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, November 25th, 2017 at 3:25am
Puppy Socialization is important! Join us Sundays for Puppy Social, a 45-minute class designed to get your dog socialization during the most important part of their development, while providing a safe environment and guidance for puppy owners. Classes are $20 each, register online here:
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Absolutely FetchingFriday, November 24th, 2017 at 1:01am
Happy Thanksgiving to our American friends! If you’re celebrating today, remember to keep tempting food away from your fury friends to help avoid a trip to the emergency room.
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Absolutely FetchingThursday, November 23rd, 2017 at 3:01am
From a dog's perspective, holiday home invasions are simultaneously exciting, alarming, and irritating. It’s important to prepare dogs beforehand so that holiday challenges are, well, less challenging.
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Absolutely FetchingWednesday, November 22nd, 2017 at 3:25am
Puppy Social starts this Sunday! Join us from 10:15 to 11am for social time for puppies mixed with support and guidance for the owners. This program is held in a safe environment, and provides an opportunity for a puppy to socialize with people and other dogs with support and guidance for puppy owners. Please register online at Cost of the class is $20.
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Absolutely FetchingTuesday, November 21st, 2017 at 4:31am
As the weather gets cooler, we may not be as eager to get outside with our pets. But exercise helps keep pets healthy! Try some fun indoor activities to keep your pets active and curb destructive behavior. Looking for something to do with your puppy? Join us for Puppy Social Sundays starting Nov 26. Learn more here:
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Absolutely FetchingSaturday, November 18th, 2017 at 2:55am
Beginner Adult Group Classes start tonight at 7pm! This session is currently booked, but classes begin again starting January 25. Learn more here: