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Academy of Dog Training and Agility The Academy of Dog Training & Agility, Delaware
8 Weeks of training is better than 8 Years of wishing you had.

Our Philosophy

The Academy of Dog Training and Agility is dedicated to the belief that both dog and handler can be improved in well being, mentally and physically by training together! “8 Weeks of training is better than 8 Years of wishing you had."

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Our Classes

Our training methods are always positive reinforcement, to shape a positive behavior. We feel that punitive methods tend to weaken the bonding process that is fundamental to the dog/trainer relationship.

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Our Classes

Our 8 week classes start you and your dog on the way to a lifetime partnership. Most classes meet for 1 hour each week during the 8 week sessions. New sessions starting all the time, year round.

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Basics then Focus then Fun

Start with the Basics like Basic Puppy Head Start or Basic Manners/Obedience then Focus on Tricks or Focus on Therapy Dog, then get serious and have fun with Show Handling, CGC, Rally Obedience, Agility and Fun With ...

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Enhance your Relationship

Our goal is to enhance your relaitionship with your dog through training!  Remember “8 Weeks of training is better than 8 Years of wishing you had."

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Classes and Events at The Academy!


Enhance Your Relationship with Your Dog through Training

What our Students Say!

Many thanks to Mr. Brown for the helpful suggestions he gave me the last 2 Rally Show & Go's. I had difficulty getting my little dachshund to do the "back up" & stand exercises.  With Mr. Brown's help, Mo was doing each within a very few tries! Just having my dog now  able to do those skills was well worth my trip to the center from Rehoboth, in addition to being able to practice with him on the rally advanced course.  Thank you so much for your kindness to take the extra time with me & my dog to solve those 2 problem areas in our training !!!

Sally Waldie | Mo, her Dachshund - Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

What our Students Say!

Many thanks to Mr. Brown for the helpful suggestions he gave me the last 2 Rally Show & Go's. I had difficulty getting my little dachshund to do the "back up" & stand exercises.  With Mr. Brown's help, Mo was doing each within a very few tries! Just having my dog now  able to do those skills was well worth my trip to the center from Rehoboth, in addition to being able to practice with him on the rally advanced course.  Thank you so much for your kindness to take the extra time with me & my dog to solve those 2 problem areas in our training !!!

Sally Waldie | Mo, her Dachshund - Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

What our Students Say!

Many thanks to Mr. Brown for the helpful suggestions he gave me the last 2 Rally Show & Go's. I had difficulty getting my little dachshund to do the "back up" & stand exercises.  With Mr. Brown's help, Mo was doing each within a very few tries! Just having my dog now  able to do those skills was well worth my trip to the center from Rehoboth, in addition to being able to practice with him on the rally advanced course.  Thank you so much for your kindness to take the extra time with me & my dog to solve those 2 problem areas in our training !!!

Sally Waldie | Mo, her Dachshund - Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

What our Students Say!

Many thanks to Mr. Brown for the helpful suggestions he gave me the last 2 Rally Show & Go's. I had difficulty getting my little dachshund to do the "back up" & stand exercises.  With Mr. Brown's help, Mo was doing each within a very few tries! Just having my dog now  able to do those skills was well worth my trip to the center from Rehoboth, in addition to being able to practice with him on the rally advanced course.  Thank you so much for your kindness to take the extra time with me & my dog to solve those 2 problem areas in our training !!!

Sally Waldie | Mo, her Dachshund - Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

The Academy of Dog Training & Agility in Newark, Delaware

 Our Philosophy

From Our Founder: Donald Brown

Our Philosophy - The TeamThe Academy of Dog Training and Agility is dedicated to the belief that both dog and handler can be improved in well being, mentally and physically by training together.

 

“8 Weeks of training is better than 8 Years of wishing you had."

 

 Our training methods are always positive reinforcement, to shape a positive behavior.  We feel that punitive methods tend to weaken the bonding process that is fundamental to the dog/trainer relationship.  Praise, food and clickers are used.  It must be fun for both dog and trainer or no real learning takes place.


As a team develops the bonding process is advanced. As mutual respect increases, mental stress is reduced.

 


The Latest News at the Academy

Our next session of classes begins the week of

January 14th, 2019

 

Click to see the Schedule & Register Online!


We are located at 89-B Albe Drive, Newark, Delaware 19702

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Please Note: The Academy will be closed for the following Holidays:

  • Closed the entire week from December 24th until December 31st

 

Next Obedience Show ‘N Go - Sunday, January 27, 2019

 

BOGO Special in Show Handling

Come with your dog and bring a friend with their dog in the same class and it's only $12 for both!

Show Handling/Conformation Class is held every Tuesday @ 8 pm and is normally $12.00 per class.  You can even bring more than one dog.  Work the first dog for 1/2 of the class, then work the second dog during the second 1/2 of class.

Canine Body Work to be Offered at the Academy!

Greg Paul will be offering his services on the second Wednesday of every month from 2:00PM TILL 9:00PM.

Please email Carrie at carrie@academyofdogtraining.com or call (302) 588-7665, to achedule a time. He offers massage, acupressure, chiropractic and laser to help your dog.

About Greg Paul, DVM,RVT,CCRP: His specialty is in both canine and equine gait analysis. He has made it his goal to promote sports fitness in performance dogs and to educate his clients to help prevent sports-related injuries.  Besides having his DVM, he is also a registered veterinary technician in Maryland. He was certified as a Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner from the University of Tennessee School of Veterinary Medicine, completing an externship with Dr. Debra Canapp at the well-known and respected VOSM  (Veterinary Orthopedic and Sports Medicine) in Annapolis Junction, Md. More information at : www.k9sportsfitness.com

Association of Professional Dog Trainers - Dog Training Professionals

Congratulations to Carrie, receiving the Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed!

Carrie is awarded with Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed
Living and Learning with Animals - Certificate of Excellence

 

Intermediate Obedience ClassOur Classes

Our 8 week classes start you and your dog on the way to a lifetime partnership.  Most classes meet for 1 hour each week during the 8 week sessions. New sessions starting all the time, year round.

Let's start with the Basics:

After completing one of the Basics, let's Focus:

Now you're focused, let's get serious:


LESSONS: Small classes of generally 15 students or less.  We have a ratio of 1 instructor to 3 students for any given class!
PRIVATE LESSONS: Affordable one on one training.
FAMILY PRIVATE LESSONS: For all family members, who actively interact with the dog. Our goal is to get all individuals using the same commands so as not to confuse the dog. Also, it helps kids and dogs to respect each other.
SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS: 2 to 6 teams of about the same skill level. Form your own small classes.
SEMINARS: Several seminars on Dog Related Topics are also planned.
SWIMMING PAWS: Swimming Paws is available in the K9 pool. All dogs will be given a swim evaluation prior to starting any swim program. Good for your companion and great fun too!

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The Indoor Area

The Academy with the Agility Setup, Swimming Paws Pool in the RearWe believe that our facilities are the best in the tri-state area. The indoor facility is fully matted with state of the art shock absorbing non-slip rubber flooring The training center is 10,000 square feet, well lighted, heated and air conditioned.

 

The Academy Club

The “Academy Club” provides:

  • Indoor all weather training facility
  • Agility and Obedience Equipment on premises
  • 24/7 facility access

The Academy Club offers handlers and their dogs a place to practice.  It is set up for advanced obedience and agility handlers and their dogs.  You must have completed an advanced obedience class and at least a beginners agility class at the Academy.  Click Here to sign up for a Club Membership with our online Class / Club Registration to submit for approval.


The Academy Store

Our store, open when there are classes, provides show and competition dog equipment and supplies.

Some of our specialty items include:

  • Training Books
  • Dog Seat Belts
  • Collars and Leads for Performance Dogs
  • Motivational Dog Games and Toys
  • And Delicious Dog Treats

 

Swimming Paws

Swimming Paws Canine Swim ClubDue to the OVERWHELMING Positive Response we can only offer you a spot on the waitlist.  The waitlist has grown to 3-4 months.  The only way to get on the waitlist is to fill out a Swimming Evaluation online (click here to begin).  We will not be taking a payment from you until the service is rendered.  We have only 4 evaluation/lesson slots available per week. The rest of our slots are filled with existing clientele of independent swimmers.  When a spot becomes available, you will first be contacted through email and then by phone.  Thank you for your interest and support.

 

The purpose of the "Swimming Paws" Swim Center is to provide a state of the art year round swimming facility for our dogs. The pool is 25' x 15', it is solar heated (with back up heat when there is no sun). The decking and stairs are safe slip proof materials. "Swimming Paws" provides scheduled evaluation of your dog's water abilities, swimming lessons if needed, and swim time.

It is located within the Academy of Dog Training & Agility at 89B Albe Drive, Newark, DE 19702.

Please go to "SWIMMING PAWS" to find out all about this new service for your dogs.

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