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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.

Testimonials About the Academy

What folks are saying about the Academy?

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!


From Sally Waldie of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware...

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




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!


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


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


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


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


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


Cheryl Ulissi

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

About Cheryl


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


Angie Greenway

Angie Greenway is an Instructor with Beginners/Basic Manners/Obedience, Puppy Head Start, and Focus on Trick as well as a Trainer!

About Angie


Janine Britton

Janine Britton is an Instructor with Show Handling and Conformation.

About Janine


Dustin Britton

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

About Dustin



Martin Steinberg

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

About Martin