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About Mike Morrison
Mike Morrison is a United States Army Veteran who served in Iraq. His time there eventually caused Mike to experience symptoms of PTSD that put his Army career to an end. During treatment, Mike saw that a fellow veteran was experiencing noticeable improvement with the help of a service dog. Mike had tried medication for PTSD, but he didn’t like the side effects, and he was curious to see if a service dog would be helpful to him.
Mike started doing research and was led to a program that allowed veterans to train their own service dogs. Mike had grown up with dogs and had always had a passion to work with them. The service-dog training program would facilitate healing from PTSD and allow him to achieve his dream of working with dogs on a full-time basis.
The next step was for Mike to find a dog to train, and when he and his black Lab, Jud, met for the first time, Mike knew he had found his match! Mike started training with Jud, and their teamwork and perseverance allowed them to graduate from the training program in about half the time it would normally have taken. Once Mike trained Jud, he decided he wanted to use what he had learned to help others train their dogs.
In his service to Mike, Jud has been to the capitol and met with some of our nation’s leaders and has joined Mike on the pitchers mound when Mike has thrown the first pitch at baseball games. Although Jud doesn’t accompany Mike on his training jobs, Jud does assist Mike when dogs attend Mike’s 2 week Board and Train program. Mike credits Jud both for helping him to realize his dream of training dogs and for helping Mike to live medication-free from PTSD!
If you want your dog trained by someone with this type of dedication and perseverance, please call Mike Morrison today at 540-324-3518.
LaShaun – Springfield/Washington DC Trainer
LaShaun once had the worst behaved dog in the world. Her beautiful black Great Dane, Talia, failed puppy kindergarten four times and had accidents all over the house! When Talia ate LaShaun’s favorite pair of designer heels, LaShaun knew it was time for a change. She found a private trainer and began learning Doglish. This was almost twenty years ago.
LaShaun began her journey as a dog trainer in 2002 and has been training ever since. LaShaun has trained hundreds of dogs in her seventeen years of experience and loves what she does. Her focus is the success of your pet, so she believes open communication is most important. Regardless of the level of training she is providing, she promises to continually guide and train your furry family member.
Lynde – Woodbridge Trainer
Lynde joins Wag Ur Tail with seven years of experience in training dogs and puppies using positive reinforcement techniques. She attended the Animal Behavior College which paired her with a certified dog mentor/trainer. Through this partnership, she has gained knowledge and experience in several types of dog training; from training your family pet to working with service and therapy dogs.
Lynde volunteers at the Stafford Animal Shelter where she works with all types of dogs and breeds on basic obedience as well as prioritized behavior concerns to help them find their forever home through adoption. This volunteer work has taught Lynde to be calm and gentle with the dogs she trains. She treats every animal as her own.
Given the opportunity to work with you, Lynde will help you learn to cue your dog’s behavior(s) and assures you will see success.
TJ – Fredericksburg Trainer
TJ is our a new trainer in our Fredericksburg location. TJ has been training for several years now. He is amazing at what he does and has a never give up attitude. Customers often rave about how he goes above and beyond. TJ can is the perfect trainer for the family pet, but also specializes in helping rescues and under socialized dogs.
If you consider your dog to have a behavioral issue, the best course of action is to call Wag Ur Tail Dog Training and let a professional, like Mike Morrison help you to identify and solve the problem.
Call Mike Morrison at (540) 324-3518
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