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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.

About the Academy

Learn about our Instructors, Staff and their dogs!

Would you like to meet the folks who make the Academy great?

Our Academy

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:

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.

Click here to learn about the "Swimming Paws" Swim Center at the Academy!

In the Beginning...

Don Brown is the founder of The Academy of Dog Training and Agility. With more than 25 years of experience training, showing and breeding dogs, he is well versed in the necessary components for dogs to be positive members of their communities. Don started out in confirmation, owner handling his English Pointers to their championships.
     Don has trained in obedience with Susan Strickland, Carolyn Price, West Chester Obedience Club and with Pam Helmer of the Talbot Kennel Club. He has taught for the West Chester Obedience Club and the Wilmington Kennel Club. He has put obedience titles on two of his standard poodles. He trains in agility with Linda Snyer of the Talbot Kennel Club. At the present time he is running "Ross", standard poodle, in agility.
     It was while training at Talbot Kennel Club that Don became familiar with the clicker training positive method. We emphasize the word "positive". It makes training fun for you and your dog.
The following are the dogs and the titles Don put on them:

  • Harmonie Buster Blanc Chein  -  CD
  • CH Trelarken’s ‘Bout Time  -  CD
  • CH Wedgewood Yankee Traveler
  • CH Worthalls Worth The Chance
  • CH Wedgewood Worth A Million
  • CH Trelarken’s Time For Liberty

 

Rolex, the Obedience /  Agility Standard Poodle

Our 2011 Christmas Party

Stop by the Academy and sit down with Carrie for a fireside chat about you and your dog!

Click Here to see some of the action from our Christmas Party and a glimpse of our wonderful Facility.

Meet the team...

Meet our Founder, our Owner, the Instructors and the folks that help the Academy provide the best training environment for you and your dog!

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Don Brown

Don Brown is the Founder of The Academy of Dog Training and Agility. With more than 25 years of experience training, showing and breeding dogs, he is well versed in the necessary components for dogs to be positive members of their communities.

About Mr. Brown

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Anna Brown

As her candle faded on earth today, the heavens just got brighter. My mother, Anna Brown, passed away today in exactly the manner that she would have wished--- falling asleep at home.

About Anna

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Carrie Eicher

Carrie Eicher is the Owner of the Academy of Dog Training and Agility, as well as one of the Instructors for Basic Manners/Obedience, Intermediate Agility, Puppy Head Start, Swimming Paws. She is a Trainer Extraodinar!

About Carrie

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John Hadfield

John is a former circus performer and has worked with large and exotic animals. He is a graduate of the Karen Pryor Academy Professional Dog Trainer Program. John is an Instructor and a Trainer!

About John

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Sandy Issler

Sandy has experience training and competing dressage horses and dogs. She is a graduate of the Karen Pryor Academy Professional Dog Trainer Program. She is an Instructor and a Trainer.

About Sandy

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Cheryl Ulissi

Cheryl Ulissi is an Instructor with Pre-Beginners and Beginners Agility, and a Trainer, plus the Organizer Extraordinar!

About Cheryl

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Lauren Blackson

Lauren Blackson began competing in AKC and USDAA agility with her Border Collie, April, in 2004 when she was just 13 years old.

About Lauren

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Sue Schneider

Sue Schneider is an Instructor with Advanced Rally Obedience, and she is our Canine Massage Therapist as well as a Trainer!

About Sue

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Janine Britton

Janine Britton is an Instructor with Show Handling and Conformation.

About Janine

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Dustin Britton

Dustin Britton is our Information Technology Consultant and our Webmaster, as well as the designer of this website!

About Dustin

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Charles Baluk

Charles Baluk is our Public Relations Manager and maintains Facility Care!

About Charles

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Martin Steinberg

Martin Steinberg is our Swimming Paws Assistant Instructor and also our Pool Designer!

About Martin