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The Detroit Jewish News, 2014-05-29

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fter going through dog training with
her own dog, Lisa Farlin realized that
she had learned some things about animal
behavior and decided to study with an Animal
Behaviorist. Now, eighteen years later, this
decision has Lisa Farlin with a successful
canine business, providing services within the
Clarkston, Oxford, Rochester and Birmingham
areas. Part of Canine Academy's services
include an extraordinary Canine Dog School
Program and Canine Residential Training
Program. "If your dog is really good except
when or until...the doorbell rings, company
comes over, the neighbor's dog is in the yard
or they are off their leash...then your good
dog is not reaching his or her potential. Not
everyone likes dogs, but everyone LOVES
a well-trained dog" says Farlin. Canine
Academy's Dog School Program is for dogs of
all ages and breeds. "The family dog is such a
big part of people's lives. When we improve
a dog's behavior we improve the lives of both
the dog and the humans" Farlin says. "With
every dog that graduates, we expect at least
two more as referrals. Once you've had a
GREAT dog, you can't imagine anything less."
Canine Academy offers weekly classes in Basic
Obedience thru Advanced Obedience, Agility
Training, Outdoor Outing Class, and even
Therapy Preparation Classes.

The Canine Academy Therapy Preparation
Class is an extension of the Dog School
Program, demanding the ability to
demonstrate behaviors that are acceptable
to an assessor in order to be a Therapy dog.

Canine Academy prepares participants for
their dog's assessment; and includes actual
visits to Assisted Living and Residential
facilities. These outings are all part of the
services provided by Canine Academy's
Dog School Therapy programming. One
of the most popular summer classes is the
Canine Academy "Outdoor" Outing Class.
Registered participants are able to show their
GREAT DOG talent in a local public setting
such as parks, air restaurants, walking trails
or concerts in the park. Again, all events are
coordinated through the Canine Academy.
This class is an example of the progression
from a Beginners class to Advanced training,
so Fido can continue to grow in how to handle
distractions. And still, there is more! As part
of the Dog School Program, Dog School
participants are assessed for good manners
using the American Kennel Club (AKC) Canine
Good Citizen (CGC) and Community Good
Citizen tests. This provides a dog with the
nationally recognized status following the
completion of an Advanced class. Both of
these assessments will yield a high level of
"Great Dog" credibility that will separate
your dog from others in actual demonstrated

The Canine Academy, located in Birmingham
at 953 S. Eton St. (along with 3 other
locations in Oakland County), is a highly
specialized off-leash dog-training facility
as well, where, Farlin says, "We train good
dogs into GREAT dogs!"

For more information about Canine Academy
located at 953 Eton St. in Birmingham,

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