Building happy,

healthy relationships...


...between animals

& their owners

As pet owners we often overlook the primal necessities of our companions. For a healthier, longer life, it's essential to incorporate the following concepts into your pet's daily routine. Often times applying these techniques can be simple! Click an image below to learn how you can enhance your pet's lifestyle. 

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How amazing & easy life 


would be if my dog could learn:


To Listen

To Come

To Not Bark

To Not Steal Items

To Walk Next To Me  

To Go On Field Trips



To Avoid Making Me Feel Embarrassed or Frustrated

 To Not Jump On People

 To Remain Calm & Quiet While Friends Visit

To Love the Crate

To Stay Off The Furniture



Do the items listed above seem all to familiar? 

Do you want a true K9 pal, friend or companion? Are you looking for training that fits your lifestyle, done in your home during the day while you are away providing peace of mind with additional support when needed? 

If you can visualize these outcomes review the programs below to find the best option for you.

The more time a pup spends with me the better behaved & reliable they will be.

Enroll Today and Lets Get Started!  

Private Lessons 


In-home or Central Bark Grayslake

Wonder Pup Programs

Continuing Ed Program
Before the Puppy Program
 Focused Fitness Program

Group Classes

Time & Location

Evenings, Central Bark Grayslake 

Puppy Education

Pre Adult Education

Virtual Instruction 


In-home online by video conferencing


Topics determined by client


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Debbie Robinson




Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA)

American Kennel Club - Canine Good Citizen Evaluator

University of Tennessee\Fit Paws Certified Canine Fitness Instructor

Certified Fear Free Educator

Bachelors of Science in Animal Science - Large Animal/Equine Studies

With nearly three decades of experience in animal services, I've worked to make myself a knowledgeable resource on pet education and care. Through personal instruction, I work to support people to create strong relationships with their pet based on mutual love and respect.

I believe positive reinforcement along with a cooperative relationship make a vital foundation for happy pets and owners. 

Hairy Tales Pet Education will be a community of like mined people whose lifestyles include daily doses of balance and harmony through pet ownership. Using Fear Free methods, physical fitness, exercise and games we will deeply connect with your pet. Pet/owner synergy is an outcome when education focuses on enrichment, empowerment and outstanding positive experiences. 

Mission: To enhance as well as improve the relationship between people and their pets.

Vision:   To be a trusted source for people that have pet related concerns, questions or who want to do more with their pets.