Rachel - Private Dog Trainer Chicago

How We Started

Positive Training. Positive Relationships.

Growing up, everyone knew my life revolved around animals. Friends and family would refer to me as “the dog lover” and  “the animal whisperer.” 

I graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University with a degree in Business Administration with the hopes of expanding my pet services in the future. I’ve been in the pet care industry for eight years. Between working at other dog facilities and my additional service of pet sitting, I’ve worked with not just dogs and cats, but large birds, horses, chickens, snakes, pigs, donkeys, and more. 

Supplementing my degree, I pursued my dog training certificate. The English dog trainer Victoria Stilwell has always been my idol. I grew up watching and studying her famous show “It’s Me or The Dog.” When I came across her academy for dog training and behavior, I was determined to enroll. After eight-months of studying, test taking, completing assessments in the field, and routine advisor meetings, I graduated and officially became a certified positive dog trainer under the Victoria Stilwell Academy.  

I will continuously educate myself on animal behaviors. I currently work at the Barrington Animal Hospital, and my next challenge is to be certified by the Certification Council of Professional Dog Training. No matter the breed or size, I’m always open and eager to take on a new challenge. I believe every dog deserves top quality training and genuine care. 

I cannot wait to leave a positive impact on your relationship with your canine!

Rachel Rosch

Private Dog Trainer – Chicago

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  • Anupama Sridhar

    "Rachel is a natural with dogs. She is very detail and results oriented and is always thinking about all possible avenues to make sure you have a well trained pet. Misty, our high energy Goldendoodle, has improved so much with Rachel’s help. I highly recommend her services!!"

    Anupama Sridhar
  • April Gregga

    "We had our new boxer puppy go through the 6 week program and everything he learned was so helpful! Rachel provided amazing service and helped Goose make great progress on the basic skills and commands that he will need as he continues to grow and mature. Having a dog trainer come to my home and work for a solid hour with him was a life saver for me and my busy household of 4 kids. Rachel always had clear expectations laid out for the training sessions and had great communication with her follow-up emails. She is gentle and kind and loves what she does and Goose loved his time with her. I highly recommend Rachel Rosch at Amber’s Playground for any of your pet training needs."

    April Gregga
  • Dan Kallenbach

    Rachel is simply the best. Piper, my energetic mix puppy, just adores her. She is always prompt, and in great spirits regardless of the weather. I recommend Amber's Playground 100%. I am so happy we found Rachel, she is truly Piper's best friend!

    Dan Kallenbach
  • Haley Steward

    Rachel is the best at what she does. She is so patient with not only your pup, but with you too as you learn how to properly train your dog. Training a new puppy was hard, but Rachel was there every step of the way to ensure my dog had the best experience. It's amazing to see how much progress my dog has made compared to before we started lessons. No matter how old your dog is, you want them to learn new things, Rachel is your girl!

    Haley Steward
  • Rachel Staycheff Hamm

    "Rachel has been such a blessing to us - guiding and directing us with positive reinforcement training for our black-mouthed cur, Daisy. She's very thorough and organized, communicating what to expect for the next training session ahead of time so we can be prepared. We've seen very quick results and have a great path forward thanks to Rachel's help!"

    Rachel Staycheff Hamm
  • Susan Graham

    Rachel is very knowledgeable about dogs and the training of them. She has given our family suggestions on how to handle some behavioral issues we have had with our dog. She is the most dedicated dog lover I have ever known. I highly recommend Rachel for positive dog training and sitting. She's the best!

    Susan Graham

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