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Our Background

A Closer Bond Dog Center offers northwest suburban Chicago two premiere, all-inclusive canine centers.

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. ​

owner Katy Cushing with two dogs

Our services include obedience training and workshops, rehabilitation and behavior modification, enrichment programs, overnight care, and grooming. Additionally, fun family-oriented classes such as agility, therapy dog training and obedience, and fitness classes are also offered throughout the year.

Care You Can Trust Since 1994

Our highly-trained staff and unique approach to training makes A Closer Bond stand ahead of the others. Our staff is certified through Pet Tech Canine CPR, PACCC Petcare Providers, IBPSA, The Dog Gurus, among others.

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