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Tug Dogs will help you transform your dog into the well-behaved family member that you deserve.

Whether your dog pulls on leash, is aggressive towards others, or you simply wants a dog that listens every time-- Tug Dogs can help.

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Have you ever dreamed of becoming a dog trainer?

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Tug Dogs Trainer's School is a part time program introducing students to important training concepts.

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Tug Dogs offers a variety of dog training from group class to private sessions, day training, to board and training.

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Tug Dogs' professional staff is committed to helping your dog be the best he or she can be!

Making life with your dog better!

Tired of living with a dog who is reactive, impolite, stressed, aggressive, fearful, or just generally out of control? Then let us show you a new way to live with your dog that supports positive habit changes. Our experienced trainers can help you transform your dog into a well mannered, social, and stable family member who is a joy to be around. We provide dog training and handler coaching designed to provide lifetime training results fully customized to ensure that you and your dog can live and adventure together harmoniously.

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Have you ever dreamed of a career as a professional dog trainer?

Tug Dogs Trainer’s Courses allow participants to gain access to the most important and effective dog training information in both obedience training and behavior modification. The information you will receive will help you become a better dog owner, canine volunteer, dog sitter/walker, or professional dog trainer.

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Tug Dogs offers a variety of dog training services and programs.

Tug Dogs offers a variety of dog training from group class to private sessions, day training, to board and training. We also offer additional services with our trainer's programs, canine coaching for dogs competing in various trials, and service/protection canines.

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The Tug Dogs staff is committed to helping your dog be the best he or she can be!

Owned by lead trainer Erin Kramer, Tug Dogs sets incredibly high standards for each of our staff members which include requiring each trainer to complete both our foundation and advanced courses as well as complete a lengthy, hands on apprenticeship prior to being hired on staff.

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Welcome to the Tug Dogs family!

At Tug Dogs, our experienced trainers can help you meet your training goals. Whether it’s your dog pulling on leash, acting aggressively, ignoring commands, or other problem behaviors, our training will provide lasting results on one condition…you.

The team members working at Tug Dogs are outstanding, professional dog trainers who are helping owners see lasting results with their dogs daily. When you work with a Tug Dogs trainer, you’re getting a professional who is experienced in educating you on your role in the training process and in helping your dog to form new, positive habits that will last. Our trainers can assist you in setting goals for your dog’s training, coach you and your dog through the training process, and achieve those training goals because we know what it takes for you to be successful.

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We offer a variety of canine related services addressing behavioral issues including fear/shyness, all kinds of aggression, hyperactivity, separation anxiety, and more.

I completed Tug Dogs trainer's courses and apprenticeship and now have my own successful dog training business with a wait list of clients! The skills and education Erin provides are unparalleled and gave me the confidence to start my own successful training business.

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Michelle Hawk

Owner of Sage Canines, Vancouver, WA

Every trainer at tug dogs is wonderful! I did a board and train with Erin for one of my dogs and she was so helpful. Erin is extremely knowledgeable, professional and skilled at what she does. It is so nice to have Tugdogs to count on. Thank you!

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Hussein Abdu

Sacramento, CA

Tug dogs is amazing! I've sent two of my dogs for board and train to help deal with their anxiety and leash aggression during walks. Erin dealt with their issues successfully.

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Lisa Formicola

Sacramento, CA

I absolutely love Tug Dog!! They have helped us so much with Mo, our German Shepard rescue. WoW!! What a difference from one session. I kept checking their facebook all day while at work looking for an update. Finally, there it was!!! Our big boy sitting close to another dog... Progress!!! I was so happy.

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Jackie Conway

Sacramento, CA

The cliffnotes version is: Trainer Sean and Tug dogs saved our family from non-stop fighting and frustration due to our GSP puppy with separation anxiety and terrible manors...It was worth every penny and I wish I had done it sooner.

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Alice Murphy

Sacramento, CA

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* Please Note: Tug Dogs is unable to provide re-homing services or requests for training outside of Northern California.

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