Wag Ur Tail Dog Training is a veteran owned and operated dog training company. We offer basic solutions for a variety of behavioral concerns by providing a multitude of training programs that were created to meet your needs and the needs of your dog. By offering private trainings as well as board and train options, we can assure you that you will get the training you need!
Mike Morrison – Owner
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 and is amazing with all dogs. TJ uses reward-based motivational methods. After working with the owner to understand as much as he can about the dog’s needs, he shifts his focus to building a bond towards trust to ensure that dog is receptive to training. TJ understands that each dog has a unique personality and emotions. He is able recognize underlying emotions that lead to aggressive behaviors like fear, stress, and even a lack of confidence. TJ has spent his life rescuing dogs and training them to be their best selves and successful in the community. TJ’s specialty is training rescues and under socialized dogs, making him the perfect family dog trainer. In addition to his specialty areas, TJ is certified in pet CPR.
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.”