Paw Law Dog Training
Sports Academy

1053 E. Lake, Hanover Park, IL 60133  847-888-4725 / 630-893-5789



Our Training Philosophy

"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life,
his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You
owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion" Author Unknown

Paw Law’s group classes and private instruction teach you how to train your dog. Our positive methods utilize proven theories of learning to get your dog to perform various tasks reliably. Once you know how a dog "learns", training your dog is easy and fun.

Learn more about positive reinforcement and clicker training here

Jan, Finnegan, Don & Huck
Paw Law believes that continuing education is important
when your business is training dogs. Just like dogs, it is
never too late to learn new "tricks". That is why Paw Law's
staff (owners & trainers) regularly attend seminars to keep
abreast of new techniques and refresh the old standards of
dog training & behavior modification. Leslie, Helen and Don
with Ian Dunbar.
Lab Luv       
Jan, Finnegan, Don and Huck





Our Staff

Jan Hicks - Director of Training         

Jan Hicks is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer (CPDT) as recognized by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers.  Jan is one of the few Certified Pet Dog Trainers in Illinois. 

To learn more about Jan Hicks, her story, and her thoughts on training, click here

Our Trainers (All are CPDT and/or have advanced degrees in animal behavior)



Don Ward - Director of Daycare           


We are proud to announce that our staff is Red Cross certified in Pet CPR and First Aid.    


Paw Law's Facility

Paw Law Dog Training Academy has a 4200 sq. ft. training center located a half a  mile west of Gary Avenue on Lake Street in Hanover Park, IL. Our center is equipped with state of the art rubber mat flooring designed for ideal comfort during training and play. For added safety, we have a 180 sq ft outside potty area with 8 ft chain link fencing.

1053 E. Lake, Hanover Park, IL 60133   630-893-5789