Welcome to CandysCanines.com, online home of Northern Illinois premiere dog agility and obedience training service! Based in Antioch, IL we equip dogs and their owners with the necessary skills for life, dog agility, and more!
  • Cheryl Carter

    Cheryl Carter is the owner and operator of Candy’s Canines as well as being the instructor for the all the levels of agility classes.

    In 1992 Cheryl Carter was looking for something fun to do with her mixed breed dog Wishes. Back then most dog sports (Obedience, Tracking, etc.) were for purebred dogs only. That’s when Cheryl found the sport of agility. And from then on she was hooked!

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  • Ron Bidstrup

    Ron has been involved with Obedience since April of 1998 when he took his 12 week old GSD puppy Lexi to a puppy class for what appeared to be a ten week class.

    One puppy class turned into a ten week beginner class. That turned into a five week Intermediate class. That turned into an continuing advanced class which eventually led Ron and Lexi to their first CD Obedience title. Now this all led right into their second GSD, Anya, whom Ron got as a rescue at age four.

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  • Mary Ann Bruno

    Mary Ann has loved creatures of all kinds all of her life. After having many canine friends over the years, the most natural progression was to help teach others how to love, care, and support their animals. Since 2007 Mary Ann has been attending classes at Candy’s with her Rat Terrier, Violet. In 2009, MaxY (a Rat Terrier mix) was added to the family. The first decision after bringing MaxY home was when to start classes. The answer was right away and both dogs are now thriving and doing well in obedience and agility classes.


  • Arlene and V-NATCH Gambit

    Congratulations to Arlene Soderlund and Gambit on earning their V-NATCh with a beautiful Touch N Go run on September 23, 2012 at the K9 Corps Agility trial in Greenville, WI under judge Bruce Glatzel!


  • Tryn & Tova

    Two outstanding students, Dr. Carrie Emrickson’s Tryn and Tova pictured here at Van Patten Woods in Wadsworth, IL … one of the outdoor trial sites for Fundog Agility Group.



Candy’s Canines

836 Anita Avenue
Antioch, IL
847-838-4820
(No calls after 9pm, please)

Candy's Canines Inc, Pet Training - Dog, Antioch, IL