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My Body Guard Dogs

Marengo, Illinois, McHenry

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My Body Guard Dogs

Marengo, Illinois, McHenry

(94)

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We offer training for all breeds. We offer training with private lessons, obedience classes, boarding and training, and in home lessons. We offer obedience training for puppies through advanced levels, CGC/A testing and certification, herding, rally, and agility and more!

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Sara Litty

20 July 2019

Knowledgable staff and excellent training facility.

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Johnson Angela

3 July 2019

The owners are fantastic and you can tell they really care about the dogs

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Jayme Witz

30 May 2019

Have taken my Shepherd to training classes..The instructor is patient and very knowledgeable.

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Michael Jackiewicz

30 May 2019

Beautiful dogs. Excellent facility and staff.

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Leora N Glenn Smith

6 May 2019

Clean facility!! High quality dogs!! Amazing ownership!!

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Lacie Delaney

30 April 2019

This place is great they have well trained dogs and amazing staff and dont even let me get started on the puppies or the grooming.

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Ryan Carr

16 April 2019

They are the best place to get your German Shepherds from and do an awesome job at training!!!

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John Streater

8 April 2019

Great experience and lots of help picking out my German Shepherd Dog.

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Ann McCombs

6 April 2019

Great trainers with a wealth of knowledge

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Braids By Jackie

30 March 2019

Julie and the staff are friendly. The classes are so worth it. We have learned a lot. Making our life’s easier.

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Pablito Geisler

30 March 2019

The best German Shepherd dogs and puppies money can buy! Outstanding trainers and training facilities. My suggestion is if you made up your mind to make a purchase, I highly recommend you make a reservation as early as possible because it sold out quickly. Come and visit their world class kennel when they train particularly on Saturday . More...

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Tyler Rudy

30 March 2019

Awesome place to train your dog. Been taking my dog to every training course they provide and it's been a good experience all the way through.

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Ignacio Gonzalez

5 March 2019

They are simply the BEST!!!! Julie Saso is an amazing instructor!!! Best in the business! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Margaret Brinker

28 February 2019

My Bodyguard is the most amazing place to start or add to your dog family! It was a wonderful experience from the moment we met Julie and Marty. We had the warmest welcome from them and their staff. Not only did we find a wonderful German Shepherd puppy, but they were there for us every step of the way. We highly recommend them, and feel blessed that our paths crossed. Thanks again!! Margaret and Mike Charewicz More...

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Patti Grossner Harker

3 February 2019

Quality training for all dogs. Beautiful puppies too!

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Tiffany Kaeding Miller

7 January 2019

My BodyGuard Dogs offer excellent puppies and continued support. Their training program is second to none. Amanda and Julie are the best in the business!

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Edith Nieweglowski

23 December 2018

Awesome staff...trainers are extremely knowledgeable, patient and professional!

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Mary Urbanski

15 December 2018

i am a older person and i feel safe with a dog. cause they have good eye sight and hearring also. they (dog) would let u know if some one is around. i dont like guns but have them just in case i need them. More...

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John Slack

12 December 2018

I love dogs of all kinds! They are one of God's greatest gifts to us.

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Patty Hostetler

11 December 2018

Shout out to Stephanie and My BodyGuard Dogs in Marengo.... Remi is getting a great foundation to work from and Stephanie is a top-notch trainer..... We worked on e-collar training today which already has made a huge difference in getting Remi to come on command..... If you are looking for a place that is super supportive and a trainer that will help you to understand your dog's mind this is the place to go!!!! More...

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Kevin Heldt

2 December 2018

Awesome staff Amanda is great trainer........

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Ànita Romano

14 November 2018

great dogs. great people

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Alex Jenkins

30 October 2018

Great training for both you and your dog. I would recommend them to anyone.

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Paul Blasucci

10 October 2018

German Shepard's are the best dogs

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Preeti Butle-Patil

29 September 2018

Lovely people. Definitely recommend this place.

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Linda Elwood

11 September 2018

Beautiful dogs GREAT staff so happy my brother chose this breeding line!

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Susan Vanderspool

30 August 2018

We bought our puppy Maximus from Julie and have had a wonderful experience from the beginning to current. I cant say enough good about My Body Guard. Max is in puppy training and doing wonderfully. He still has a ways to go but all in all great experience. Thank you all! More...

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David McCarthy

13 August 2018

I visited this facility last year with My Aunt & Uncle, whom purchased a pup from MyBodyGuard a couple years prior to. I was blown away with how clean and structured the environment was. Extremely organized, Beautiful GSD pups, Awesome training programs and the overall experience was top notch. I will definitely be back to purchase a pup of my own and highly recommend them to anyone looking for a quality GSD breed. More...

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Steve Lipka

30 July 2018

This place is awesome. We purchased our dog, Stella, in July of 2017. We were so impressed with the professionalism that we signed up immediately for the training classes. We are currently in our 5th or 6th training class. That may not be such a big deal but, we live an hour and 15 minutes away and we believe it is so worth it. Big shout out to our trainers Stephanie and Amanda. More...

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Susan Boyd

30 July 2018

Im rating your dogs high because I’ve dealt with Kelby Kennels from Wisconsin. I’m looking for a dog that I could train myself, for my needs. I am physically handicapped and I know due to their extreme intelligence and incredible love and kindness I could do this. More...

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MC Mullenix

30 July 2018

I called several breeders in Illinois to find a German Shepherd Dog that was bred for good temperament. I also wanted to make sure there was a focus on responsible breeding. With two children it was important for us to have a balanced dog, and one that would not have hip issues. Having never had a GSD, I did a lot of research about the breed, and also about what to ask and look for in a breeder. Julie Saso answered all my questions knowledgeably. Her experience, passion and dedication to the breed (and her dogs) was evident. I did not get the same feel or answers from the other three breeders I contacted. We brought Sky into our home July 2017, and it's been the best decision we've made of 2017. The trainers, Amanda and Stephanie, have done an amazing job of turning my little land shark into a model representative for the German Shepherd Dog. Sky is now in Advanced Obedience II, and is one phenomenal dog. We live in Chicago, and travel weekly for the continued training. It is so worth it. I get so many compliments when I am walking Sky related to her high level of training, and to her beautiful sable appearance. When you purchase a dog from My Bodyguard Dogs, you are not just getting a dog, but are joining a unique extended family. Julie, Amanda and Stephanie have been invaluable in their guidance, and are also readily available over the phone to answer pressing training questions. I highly recommend My Bodyguard Dogs. More...

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Kimberly Zablocki

30 July 2018

We brought our 10 month old German Shepard for a training evaluation and connected immediately with Stephanie. We have learned so much as handlers and increasing our GS confidence through the various training programs. Our GS loves agility and rally with Amanda. Julie’s guidance has also better prepared us to welcome our new 8 wk old edition to the family from one of MBGSD’s very own litters! ♥️ We drive 2 1/2 hours round trip twice a week for puppy class and training. We completely recommend MBGSD’s! More...

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Mary Chesney

30 July 2018

Great place to train your dog.Family owned They treat you like family

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Joe Cerasani

30 July 2018

Very professional

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John Morrison

30 July 2018

I highly recommend My Body Guard Dogs for the purchase of a GSD puppy. Our 10 month old GSD Major has given me new purpose during my retirement years after losing my beloved 14 year old GSD Max in January. Julie was very understanding of my situation when I visited their kennel soon after losing Max. I was very impressed with the process of selecting Major which included being invited to attend the litter's temperament testing to help my wife and I select Major. Having trained 2 golden retrievers and my first GSD Max, the training classes at MBGD were far and away the best I have experienced. We have been going to class since Major was 10 weeks old even though we have to travel 3 hours round trip to the kennel and will continue training for the foreseeable future. Stephanie and Amanda have been outstanding trainers and the support staff (nail clipping, ear cleaning etc.) have been equally good. Julie has been very helpful in addressing any questions or problems we have had raising Major, particularly since we hadn't raised a puppy in over 14 years. More...

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Joanne McCarthy

30 July 2018

My Body Guard GSD is the finest dog breeder/training center in IL. A random search 4-1/2 years ago by a skeptical buyer (me) turned into the most rewarding part of my life. I visited MBGGSD's after the death to cancer of my beloved Kobra. Marty gave us the complete tour of the facility (including the back kennels). My journey lead me to the birth of my new female and I/we have not missed a Saturday at MBGGSD since then (except when I had back surgery.)The dogs are of top quality and Julie has the knowledge only matched by a seasoned veterinarian. My dog and I have taken every training class, agility and now sheep herding. She is highly excited and motivated and there is NO sleeping in on a Saturday. Amanda is a serious and innovative trainer - improving the training each time so it does not become routine and boring. The entire staff (training and boarding) are pleasant and caring.I am sorry I can only give my review 5 stars they deserve many many more. More...

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Jaquelyn Penza

30 July 2018

Harvey and love to do our obedience and agility training here! Everyone is very friendly and knowledgeable!

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JULIE JANZEN

30 July 2018

I love the quality, well adjusted, German Shepherd puppy we received from My BodyGuard Dogs. Julie and her staff are wonderful and give all dogs in their care the attention and training specifically tailored to the needs of each dog and their family. They gave Suzie a great start for a 12 week old pup! She was very smart and already understood quite a bit for her age! Suzie adores the staff and trainers who took great care of her during her month stay for puppy/basic training while I was out of town. My BodyGuard Dogs also offers ongoing training classes that give your puppy and or dog good, sound, progressive training which is built on solid basic training. I love the drop in agility classes which allow for Suzie’s continued training as well as providing her a safe and fun environment to stimulate her mind and focus her energy in a productive way. My BodyGuards Dogs not only provides quality German Shepherds, they also provide excellent support once the puppy/dog enters it’s new home. Julie and her staff are always available for any and all questions in the care and training of our Suzie. More...

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Robert Erickson

30 July 2018

Hard to put into words how much both My Bodyguard puppies have positively affective my family. Two pups from two different litters have been a joy that can't be replicated. Healthy, happy, intelligent, protective, obedient, loyal and just incredibly gentle with the family. The staff is amazing, the property is awesome, and the training is second to none. If you want a GSD you want a My Bodyguard pup. What other GSD breeder has sheep on site to use for herding practice/exercise? I just can't say enough. Your family (including your GSD of course) become family with My Bodyguard and the other owners. Amanda is just an amazing staff member who has been wonderful with my girls Panzer and Valkyrie!!! More...

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Donna Borthwick

30 July 2018

The owner really knows her dogs and her passion for German Shepherds. We were impressed by the place and they even have training classes for show, working and security :-)

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Chuck Seyler

25 July 2018

I normally don’t recommend products or services however in today’s world companies and the people who work there seldom receive the recognition they deserve. People who know me know that when I want something I only purchase the best that money can buy. This held especially true when we started looking to add a new member to our family. We were looking for a companion for the boys as well as an executive companion and family friend. Literally our search went worldwide. We interviewed breeders and trainers from all across the United States and three foreign countries. Cost was no issue. What mattered to us was the dog’s pedigree, health, stable temperament, availability, balanced energy level, the dog’s training, the ability to socialize, displayed confidence, loyalty, speed, training for us and after sale service. We took three months to look/evaluate and decided that the team at My BodyGuard Dogs are the correct people for us. They have a fantastic staff with great dogs at a variety of training levels. A plus for us is they are less than two hours from our house! Our boy is still in training we visit him every other week and can’t wait to bring him home. More...

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Tyler Johnson

25 July 2018

We received a puppy from Julie in 2011 and he is absolutely amazing. He has grown up with our small children and has been an amazing dog.

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Kathy Agresti Lovell

25 July 2018

We visited this facility after the lose of our 10 year old GSD Siena. Julie and her staff were wonderful and very informative. We will be getting a puppy from them in June and we are so excited. I feel like we joined a new family. More...

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Donna Borthwick

25 July 2018

We picked out our GS pup today. How exciting for everyone (4 of 6) involved. we went through the temperament testing of all 6. They were microchipped & 1st vaccination.
We picked our little (8#) guy ... Couldnt be more happy. Julie was so kind and knows her dogs. We all received a welcome pkt & went through all the information. She really provides alot of information and answered all questions.
Looking forward to having our little guy home in the next few weeks (wanted a little more training) to make sure he starts off well.
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Brittany Howard

25 July 2018

I had my puppy go through their boarding and training program. She was gone for 3 weeks as much as I missed her I knew she was in good hands. Everyone was so nice and helpful through the whole process. They are awesome and I would take my baby back here anytime. More...

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Lisa Kern Santis

25 July 2018

We love My Bodyguard Dogs! We have the best family dog ever from here! Jake just turned 6 years old! He is such a well trained dog since we did all the training classes with him at My Bodyguard Dogs! The training and staff were wonderful! Highly recommend!! More...

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Ally Hope Campbell

25 July 2018

Hands down, best experience finding the right puppy. All the staff there is knowledgable and friendly. They made the transition bringing our puppy home a breeze with endless information. I've recommended My Body Guard Dogs to many friends already. More...

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Richard Phillips

25 July 2018

Just visted again and My BodyGuard makes you feel like you are part of the My BodyGuard family. Cannot wait to pick up my puppy.

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Debbie Wall

25 July 2018

My Body is an excellent place to meet new friends; the furry kind and the people kind... The dogs that My BodyGuards raises are awesome! The facility and training is top notch! I have met and fell in love with my Forever Friend Harley... We have been training there every Saturday now for 4 years, and it is a great way to train yourself and your kids just how to handle a pet. I recommend My BodyGuard to anyone looking for a German Shepherd...!

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Ray Gustafson

25 July 2018

I highly recommended them.

The staff is extremely friendly, welcoming, and knowledgeable .

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In addition to taking our 2 Sheppard mixes here for training, we have also taken our St Bernard for training.

We have done begginers, intermediate, advanced, and agility with all of our dogs here and we have had a great experience, great success, and tons of fun for the dogs and my wife and i.

We have recently purchased our first German Shepherd from them. He is a 5 year old who was breed by them, trained by them, and returned after 5 years and he is AWESOME!!

I will continue to bring our dogs there for ongoing fun and recommend them to ANYONE!
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Kristyn Marie

25 July 2018

Seriously if we ever are looking to get another dog I would come back here. We have 2 German Shepherds one from here & the other from a different breeder. While I love both my fur babies, hands down My bodyguard dogs is the place to get your dog. More...

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Julie Jarach

25 July 2018

Amanda and Julie are awesome. My Shepherd and my Rott learned a lot.

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Tyler Towns

25 July 2018

Absolutely superb in every aspect that they do. We got our first German Shepherd here and attend all the trainings. Anywhere we go we get asked "Where did you get your dog?" and "How did you get him so well behaved." My Bodyguard Dogs provided us with an amazing puppy from the start and through their trainings and endless guidance along the way, we have an amazing shepherd. I highly recommend you visit and see first hand what they can offer you. We made our minds up immediately after our first visit. More...

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Richard Oros

25 July 2018

My Bodyguard Dogs work very hard to engage each and every dog to reach their potential and peak performance! All the employees take ownership and pride in everything they do. Owner's Marty and Julie, along with their employees run a fun, safe, animal loving clean environment for all to enjoy and want to be a part of.
The care taken into breeding is very thought out to produce the finest working line and show line 100% German Shepherds. I can say this because I own the best German Shepherd in the world! :) I would only buy a German Shepherd from this group of knowledgeable people!
My German Shepherd and I also attend Schutzhund training by trainer Al, who is very professional, patient and extremely dedicated to the sport with over 20yrs of Schutzhund experience. Al cares only about making certain that the training you and your dog receive is positive reinforcement only. Al's training is above and beyond Schutzhund requirements.
I'm also enrolled in agility classes by Amanda, who has the difficult task of making a new course every week, which always challenges your dog's ability to think on the fly and have fun at the same time. Amanda has extensive obedience and beyond dog training experience that shows with the valuable guidance I receive from her each and every week.
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Laurel Lehman

25 July 2018

A big shout out to all of the wonderful trainers and the Owners at "My BodyGuard Dog", German Shepherds. They have been a life saver for my boy and I, during a difficult time. He is doing AWSOME with the work they are doing with him (and with me). ....Me personally, at home, without him... well, not so much.. I'm so ready for him to come home. God willing my situation allows us to be together soon! Thank you for your personalized time, training, and accomodations. ��dog kisses and hugs... Laurel More...

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Karen Palmquist

25 July 2018

I have enjoyed the experience and expertise of My BodyGuard Dogs. Whether it is getting a puppy or dog or training or boarding, it is only the best!

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Sherry Russo

25 July 2018

I have purchased two puppies from My BodyGuard Dogs. One in 2001 and one in 2014. Zeek was with me for thirteen amazing years and was the most well behaved dog I have ever had the pleasure of owning. Levi made his way into my family just last year in 2014 with Julie's guidance it was determined he was the right boy for me. She is so patient and guiding when it comes to puppy selection. I was so indecisive and she knew what I needed and wanted and we decided together he was the one. She was so right. He is thirteen months and he sticks to me like glue, he works hard for me and is a true lover boy. He has a great temperament. They offer training classes that are terrific. Levi has taken Puppy classes through advanced Obedience and has a strong foundation. He earned titles of CGC and CGCA with ease due to that strong foundation of training. Amanda and Julie are amazing trainers and teachers. It had been so long since I had to train from scratch. Training classes are convenient and affordable too. I took advantage mostly of group classes but had a few private sessions to help with the puppy naughtiness and they were so patient in helping me learn to have my dog under good control and train him to be obedient . Julie stands by her dogs which is important. She truly cares about her dogs and runs a very clean facility. Amanda and Julie will be there for you to help you get the dog you want and train them to be the most well behaved dogs. I would highly recommend them! They will be there every step of the way from puppy selection, training, grooming, boarding and nutrition advice. A place like this is hard to find these days where they really and truly care about you and your dog well after you take your puppy home. Thank you so much for giving me my best friend twice! More...

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Priscilla Kubian Pisarski

25 July 2018

I got my puppy from them 9 months ago. She has gone through the classes from puppy to next advanced obedience. The trainer is wonderful and so is the staff. The owners Julie and Marty are the greatest. They really love there puppies and dogs.. If you want a well trained GS this is the place to go. I love my Cassie she is the best More...

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John Arrichiello

25 July 2018

I purchased a male german shepherd from My Body Guard Dogs and I am very happy with my decision to buy a dog from this breeder. Knox is now 5 months old and very well behaved for his age and friendly with the whole family including my fiance and 13 year old daughter and even our spoiled dachshund. I drive an hour and a half each way every Saturday for classes because I believe they are the best around. They answer every question I have whether it is in person or via phone or email. They spend individual time with me and Knox whenever we need it. Sometimes I miss a class because of the long trip so when I was a little behind they offered to train me and Knox personally before class without me even asking. If you live in the area and are considering a GSD or simply need training for your dog you won't regret buying from them. More...

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Joshua Robinson

25 July 2018

I received my Puppy from MBG in September of 2016. Since we bought him home he has been wonderful! His temperament is top notch and his ability to learn things quickly is phenomenal. He has completed basic through advanced obedience classes at the facility and the training has been excellent. Every question or concern I've had has been answered by the Owner Julie or her staff member Amanda. I would highly recommend them if your searching for a superior German Shepherd! More...

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Richard Oros

30 July 2017

Ever since we bought our puppy from Julie and going through schutzhund training with Al, we've had the greatest most professional experience. Also, Amanda and Abby are so knowledgeable and friendly as well.4/08/2017 update:My Bodyguard Dogs work very hard to engage each and every dog to reach their potential and peak performance! All the employees take ownership and pride in everything they do. Owner's Marty and Julie, along with their employees run a fun, safe, animal loving clean environment for all to enjoy and want to be a part of.The care taken into breeding is very thought out to produce the finest working line and show line 100% German Shepherds. I can say this because I own the best German Shepherd in the world! :) I would only buy a German Shepherd from this group of knowledgeable people!My German Shepherd and I also attend Schutzhund training by trainer Al, who is very professional, patient and extremely dedicated to the sport with over 20yrs of Schutzhund experience. Al cares only about making certain that the training you and your dog receive is positive reinforcement only. Al's training is above and beyond Schutzhund requirements.I'm also enrolled in agility classes by Amanda, who has the difficult task of making a new course every week, which always challenges your dog's ability to think on the fly and have fun at the same time. Amanda has extensive obedience and beyond dog training experience that shows with the valuable guidance I receive from her each and every week. More...

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Kris S

30 July 2017

Great breeder and awesome training staff. Breed German shepherds, but will help train any type of dog.

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Doug Ingallinera

30 July 2017

Knowledgeable trainers and friendly environment. I would recommend bringing your large breed dog here for training. Training prices are reasonable for group classes.

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Michael Schulz

7 May 2017

Awesome and passionate breeding and training of outstanding German Shepherds!

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Julie Ann Janzen

13 April 2017

Julie and her staff are wonderful. They gave Suzie a great start for a 12 week old pup! She is very smart and already understands quite a bit for her age!

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Moocher Mandi

16 February 2017

Great and friendly staff!! I had an amazing first time training there tonight and all I can say is an fantastic place!!!

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Amanda VerHagen

7 February 2017

My dog goes to training there and it was always a positive experience. The trainers are all knowledgeable and polite when it comes to training tips.

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Margo Anne Dutner Diduch

29 October 2016

The owner Julie Sasso is a very caring person and trainer! She's very good with all her dogs ! I have 2 beautiful dogs from her !

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Renee Wuttke

16 September 2016

Bought our puppy on Monday and we couldn't be happier! Julie and her entire staff were very nice helpful and knowledgeable!! Excellent facility if you are looking for a German shepherd! More...

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marquita myles

30 July 2016

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Gus Panella

30 July 2016

Excellent facilities. Excellent team.

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Eric Halla

28 July 2016

Great blood lines and great dogs! They are an extremely responsible breeder and are doing a wonderful job ensuring that this breed continues to thrive. We love our working line puppy

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Doug Mendlik

12 July 2016

We have a beautiful little girl. She is great with our two small kids and loves to go to training. Julie and her entire staff are knowledgable and professional. We will never get a family companion from anyone but My Bodyguard!!! More...

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Jackie Kob

3 May 2016

Great training, especially if you have a GSD. Would highly recommend.

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Jason DeCarlo

24 January 2016

I have a great black Shepard I bought from the them

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Katie Schweizer

31 August 2015

We are beyond happy and so in love with our Charlie!! We can't thank, Julie, Marty, and their staff enough for all their help! Everyone is so knowledgeable, friendly, helpful, and willing to work with you! More...

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Mark Niedbala

30 July 2015

We can't say enough about My BodyGuard Dogs! We bought a German Shepherd puppy from them in 2012. She was sweet, cute and had a wonderful temperment. She is now 3 years old and is a wonderful dog - she is truly part of our family!! She is smart, beautiful, great with people and kids and is a great companion.We were so impressed when we first visited MBG Dogs - the kennels are spacious and clean. All the dogs are well cared for and have great dispositions. We were able to meet the various "moms" and the "dads" to determine which litter we were most interested in. Once the puppies were born, we were able to come visit them as much as we wanted until it was time to make our selection. Julie and Marty, the owners, are so down to earth and knowledgeable. You can tell that they are not only passionate about German Shepherds but they truly care for and love all their dogs. Julie is available to answer any questions you may have. And always does so with a smile.Amanda and the rest of the staff are ready to help with any questions you may have about feeding, caring for, or training your dog. Once you buy a dog from MBG, you are part of the family.MBG Dogs also offers on-site training. We live about about 45 mins away and I make the drive each week to train with Dean. He is a top-notch trainer, my dog loves him, and he really works to bring out the best of each dog based on their personality.If you are looking at German Shepherds, you have to visit My BodyGuard Dogs. You will clearly see they are a top notch breeder!! More...

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Chris Schneider

30 July 2015

"My Bodyguard Dogs" is the place to be! No matter if you desire to obtain a new high class pure bred K-9 companion, look for temporary hoteling service for your beloved companion or wish to develop the latest up and coming training champion. The owners Julie and Marty have each over 30 years’ experience in breeding, boarding and training German Shepard's and their love for the animals becomes apparent with every visit. The facilities are clean and the kennel sizes are generous. All of the staff is highly knowledgeable and brings with the same energy and enthusiasm for our best friends as the owners themselves (a special mention here to Amanda and Dean whose expertise in training is equally invaluable). In today's business world we often miss a level of trust that makes us feel comfortable with our business partners. Here at "My Bodyguard Dogs" you will find that trust and comfort that you and your four legged companion are in best hands. More...

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Merlene Heilig

30 July 2015

I LOVE My Body Guard. I can't imagine any other place to purchase and train my German Shepherd Dog (GSD's).My husband and I bought our first puppy from them almost 2 years ago. She is an excellent, loving and well behaved dog. We also bought 2 more GSD's from My Body Guard Julie & Marty are both very knowledgeable people in the raising and training of GSD's.They have an excellent facility, knowledgeable staff, and great training programs from the Puppy Level on up to more advance classes. There is also Schutzhund training and Julie & Marty have an excellent trainer who really cares about your dog as much as you do.Julie & Marty want new and current owners to have a successful relationship with their new four legged companion. They always try to find the right fit within your family's needs and wants.There is no other place that I would want to do business with when it comes to my GSD's. More...

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Larry Davenport

30 July 2015

We needed to find a respected, trustworthy boarding and training facility for our 2 1/2 year old male German Shepherd and we found it at My Body Guard Dog. Julie and Marty are incredible business owners and you know upon meeting them how genuinely they care for the German Shepherd breed because of the knowledge and experience they freely impart to current and future owners. They take special care with their own dogs, their customers and customer's dogs, and every customer or dog that comes into their well-maintained facility in Marengo, IL.In Spring of 2013, after spending many Saturdays at My Body Guard Dog watching the ongoing Schutzhund training and handling that Dean and Amanda performed with our Brutus, our then 25-yr old son wanted to get a female German Shepherd puppy. Jonathan had been diagnosed two years earlier with viral cardiomyopathy, was on the heart transplant list, and had open heart surgery to implant a Ventricular Assist Device to help his heart function until transplant. He was still a very strong and active 25-yr old and he wanted to train the puppy as a therapy dog to alert him and us to changes in his health and as an emotional therapy companion for the days where he was not able to be as active. We lost Jonathan last year on August 1st, but he lives on in Kyra who will be 2 years old in July. She is the most loving dog and now serves as a wonderful emotional therapy dog for my wife and I after our great loss.Julie and her staff will help each and every future owner find the "right" puppy for their needs and offer many tiers of obedience training for all dogs (not just German Shepherds and not just My Body Guard Dogs), Schutzhund, Rally, classes and private training. We cannot say enough about the quality, caring, and compassion of Julie and Marty and the entire family at My Body Guard Dogs - they are second to none. More...

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Kathleen Gay

30 July 2015

This is by far the best dog training facility in the area! Having grown up with dogs and having gone to many trainers, it is easy to see that everyone here is top notch and blows the others out of the water. Our dog has had just a few classes and is like a whole new dog, she has made incredible progress! The trainers here make sure to take the time to address every individual dogs needs and work to help resolve every need that arises. We got our dog after my boyfriend returned from his deployment, and this class has helped them both more than we ever expected. I would and will continue to recommend My Body Guard Dog to everyone I know. More...

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David Niemann

30 July 2015

I recently purchased my dog from my body guard and I couldn't be any happier with not only her but everything they have to offer. A well educated staff, passionate about what they do and teach. I have had many dogs and had training at many places but none have come close to this. More...

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30 July 2015

My body guard dogs is a great place to purchase a dog and to train. I purchased my best friend a year ago and he has been one of the best German Shepherd I have owned. Great with kids and excels in every aspect. They are not just a breeder when you use any of their services training, buying a dog, or boarding you become a part of their family. They genuinely care about your dog as if it was their own. My dog enjoys boarding there and when I pick him up he is always happy! The facility is clean and well run again I can never say enough good things about this company. More...

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Tiffany Ritz

30 July 2015

We love MBG! We first visited about a year ago to inquire about purchasing a dog from MBG's breeding program and we were blown away with a great first impression. The facility is clean and well taken care of. Julie, the owner and breeder, knows the breed inside and out. Immediately upon meeting her, you can see the expertise and the passion she brings to her breeding program. She kept us updated on the birth of the litter and welcomed us each week as we came to see the puppies grow. The selection process for new puppies and the informational session she provided when we picked up our dog were above and beyond what we expected. We couldn't be happier with our dog, Sarge. He's got a great drive, loves to play, loves to be with us, and we constantly get compliments on how handsome he is.When you buy a dog or puppy from MBG, you become part of a family. Julie and the rest of her staff make you feel so welcomed every time you walk in the door. The training they provide is excellent. We take advantage of all the classes that they offer and we have been very happy with the results we see in our dog. The GSD is a complex breed and was new to us at the time we got Sarge. Every time we have questions about our dog, they make the time to answer them and the guidance they provide is always spot on.When we looked for a breeder, we did our research and we knew from the beginning that we made the right decision. If you're looking for an outstanding GSD and/or training for any breed, go to MBG. You will not be disappointed. Tiffany Ritz & Sean Lang More...

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Julie Bushore

30 July 2015

We purchased our German Shepherd in Dec of 2014. Our GSD is stunning, has a great temperament , and is wonderful with our two young children. My body guard dogs are second to none! You can tell the level of care they have for their dogs as soon you walk thru the door, their facility is impeccable. On our first visit to My body guard dogs, Julie, the owner, took the time to answer the many questions we had about raising a GSD puppy. Julie is incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about the breed. We are also so grateful for the training classes that My body guard dogs offers. Their trainers and classes are excellent, and our dog has learned so much. I would highly recommend MBG to anyone who is in the market for a German Shepherd or in the market for dog training. When you purchase a Dog from MBG you will feel like family. I can’t say enough great things about them! You won’t be disappointed. More...

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Tim Schroh

29 January 2015

We are so happy with our Abbey. She turned out to not only be our protector but also one of our family. She is absolutely terrific with the grand kids.

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William Appel

9 January 2015

From Puppy Class, to Intermediate Obedience and Advanced Obedience......thru Rally and 4 Ribbons and then to Schutzhund !......My Body Guard is a Class Act !!! Julie is a wealth of information ! Amanda and Dean are Top Notch ! I count myself and wife Carole as so lucky to have Lola !......Like the song goes......." Can't Touch This " ! More...

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Melanie Niemann

10 September 2014

They are educated about everything they do and extremely personable. Would recommend every aspect of offers they do to anyone!

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Johannes Amann

8 September 2014

It is almost a year and I am still impressed with My Body Guard. My shepard named Nola is great. Her breeding, care, and training have given us a family member not a dog. Nola is a 24/7 365 days a year companion. She has traveled all over and people see how well she was trained and listens. From concerts to being in airplanes Nola has responded well. Julie, Marty and the staff are very well versed in issues and problems and work hand in hand with the owners to achieve the results needed. Julie has always been there through the many months and always followed-up with my requests. During my travels this year Nola and I have had chances to see other kennels and I think My Body guard is the cleanest facility I have seen to date. When the puppies are born Holly is onsite and cuddles them into the world and Julie's staff gets the puppies ready for thier new homes. This makes for a very loving companion. Last week I had a chance to return and was amazed to see how many people are training and all the new puppies. Despite being busy Marty took time to check in on us as he and Julie always do. The transition was great and went very easy. If your thinking of using this kennel you will be making a good decision and wont regret it. Now I am thinking of a play mate for Nola and there is no other place I would go. More...

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Matt Mikka

30 July 2014

Super Nice People, very well organized and extremely knowledgeable !!!, i have referred 2 Buyers to them since i bought my puppy.I was pleased to see that they were more interested in sustaining the GSD breed true to its character and reputation than anything else.....!! More...

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Daniel Lawrence

30 June 2014

I have had three of the best dogs that My Bodyguard sold my family. Both have had great temperament and are overall awesome dogs. Worth every penny to get a superior Shepherd! More...

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Renee Vavra Criss

29 May 2014

They are the best breeders and trainers!

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Sandra Aleksy-Ott

27 February 2014

My daughter's dog Winston is smart and gorgeous. What a great dog!

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Mike Ward

25 November 2013

The best and most knowledgable community of breeders and trainers in my opinion.

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The opportunity to teach owners how to communicate with their dogs, and how to transform dogs into amazing family companions.

We are dedicated, passionate, and patient trainers who love to help people learn how to communicate with their dogs.

Services

We offer private lessons with owners and their dogs to handle behavior issues, manners, obedience, and more!

We offer obedience classes for all levels of training. From puppy class to advanced obedience.

We offer boarding and training for on and off leash obedience, manners, and behavior training.

We offer training in the sports of Agility, Rally, and Herding.