Welcome To the Academy

8 weeks of training is better than 8 years of wishing you had!

 

Obedience Show-N-Gos and Agility Run Thrus

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

Open and Utility Obedience at 9 AM, Rally and Novice Obedience at 12 Noon - November 23, December 28

Agility Run Thrus (ALL LEVELS) - September 21, December 21

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

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What's New at the Academy

Our next session of classes will begin the week of December 8, 2014.

Fundamental Agility Starts Dec 11th- Jan 29th (6 weeks, no Class Dec 25th or Jan 1st) with new instructor, Carrie Eicher

Tricks Class 1 Starts Dec 14th - Feb 8th (No Class Dec 28th)

Tricks Class 2 Dec 14th - Feb 8th (No Class Dec 28th)

Doggie Dance Class Starts October 25th (only 7 weeks)

Canine Good Citizen Coming Soon

Nose Work Classes Coming Soon



Swimming Paws

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 December 8, 2014.

Fundamental Agility Starts Dec 11th- Jan 29th (6 weeks, no Class Dec 25th or Jan 1st) with new instructor, Carrie Eicher

Tricks Class 1 Starts Dec 14th - Feb 8th (No Class Dec 28th)

Tricks Class 2 Dec 14th - Feb 8th (No Class Dec 28th)

Doggie Dance Class Starts October 25th (only 7 weeks)

Canine Good Citizen Coming Soon

Nose Work Classes Coming Soon

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.

 

 

Welcome to the Academy

 Our Philosophy

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. As the team progresses from performance wishes and dreams to expectation, the bond is completed. Expectation turns into measurable performance.

 

The Latest News at the Academy

Our next session of classes begins the week of

December 8, 2014

Fundamental Agility Starts Dec 11th- Jan 29th (6 weeks, no Class Dec 25th or Jan 1st) with new instructor, Carrie Eicher

Tricks Class 1 Starts Dec 14th - Feb 8th (No Class Dec 28th)

Tricks Class 2 Starts Dec 14th - Feb 8th (No Class Dec 28th)

Doggie Dance Class Starts October 25th (only 7 weeks)

Canine Good Citizen Coming Soon

Nose Work Classes Coming Soon

 

Click to see the Schedule!

This little dog has been taking agility classes and we just found out he's going to die in the next month if he doesn't get this surgery.

This little dog has been taking agility classes at the Academy and we just found out he's going to die in the next month if he doesn't get this surgery.  Please click on the image above or click here to learn about Little Man and how you can help!

For 2014, Show Handling/Conformation Class is held

 every Tuesday @ 8 pm

and is only $10.00 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.

We are offering Doggie Dance Class, Starts October 25th (only 7 weeks)

New Classes forming now for this fun and exciting sport. It is just basic obedience moves choreographed to music .The moves are taught using both shaping and luring.  The object is for the dog and handler to interpret the music in an athletic and artistic way. Each routine will demonstrate the joys and fun of bonding with your canine partner through motion and music.

Canine Good Citizen Class will be coming soon!

We are offering Tricks Training Class 1 & 2, starting Dec 14th - Feb 8th (No Class Dec 28th) from 3:30 - 4:30 pm for Class 1 and 4:30 - 5:30 pm for Class 2.
WHAT MAKES THIS CLASS UNIQUE? It’s a self-paced class. Pick from a menu of tricks. Tricks Class 1 is a 8-week class and Tricks 2 is 4 weeks. Work WITH a dog or WITHOUT. Great for those dogs that aren’t ready for the class setting, but love to learn at home.  This class is taught by Carrie Eicher, assisted by John Hadfield and Kristin Anderson.  Click Here to Learn more about the Tricks Class!
Just posted some brags from our Members!
Swimming Paws has updated its pricing for Swimming Sessions, so please take a look!

Nose Work Classes Coming Soon

Our Nose Work Class, taught by Sue Schneider, has been extended to 8 weeks.  Click here to check our Class Schedule, and check to see our 2014 Class Schedule.

 

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.Intermediate Obedience Class

 

Trinity on a Down Stay in Obedience Class

LESSONS: Small classes of generally 12 students or less.
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.

Advanced Rally Obedience and Agility students meet at our outdoor location when the weather permits. This location is close by the indoor facility. The outdoor location is well lighted and fenced. This 15,000 square foot paddock allows for full agility ring training for practice runs on real course layouts.

 

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


The Academy Store

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

Some of our specialty items include:

  • Dog Coats
  • Guardian Gear Crates
  • Dog Seat Belts
  • Collars and Leads for Performance Dogs
  • Motivational Dog Games

 

Swimming Paws Canine Swim ClubSwimming Paws

We are pleased to announce that "SWIMMING PAWS", an exclusive swim club for exceptional dogs, is now accepting appointments for swimming evaluations, lessons and sessions. Call 302-588-POOL (302-588-7665) now!

 

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.

 

Brags from our Students and Members

"Hi Anna and Don-I wanted to give you an update on my dogs (and brag about them a little)-Rion my Chocolate Lab compleated his UD title at Salisbury Kennel Club with a 191-first place in UA-his other passes were at WKC 185 second place and 191 1/2 first place in UA. Hanna my wonderful little golden girl earned her Novice title at Salisbury KC with a 196 1/2 second place and a 195 first place in NB and at WKC a 195 1/2 third place and a195 first place in NB.I also wanted to thank you for making such a great facility available for training"

Dora Heffelfinger, dndnds@verizon.net


 What a day!!!! Double Q with my girl Peca!!!!! 1st place in JWW, 1st place Standard.   This was at Dream Park.

Jeanne Darling Gallagher

Canine Sports Massage Therapy at the Academy

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.

 


 

Click Here to Learn about our Special Swimming Offer for Paws for PeopleClick Here to learn about the Special Swimming Offer for PAWS for People teams.  We want to encourage all to take advantage of the superior conditioning and enjoyment that your dog will get from swimming.

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 have completed an advanced obedience class and at least a beginners agility class.  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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