Groot’s Canine

Groot’s Canine Groot’s Canine is a one of a kind affordable private dog training service within the Watertown/Fort Drum area.
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I only offer private one-on-one training but can bring or add other dogs depending on your needs.

I absolutely love when previous clients update me on how their dog is doing, just makes my heart smile!If you have worke...
06/17/2024

I absolutely love when previous clients update me on how their dog is doing, just makes my heart smile!

If you have worked with me, I would love to see a video of your dog in action, what you’ve been working on, or what they have learned with Groot’s Canine!Either comment down below or shoot me a message and I can share it!

Video of this great down around distractions
below 👇

LESS THAN ONE MONTH AWAY!! Finally, I have the go ahead to open back up! I am looking at getting started the week of Jul...
06/14/2024

LESS THAN ONE MONTH AWAY!! Finally, I have the go ahead to open back up!
I am looking at getting started the week of July 7th. I plan to open up spaces for private lessons Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday. 6-week Group classes won’t start up until either Sunday the 28th or August 4th. I will be offering a pay as you go Advanced/Service/Therapy Dog class starting Sunday the 7th.

I am still looking for childcare, so this could change a little but I am hoping to solidify it next week!

If you have been waiting or just interested to get started training through private lessons, feel free to message me! I won’t be scheduling until childcare is solid, but if you message me, you will be contacted first to get a slot when I do start scheduling!

I am so excited and cannot wait to get back started with you all🐾💕

Hi friends! Sorry I have been a little MIA for a couple of weeks on here, it’s been crazy. For some reason, I can’t seem...
04/10/2024

Hi friends! Sorry I have been a little MIA for a couple of weeks on here, it’s been crazy. For some reason, I can’t seem to catch a break, even after this last year. Long story short for yall, I have some chronic health issues that I’ve been battling for many years, this last year has just been the worst. Anyway, when I moved back up here I had to get a new doctor. This new doctor did not agree with the treatment plan I was on (that was working mind you), and decided to change it very quickly. Unfortunately the regimen they changed me to, did not go well. I had an allergic reaction and declined significantly within a week. I am now seeing a new doctor and getting back on my old regimen, already feeling sooo much better. My doctor wants me to reduce stress and stop working for the time being to help me recover from all the changes biochemically and get back on my feet. I am so sad to have to do this again😓 but it’s what I need to do. I don’t know when I’ll be cleared for work, but I’m hoping only a few more weeks. Once I get the go ahead to begin working again, I’ll post and start scheduling privates again. I will also be starting the group classes I keep talking about!

I just want to thank you all for being so understanding through all of this. I really want to succeed with this business even with these roadblocks. They are not going to stop me just delay it a little. Please feel free to message me with any questions you may have regarding anything training related! 🐾💕

03/17/2024

Groots canine opens back up today!!! I cannot wait to see some old and new faces!
We are scheduling private sessions and evaluations on Sundays and Wednesdays for the time being!
If you are interested in getting started, reach out and we can set up an evaluation!

Check out Duhblinn who is soooo close to his service dog certification showing off his skills of allergen detection in our private last week! He did so well, so proud of where he is at and all the hard work him and his mom have put in the last year!

What’s new? What has changed with Groots Canine in 11 months?! One exciting new thing, is I have been working on, is cer...
03/11/2024

What’s new? What has changed with Groots Canine in 11 months?!
One exciting new thing, is I have been working on, is certification through American Society of Canine Trainers! I did a mentorship with On Command Dog Training in Yorktown VA to learn new ways of training, different structuring of my group classes, and new practices to implement to ensure safety everywhere! I learned so much!

So, What does this mean?
When this becomes official, this certification means I have a standard to follow in how I train. This alao means I can certify therapy and service dogs through their organization, which is going to be huge for my goals!
One of my goals is to build up and create therapy dog programs in the area to have active therapy dogs sent out to schools, nursing homes, hospitals, local police station, and the base! This certification will be crucial in this goal and I am so glad it’s almost official!
If you are interested in the process of service or therapy work, Please reach out so we can get you started!

Groot’s Canine is back!!!!!! 🐾We have finally made it back up to NY and are currently renovating and unpacking! My goal ...
03/05/2024

Groot’s Canine is back!!!!!! 🐾
We have finally made it back up to NY and are currently renovating and unpacking!
My goal is to pick back up with private lessons in 2 weeks and group classes in April! You can start reaching out about booking your private lessons NOW!
Private lessons will be entirely inhome or out in public!
There will be a lot of changes with group class curriculum and structure, but more info on that later!
I cannot wait to see some of my old clients and many new furry faces so soon!

Merry Christmas from our family to yours! 🎄❤️Not much longer until we are back in NY! Can’t wait to get started again!
12/26/2023

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!
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Not much longer until we are back in NY! Can’t wait to get started again!

So what is coming next to Groot’s Canine? Hi everyone! Thank you sooooo much for being patient for the update on what is...
08/10/2023

So what is coming next to Groot’s Canine?

Hi everyone! Thank you sooooo much for being patient for the update on what is next! I am sad to write this and make it official, but I have decided to keep Groot’s Canine closed until Feb of 2024.

Most of you may not know, but I struggle with mental health issues. Unfortunately, the pregnancy and postpartum period has taken a huge toll on me and exasperated previous issues. In lieu of this, I have decided to take some more time with family support, since my husband is away at training, to navigate motherhood!
Therefore, I will be staying in my hometown until my husband gets back from training in January! Then we will be back up in NY for another 2-3 years!

I can’t wait to be able to fully open back up and service the area again with my passion, offering affordable services to everyone!

Happy 4th of July❤️🎇💙Everyone stay safe out there and keep your dogs inside during fireworks or securely on leash! We mi...
07/04/2023

Happy 4th of July❤️🎇💙
Everyone stay safe out there and keep your dogs inside during fireworks or securely on leash!

We miss y’all very much, there will be an update coming at the end of this month about what is coming next!

Baby boy made his entrance a few days ago🩵 Meet our newest member of the Groot’s Canine family👣 Callum Scott Scharsich💕 ...
06/12/2023

Baby boy made his entrance a few days ago🩵
Meet our newest member of the Groot’s Canine family👣 Callum Scott Scharsich💕
He is going to be the best addition to our team🙂

I again want to thank everyone of my clients for being so supportive during this time! I cannot wait to get back started with each and every one of you, but for now, I’m enjoying and learning my new role as a mom!

Announcement pt.2 📣 Groot’s Canine cannot catch a break right now! Sara has had a family emergency and had to head back ...
04/20/2023

Announcement pt.2 📣
Groot’s Canine cannot catch a break right now! Sara has had a family emergency and had to head back to Louisiana for some time to be with family.
I have made the decision to fully close, I do not want to leave anyone else booked and have to cancel on them. Even though these circumstances we cannot control, I still hate leaving you guys with expectations we cannot meet! Therefore, until I am back from maternity leave, we will be fully closed. Which means, no privates or group classes! I’ll keep everyone posted as we get closer to our reopening! I already have some awesome plans for re-structuring class curriculum and how to come back with a bang! I miss you all and I cannot wait to be back training (bedrest is kinda boring).

Thank you SO very much for your understanding and support during this time! I appreciate every single one of you!
If you have any training questions or anything I can help with via message, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

See y’all soon (and don’t worry, I’ll post Baby Shark when he decides to arrive)!

Announcement 📣 I (Casey) have unfortunately been put on medical bed rest and will no longer be able to work. Baby and I ...
04/08/2023

Announcement 📣
I (Casey) have unfortunately been put on medical bed rest and will no longer be able to work. Baby and I are doing okay right now, but I need to take it easy to allow for baby to keep cooking for a little longer! We hate to have to make this change, but unfortunately my family’s health comes first! Since this business is run mainly by me, a lot is going to change rather abruptly!

Thankfully, Sara is going to take over some of the classes and her current privates at the moment. Unfortunately, everyone of my private client’s have to be stopped for the time being. We are making a list of everyone who I saw in privates for when Sara has availability to add more, but we do not know when/if that time will come. We are NOT taking on new private lesson clients until I return! She will be moving at some point too, so business may completely shut down until my return, more information will come of that as we know more.

Sara will be finishing off the last week of the current round of classes. She is working on her AKC evaluators license, so hopefully we can still do CGC testing for the advanced and intermediate classes! The next round of classes will still include the Sunday advanced obedience class, Monday basic/puppy obedience class, and Tuesday intermediate obedience class. There will be no Therapy/Service dog class or Scentwork classes.

I do not know when I will be back and when business will resume to its normal capacity. I would love for everything to go as planned, and I can return late August/early September but nothing will be set in stone until a much later date.

Thank you so much for everyone who has sent me well wishes so far! I am sad to be done earlier than I want to, but I am excited for this new role I’ll have soon! I am already looking forward to the fall when hopefully I can be back and open fully back up, with just some extra tiny hands for assistance!
See y’all very soon🐾❤️

If you have any questions or want to sign up for classes, please feel free to message the page! To those that have my number, I would request for you to also use the Facebook for any questions or scheduling!

Class schedule is finally here! Sunday classes will start April 23rd, and weekday classes will start April 17th! We will...
04/05/2023

Class schedule is finally here! Sunday classes will start April 23rd, and weekday classes will start April 17th! We will not have classes the week week of May 7th!
This will be Casey’s last set of group classes before Maternity leave! We may have select group classes afterwards depending upon when Sara leaves but that will be announced later!
The Advanced Obedience class will only be 4 weeks due to scheduling conflicts and all other classes will be 5 weeks instead of 6. But don’t worry, we will still touch on all the appropriate curriculum, just may be a little faster pace! The 5-week classes will be priced at $180!

These classes will fill up fast, so reach out if you are interested!

03/31/2023

Way behind on this video, but River also graduated our BootCamp program last week! She was only with us for a week but we were able to work on a few problematic behaviors with her, including jumping, rushing the door/crate, and separation anxiety! She has taken our classes so we also worked on things she already knows like down stays and loose leash walking!
Proud of her progress even in a short time!

Just a few snippets of our Advanced Community/Therapy Dog class tonight at Runnings! All these dogs and owners have put ...
03/28/2023

Just a few snippets of our Advanced Community/Therapy Dog class tonight at Runnings!
All these dogs and owners have put in such hard work to get them to where they are today and I am so very proud of them!! 2 of these dogs are actually under a year old, can you believe that?!
They will be testing for their Canine Good Citizen Advanced and Urban tests in just two weeks and a few will go onto the therapy dog certification!

03/27/2023

Ta**us graduated our 3-week Board & Train program a couple days ago!! He was at the shelter North Country Pet Adoption Services and desperately needed help learning some house manners and basic obedience!
He has done fantastic and made HUGE strides, I’m so proud of him! I can’t wait to continue to work with him at his foster home🐾💜

Apparently it is National Puppy Day🐾 Post a pic of your dog below, bonus points if you have a puppy! Here is the Groot’s...
03/23/2023

Apparently it is National Puppy Day🐾

Post a pic of your dog below, bonus points if you have a puppy!

Here is the Groot’s Canine crew. My puppy is not much of a puppy anymore!

03/23/2023

Check out our awesome Advanced Scentwork Class!! We have a couple other dogs that also enjoy this class but I did not take a video of!
These dogs have been having a blast learning the all the foundations of scentwork! They have learned all 3 AKC scents, how to search out a room for the target odor, and how to alert when they found it! I’m so proud of each one of these dogs and owners for all their hard work! A couple of us will even be hitting a trial in a few weeks and I cannot wait to see how everyone does!

Scentwork is such a fun sport and activity to do with your dog. It is good to work their brain and give them an outlet for their nose!
If you are interested in learning more about this sport or this class, reach out today!!

A belated welcome to 💦River💦!! She is staying with us for just a short time to brush up on some skills including door ma...
03/21/2023

A belated welcome to 💦River💦!!
She is staying with us for just a short time to brush up on some skills including door manners, settling, and engagement! So far she is doing so well!!

03/18/2023

A bit longer video but definitely worth a watch!! Check out our awesome group classes last week! Everyone did amazing for week 2!

Basic obedience and puppy obedience classes were working on their engagement with their owners, heeling, sit, and down!
Intermediate obedience classes were working on their loose leash walking with the other dogs, down stay with distractions and some distance, reaction to other dogs and saying hi on leash, food refusal from strangers, and sitting nicely for petting!
Advanced obedience/therapy class was working all their skills around a ton of distractions at the mall, as well as different tasks that would be beneficial for therapy or service work!

Sweet Ta**us is up for adoption with North Country Pet Adoption Services and waiting for his furever home❤️We really wan...
03/15/2023

Sweet Ta**us is up for adoption with North Country Pet Adoption Services and waiting for his furever home❤️
We really want to find his home before he has to go back to the shelter after his training in a week and a half!!!

Here is a bit about him:
Ta**us is a hound mix who is around 2 years old! We don’t know much of his story but he was transported up here from a shelter in NC. He has been in the shelter life for a very long time in his short time! He is super sweet! He has medium energy, nothing too crazy, he loves to play with other dogs, walks, and is starting to like to play with toys (still learning what fetch is). He loves the outside, and like most hounds love to smell everything and explore all the scents the outside has to offer! He is very food and treat motivated which makes training super easy!
He has come a long way with potty training and has mastered home manners! He is crate trained and does well with separation! He is learning leash manners and his basic obedience, so far doing fantastic!! He is such a smart boy!

Please share, Let’s find him a home!!!

03/15/2023

Riley has graduated our BootCamp program today!! I’m so proud of all her progress these last two weeks! When she came to me, she wouldn’t take treats or toys in stores, was super nervous, and barked at most people and dogs she saw!
She also had a hard time settling around the house! In the two weeks we have built up her confidence out in public a ton, reduced her reactivity immensely, and built structure into her routine!
She has come so far!!

Meet Willow & Frankie 🐾 These gorgeous siblings have been with us the last 9 days to continue to work on their obedience...
03/14/2023

Meet Willow & Frankie 🐾
These gorgeous siblings have been with us the last 9 days to continue to work on their obedience while their humans were away on vacation!
They are so much fun and learned a lot even in a little time!
We were able to work on their leash walking, down stay, leave-it, and confidence building!

Riley girl is also been rocking her time here with us!! She has been with us for over a week and has made HUGE strides! ...
03/11/2023

Riley girl is also been rocking her time here with us!! She has been with us for over a week and has made HUGE strides!
She was a little nervous out in public, did not want to take food or toys, would immediately shut down with nerves. She would bark at people in hopes to keep them away as she has some stranger danger!
Now she is handling stores and being out in public like a champ! She is now taking treats, playing, and engaging with us! She can pass by people without being nervous and is really starting to get confident and trust out in public!
I’m so proud of her!! Keep a watch out in a couple days for her progress video of her showing off her skills!

03/10/2023

Ta**us update!!!
This boy is doing AMAZING!!! He’s going to be ready for adoption in no time and make a fantastic pet!!
He has been with us for one whole week and has learned a lot! He has been crate trained and potty trained! He has learned the ropes of living inside a home! He has also learned how to focus around food (used to be so excited, he would just run around in circles), sit, down, his name, and how to walk on a leash (he was a major freight train puller)! I am so proud of him and can it wait to see all he accomplishes with 2 more weeks with him!

He is up for adoption at North Country Pet Adoption Services!! He is the absolute sweetest and does super with other dogs! He would be good in almost any home, he hasn’t been tested with cats or kids yet but based on his temperament he seems like he will do fine (we will know more when we test him). If you are interested in more information, feel free to reach out! If you are interested in the adoption application, head over the NCPAS’ page to get started!!

Please pick up after your pet! I don’t know if it happens at classes, but we do not want to lose our ability to use thei...
03/09/2023

Please pick up after your pet! I don’t know if it happens at classes, but we do not want to lose our ability to use their facility! Please please please pick up after your pet before or after classes! There are bags inside if you have forgotten one that we can get you!
Thank you❤️

PSA
I cannot believe I am actually having to say this.. there has been a number of customers not picking up after their pet in the parking lot, grass and mulch areas. If you do not have a p**p bag then please ask and one will be provided for you. Cameras have been installed and fines will now be introduced. It’s just downright rude, It makes our business look bad and as an owner it is your responsibility to pick up after your pet.

Week 1 has finished for our new round of group classes!! We have all full classes which will make for some exciting sess...
03/08/2023

Week 1 has finished for our new round of group classes!! We have all full classes which will make for some exciting sessions and good distractions!
The first class is always the most chaotic but everyone did so well! I can’t wait to see all their improvement in the next 6 weeks!

I finally got a picture of this wiggly, always moving, boy that is not sleeping😂 Huge welcome to ♉️Ta**us💜! This young g...
03/06/2023

I finally got a picture of this wiggly, always moving, boy that is not sleeping😂
Huge welcome to ♉️Ta**us💜! This young guy is a hound mix that will be with us for the next 3 weeks! He is another one from North Country Pet Adoption Services who is up for adoption!! Please share so we can find him a home before the end of his Board and Train!! I will of course be posting videos and pictures to update his progress!

He is with us to learn basic manners and be the best pet he can be! It is suspected he has never lived in a home before. He didn’t even understand the concept of taking a treat out of our hand or sit a couple days ago! He also lacks a bit of confidence, he’s very nervous around loud noises or voices or things he has not experienced before. He is a frieght train on a leash! All of which he will be a master of in just a short time! He is friendly with other dogs and yesterday was the first time he figured out how to play with them! Today he has picked up a toy for the first time, still not sure what you are supposed to do with them but he will learn!

If you are interested in more information about him or the adoption process, feel free to reach out to me or North Country Pet Adoption Services!

03/05/2023

This rockstar, Moose, also graduated from our Board & Train program earlier this week!
Moose came to us very fixated and reactive towards other dogs and separation anxiety! In his time with us, we worked on his tolerance around other dogs, barrier aggression, reactivity in public, basic obedience (such as a down stay, settling, and leave-it), door manners, loose leash heel, and loose leash walking on a long line with recall!
He went from a dog who couldn’t even see another dog in the distance to one who was engagement and walking within a few feet of other dogs out in public!
I’m so proud of him, he made a huge change with us and I am excited to continue with him in group classes so he can further his obedience!

03/03/2023

This gorgeous boy graduated our Board & Train program earlier this week and his results are amazing! This dog had a rough start to life but he was adopted by an amazing family who wanted to do everything to set him up right. They saw the potential in him and I am so happy they did!
Copper has tons of energy but he is such a love. When he came to us, he did not know boundaries around the home, did not respect doors or gates, stole food anytime he could, did not settle well, and barked a ton! He also did not trust humans to not take his resources so he resource guarded anything food. In the 3 weeks, we worked on his house manners and basic obedience! He learned threshold manners with doors, gates, and his crate! He learned how to settle and started to trust and not feel threatened by humans approaching his resources!
I am so proud of him and am excited to keep working with him with his owners!

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