About Wag Ur Tail Dog Training
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 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.
TJ – Fredericksburg Trainer
TJ is a 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 is the perfect trainer for the family pet, but also specializes in helping rescues and under socialized dogs. In addition to his specialty areas, TJ is a certified in Pet CPR.
“Paul – Virginia Beach Trainer
Paul is our newest trainer at our new Virginia Beach location. Dogs are Paul’s passion and lifeblood. He is a firm believer that all dogs can be helped – no dog is too far gone. He loves to see the affect quality training can have and how behavioral issues can be fixed fairly easily with the correct training.
“Watching these animals transform is an amazing thing to witness and I strive for this with every animal I work with.” – Paul
Paul is a hard worker and that brings over four years of experience as a professional dog trainer as well as an amazing attitude. We are very excited to have him on the team!
Kay – Fredericksburg Trainer
We are so excited to announce a new addition to our Fredericksburg team! Kay brings a life long love affair with dogs and plenty of energy!
She started young, beginning to train her family’s Rottweilers at age 7, as her parents were 4-H Dog Obedience Leaders in Charles County, Maryland. She continued to train dogs and show them and finished her 1st Champion at the age of 13. Over the years she has trained and titled dogs in many venues including obedience, rally, herding, lure coursing, barn hunt, dock diving and conformation.
We are excited to have Kay join our team serving the Fredericksburg area with professional dog training!
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Our Happy Clients
“Mike has helped me not to be anxious and how to take control of my puppy. He answers emails right away and never tires of my questions . . . In the two lessons we have had so far, my puppy can go up and down stairs, comes when called (still a work in progress), will walk right with me off his leash, and stays when we are outside.”
“Mike and his family were great to work with, he was very responsive with every question I had while my dog was at the two week training course. They did a fantastic job with Steven (my dog) and I now know that he understands what I am saying to him since he is doing all of it (sit, place, off, along with a few others). The main thing I asked Mike to help Steven with was to please leave my cats alone. He was constantly chasing them around the house. Now they are not only able to be in the same room together but can actually be by each other. Mike was great and I would happily use his services again, if I was to get another dog.”
“Mike did such an amazing job with Dixie. She was a wild little beagle and now with the help of Mike she is a well mannered member of our family. Choosing Mike was a great investment! I would happily use his services again, if I was to get another dog.”