At Tug Dogs we know that training a dog is not just about getting dogs to follow commands. Great dog training is about creating positive habit changes, building better communication, and teaching your dog the skills that will help them overcome their problem behaviors. Our training focuses on what is happening in your dog’s mind instead of just what their body is doing. After all, how your dog behaves on the outside is simply a reflection of their thoughts and feelings on the inside. Using our Tug Dogs Training System, we have helped thousands of dogs overcome challenging problem behaviors and assisted owners in learning the handling skills needed to ensure those changes last. We have worked with 30+ dog rescue organizations and provide free training teaching the Tug Dogs Training System to animal shelter staff and rescue volunteers.
Our training system starts with foundation skills that prepare your dog to overcome their fears, get in the habit of controlling impulses, learn how to find calmness, build social confidence, and look to humans for guidance. By practicing these skills BEFORE putting your dog in situations that cause poor behavior, we are ensuring your dog understands what we want and has been given the tools to be successful. Then we carefully construct social situations to ensure your dog has the opportunity to learn at the level that will best help them meet your training goals.
As your dog is learning how to change their behavior, you will also be learning how to change yours. Tug Dogs trainers are not only skilled dog trainers, but we have also put an emphasis on our people training skills! It does no good for you if your dog performs well for a trainer but acts differently when you are in charge. This is why every training program we offer comes with human training too. Our professional trainers know how to provide information in ways that are easy to remember and put into practice. We will guide you through the process of changing your habits and even offer online courses as support so that you can easily work on your handling skills from the comfort of home.
A dog who is struggling with fearful, aggressive, or anxious behavior is a dog who is asking for help. Our experienced trainers can assist you in understanding what’s going on and coming up with a clear treatment plan about how we can ensure you and your dog live better together. Ready to change your dog’s life? Sign up for your free phone consultation today so we can share more about who we are and how we can help!