Trainers Academy

A Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Training Facility

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Trainers Academy, LLC, is a positive-reinforcement, pet dog training facility owned and operated by Lisa (Laney) Patrona, Dip. DTBC, CPDT-KA, PDT based in Troy, Michigan.

We are committed to bringing you the most up-to-date research and scientifically proven positive reinforcement-based training techniques available. This commitment means that our staff never stops learning, and stays active among some of the most prestigious professional organizations in the dog care industry.

We offer a wide variety of services including:

  • Positive reinforcement clicker training
  • Pet dog training: puppy, intermediate & advanced classes
  • Doggie daycare
  • Behavioral counseling
  • Private in-home training
  • Puppy socialization
  • CGC Certification (Canine Good Citizen)
  • Greyhound-only classes
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      March 2, 2011

      This week’s Tip focuses on the concept of proper socialization, which is the most critical component in helping a pup...

      WHY +R

      A dog that is given consistent guidance from an early age grows up to be a confident dog. Education brings security, security brings confidence, and a confident dog has no need to show anxiety-based behaviors.



      Why VSPDT?

      All VSPDT dog trainers:
      • Are hand-selected by Victoria.
      • Train dogs using only positive reinforcement.
      • Avoid force & outdated dominance-based methods.
      • Work personally with Victoria and her team.
      • Share Victoria's ability to talk and think dog - positively
      • Practice the highest level of courtesy and professionalism.
      • Respect you and your dog at all times.
      • Share the VSPDT mission of creating healthier, more balanced relationships between dogs and owners
      • Help the Victoria Stilwell Foundation support canine assistance organizations.

      About Trainers Academy

      Trainers Academy, LLC is a dog training and daycare organization where the philosophy is to help people and dogs’ forge harmonious life-long bonds through education, and a force-free positive reinforcement training approach.  As we teach people to train their dogs in the spirit of cooperation and kindness, healthy relationships form that improve lives on both ends of the leash. We believe that our dedication to these principles is helping to reduce the staggering number of dogs who, through no fault of their own, are forced into shelters and other unfortunate fates each year.  It is our sincerest desire to help create a world where every dog has a home and family to call their own, and know that making a difference to that end happens as we do our part…one person and one dog at a time.