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 FetchingThursday, August 31st, 2017 at 3:02am
We wanted to share Otis' training progress!
When he first came to Canada from Lebanon, Otis was lungeing at cars and bikes. Look at him go!
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Absolutely FetchingSunday, August 13th, 2017 at 2:27am
We are at Woofa-roo this weekend. Come out and say hello!! #absolutelyfetching #positivetraining #woofaroo
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Absolutely FetchingFriday, August 11th, 2017 at 7:07am
Do you want to strengthen your dog's recall?
Tracy is presenting at Woofa-Roo Saturday and Sunday!! #reliablerecall #absolutelyfetching
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Absolutely FetchingThursday, August 10th, 2017 at 9:39am
Come out and see us at Woofa-Roo Pet Festival this weekend!!
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Absolutely FetchingTuesday, August 8th, 2017 at 2:43am
Finn enjoyed a peaceful walk this morning!! #happyboy #absolutelyfetching
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Absolutely FetchingThursday, August 3rd, 2017 at 6:40am
Help us celebrate our large breed puppy group class. Congratulations puppies and their hard-working families!! #absolutelyfetching #positivetraining