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Training Options
 Trainer 1.
  Arlene is a grandma and loves puppies. Training pups is something she loves to do. She trains them to sleep in a crate or in a puppy bed by her bedside. They get awarded with treats for good behavior, playing fetch and returning the ball. Arlene has grandchildren that live next door, so your pup will be introduced to and get to play with children as well. Arlene is always wanting to make sure her customers are happy, so feel free to make requests as well.  Most training take 4 weeks. (She will notify us if she needs more time) Her price is $700
 Trainer 2.
  Meet Elizabeth. She's a mamma of 4 (some have special needs). As a family they love to help each other train puppies. They train your pup to sleep in a crate at night. The pup stays in a playpen if family leaves during the day (pen has a pee pad, toys, food and water. They are awarded with a lot of praising for good behavior. They also work with collar and leash training. Your pup will also be introduced and be around other pups and some cats. Elizabeth loves her happy customers. Her training takes 4-5 weeks ( She will notify you if she needs more time) her price is $700

Darrel's Training Center

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       Darrel’s Training Center

                      “ What To Expect In Your Puppy’s Training”

  • Week 1- $500.00 Begin crate training, begin introducing basic commands (ie. Sit, lay down, stay, name recognition).

  • Week 2- $500.00 Continue crate training, Teach more commands (ie. Crate up, Stay, leave it, wait, climb stairs, shake a paw.)

  • Week 3- $400.00 Begin house training, continue solidifying commands.

  • Week 4- $400.00 Continue house training, Crate training, Basic commands will be getting pretty solid, Begin teaching tricks (ie. Roll over, ride tricycle, wagon, jump through hoop etc.)

  • Any additional weeks- $400.00 per week

Your puppy will be well socialized and will get lots of teaching along with lots of play time! We intend to keep you posted with pictures and/or videos as the training of your puppy progresses.

Disclaimer- This is what we expect to see on a normal basis. These are expectations only and cannot be guaranteed that every puppy will be exactly on schedule as your puppy’s personality will determine this.



Who we are-

Our names are Darrel and Maria Herschberger and we live in the country with our 6 children, dogs, cats, chickens, horses, and ponies in Central Illinois. We enjoy riding horses, camping, and any other outdoor activities you can think of.

I’ve spent years studying animal behaviors and have been training Dogs, Horses and Mules for many years.

I believe in order to have a solid training program your puppy needs a proper foundation in order for it to succeed as a healthy adult! My training method involves positive reinforcement, body language, and applying pressure and releasing at the proper time. I use lots of real life props (ie: trees, hills, logs, swing sets, etc.) in my training program (weather permitting) as I feel this creates an enjoyable learning experience for your puppy.

I look forward to working with you and your puppy!

Darrel Herschberger

PH# 217-413-0241

Option in Rockford, IL
Yasmin Baylor, KPA-CTP, CPDT-KA, is a certified professional dog trainer offering a unique, bespoke puppy Board & Train program! Yasmin takes only one puppy at a time into her home, where the puppy is socialized to dogs, cats and children. Puppies are taught basic life skills like potty training, crate training, socialization to novel stimuli, and they are started on beginner cues like Sit, Down, Stay, etc. The Board & Train programs available range in length from 2 weeks to 5 weeks. Yasmin is able to transport the puppies directly from Windy Acres to her home in Rockford, IL, where you'll pick them up once the program is complete. For more information visit or email Remember, the earlier you start your puppy down the right path, the less likely you are to run into problem behaviors down the road!
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