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Your dog should walk

Dogs should be relaxed and on a loose leash when walking next to or behind their owners.

YOUR DOG SHOULD STAY

Dogs should calmly sit or lay down (especially with distractions) until owners call them.

YOUR DOG SHOULD Come

In any situation dogs should return to you when called.

About Tame Dog Training

Tame specializes in fully functional off-leash dog training. Through a variety of tools and training methods we create healthy human to dog relationships that decrease frustration and enhances enjoyment of your dog.

We establish a foundation of obedience and train the dog to perform this way in various environments regardless of distractions. Alongside our responsibility to treat every dog with respect, we teach dogs to be obedient, creating life-saving boundaries for the dog and people.
We work with all types of dog breeds, temperaments and ages. In working with the full spectrum of dogs, we use varying degrees of reward and correction customized to each dog.

Dogs are capable of loving healthy relationships with people. Tame provides a great environment that establishes practical boundaries such as staying inside while the door is open, respond and return off leash, remain calm in exciting situations, and be well behaved around all people.

We have a responsibility to uplift dogs and treat them with an abundance of respect. All of our training methods and strategies work to improve the overall health and well-being of dogs.

Matt Ganim, Tame owner and lead trainer, was inspired to practice dog behavior modification by his dad, a cognitive and behavioral psychologist. His dad demonstrated that combining contingent punishment with appropriate positive reinforcement produces incredible behavioral outcomes in people. His dad’s clear thinking and communication about behavior modification led Matt to explore contingent punishment and appropriate positive reinforcement with dogs.

Matt’s interest peaked 12 years ago when he noticed friends and family harshly correcting and inappropriately praising their dogs, which seemed to increase their pets jumping on people, not coming when called, and generally behaving uncontrolled. Knowing that dogs naturally will conform to order, he started practicing behavior modification on every dog he could get his hands on, including his own, to find a solution.

After realizing his calling to improve the relationships of owners and their dogs, Matt studied and traveled to learn from some of the most highly successful dog trainers in the United States. Some of the trainers Matt has traveled to study under are: Jeff Gellman with Solid K9 Training, Sean O’Shea with The Good Dog, Larry Krohn with Pak Masters, and Gary Wilkes with Click and Treat (Gary started clicker training for dogs). After investing thousands of hours working with dogs, Matt launched Tame Dog Training. He has organized a system that collaboratively weaves the nature of dogs into the routine of people.

Working with dogs and people is incredibly rewarding because of the connection that people form with animals. That is what led Matt to create a system that builds a genuine and realistic bond between people and their dogs.

Training Overview

Tame Dog Training’s Breakdown:

  • Engagement and Motivation
  • Teaching associative learning
  • Marker system
  • Positive, and negative reinforcement
  • Non-reinforcement
  • Wireless communication
  • Tactile feedback
  • Affection
  • Correction to discourage and eliminate unwanted behavior
  • Pressure, proximity, and distance

We always treat each dog with respect and dignity. Tame differentiates our training from other programs through our ability to improve the overall health and well-being of dogs. We love to exercise and work the dogs, but we also enjoy letting dogs run, play, and be themselves. Having a dog is fun, but having a dog off-leash and under control creates a wider variety of experiences, resulting in better relationships between people and their dogs.

We establish a foundation of obedience and train the dog to perform this way in various environments regardless of distractions. Alongside our responsibility to treat every dog with respect, we teach dogs to be obedient, creating life-saving boundaries for the dog and people.

We work with all types of dog breeds, temperaments and ages. In working with the full spectrum of dogs, we use varying degrees of reward and correction customized to each dog.

Dogs are capable of loving healthy relationships with people. Tame provides a great environment that establishes practical boundaries such as staying inside while the door is open, respond and return off leash, remain calm in exciting situations, and be well behaved around all people.

We have a responsibility to uplift dogs and treat them with an abundance of respect. All of our training methods and strategies work to improve the overall health and well-being of dogs.

Our tools makes it easy for you to continually reinforce a positive, healthy relationship with your dogs. Our core equipment package includes:

  • Food/treats
  • Toys
  • Kennel
  • Muzzles
  • Leash*
  • Prong collar*
  • Wireless collar* (NOT available in our 1-week program)
  • Place mat*
  • Compressed air*
  • Bonker*

*Equipment included for customers to take home

Tame Dog Training prides ourselves on clearly and transparently communicating with our clients. Dog training is uncharted territory for pet owners, so we make every effort to simplify the process and make sure that we fully explain every aspect of our training. Communication is imperative when interacting with dogs, but we believe it is even more important when interacting with our clients.

We provide clients with in-person, hands on instructional sessions:

Tame designs these in-person instructional sessions to enable our clients to use all of the strategies and equipment exactly as we do. You will be able to reward, correct, and love your dog in a way that encourages your dog to obey commands in the house, outside, and off-leash.

We stay connected. We schedule a follow up phone consultation after your final in-home instructional session, and we encourage clients to call Tame Dog Training with any and all questions or concerns. We also maintain a social media presence that makes ongoing communication with Tame Dog Training very easy. If any of the strategies or tools do not work as designed, then Tame Dog Training will provide additional instruction customized to your specific at-home situation.

Tame Dog Training offers Board and Train programs that establish a baseline of functional obedience and controlling social behavior for pet dogs. We offer specialties in off-leash obedience, aggression, and teaching owners how to effectively communicate with their dogs. It is expected that owners maintain daily relationships with their dogs to reinforce this foundational behavior.

Tame’s Board and Train program does not include the following types of training:

  • Protection/guard
  • Agility
  • Search and Rescue

Programs and Packages

This is our original package

Tame offers a 17-day Board and Train program for your dog:

  • 24/7 care and provision
  • Core equipment package – $400 value! (wireless collar included) 
  • Full conditioning to prong collar and wireless collar
  • We create a foundation of off-leash obedience in front of rabbits, cats, and squirrels
  • Addresses anxiety and aggression
  • 3 education sessions with the owner to ensure the new communication with your dog
  • Take home information packet 

Total cost: $2,500.00

Tame offers a 31-day Board and Train program for your dog:

  • 24/7 care and provision
  • Core equipment package -A $400 value! (wireless collar included)
  • Full conditioning to prong and wireless collar
  • High-level distraction proofing
  • Public training in areas such as patios, cafes, and pet stores
  • Addresses extreme cases of anxiety and aggresion
  • 4 education sessions with the owner to ensure the new communication with your dog
  • Take home information packet

Total cost: $5,200.00

Tame offers a 10-day Board and Train program for your dog:

  • 24/7 care and provision
  • Mini core equipment package – a $200 value! (wireless collar NOT included)
  • Full conditioning to prong collar
  • On-leash handling inside and around the house
  • Removing unwanted social behavior including jumping, running through front door, and generally not listening
  • 2 education sessions with the owner to ensure the new communication with your dog
  • Take home information packet
  • This program is NOT meant for extreme cases of fear, anxiety, or aggresion

Total cost: $1,400.00 

Tame offers custom Board and Train programs for your puppy dog (Must be 3-6 months old):

  • 24/7 care and provision
  • Intro to the leash
  • Intro to kennel training
  • Jumpstart potty training
  • Remove unwanted puppy behavior 
  • Creates an easy to follow routine to set your puppy on the right path
  • 1 education session with the owner at pick up to ensure the new communication with your dog
  • A $300.00 credit is given towards a formal program when the dog old enough

Cost: $600.00 per week

Recommendation is 2 weeks 

Tame offers Private Plans for your dog:

  • In-home options
  • Equipment offered a la carte
  • Full conditioning to prong collar
  • Removing unwanted social behavior including jumping, chewing, pulling on the leash, and generally not listening

Cost: Custom range from $250.00-$1,200.00

Must provide 1-4 weeks of dog food for Board and Train programs

Payment is typically required prior to scheduling your Board and Train via cash, check, or transfer method

Payment options available if needed

Credit cards accepted via PayPal

Frequently Asked Questions

Tame requires the following vaccinations for the safety and well-being of all dogs that undergo our training:

  • Fecal Float (test for parasites) – Tests need to be current within 2 weeks of your dog arriving on our property
    • Past clients need standard fecal testing twice a year (if coming back throughout the year for boarding)
  • Rabies
  • Bordetella
  • Distemper

Dogs do NOT need to be fixed. We train intact male and female dogs, but we do not train female dogs that are currently in heat. We are happy to work with our customers to train your dog before or after she is in heat.

Our standard policy is to take dogs to a 24 hour veterinary hospital in the event of medical emergency.

We will contact you immediately in anything out of the ordinary comes up. 

We don’t allow casual visits when your dog is here. We schedule client training sessions before your dog completes the board and train program. We make sure clients are comfortable with all of Tame’s training techniques before your dog returns home. 

We train dogs starting as early as 3 months old.

Our formal programs are reserved for dogs that are around 8 months old because they are developed enough to process and retain the advanced training commands.

We do not have an age limit for older dogs.

We offer a special boarding option for any dog that has gone through our formal training programs before (puppy plans do not qualify). We reserve this ONLY for previous clients as a courteous because we take extra time to refresh the dog on the board and train program.

 

Yes, we allow any of our past clients to return for 1 free session anytime after training is completed as long as it pertains to the training your dog has already received.

We have not ever turned away a dog from our program for being too aggressive. 

We specialize in addressing serious dog aggression. We regularly stop aggression in dogs that other trainers and vets can not handle. 

Contact

972.832.9100

info@tamedogtraining.com

Social Media – @tamedogtraining

Allen, Texas