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Why Dog Guard of Illinois

After serving four years in the United States Navy, I returned home to Minooka, Illinois in search of work. Not knowing yet what my calling would be, I transitioned from job to job, several times, before receiving a wonderful opportunity from Myles and Sue Smith. The Smith’s were the owners of Dog Guard of Illinois at the time and looking to begin retirement and train someone to take over their growing franchise… I jumped at the chance!

I grew up with animals of all kinds, but always have had a soft spot for dogs large and small. Quickly I began learning all I could about Dog Guard, about underground fencing, and began honing my training skills!

After a long transition period, of education and hands on experience, I am proud to say that I am now the owner and operator of Dog Guard of Illinois.

I am ever grateful to Myles and Sue for their support and for the support of my wife Haley during this transition period.

For those of you who are new to Dog Guard, welcome! You will not find a better product or a more dedicated team to helping you with all of your pet containment needs.

For those of you who are existing customers, I look forward to continuing to live up to the highest expectations and standards set before me and continuing to serve you and your furry family members for many years to come!

Please email us with any inquiries you may have.

Chris McGuire, Owner
Dog Guard of Illinois


My name is Cliff Wheeler. I've owned and worked with dogs most of my life. I'm familiar with all breeds and sizes and I believe that all dogs should have the freedom to run around outdoors leash free.

My furballs are Violet who is a Great Dane, Lucy a playful Rottweiler and Pippy, my Chihuahua.

I look forward to meeting you and your pup soon!


My name is Matt Splinter. I live in Sycamore, Illinois with my wife and our 3 year old son and 1 year old daughter. We have a 5 month old black Lab named Chunk. My wife and I are both animal lovers, and my wife has been a vet tech for the last 20 years.

I look forward to speaking with you about how Dog Guard can protect your pets!


We serve all of the greater Chicago area including the northern suburbs, southern suburbs, and western suburbs. This includes Cook County, DeKalb County, Dupage County, Grundy County, Kane County, Kankakee County, Kendall County, Livingston County, Will County, Lake County, and McHenry County. We also serve Jasper County, Newton County, Lake County, and Porter County in Indiana.

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