About Tracy

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. She has worked extensively with all dog breeds, sizes and ages.

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Training Methodology

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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Training Services

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. We offer training for dogs of all ages and ability.

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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 FetchingTuesday, May 22nd, 2018 at 1:45am
Cuteness Overload!!!
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Absolutely FetchingSunday, May 20th, 2018 at 4:45am
Do your dogs posses these mannerisms? If so, bring them to Behavioural Modification classes with Tracy! To get started, book now. http://ow.ly/6VSr50h4Scx
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Absolutely FetchingFriday, May 18th, 2018 at 5:05am
Our Semi-Private classes give you the attention of a private class, and the comfort of training with your friends and their dogs! If you want to do a training session with some of your friends or meet some new friends, contact us now!
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Absolutely FetchingThursday, May 17th, 2018 at 2:45am
Wanting to teach your dog their name? Here are some helpful tips on how to do it!
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Absolutely FetchingWednesday, May 16th, 2018 at 1:20am
The love of a dog is one of the strongest kinds of love! Who has been sick before and their dog had come to their rescue?
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Absolutely FetchingMonday, May 14th, 2018 at 1:40am
Happy Mother's Day to all moms (yes, including dog moms!)