ABOUT ARF! ACADEMY TRAINING
Experienced. Helpful. Vet- Recommended.
Arf! Academy Training is dedicated to helping you
have a better connection with your dog!
Our main priority and passion is Pet Parent Education!
What is the one goal that all pet owners should have? To have a better relationship with your dog! Arf! Academy is centered around the idea of relationship building for you and your pet. The foundation of training? Trust. Without it, you have nothing. Can I teach your dog to sit? Yes. Am I going to? No... Well, yes, I'm going to help you teach your pet(s) basic commands - if thats what you need - But again, I want to strongly reiterate that I focus on confidence building, trust exercises, and making the bond between you and your best friend better. Together, we are going to set your dog up for success.
Remember: this isn't simply a business relationship. I want us to collaborate. I want the ideas and our training sessions to be yours. Sure, I have pre-planned programs that you can sign up for, but what better way to "train" your dog, than coming up with the training yourself. You know your dog in and out. You live with them every day. I am simply here to guide you.
If you're looking for someone to take your dog for an hour and give it back to you completely perfect with a sharp heel and 100% recall, I'm not the trainer for you.
If you're not willing to put in the work, I'm not the trainer for you.
If you want to turn your dog into a robot, I'm not the trainer for you. Maybe look into a literal robot dog, they have those now and they seem to be quite popular.
My training methods and the way that I will teach you to interact with your dog will take time, effort, and dedication. If you're in it for the long haul, I promise the things that I will teach you are so, so worth it.
I'm going to give you long term results, long term trust, long term everything. But in order to gain the results that I seek for you, it will take time.
I know by now I sound like a broken record, but I really do need to make sure that the message comes across clearly. I'm not here for immediate results. And if thats what you need, I'm not the right trainer for you. This is about collaboration, remember? It's about understanding and communicating better with your dog. Quite simply: It's about your dog.
Arf! Academy is a private dog training service run, owned, and managed by Averi Rojas.
Arf! Academy offers several training options in order to better cater to your specific needs.
In Home lessons
Tips for the vet visits
Plenty more! Just ask!
I require a 20-30 minute consultation BEFORE I work with you and your dog. This is so we can come up with a training program that works best for you and your dog. I would also like to give you, as well as myself, the chance to get to know each other and decide if I am the right trainer for you.
We are looking forward to hearing from you and your beloved furry friend!
*Please note, while we do want to be able to help every pet parent, there are some limitations. Arf! Academy cannot train for protection work, guardian work, police work, etc. We cannot help with SEVERE behavior modification. This includes: Human aggression, Animal aggression, Food/Resource guarding, etc. If you're not sure if your dog has an "issue" that we can or cannot help with, please shoot us a message*
Leave it to Averi!
Founder / Trainer
Averi Rojas is currently a Veterinary Technician at Companion Animal Alliance. They enjoy their full time job helping care for the lost and homeless pets of East Baton Rouge.
Averi is currently enrolled in BRCC's technician program to officially become a Registered Veterinary Technician! They also have hopes of continuing education later by applying to LSU.
Previously they worked at a small animal Veterinary Clinic, and even another animal shelter for two years helping care for lost and stray pets in the area. Let's be honest, not every dog that ends up in a shelter has the best manners. But, Averi has never met a dog they couldn't teach some manners.
They have plenty of experience with all different breeds and temperament types!
An animal lover at heart, dog training has always been stuck at the back door just begging to be let out. Now, finally, they are ready to open their own dog training service.
Full Disclosure: Averi is not certified as a dog trainer. YET. Nothing beats skill, but Averi is currently working on getting certified and learning how to be EVEN BETTER!
*Although Averi holds other jobs, Arf! Academy is not affiliated with any outside businesses.*
"I look forward to helping pet parents achieve the common
goal of a well trained dog, as well as making training fun and
enjoyable for all parties involved. I am excited to share my knowledge and be of service to you!"