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Where developing a more rewarding relationship between you

and your dog is our goal.

A Closer Bond is northwest suburban Chicago’s premiere, all-inclusive canine center. A Closer Bond owner Katy Cushing realized her true passion centered on dogs early in her life. In 1988, she graduated from a school for dog trainers, where she discovered the unique bonds that are possible between dogs and their owners. After working with trainers in Chicago and Atlanta, she took her natural ability and training background and opened A Closer Bond in Palatine, Illinois in 1994.

Over the years, thousands of families have realized their dreams of a better relationship with their dog and benefited from the attention, education, and experience provided by Katy and her team. The bonds created between people and their dogs really do last a lifetime.

Our services include: Obedience Training and Workshops, Rehabilitation and Behavior Modification, Doggie Daycare, Overnight Boarding, and Grooming. Additionally, fun family-oriented classes such as agility, therapy dog training and obedience, and fitness classes are also offered throughout the year.


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“GREATEST PLACE...OTHER THAN OUR COUCH, FOR RUBY!! We have been bringing our 2 year old chocolate lab here since she was 8 weeks old.  The training (for her and us) is outstanding.  Ruby goes to day care three times a week and would go the other four days if she could uber herself there.  Seriously, the staff here are the best!”

- Stephanie L

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