between you and your pet and resolve a variety of unhealthy behavior patterns.

We analyze every individual situation and look at the whole picture to determine the root of the problem. All our dog-training programs are customizable and will fit your particular situation. Owner Tim Rains has received three professional dog training certifications. He knows how knows how to motivate your dog through reward-based balanced training to increase the frequency of behaviors you like and decrease the frequency of the behaviors you don't.

Training in our classes include:

  • Barking issues
  • Behavior modification
  • Calming training
  • Jumping issues
  • Leash walking
  • Obedience training
  • Trick training

When you're ready for man's best friend to be the perfect companion you've dreamed of, call Wagging Rights at (847) 682-2116.

Recommended Supplies List


High value food rewards, I suggest Sojos freeze dried meats. I break these up into small pieces. They contain just 1 ingredient and have a wide variety of meats to keep your dog interested and avoid food allergies. Freeze dried treats immediately soften when they touch dogs saliva. www.sojos.com/freeze-dried-meat-treats Happy Howie’s food rolls are a […]

Why do some behaviors need to be corrected?


This is very long answer that I will try my best to brief. Training with just positive reinforcement is incomplete training and can be dangerous in my opinion. I will discuss a few different situations as examples. In the case of a jumping dog, a positive only trainer would say train sit, train place, use […]

How often should I train my dog?


This depends on your dog and what you’re training. For general obedience, training is most effective when broken up into multiple small 5-20 minute sessions throughout the day. I always suggest reading the dog to make sure they are motivated enough and enjoying the process. Once you see them losing interest, increase their interest in […]

When can I stop training?


Dog training is a lifestyle, training should never stop. I compare dog training to dieting and working out. Lets say someone who normally doesn’t eat healthy or workout decides they want to lose 20lbs, so they workout for 2 months and diet, lose the weight and abruptly stop working out and eating healthy. What do […]

Do I always need to use the E collar?


In general I don’t use the E collar to teach new behaviors. I use it to make already existing behaviors more reliable. I do a conditioning session where we find the working level( the lowest level your dog feels) and teach your dog how they can “turn off” the collar. Once your dog understands the […]

Do I always need to use food?


You never want to completely remove reinforcement, however you don’t need to reward every repetition. We eventually get your dog on a differential ratio of reinforcement which means rewarding your dog for exceptional performances. This improves performance instead of rewarding at random which does not reward better than average performances. The analogy I make here […]