Chaland's All Dogs Academy, LLC (CADA)
Our goal at Chaland's All Dogs Academy, LLC is to enhance and enrich the lives of dogs (and their human companions!) through basic training at several levels. We do this through our classes and private sessions and through community education events.
Why Choose Us For Your Dog Training Needs?
We use a variety of methods in training that are reward based, to help you get the most success from our classes. We have experience working with a variety of breeds, everything from Yorkies to Great Danes. We will work with you to find the technique that is best for your dog. There is something for your dog to learn at every age - we offer a variety of group classes and private sessions.
We are owned by Belgian Malinois and actively train and compete with them.
In addition to our own training and competition, we attend seminars throughout the year and are members of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT). Because we make it a priority to continue our dog training education, we can offer you the newest methods and tips in dog training. Angela is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) and has a B.S. degree in Biology, Psychology, and Sociology and a Master's degree in Counseling. Jeremy has a B.S. degree in Biology/Environmental Science. He is working on certification as a decoy and accruing the hours needed for the CPDT-KA.
Group Classes or Private Sessions?
Group classes provide an opportunity for your dog to learn commands by listening to you and disregarding the distraction of other dogs/people around them. This is a great way to help your dog overcome distractions so that it will continue to be a well-mannered companion in all life situations. Regularly scheduled group classes help you keep motivated and committed to your dog's training. In group classes, a behavior will be shown (such as "Sit") and then the instructor will work with you individually to help accomplish the behavior.
Private Sessions provide an opportunity for your dog to be the only student, requiring less time for your dog to accomplish the behaviors and less time out of your busy schedule. The downfall is that owners tend to not schedule the sessions regularly enough or practice at home enough to make Private Sessions successful.
Regardless of which training process you choose, you will want to continue to practice your dog's new commands. Training is an ongoing process, not a one-stop fix.
Go to the "Class Descriptions" page for information about each of the classes that we offer you and for the Class Schedule.
Contact us at: [email protected] or 573-855-6025 for more information and/or to register.