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 +====== Calling All Dogs to a new facility ======
  
 +{{ ::​bilde.jpeg?​nolink|Calling All Dogs co-owner Tori Ganino, right, and staff member Brittany Kelso keep an eye on Hershey, a silver lab.}}
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 +By BRIAN QUINN \\
 +BQUINN@BATAVIANEWS.COM \\
 +PUBLISHED: FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 2018 AT 5:15 AM \\
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 +BATAVIA — While keeping an eye on the seven dogs left at daycare Thursday, Calling All Dogs co-owner and Trainer Tori Ganino talked about the business’ recent move to a new facility at 8 Wade Ave. and plans for the future.
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 +The behavior modification,​ obedience and daycare center for man’s best friend opened at the beginning of December after a move from its old Harvester Avenue location. The new location has an outdoor, fenced-in area in which the dogs can play.
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 +“Outside, it is 1,200 square feet, fenced in with 6-foot fence,” Ganino said Thursday. “The big addition is an area where the dogs can (run around).”
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 +When Calling All Dogs was on Harvester Avenue, the dogs could be taken outside to play, but there were limits, she said.
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 +“We had to take them out on a leash. They couldn’t run and the time was limited on how long they could stay out,” Ganino said.
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 +Calling All Dogs’ new facility includes a three-door system in which, if one door is open, the other two are kept closed. There’s one door to get in from the outside and two smaller, wooden doors inside the building.
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 +“You have to get buzzed in. We have cameras, so we can see who’s coming in,” Ganino said.
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 +Though there were seven dogs being watched Thursday afternoon by Ganino and Brittany Kelso, Calling All Dogs staff member, Ganino said the facility can take up to 10.
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 +“They have to go through the evaluation process first. All dogs do,” she said.
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 +“The small do come in, they hold their own very well. They play with the big guys,” Ganino said. “The big guys, they’re very gentle with them. They self-handicap - they will drop themselves to the ground and let the little guys climb on them and play. It’s how they make up for their size difference.
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 +“They’re all constantly being supervised. There’s never a time when they’re not being watched,” she said. “Owners can see what their dogs are doing during the day. We’re constantly putting videos and pictures on Facebook.”
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 +At Calling All Dogs, daycare is offered from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. A full day of day care costs $24 plus tax and a half-day is $18 plus tax. Group training lessons are $135 plus tax for a six-week program. Aside from training at Calling All Dogs, eople who take the group dog-training course get access to an online training site and can watch training videos on the site.
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 +According to the Calling All Dogs website, Ganino is the first in the United States to be accepted into the International Canine Behaviourists,​ located in England. She is a certified canine good citizen evaluator with American Kennel Club, a certified dog behavior consultant with the International Association of Behavior Consultants and has passed the Certified Professional Dog Trainer Exam.
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 +She says she is developing coursework for an internship program that would be new at Calling All Dogs.
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 +“We’re going to launch, hopefully this spring, an internship program. We’re building it from scratch,” she said. “It’s to teach others - really to certify them through us - to become trainers. They’ll learn how to better work with their own dogs, understand their own dogs, but also they’ll be able to teach (others to become dog trainers).”
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 +Ganino said the internship course, when ready, will include hands-on lectures, coursework, reading and labs.
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 +“It’s being put together by me. There’s going to be a lot of hours,” she said. She said she plans for the first part of the course to cover general training and obedience and the second part to address behavior modification.
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 +Right now, Ganino noted, the dog-training industry in this country is unregulated.
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 +“I work with a lot of dogs that have been to other trainers that have caused problems based on (using) outdated methods seen on TV,” she said.
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