Expert Pet Training at Naperville Animal Hospital
Meet Our Trainer!
We are pleased to introduce Derrick S. Rollerson II. His philosophy of training is to develop a healthy bonding relationship between pets and pet parents. His training style incorporates a balance of reward based (positive reinforcement) and correction based (negative punishment -- which is simply the removal of praise when the wrong behavior is offered) training.
Derrick’s love for animals, especially dogs, dates back to early childhood as he insisted on reading books about animals. At the age of six, he convinced his mother that he was ready to own his own dog, which was a lab pointer mix. He has since acquired two Staffordshire terriers.
Derrick is certified through Petco’s DTIP (Dog Training Instructor Program). He began his training career at Petco as an apprentice and quickly elevated to Senior District Mentor, training more than a dozen of Petco’s dog trainers within two years. Derrick also has more than two years’ experience in personal protection/guard dog training, behavior modification, and agility training. He has taken Canine Good Citizen (CGC) preparation courses, becoming certified to administer the testing for the CGC certification. Derrick has been training professionally since 2011, and has worked with well renowned facilities such as K9 University and Pups Pets Club.
Derrick looks forward to helping pet parents better understand their four leg companions, strengthen bonds, and ultimately assisting in bettering our communities.
*Dogs MUST be age 12 weeks and older and up to date on vaccines including H3N2 flu vaccine! Please call and confirm with your veterinary clinic.
Classes held at Springbrook Animal Care Center 2759 Forgue Dr. Naperville, IL 60564
View class dates and schedule here:
To register: Call 630.428.0500
6-Week Class $120
We accept walk-ins during our Doctor's Hours to meet your busy lifestyle. If you’d prefer to make an appointment, we offer those too!
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New Dog or Puppy? Time For Training!
Training is an important part of any dog's life. From providing mental stimulation to exercise and proper socialization, training will help in the development of a great canine companion. Enrollment is now open for Behavior Training Classes. The cost of a 6-week session is $120. Classes will be held at Springbrook Animal Care Center, 2759 Forgue Dr., Naperville (off Route 59 at 95th). Please call (630)428-0500 to register your pet. For specific training questions only, please email: email@example.com.