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, October 19th, 2017 at 1:21am
I was called in for a problem with leash pulling. Now Bella and her owner are really mastering this technique!
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Absolutely FetchingWednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 1:05am
There are lots of fun and easy Halloween costumes you can DYI this season, just be sure to use only soft, lightweight materials that don't obstruct your pet's movement, eyes, nose or mouth.
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Absolutely FetchingTuesday, October 17th, 2017 at 5:20am
I’m so excited that our new training facility is almost complete! Stay tuned for some big announcements, new classes and more.
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Absolutely FetchingSunday, October 15th, 2017 at 12:35am
Oscar is working on a “Look” behavior. He’s on his way to having a loving bond with his owner.
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Absolutely FetchingFriday, October 13th, 2017 at 2:10am
These puppies have definitely mastered some impulse control over the last 4 weeks!
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Absolutely FetchingThursday, October 12th, 2017 at 2:15am
There’s still time to register for my Group Puppy Class! Classes start October 14. Help provide your puppy with the socialization and skills they need to prevent behavioral problems down the road.