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 in 2016:

Open and Utility Obedience at 9 AM, Rally and Novice Obedience at 12 Noon: April 24th, May 22nd, June 26th

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

The Academy Gets Social

The Academy Times

 

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What's New at the Academy

Our next session of classes will begin the week of July 4th, 2016.

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 July 4th, 2016.

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.

 

 

The Academy of Dog Training & Agility in Newark, Delaware

 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

July 4th, 2016

 

Puppy Head Start (4 Weeks): June 17th - August 5th @ 6pm & July 15th - September 2nd @ 7pm

Agility Fundamentals(6 weeks): July 14th - August 18th with our Agility instructor, Carrie Eicher

Nose Work Classes: Coming Soon

Focus on Practical Tricks Class: May 29th - July 17th

Canine Good Citizen : Coming Soon; 12 Noon - 1pm, so Four meetings including test $60.00

Advanced Canine Good Citizen : Coming Soon; 9-10 am

 

New Class: Focus on Therapy Dog - Thursdays @ 6PM Ring 3, begins May 12th

 

Academy of Dog Training and Agility Front and Sign

We are located at 89-B Albe Drive, Newark, Delaware 19702

(Map provided by Google Maps)

Click to see the Schedule!

Handling Seminar Presented by Mr. Don Brown

Conformation Handling Seminar


From the mind up (a new look at an old skill)
Find out what Henry Ford said about showing dogs.
How to prepare a show prospect for the ring.
The importance of mental imaging.
Ring management.


This Seminar has been postponed,

and will be rescheduled at a later date.

We wish Mr. Brown a speedy recovery from his heart surgery!

 

Next Obedience & Rally Show ‘N Go - March 20th, 2016

 

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.

Canine Rehabilitation to be Offered at the Academy!

Greg Paul will be offering his services monthly on Wednesday from 2:00PM TILL 9:00PM, starting on April 13th.

 

Please call Carrie, (302) 588-4636, to Schedule a time. He offers massage, acupressure, chiropractic and laser to help your dog.

 

About Greg Paul, DVM,RVT,CCRP: His specialty is in both canine and equine gait analysis. He has made it his goal to promote sports fitness in performance dogs and to educate his clients to help prevent sports-related injuries.  Besides having his DVM, he is also a registered veterinary technician in Maryland. He was certified as a Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner from the University of Tennessee School of Veterinary Medicine, completing an externship with Dr. Debra Canapp at the well-known and respected VOSM  (Veterinary Orthopedic and Sports Medicine) in Annapolis Junction, Md. More information at : www.k9sportsfitness.com

Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Class - Click Here to View the Class Schedule

CGC is a certification program that is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.

ADVANCED CANINE GOOD CITIZEN - Click Here to View the Class Schedule

This class will be held at the Academy and various local parks. Parks are within 15 miles of the Academy will be announced on first day of class. Prerequisite must have CGC certificate first. Five classes including test $100.00. Also includes CGCA patch for those that take class and pass the test.

Swimming Paws has updated its pricing for Swimming Sessions, so please take a look!

Nose Work Classes - Click Here to View the Class Schedule

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 Class Schedule.

We are offering Tricks Training Class 1 - Click Here to View the Class Schedule
WHAT MAKES THIS CLASS UNIQUE? It’s a self-paced class. Pick from a menu of tricks. Focus on Practical Tricks Class 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!

Association of Professional Dog Trainers - Dog Training Professionals

Congratulations to Carrie, receiving the Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed!

Carrie is awarded with Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed
Living and Learning with Animals - Certificate of Excellence

 

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

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 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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