Force-Free, Humane & Science Based Dog & Puppy Training

Tracy Calsavara is the owner/operator of Absolutely Fetching Dog Training and has graduated from the Karen Pryor Academy of Animal Training and Behaviour.

Absolutely Fetching believes in training people to train their dogs in the spirit of cooperation and kindness, improving the lives on both ends of the leash.

Effective dog and puppy training is kind, humane, force-free and science based. We use praise, food, toys and clickers. We do not use correction collars, physical force or intimidation.


Looking for more information? Contact us with questions or to book a session.


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Tracy is the owner/operator of Absolutely Fetching Dog Training. For an number of years she was the manager of the Behaviour Department at the Windsor Essex County Humane Society. She continues to volunteer her services consulting and leading the shelter’s Dog Boot Camp Program. Tracy graduated from the Karen Pryor Academy of Animal Train and Behaviour (KPA-CTP), studying under Carolyn Clarke. She is also a graduate from the Karen Pryor Academy in both the Shelter and Enrichment Training and Puppy Start Right courses. Tracy found her life’s passion by volunteering with the animals at humane society. Each case was completely unique and required a keen ability to think out of the box to help them establish manners that increased the animals adoptablity. Since 2010 Tracy has visited Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab Utah volunteering and completed week long workshops in Dog Handling, Advanced Dog Handling and Behaviour Modification. Tracy has also attended many seminars on positive dog training conducted by leading trainers including Kathy Sdao, Keith Rodrequis, Emily Weiss, and Karen Pryor. Working with shelter dogs gives Tracy the opportunity to study animal behaviour with a variety of breeds, and a variety of behaviours. Behaviour Modification, Enrichment, and Socialization are three areas of training Tracy uses to teach people to bond and form a working relationship with their companion dogs. Recently, Tracy has stepped back from the shelter to focus on her business of training people to train their animals. Many animals are surrendered to the Humane Society or rescue organizations due to bad behaviour. Often this can be avoided with some assistance in managing and applying positive training techniques. Socializing animals at a young age is crucial to developing a confident and well mannered animal. Tracy and her husband Louie have four adult children Lauren, Brittany, Louis, David and currently two dogs Abby and Lola with two grand-dogs Jaxon and Daisy May. They have also volunteer with the Windsor Essex County Humane Society as a foster family to many dogs in need.
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Absolutely FetchingSunday, March 18th, 2018 at 12:01am
Happy St Patrick’s Day! How are you dogs celebrating today? Share photos of your dogs getting festive in the comments.
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Absolutely FetchingSaturday, March 17th, 2018 at 12:50am
Brady and Kelly practicing loose leash walking at a recent class!
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Absolutely FetchingFriday, March 16th, 2018 at 1:50am
Want to get your dog to be calmer when strangers are at the door? Socialization and training can help! Contact me today about different training packages available.
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Absolutely FetchingWednesday, March 14th, 2018 at 3:01am
Have you and your dog had a particularly lazy winter? Ready to get back outside and back into your groove? Remember to increase your workouts slowly this spring. If your dog hasn’t had too much exercise this winter, take it slow. Spring is a great time to go for extra long walks and burn off those few extra pounds that your dog (and maybe you) gained this past winter! But remember, take it easy and build back up.
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Absolutely FetchingSaturday, March 10th, 2018 at 2:50am
We spring ahead one hour this weekend! Help your pets adjust to the time change with these tips.
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Absolutely FetchingFriday, March 9th, 2018 at 2:45am
Help your puppy learn socialization and other great life skills! Group puppy class dates coming soon! If you're interested in joining us this spring, please call 519-257-7194 for dates.