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Cool Critters Dog Training School


Is your dog driving you crazy? see ya.

    We can turn your dog into a good citizen with our Super Performance Dog Training Program offering Obedience Foundation Classes at all levels: Star Puppy, Adult Dogs, and Rally Obedience!
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  We have evening and daytime classes available as well as private training sessions. With over Forty years of training and competition experience, we have the skills and knowledge necessary to turn you and your dog into a successful partnership.



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    The Super Star Puppy Foundation Class for puppies 3 to 8 months of age covers obedience, good manners, and discipline as well as socializing and puppy games.  We also introduce them to Agility and exercises that enhance your puppy's physical and mental development. Our Puppy Classes are also proud to be part of the  AKC  S.T.A.R. Puppy Program. STAR is an acronym for Socialization, Training, Activity, and Responsibility. The program is designed to get puppies and their owners off to a good start. For more information on this new program go to


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        Dog Agility helps your dog become physically fit, confident, responsive to your commands, and well coordinated while having lots of fun at the same time. Our agility classes are both for fun, and for people wanting to continue to the highest levels of competition. Check out our Agility Champions in the Agility Cool Critters page.

       Located at 3136 Oak Tree Place, in Valrico, we offer Dog Agility classes for all levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, and Masters. Beginner Agility teaches the dog to negotiate all the equipment safely. In the Intermediate, Advanced, and Masters classes you will learn to be a better handler. We teach AKC, USDAA,  NADAC, and CPE  agility.

Obedience and Rally Classes are conducted in a 60' X 30' Pavilion used also as crating area for events

Field for Beginner Agility and Puppy Classes

Field for Advanced Agility and Shows

        The Cool Critters Agility group sponsors five NADAC trials a year (in the Fall, Winter, Spring), all of them held at our school facility.  In January and March we also sponsor two TDAA (Teacup Dog Agility) trials in our school facility as well.
are charter members of DACOF (Dog Agility Competition of Florida).  We send two teams to the annual competition. In the first competition which took place in June 2001, our Cool Team placed third and the Critter Team placed fourth. We were the only organization in the state that finished with its two teams in the top five. In the second tournament which took place in June 2002, our Critter Team took home the second place. In DACOF 2006, the Cool Team took home the third place trophies. In this year's competition, DACOF 2008,  the Cool Team placed fifth, and the Critter Team placed seventh. We are very proud of all our students! In DACOF 2014, out of 55 teams the Cool Team placed 16th, and the Critter Team placed 35. Our crate area decoration won first place. The theme was a tribute to Rocketman, my little turbo charged Cavalier who died suddenly at the beginning of the year. Impulse to Soar, an outer space theme, had rockets with the pictures of all the dogs on the teams. In the 2015 competition our team once again won the crate decoration competition with a Star Wars Theme or "May the Course be With You". For photographs of these awesome decorations check out the Bulletin Board.

Weather Report
At 5:00 Monday, February 19, 2018... No Rain

Not Pictured:
Randy Cameron & Brittany Lucy

2002 Second Place Winners



2006 Third Place Winners

2016 DACOF Cool Critters Jedis
Cool Team 20th Place - Critters Team 40th

2016 Crating Area Decoration Competition
 First Place Winners!


 Please come to our  NADAC and TDAA trials! The next one will February 3 & 4, then another one March 3 & 4. Our next TDAA this year will be March 17 & 18. In the fall, NADAC will start again in November with the Tampa Bay Boxer Club November 3 & 4, 2018 and our After Thanksgiving Trial of November 24 & 25, 2018. We will also be having a NADAC games trial (Tunnelers, Weavers, Touch & Go, Hoopers, and Barrelers) on January 4, 5 & 6, 2019 here at the school. The January Games Trial will be 3 days! The Winter NADAC trial on February 2 & 3, 2019, and the Spring NADAC trial will be held March 2 & 3, 2019. Our Teacup Dog Agility Trials will be on January 12 & 13, 2019, and  March 16 & 17, 2019 also here at the school. The premiums will be available on this website.


We have a monthly e-mail newsletter. To check out our newsletters since 2009, click here.

Meet some of our latest graduates!

Class Schedule (all starting dates are tentative):

6:00 to 7:00 PM - STAR Puppy Foundation Class new.gif (1467 bytes)Class starting April 9, 2018
7:00 to 8:00 PM - Beginning Agility Class new.gif (1467 bytes)Class starting February 12, 2018
8:00 to 9:00 PM - Intermediate  Agility

9:00 to 10:00 AM -  Advanced Agility class
10:00 to 11 AM - Intermediate Agility class
6:00 to 7:00 PM - Distance Control Class

9:30 to 10:30 AM -  Beginning Agility Class
11:00 to 12:00 AM - CGCA Class
6:00 to 7:00 PM - STAR Puppy Foundation Class
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7:00 to 8:30 PM - Intermediate / Advanced Agility


7:00 to 8:00 PM - Obedience Foundation Class new.gif (1467 bytes)New class starting April 19, 2018

8:00 to 9:00 PM - Rally Obedience...this is an ongoing class

9:00 to 10:30 AM -  Advanced / Intermediate Agility class  

No Classes:

Friday March 2... Setting up for NADAC trial
Friday March 17... Setting up for TDAA trial



Please call 653-1494 if you wish to enroll or drop into one of the classes available.
Private training sessions are also available on request.
No daytime puppy or obedience classes are available until the weather cools down.

Directions to the school, 3136 Oak Tree Place. Valrico, Florida 33596:

From I75:
Exit on S.R.60 (Brandon Exit),
go East on 60 through Brandon (5.2 miles) to Miller Rd. (there is a US Post Office on the left )
turn right on Miller Rd. and go 2.5 miles to Oaklane Rd (Oaklane Kennels is in that corner)
turn right on Oaklane Rd
and then take the first left on Oak Tree Pl. School is at the end of the street on the right side.

From Bloomingdale:
go North on Lithia Pinecrest
right on Oaklane Rd.
right on Oak Tree Pl.

From 60: (either from Lakeland or Brandon)
go South on Miller Rd. (2.5 miles)
right on Oaklane Rd.
left on Oak Tree Pl.

From Lithia Pinecrest:
Go South to Oaklane Rd.
turn left on Oaklane Rd.
turn right on Oak Tree Pl.


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