Chances are that if you’re on this website, if you’re reading this blog, you care about dogs, their training, and their quality of life. You own one, or know one, or just downright love them. So this message is for you: THE DOGS NEED YOU. Desperately. We need you. That is why we are introducing our Trainer Apprentice Program. For the past 20 years, Wag ‘N’ Tails has been working with and alongside rescues, shelters and foster homes.
Now it’s time for you to step up, and help us save the animals we love.
There is one statistic that should, and will stick in our mind: Only 1 out of every 10 dogs keep their forever home. ONE out of TEN. These animals we love, the ones who pull on our heart strings with just a whimper, are rarely able to feel secure. That’s what we want to change. It’s our Mission statement and it’s the cornerstone of everything we believe in. And we know there are many of you out there who feel it too: the need to help the creatures we love.
An Important Drop in the Ocean
The truth about animals is that there are many issues causing excessive homelessness, abandonment and neglect. Can we fix them all? No. Can we stop every cruel person who abandons a dog? Can we spay and neuter every stray? Can we arrest every animal abuser? No, no and no. We wish we could, but we cant. We can make a difference though. We can make a drop in the ocean of change. We can make waves. Through education and training, we can impact the lives of countless dogs. And that is what this animal training education program is designed to do. YOU will be able to identify fear and aggression in just a dog’s body language. YOU will be able to design your own courses in dog training. YOU will be able to work with shelters and rescues, decompressing dogs as they come out of some terrible situations and learn what love is. YOU will be a part of this important drop in the ocean.
No Shock, No Choke, just Trust and Hope
There are a lot of things that sets Wag apart from our competitors. The biggest is our belief in a force-free, scientific-based approach to dog training. We know there are trainers who believe strongly in the use of correctional training such as prong, shock and choke collars. That’s just not who we are. It’s not we believe in. Trust in any relationship takes time to build and requires mutual understanding. Nothing is different in the relationship between Pet Parent and pet. That is why we call our clients Pet Parents, not owners, because we know that their pets are their family. And trust is essential in any family. Throughout your dog training courses, you will be taught how to use our positive reinforcement methods, and why we use them. You’ll learn counter conditioning and why we never give up on dogs. Where there is trust, there is hope, and we will teach you how to build both.
The Simple Truth
At the end of the day, we are all human. We all feel that empathy for the facebook videos of abandoned dogs and we feel helpless. We dream of a world where the horrors some dogs go through didn’t exist. But the simple truth is we are not helpless, and neither are you.
Enroll in our Trainer Apprentice Program and lets change the world of dog training and owning, one pup at a time.