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Best In Home Dog Services

324 Haber Rd., Cary, IL


My name is Richard Hopkins, I am the owner and operator of Best In Home Dog Services. I have lived with and been around dogs my entire life; doing basic training with family dogs growing up was my introduction to what would turn into my dream career. I began dog walking and sitting when I was 21, and I would take every opportunity to practice and improve my dog training skills. The next step was finding a quality mentor, which came in the form of Cathryn Jurewicz. Cathy has 26+ years of experience including obedience, agility, rally, and CGC courses/evaluations. I apprenticed under her for six months, followed by another four years working together and learning every day. Throughout my apprenticeship and after, the primary learning sources were B.F. Skinner, Karen Pryor, and Patricia McConnell's works. Since my first job as a dog trainer, I went on to be a manager and head dog trainer at two separate daycare and boarding facilities; I designed and ran dog training programs at each location, neither of which ever had a training program in the past. The in home dog training program was launched while I was contracting with the daycare and boarding facilities, and I registered Best In Home Dog Services in April of 2015. I have trained, walked, and cared for more dogs than I can count; this has given me extensive experience with most breeds, many of them with special behavioral or medical needs.


Best In Home Dog Services is a premium service designed to enrich the lives of dogs and their owners. Learn how to communicate with the four-legged member of your family through positive dog training lessons. Schedule walks so your dog can receive the care and exercise they need while you are away. Trust us to take care of your dog while you are out of town, and have confidence that both your dog and home will be well looked after. Our mission is to encourage a bond built on love and trust, so your dog is always happy and safe and you have peace of mind. Call to schedule an appointment today, your dog will thank you!
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