About the Academy

We are passionate about creating a team with your dog!

 

What's New at the Academy

Our next session of classes will begin the week of January 2nd, 2017.

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Obedience

Agility

Showing Handling/Conformation

Puppy Head Start

Focus on Practical Tricks Class

Canine Good Citizen

Nose Work Classes



The Academy Gets Social

The Academy Times

 

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Association of Professional Dog Trainers - Dog Training Professionals

Swimming Paws

Do to the OVERWHELMING Positive Response we are forced to stop taking anymore evaluations at this time. If you have already signed up or called YOU ARE STILL ON THE WAITLIST. The waitlist has grown to 2-3 months back log. We have only 4 evaluation/lesson slots available per week. The rest of our slots are filled with existing clientele of independent swimmers.  Please check back in the summer months to see if we have more slots available. Thank you for your interest and support.

The Swimming Paws is Getting Dogs Wet

Taking Reservations, Call
302-588-POOL (302-588-7665)
Check out the latest reasons and videos why dogs enjoy Swimming Paws!

The Swimming Paws Canine Swim Club is getting many breeds into the water, helping the dogs with cardiovascular conditioning and even conditioning their coat and skin. 

Call 302-588-7665 or fill out our online Sigh Up Form to schedule a swim evaluation, and Carrie will help teach your dog how much fun swimming can be!

Latest at the Academy

Our next session of classes will begin the week of January 2nd, 2017.

Click Here to View the Class Schedule:

Obedience

Agility

Showing Handling/Conformation

Puppy Head Start

Focus on Practical Tricks Class

Canine Good Citizen

Canine Good Citizen Advanced

Nose Work Classes

We Need a Few Good People

The Academy needs a few well qualified people to aid in group instruction in Obedience, Agility and all other classes we provide.

WELL QUALIFIED MEANS: EXPERIENCE IN COMPETITION OBEDIENCE, CD AND CDX, ETC.RALLY OBEDIENCE, TREIBBALL, NOSEWORK, ANY OR ALL OF THE ABOVE, GREAT PEOPLE SKILLS, PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE A BIG PLUS ALL ACADEMY STAFF PERKS WILL BE PROVIDED- EG. FREE CLUB MEMBERSHIP, CLOTHING, SWIMMING, CLASSES PRE-APPROVED SEMINAR FEES IN RELATED CLASSES, TRAVEL COMPENSATION FOR CLASS TIME

Please call Don Brown ast 302-588-4636 for initial phone interview and possible meeting for further selection.

 

Don Brown

In the Beginning

Don Brown is the owner 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

The Academy

We want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Our 2011 Christmas Party

Stop by the Academy and sit down with Mr. Brown 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.

 

How to Join the Academy Club

The best teams develop when aided by training and practice.

The “Academy Club” provides:

  • Indoor all weather training facility

  • Agility and Obedience Equipment on premises

  • 24/7 facility access

Of course there is no member access to the building during formal classes.

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 presently be in advanced classes at the Academy.  The Academy Club is $200.00 for a year's membership.

Click Here to sign up for a Club Membership with our online Class / Club Registration

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

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