Through education, training, and support, Savvy Canines helps people with disabilities and adults (50+ years) create mutually beneficial partnerships with their dogs.
Who We Are
Savvy Canines of Arizona was founded in 2009 by a group of experienced dog trainers. Together we have more than eighty years of experience helping people train their dogs. Our philosophy is based on the pioneering ideas of Alamo Reaves, a Tucsonan who believed people could teach their own dogs to assist them. We recognize the difficulty older adults and people with disabilities may encounter in traveling to classroom sites, so we come to you to maximize your time and ours.
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit we are able to keep costs low so we can reach out to everyone in our community. Please donate now to support our efforts to provide a welcoming learning community for people and their dogs.
What We Believe
Your dog is learning every day. Clear communication is key to getting the most out of your partnership with your dog. Encourage what you like and celebrate each small step along the way. Emphasizing the positive is fun for you and for your dog too!
How We Train
We teach a positive method called Clicker Training. When you Click! your dog knows what he or she is doing right now is correct. This is a fast, efficient way to “talk” to your dog.