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Our Dog Training Sessions In Jacksonville, FL, Have Different Types Of Training To Meet Your Dog’s Needs

Tracy Blythe is a Certified ABCDT that is here to help you with dog training and make it as stress-free for you while training your dog in Jacksonville, FL

Tracy rejoined the Julington Creek Animal Walk team in April of 2022 and works as a trainer/kennel co-manger. Her passion is dog training and she enjoys making a positive difference in the lives of not only the animals but their owners. She has always had a deep affection for all animals but especially dogs. Tracy has been working with dogs on her own and through various organizations since 2014. Prior to relocating to Jacksonville, she obtained a certification of Dog Training from the ABC Canine College in 2015 and completed a 2-year internship with a master trainer and opened Valley K9 Training. Tracy has  taught group and individual classes in Socialization, Obedience training, Odor Detection, and Search and Rescue. She participated, trained, and titled a dog in French Ring and ACK and UKC Nose Work. She volunteered with a nonprofit service dog foundation providing training to service dogs. She raised and trained service dogs which were then successfully placed with a handler. She volunteered and trained with EVAK as a Search and Rescue Canine handler. Outside of work, Tracy enjoys spending time with family, friends and her dog Heist (a retired search and rescue dog).


  • Basic Obedience Training

Our Basic Obedience Training includes basic commands like sit, down, the start of heel position, recall, place, loose leash walking, and basic manners. This basic obedience training typically is held on Tuesdays from 7-8 pm on select dates throughout the year. There are seven total classes.  In the first week of class, owners do not need to bring their dogs.; All classes for basic obedience are held outside. Eight spots are available for this training, and sign ups for training are in our Julington Creek Animal Walk Lobby; payment is due when you sign up your dog.

Basic Obedience Details


  • Canine Good Citizen (CGC)

Next session begins September 25, 2022, 7 classes (Sundays 4-5pm, no dogs first class)

Ten CGC skills will be taught. These skills will help your four legged friend have good manners and teach responsible ownership. A CGC test will be administered at the end of the class.

Must be up-to-date on all vaccines: rabies, distemper, bordetella, negative fecal exam, and heartworm test


Canine Good Citizen


  • Introduction to Rally

Our Introduction to Rally class introduces the primary position, equipment, signs, and meanings. This class is held on select dates throughout the year. During the first week of class, owners do not need to bring their dogs. Eight spots are available for this class, and owners can sign up in our Animal Walk Lobby; payment is due when you sign up your dog.

Introduction to Rally


  • Day Training

Our Day Training class is offered on Mondays and Thursdays minus Holidays. This class is a one-hour private lesson focused on two areas: sit, down, heel, loose leash walking, recall, and place, an afternoon playtime for eligible dogs, and a 15-minute consultation that includes a go-home lesson for owners from Tracy when it is time to leave. These individual private classes can be signed up for in our Animal Walk Lobby; payment is due when you sign up your dog.

Day Training Details

  • Board and Train

Our Board and Train class is offered on select 3-week periods during the year. The board and train class includes your dog being boarded and trained in one of our terrace suites for three weeks. During their stay, your dog will have multiple 1-1 training sessions with Tracy daily. Owners will receive a two-hour review session at departure. Every other day owners will also receive a report card with pictures and updates on their dog’s progress. We offer an option for participation in our afternoon play sessions as well. While your dog stays with us over the three weeks, they will learn to sit, down, heel, loose leash walking, recall, and place. Payment is due when you sign up your dog for our Board and Train class.

Board and Train Details


If you have any questions about any of our dog training classes, please feel free to give us a call at 904-338-9480.