Dog Training - Private Land
No special permit is required to train dogs on private land with the exception of the establishment and operation of Designated Dog Training Areas. However training activities on private land do have some special provisions:
Designated Dog Training Areas (DDTA)
- These are areas of limited acreage (less than 50 acres) where an individual may shoot hand reared game birds or pigeons while training sporting dogs throughout the entire year
- Free permits are required by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to designate and operate a Designated Dog Training Area
- Permits are available by completing and mailing an application to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources or;
- By completing the on-line application form
- Permits are valid from April 1 - March 31.
Signs - DDTA Permit Holders must conspicuously post the perimeter of the DDTA with signs obtainable from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.