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

About Tracy

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

Training Services

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.

Training Methodology

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.


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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 FetchingSaturday, January 20th, 2018 at 3:25am
Our six-week puppy class is designed to combine dog socialization and teach valuable skills! The next Puppy Class Starts on Monday January 29th.
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Absolutely FetchingFriday, January 19th, 2018 at 2:25am
Learning can be a great way to stave off winter boredom! Beginner Adult classes start Thursday January 25th. This class is designed to focus on beginner training and basic life skills. Not ready for a group class? We also offer private, one-on-one sessions. Contact us today.
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Absolutely FetchingWednesday, January 17th, 2018 at 3:25am
Winter can be a boring time for your dog. Keeping your dog mentally stimulated is just as important as keeping him physically fit. Here are some games to exercise the mind.
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Absolutely FetchingSaturday, January 13th, 2018 at 2:20am
Start the New Year off right! Join us for Puppy Social every Sunday morning Starting January 28. Puppy social is designed to expose your puppy to new people, animals, and stimuli, all while in a safe environment with support for puppy owners.
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Absolutely FetchingThursday, January 11th, 2018 at 2:55am
Stella recently completed our 6 week Beginners class! Look how focused she is even with other dogs learning beside her. Our next Beginners class starts on January 25.
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Absolutely FetchingWednesday, January 10th, 2018 at 4:20am
New Year’s resolutions aren’t just for people! The New Year can be a fresh start for you and your pet’s routine. Here are 10 resolutions to help make this your pet’s healthiest year yet.