What's New at the Academy

Learn about what's new at the Academy including upcoming events

 

Obedience Show-N-Gos and Agility Run Thrus

We look forward to seeing you at our next Show-N-Gos in 2017:

Open and Utility Obedience at 9 AM, Rally and Novice Obedience at 12 Noon: September 24th, October 22nd, November 26th, December 17th

Come out and practice with your dog as you enjoy the camaraderie at the Academy!

The Academy Gets Social

The Academy Times

 

Read our Newsletter, The Academy Times, by Kristin Anderson, our Social Media Manager

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Association of Professional Dog Trainers - Dog Training Professionals

What's New at the Academy

Our next session of classes will begin the week of October 9th, 2017.

Click Here to View the Class Schedule:

Obedience

Agility

Showing Handling/Conformation

Puppy Head Start

Focus on Practical Tricks Class

Canine Good Citizen

Nose Work Classes



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 October 9th, 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 Carrie at 302-588-4636 for initial phone interview and possible meeting for further selection.

 

What's New

The Academy needs a few well qualified people

to aid in group instruction in Obedience,

Agility and all other classes we provide.

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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

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Please call Don Brown ast 302-588-7665 for

initial phone interview and

possible meeting for further selection.

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Click Here to let us know you're interested!!!

 

Special Training for Deaf Boxers

Deaf Boxer Puppy enjoying trainingJohn and Maria Harrington called with a request to aid them in the basic obedience of their new boxer puppies.  That in itself was not too surprising, but the puppies were.  Kayla and Seamus turned out to be two beautiful white boxer puppies.  Deaf Boxer Puppy on Lead, CUTE!The litter mother came from a breeder in the Lancaster, PA area.  White boxers have a propensity for deafness and both of the beautiful babies were deaf.  Traditional clicker training was out of the question, they could not hear it.  John and Maria, very caring people, wanted to get these puppies started and as normally as possible.  Sign language was tough to replace the clicker (knock, knock, knock type motion of right hand) and knock and feed was started.  Sit, down, watch, and other commands were taught easily and quickly and the boxers are now working on a loose lead.  Both pups are typical 16-week olds and are learning easily.  They will be back in January for Canine Good Citizen and Gateway classes. 

 Deaf Boxer Training

Deaf Boxer Puppy Enjoying the Attention

The cute Deaf Boxer Puppies are showing off!

Yes, you have our attention! 


 A Winning Rosette!Canine Sports Massage Therapy By Sue Schneider, Certified Massage Therapist

The Academy of Dog Training and Agility is pleased to now offer the benefits of Sports Massage Therapy to our canine athletes and partners. (You do not need to be a club member to take advantage of this service.)

Sports massage therapy is used universally as a pre-event, post-event, and maintenance therapy for animal athletes involved in all types of competition. Because this therapy has been found useful in relieving and modifying the symptoms of a variety of ailments and conditions, its benefits also extend to healing, aging, arthritic, and obese dogs. 

Click here to learn about canine message therapy sessions and how to make an appointment.

 


 

In Delaware Today

Delaware Today Magazine Spotlights the Academy

February 2010

Read about the Academy and other pet-related businesses in Delaware Today's March 2010 issue, with the article, "Spoil Your Pet"

http://www.delawaretoday.com/Delaware-Today/March-2010/Spoil-Your-Pet/

Hans at the Academy - Swimming Paws Canine Swim Club, photographed by Jared Castaidi

Photographed by Jared Castaidi

Delaware Today magazine is a great resource for all things Delaware, and if you visit the Academy on a regular basis, we encourage you to subscribe to Delaware Today.


 

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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