Rendy Schuchat, M.A.
Owner/Founder and Certified Head Dog Trainer
I bring my life-long love for animals together with proven positive dog training techniques that both you and your dog will enjoy. With over a decade of professional experience and a Masters Degree in Psychology as well as a Certification in Dog Obedience Instruction from Animal Behavior Training and Associates, I am committed to helping people build and strengthen their relationships with their dogs. At Anything Is PAWZible we offer puppy, basic and advanced dog obedience, tricks, and therapy dog training classes in the downtown Chicago area. Our behavior modification, puppy selection and adaptation lessons through private dog training sessions are also available. I created Anything Is PAWZible dog training with the family pet owner in mind. Our methods and techniques are positive and fun for both you and your pet! It is never too late to improve your relationship with your pet because Anything Is PAWZible (and I truly believe that)! Due to my loyal clients, I was voted one of the BEST/FAVORITE DOG TRAINERS in Chicago by Chicagoland Tails Reader’s Choice Awards multiple times and was voted Chicago Magazine’s “Best Dog Whisperer” 2015!Taking into account all the wonderful dog trainers we have in Chicago, I am very proud of this accomplishment! Anything is PAWZible has its very own home in the heart of the city!!! We pride ourselves on being one of the ONLY facilities in the city of Chicago devoted strictly to training and behavior modification. We focus on what we do best! Our convenient and easily accessible location is at 1330 W. North Avenue with LOTS of easy street parking right next to our building!
Certified Dog Trainer and Puppy Educator
I have always loved animals and founded American Animal Rescue Society in 2006. Being so involved in rescue work, I see first hand just how many dogs are given up for simple behavioral issues. I decided I wanted to train and help solve behavioral issues people were having with their dogs in order to create wonderful relationships that will last the lifetime of the dog. I’m a graduate of Animal Behavior College and finished an extensive internship with Rendy at Anything is PAWZible. I am currently teaching puppy, basic and basic plus classes and I look forward to working you and your dogs!
Certified Dog Trainer and Behavior Specialist
My passion for dogs began at a young age. After several years volunteering in shelters and reading books on training, I finally decided to attend Triple Crown Academy. It was at TCA where I learned skills in Basic Obedience, Scent Detection, Protection and Bite Work, Search and Rescue and my personal favorite, Agility. It was also at TCA where I adopted Roxee and Skylar, the dogs I was assigned to train. Skylar began as an abused pup terrified of her own shadow and is now a Canine Good Citizen and won her first Blue Ribbon at her first Agility trial. Roxee was found on the street at 8 months old and is now a Canine Good Citizen and a therapy dog. I spent my last two years at another facility honing my skills in canine handling, daycare management, board and trains and private lessons. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time at home with my family, running agility with my dogs, indulging in a good book, a glass of wine and of course, puppy cuddles:-)
Certified Professional Dog Trainer, CPDT-KA, Canine Good Citizen Evaluator and Behavior Specialist
It was a one year old rescue dog named Sasha who changed her life back in 2007. They immediately began taking much needed training classes where Sasha went on to earn her CGC and Yvonne developed a passion to learn about animal behavior. Yvonne had previously been a volunteer tutor to kids through Cabrini Green Youth Programs and found her combined passion for educating and empowering inner-city youth and instilling compassion for companion animals through Safe Humane Chicago programs. By getting to the root of animal cruelty, pet overpopulation, breaking the cycle of abuse and developing community through the human-animal bond, Yvonne and Sasha, an SHC Ambassador dog, volunteered in the SHC Lifetime Bonds Program at IYC for nearly 10 years. Yvonne also sits on their Board of Directors and is currently the head trainer of their Youth Safety and Violence Prevention (YSVP) program working with YMCA teens at Chicago Animal Care and Control. She volunteers with ALIVE Rescue, heading up their Barn Wranglers group of volunteer dog handlers/trainers. Prior to dog training, Yvonne worked as a lab manager for 15 years at Northwestern University’s Robert H. Lurie Cancer Research Center. She received her bachelors degree in Biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a graduate of CanineLink Academy. After being involved with Chicago Canine Rescue as a volunteer adoption counselor and foster, she and her husband foster failed with a returned pup named Kyle. They do agility where Yvonne also assists in training with Stacey Hawk at Hawk City K9. She is married to Josh Feeney and they share their home with 2 cats and 2 dogs.
Daphne E. Mendoza
Certified Dog Trainer
Dogs have always been a central part of my life since very young. One of my most fond memories was when my grandfather and I would pick up strays in Mexico City, tend to them and eventually find them homes. This said, you can imagine the assortment of dogs I was able to meet. I knew since then, dogs would play a very important role in both my personal and professional life.
At age 18, I stepped into the pet care industry by starting my own dog walking/pet sitting company to pay for school. Eventually phasing that off, I became a dog handler and eventually manager of a doggy daycare facility, both experiences exposed me to a diversity of dogs and dog behavior. Still, I wanted to learn more. This led me to enroll in FetchFind Academy, a set of courses focused on dog ethology, behavior and most importantly… training! Now a graduate of the program, I am extremely proud to be a part of the Anything is PAWZible crew, where I can apply such skills and knowledge in order to help owners and their pets have a relationship built on trust, positive experiences and success.
When I am not working with other people’s dogs, I am lucky to snuggle with my own two goofy pups. A 12yo schnauzer (Riku), who although diabetic still has a lot of spunk, and a 4-5yo Alaskan Malamute (Ghost) who I found as a stray. Both of these guys have taught me some of the most important lessons in life; be patient, don’t take life too seriously, enjoy the little things, and most importantly, to aspire to be the person they think I am while making the world a better place, one trained happy pup at a time.
Certified Dog Trainer
Bill Mayeroff‘s life has gone to the dogs in the best way possible.
He graduated Knox College in Galesburg, Ill. with a degree in political journalism in 2007. He worked as a newspaper reporter in the Quad Cities for five years and came back to Chicago in September 2012. He worked as a freelance reporter for a couple years before leaving journalism behind forever and making the jump to dog training. Since graduating FetchFind Academy in December 2016, he’s worked as a professional dog trainer and is proud to join the crew at Anything is Pawzible.
Bill is certified in canine first aid and CPR and worked for a year and a half as an animal care steward at the Red Door – a small, no-kill shelter specializing in rabbits and cats on the far North Side of Chicago. He’s also worked in a dog daycare and boarding facility as a supervisor and in-house trainer.
He lives in Rogers Park with his rescue terrier mix, Chester. While Chester is the first dog Bill has had as an adult, he’s lived with and around dogs his whole life. When he’s not working, Bill enjoys playing frisbee with Chester, finding the best beer menus in Chicago, watching roller derby and blogging about his two favorite subjects – dogs and beer – at Pints and Pups.