TEWKSBURY — “We’ve doubled our room and are open up seven days a week,” claimed Auntie Canine Education Studio proprietor Liz Cleaves about her business’s recent move to 1201 Primary St.
The extended-proven Tewksbury dog training heart is now supplying trick lessons, competitors, and rally training in addition to obedience schooling.
“I’m happy we can offer extra therapy doggy classes now,” stated Cleaves, who credits the Town of Tewksbury for encouraging expedite her business move.
“Everyone was really helpful,” she explained.
Cleaves is satisfied with the new space and explained the grounds are more conducive to outdoor and authentic-environment training.
Cleaves is also the training director for Auntie Doggy and is an AKC Rally Judge, AKC C.G.C. evaluator, Treatment Pet dogs International evaluator and actively competes in Rally and Obedience expertise gatherings with her two-12 months-aged Boston Terrier, Sunwood’s FortaTude, CD, RE, TDI.
Cleaves is donating teaching companies for the Tewksbury Law enforcement Department’s consolation canine Waffles and Dr. Brownie McSnuggles. Brownie is coaching to turn into The Front Line Initiative’s Crisis Co-Response & Comfort Puppy. She will be working with the Tewksbury, Chelmsford, Billerica, Dracut & Tyngsborough Police Departments.
Dr. Brownie is currently enrolled in the Auntie Doggy Coaching Camp, in accordance to Cleaves. Officer Waffles works with SRO Eric Hanley in the Tewksbury Public Educational institutions and joined the power in December of 2021. Waffles is a licensed Canine Great Citizen (CGC), an American Kennel Club conventional for obedience behaviors. Dr. Brownie joined the action in early 2022.
Cleaves provides education for puppies from all around the region, but her primary foundation is New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. She has seven trainers and two kennel assistants and mentioned that the variety of pupils competing and titling in AKC events is on the increase.
“The more substantial education room offers an AKC regulation dimensions ring for Rally and Obedience classes and Displays,” explained Cleaves.
Auntie Canine is also aspect of Remedy Puppies International. Therapy canines are applied in hospitals, senior facilities, and grownup day courses to support soothe and in some cases stimulate patients. The dogs need to full a battery of authentic-environment eventualities these kinds of as permitting by themselves to be pet by strangers, not reacting to loud noises or perplexing environments, and keeping away from tempting food stuff on the flooring.
“A tablet or other medicine could be on the flooring and we really don’t know what it is,” claimed Cleaves. “We have to be positive the doggy will wander appropriate by it and reply to the owner’s voice command.”
Puppies are more and more currently being used by police departments, schools, and universities to guidance student properly-becoming. According to many studies, dogs can boost a sense of belonging in university, minimize pressure and panic, and even facilitate understanding.
Other companies that Auntie Pet dog provides include puppy schooling, conduct modification, therapy pet dog tests, remote collar training, and a host of competition preparation.