Matt Schimsky from Tuff Pup Training sat down with me to talk about what their company offers and how to ease your dog’s anxiety as you may have to return to the office. The team at Tuff Pup Training consists of 3 trainers who each see between 4-5 dogs a day and take about 40 clients at a time.
Since the pandemic, Tuff Pup Training and Matt’s team has been busy training new additions to families that are seeking advice since getting a new pet. Since many people haven’t been as social as they usually are since the pandemic started many pets may feel overwhelmed when guests come into their home, which is something Matt and his team can work with your dog on at Tuff Pup Training.
Tuff Pup Training primarily offers in home training as they feel training a dog in their own environment can be the most effective, however they still offer zoom consults for clients and also can put clients on a waitlist until they feel more comfortable with in person training. They are currently operating with 95% outdoor training.
Tuff Pup Training serves the Philadelphia area and offers a puppy program, basic obedience for adolescent dogs, as well as a consultation programs for specific topics like separation anxiety and aggression:
As more and more people are receiving the COVID-19 vaccine and businesses and workplaces are opening up we may have to leave our furry friends alone for longer than they have gotten used to. Matt gives some great tips for preparing your pup for the change in their routine. Setting up a routine for your pet including exercise, playtime, and downtime and playing games with their crate to get them used to it are a few things you can try to get them ready to be left alone.