Tug Dogs is owned and operated by professionally certified dog trainer, Erin Kramer. In addition to helping dog owners, Erin teaches people to become dog trainers and provides free educational seminars for animal shelters and rescue organizations. Here is an excerpt from Erin’s opening lecture:
” What is dog training? Most dog owners and even dog trainers believe it’s teaching a dog to comply with a human’s commands. But good dog training is far more than that. Over my 15 years of working with dogs, I have learned that training, in it’s truest form, is about learning to work well as a team with a dog. Teaching a dog to follow commands is the easy part. Getting a dog to trust in your decision making, staying motivated to follow rules, understanding how to speak the language of another species, and handling their own impulses is much more challenging…and rewarding! In every type of training we offer at Tug Dogs, I am always teaching the dogs much more than how to follow commands. In the end, I want a dog who is happily cooperative, socially stable, and clear about how to behave well. In addition, the best dog training must include great human training. This is an area where too many trainers fail their clients. It is our responsibility to provide information that is clear and easy to put into use so that our clients can be successful. I think the thing I have learned the most from my years training dogs and teaching people to become dog trainers is how much training enriches the life of each and every dog. I absolutely love getting to teach humans how to “speak dog” because it ensures better lives for their dogs. We need to stop people from thinking of dog training as a chore and start getting to see how it deeply enriches the life of their dog.”
For the past 15 years, Tug Dogs has been helping dogs and their humans learn to live better together. Our Tug Dogs Training System utilizes special training exercises that prepare your dog to successfully meet real-world challenges and even choose to behave better without you having to be commanding them all the time. As part of every training program we offer, we include your training too! We want you to know how to provide clear information for your dog and to understand what your dog is trying to communicate with you. Whether you are looking for problem prevention training with your new dog/puppy or want to work on teaching your dog commands and manners, we offer fun and effective training designed to get you and your dog living better together. Schedule your free phone consultation to speak directly with one of our trainers about how we can help your dog become a well-behaved companion today.