trainaBull Academy Group Training Classes    

We are pleased to bring the trainaBull Academy to Chicagoland, NW Indiana, SW Wisconsin. The trainaBull Academy offers a variety of breed specific training options for owners of English and French Bulldogs, Pugs and Boston Terriers owners. All of our classes only use positive reinforcement training techniques.

Personal dogs, breeder dogs, shelter dogs and rescue dogs are all welcome. Please read our course descriptions before registering for a class. If you have any questions about which class would be most appropriate for your dog, you can call us at 855-385-5111 ext 4.

Two Great Training Locations
Our classes are held at two great locations in Chicagoland area with easy access from most major expressways. We continue to look for new locations to bring our program closer to you but we promise our current locations are worth the trip. Our trainaBull Academy Training Essentials Series offers options for almost every training need, budget and location.

Our classes are open to all English and French Bulldogs, Pugs and Boston Terriers-- 

Our Training Essentials Series

Our class sessions run 5 successive weeks (Agility is 4 weeks). We encourage you to check your schedule to be certain that you can meet all class time sessions. We want you and your dog to succeed and attendance is a huge part of making that success happen.


Bulldog  Fundamentals is the cornerstone of our "Training Essentials" series. This five (5) week class begins with teaching you and your bulldog or short nose breed the core concepts of positive reward-based training. Our unique Dynamic Lesson Plan format allows our trainer to customize each class to the needs of the participants.    

We are offering Bulldog Fundamentals at the following locations in 2016 (additional classes added throughout the year):

  • All Pets Animal Hospital (Lockport, IL)- Sunday February 7-28 & March 6, 2016 (12pm NOON)- Class is 1 hour. 


Our newest addition to our Training Essentials Series. This class promises to be a lot of fun and a great way to bond with your bulldog. You will learn how to manoeuver the basic canine agility course and we'll be quietly slipping in some behavioral training too! Our agility stations include hurdles/jumps, hoop jump, paws up station, teeter totter, balance beam, tunnel, ladder and weave poles.

We are offering Bulldog Agility Basics at the following locations and times in 2016:     

  •  Club K9 at the Ranch (Frankfort, IL)- Saturday April 9-30, 2016 (10:00am)- Class is 1 hour


Our Puppy Primer class is the perfect way to get your new little angel off to a great start in his or her new life. We consider this the Bulldog 101 course of our "Training Essentials" series to help owners start their dogs off with a great behavioral foundation right from the start.

We are offering Puppy Primer at the following locations and times in 2016:     

  • To be announced


Strange name for a training course? Not if you have a bully that lunges, pulls or goes ballistic at the sight of another dog. You know exactly what we are talking about because you know that's what the owners of the other dogs you encounter in your daily routine are probably saying about you and your best friend. Check out the solutions here!    

We are offering Here Comes THAT Dog! at the following locations and times in 2016:

  • To Be Announced

Pick your course selection below and add it to your shopping cart to reserve your space now! All registered participants will be required to provide proof of current vaccinations for their dog (via email), submit a participant waiver (via email) and complete a brief online registration form to help us shape the class curriculum.


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  our training locations

200 Read St.
Lockport, IL  60441


(exit I-355 at 159th St. Parking lot available)




9436 W. Steger Rd.
Frankfort, IL 60423


(exit I-57 at Sauk Trail. Take Sauk Trail to Harlem and Harlem to Steger. Plenty of close lot parking available.)

here's what our graduates say about our classes
Joy T.
We've taken classes with Vegas before when she was a puppy and they've always been fantastic. We took the class hoping we could socialize her with other dogs and learn some tips/tricks on handling her in aggressive situations. The class exceeded our expectations! We learned some simple training techniques that have really helped. We no longer have the crazy dog in the neighborhood! The class was so worth the time and investment and I'd recommend every owner who needs help with our loveable but stubborn bullies.

Debbie D.
I was skeptical about how our dog, Conan, would do in a training class. But Mary was such a great instructor and she created a great curriculum where Conan and the other dogs slowly got used to each other. Our whole family attended the training classes. Mary was warm, knowledgeable and talented. She gave us so many tips to help us work with Conan. The training was especially helpful for our younger daughter, who gained confidence in handling Conan around other dogs. She now is able to go on walks with Conan, whereas before training, she was too scared! I credit this change to Mary's skill and the confidence she helped inspire in our family. Thank you Mary!

Laurie B
Chicago, IL
Lola and I had a great experience at Bulldog Fundamentals. This was our second time taking this class with Mary, and it was a great refresher of things that will help Lola and I on a daily basis. Mary has amazing patience with Lola, and it was great seeing my crazy energy bully improve from week to week. This was not only a class for Lola to improve, but a major refresher for me to learn how to work with her. She is almost 6 years old.
It was great to see her continue to improve on her fundamentals!