Chicago Canine Academy
4934 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60641
Specialties: Dogs & Puppies, Dog Sales, Puppy Sales
I went to Jims academy and was impressed with what I saw so I signed my dog up for the 2 week boot camp program. I have a giant schnauzer, he was 4 months old. Once a giant schnauzers ears are cropped, they have to be taped up until the puppies adult teeth grow in. When I dropped my puppy off, the first thing I told these people was if my dogs ear tape falls off to IMMEDIATELY call me. A week goes by and finally I get to go in and start training with my dog. Jim gets my dog out...my puppy looks miserable...is dirty as all hell..AND his ears are flopped over and not taped. I immediately got upset and said what the h***....I told Jim that I told his staff to immediately call me if the ears tape fell off and he responds with "Well they only fell off yesterday, and they smelled bad, and I really dont think its a good idea to have them taped like that all the time they need some air." Uhm no...I have an AKC registered breeder who knows what hes doing, last time I checked, Jim wasn't breeding giant schnauzers. I told Jim "No, his ears need to immediately be retaped and my that my breeder is in Yorkville." I am clearly upset because this idiot thinks that he knows what good for MY dog when he clearly doesnt. I tell one of the girls that works there that my dog is still AKC registered to my breeder and if I bring my dog to him like this looking like hes been not taken care of for a week that he'd be appalled and take my puppy away from me...well the girl goes to talk to him and idiot Jim clearly didn't notice me standing in the doorway when he said "Well I don't give a F*** if her dog gets taken away..." so he has the girl call a local vet who will tape the ears tomorrow morning. My dog looks miserable, looks like s***, and was NOT taken care of like I had TOLD them he needed to be. Did my dog learn a new trick? Yeah he did....but he was NOT under any circumstances taken care of by this pathetic excuse of a canine academy. If you love your dog...you're better off bringing him else where.
OUR DOGS DID NOT COME BACK THE SAME!!! Horrible mistake made by our own ignorance to sign up for training here. We saw ads online, and we thought it was the best choice to do bootcamp for our 2 dogs. The stupidest mistake I've ever made was falling for this scam. Jim Morgan and Chicago Canine Academy do not know what they are doing. Our dogs were not trained, they couldn't do anything new, they did not listen to anything we told them about our dogs problems. They were also both sick and very thin. They were so weak I had to take them to the vet the next day, and get 3 kinds of medication. The first person I told at the vets office that I just got them back from bootcamp, she warned me that many people had complained about them kicking dogs in training and hitting them in the face. My dogs their spirits were broken and they were not the same dogs we dropped off.
Don't listen to the guy above! If he'd done a little training on his own no one would have to pull and yank his dog around! Jim KNOWS what he's doing and if your have a dog with behavioral then YOU mostlikely DON"T.
I took my dog which has dog aggression issues over there and Jim straighten out my dog problem within minutes. He had to get tough with my dog because i haven't been doing it at all...He showed me how to deal with my dog and i saw immiediate improvements! I rather have my dog going trough tough training than having dog with fears and aggression- biting other dogs and people.
I reccomend this place to anyone who wants his dog to be happy for life :)
I took my dog in for a brief consultation with the owner/trainer Jim and I left The Chicago Canine Academy feeling traumatized and emotional. Jim took the lead from me and began his tortue session of verbal and physical abuse. Jim used such forceful "corrections" that I thought he would break my dogs neck. At one point Jim told me that if my dog belonged to him he would "Tie him up and beat the sh-- out of him." When we left my dog had bloody welts all over his neck. The following day my dog has scabs all over his neck from the torture Jim inflicted on my dog. This place should be shut down. Never for any reason bring your dogs here!