Training in your Home and Neighborhood

All American Dog Training Academy has been training dogs in the Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Lakeland and
surrounding areas for over 40 years and have trained over 50,000 dogs and their owners in their homes, neighborhoods and businesses.


All American Dog Training is a family owned and operated business since 1972. All American Dog Training Academy was founded by Mr. White & Family and the tradition of customer service and professional dog training will continue with the Springs Family.

When you hire All American Dog Training Academy as your dog training company we will assure you are receiving the best customer service and the best trainer for your family and your dogs' needs. All of our trainers have many years of experience and knowledge to make sure that you get the skills and the knowledge you need to effectively train your dog.

If you have any questions or concerns please let us know by contacting us

Our Philosophy

We offer a military style of dog training. This method utilizes a positive and negative approach. We feel that your dog needs to understand what is correct behavior as well as being corrected for wrong decisions that may lead to bad behavior. We use a 3-tone process or tone inflections to properly train your dog. These tone inflections are:

Praise - A fun, loving or happy tone approving of the action or behavior.
Command - A regular tone to give a direction. Not yelling or screaming.
Correction - This is a negative tone. To discourage any bad behavior

We try not to use any type of food motivation. We want the dog to perform the commands and the behavior for the owner and not the food. We are capable of all styles of training because there is not one style of dog. We will apply the best method of training to your dog for the best response. We use many different collars depending on the temperament of your dog. We do NOT use any type of head harness or gentle leader. They may cause a unnatural twist to the dog's neck and cause injury. We will discuss all options of Training Collars and use a step-by-step method to have the dog adjust naturally and perform the best possible way.

Meet the Team

Dave Springs


I have been around dogs all my life. When I was growing up, I always had hands-on experience in caring and training of my family dogs. All American Dog Training has given me the chance to turn a lifelong hobby into a career that I love. I have been trained through All American Dog Training Master Training program and have been with All American Dog Training Academy for 17 years. I was the training supervisor for 10 years and became the Vice President of All American Dog in July of 2009.

My wife and I became the new owners of All American Dog Training in 2011. Hope and I have been married for 11 years and have 3 wonderful children. I have a military training background where I was trained in all levels of Obedience, Behavioral Modification, Personal Protection for home or business. I also train many of the Service and Therapy dogs and their owners and their special needs. I am a certified APDT member and a member of the AKC's Canine Good Citizenship program.

When you hire All American Dog Training, I will make sure you receive the best training and experience possible for your family and your pet.

Hope Springs

Vice President/ Office Manager

I was raised in a family that enjoyed all aspects of dogs. As a child my parents were Yorkshire Terrier breeders. Through that experience I learned how to take care of newborn puppies, making sure they were always clean and well-taken care of. I helped with the housebreaking and feeding schedules and the training of the puppies to ensure that they are well-behaved around the home.

That experience has taught me the appreciation of dogs and how to be a wonderful caregiver. I have been involved with All American Dog Training Academy for 10 years and can help you with any concern that you may have when you call.

I have a passion for dogs and the joy that it brings me and my family. Let All American Dog Training Academy bring you that same joy with a well-trained pet.

Tommy Snell

Training Supervisor

At a young age, I experienced dog training with close family friends. After graduation, I entered the United States Army where I learned leadership and control.

While stationed in Ft. Sill, OK. I worked in the military K-9 Center where I was given instruction on how to train and maintain military patrol dogs. I also joined a coursing and retrieving club off base and spent many hours working with retrievers. I finished my 6 years of military service with an honorable discharge.

Upon leaving the military, I contacted All American Dog Training and completed their master training program. I am highly skilled in all phases of Obedience and Protection Training for your home or business. I have also completed my training for Service work for PTSD as well as being a certified CGC evaluator. I have been working with All American Dog Training Academy for over 13 years.

I can honestly say that this career is a hobby that I hope never ends. I have a child and 2 dogs, so I can relate to your family and your pets' needs. I am dedicated to making sure you get the best training I'm capable of giving to your family and your pet.

Ready to make an Appointment?

If you have any questions or concerns please Contact Us and one of our Certified Trainers will answer your questions and get you on schedule for an Evaluation at your convenience. We highly recommend that you join one of our Social Networking services to get daily Training Tips or to just Connect with us.