About Us

Black Dog K9 is dedicated to helping dogs and their guardians live together in harmony and nourishing the natural bond between them.
Every year millions of dogs are euthenized in the United States. Some of these dogs are homeless or abandoned but many are given up because of behavior problems. These dogs are misunderstood and could become loving family members with proper training.
Providing that training is why we started Black Dog K-9.
Training requires experience and a deep understanding of canines.
At Black Dog K9 we bring over 16 years of study and experience to every training situation. We do not rely on shock collars or harsh punishments. We take the time to understand you and your dog and apply the method that will work best for you both.
Marty is a graduate of Animal Behavior College and is a Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and the Association of Companion Animal Behavior Counselors.
He is also an American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen evaluator and certified by G.A.P.(Gifted Animal Placement) finding therapy,search and rescue and assistance dogs in shelters.
As trainer for one of the largest animal shelters in the U.S.
www.Animalwelfareleague.com. Marty and Heide work with all breeds and problems including aggression,(toward humans and dogs).  
At Black Dog K9 we love what we do and its shows. 


 




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  • Pam

    Pam Palos Heights

    I haven't stopped talking about Marty since he left my house! He worked a miracle with my "door aggressive" dog, Palmer. He was a wealth of knowledge and so mild mannered. We now can have company without the fear of them being knocked over or even worse, bit at my door! THANK YOU, MARTY!

    I haven't stopped talking about Marty since he left my house! He worked a miracle with my "door aggressive" dog, Palmer. He was a wealth of knowledge and so mild mannered. We now can have company without the fear of them being knocked over or even worse, bit at my door! THANK YOU, MARTY!

  • Dani

    Dani Blue Island

    Loved the class and Marty, Heide, Kathy, and Gladys. My GSD is on a great start to becoming the dog I want. Marty takes the time to listen to your questions and concerns to address with his advise. He shows that he really cares for the dogs and owners. Thanks for all your help!

    Loved the class and Marty, Heide, Kathy, and Gladys. My GSD is on a great start to becoming the dog I want. Marty takes the time to listen to your questions and concerns to address with his advise. He shows that he really cares for the dogs and owners. Thanks for all your help!

  • frank

    frank crestwood

    Otis is my dog marty gave us ways to get over his fears and now he is doing great thankyou for everything. Looking forward to joining some training classes.

    Otis is my dog marty gave us ways to get over his fears and now he is doing great thankyou for everything. Looking forward to joining some training classes.

  • Kelly S.

    Kelly S. Hometown

    Marty, I recommend your training classes to anyone that asks! Brandy was fully trained by you about 5-6 years ago, and we haven't forgotten about you guys! She is such a calm dog now. Bailee on the other hand didn't go through your training and is quite the nutcase! We had too much going on to get her to classes as a puppy. Thank you for caring for all of these dogs as if they are your own!

    Marty, I recommend your training classes to anyone that asks! Brandy was fully trained by you about 5-6 years ago, and we haven't forgotten about you guys! She is such a calm dog now. Bailee on the other hand didn't go through your training and is quite the nutcase! We had too much going on to get her to classes as a puppy. Thank you for caring for all of these dogs as if they are your own!

  • Russell P.

    Russell P. Evergreen Park, IL

    I've been impressed with Marty's work in the past with my Border Collie. Where she had no major behavioral issues, she went from a good dog to a great one. We recently adopted a rescued Australian Shepherd that is over-protective of "her person". Marty has a challenge in front of him, but I have confidence that we will once again have another success. Wish us luck!

    I've been impressed with Marty's work in the past with my Border Collie. Where she had no major behavioral issues, she went from a good dog to a great one. We recently adopted a rescued Australian Shepherd that is over-protective of "her person". Marty has a challenge in front of him, but I have confidence that we will once again have another success. Wish us luck!

  • Chrissy

    Chrissy Palos Hills

    that's quite a family you've got there. Keep up the good work!

    that's quite a family you've got there. Keep up the good work!

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