A fun and challenging way for you to improve your dog's behavior, focus, health!
Practicing commands like "sit" and "stand" while on an unstable platform will improve your dog's obedience while they're engaged in the physical act of trying to maintain their balance when performing the behaviors.
This class is really great! Everything Jeris teaches is so clear and easy to follow. The information was also very valuable in helping me to understand better ways to work with my dogs so I can st...Read More
This class is really great! Everything Jeris teaches is so clear and easy to follow. The information was also very valuable in helping me to understand better ways to work with my dogs so I can strengthen and challenge them is a manner is safe and beneficial. I also really appreciated all the foundation work before working the exercises. It is very important for safety and for increasing my dog's awareness and my awareness of what he is doing with the equipment before we actually perform the exercises. I am looking forward to the next class!Read Less
Loved this course. Excellent demos, explanations of exercises, and progressions/problem solving tips (RUE is super cute too!!) A couple of things I would change: I have taken other online cours...Read More
Loved this course. Excellent demos, explanations of exercises, and progressions/problem solving tips (RUE is super cute too!!) A couple of things I would change: I have taken other online courses and have had access to the course for 1 year - I ask that you consider doing the same as I like to review from time to time, but also it would encourage me to buy more courses being that I could take my time with them. (I probably will anyway... just sayin' it would be really nice to have access longer ;) ) Another thing which is totally common/mainstream and not meant as negative feedback at all, is the use of the word 'command'. Myself, along with many others in positive reinforcement circles have exchanged this word for 'cue'; the connotation is more fitting for bond-building, team-work, positive methods, etc... Anyway, thanks so much for offering these coursesRead Less
Jeris Pugh has been studying canine behavior through practice, publications and live seminars for the past 10 years. He's attended lectures from veterinary behavior experts like Dr. Ian Dunbar, founder of Associations of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) and Dr. Lynn Seibert, President of The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB).
After years of training dogs privately for obedience and competing in disc dog competitions throughout the Northeast, he realized there was something lacking in the dog training world. He set out to create a program that would not only improve dog's behavior, but give them an outlet for their excess energy, and improve their ability to perform their sport or maintain an active life. His experiences beyond the canine world that were instrumental in achieving that goal.
He utilized his experience in teaching and training in the martial arts to combine the concepts of positive reinforcment dog training and the physical outlet that comes along with a martial arts class in order to create the original concept for The Martial ARFS. Under the guidance of his wife, Eve Pugh DVM CVA, CCRP, he used the principles he learned performing and providing functional training for human athletes and substituted canine rehabilitative exercises, canine balance, coordination and body awareness drills, and canine sports activities in order to create functional fitness training programs.
However, a one of kind dog training program is only as beneficial as someone's ability to reach people with it. So in 2013, he open the first Martial ARFS facility on Long Island NY (Just 20 minutes outside NYC). Because of this dense population of the NYC metro area The Martial ARFS has become a high volume training center with as many as 60 new dogs per month. As a result, over the past 4 years The Martial ARFS has become the center piece for improving health, behavior or just a fun place for dog owners and their dogs.
The success Martial ARFS has enabled Jeris to worked with a number of veterinarians across Long Island and NYC to provide programs for their specific clients. Countless General Practitioners, as well as specialist in Surgery, Neurology and even Oncology have sent their clients to The Martial ARFS for general fitness, conditioning, or weight loss.
To continue the process of bringing The Martial ARFS to more and more dog owners, Jeris is now expanding The Martial ARFS brand with additional facilities and online training so that people throughout the US and the world will be able to benefit from The Martial ARFS
He, along with The Martial ARFS has been featured in numerous articles from, PetMD, Dogster, The I Love Dogs Site, Dog ID's.com, and Natural Awakenings with articles on canine fitness, behavior, and the concept of The Martial ARFS itself. In addition, his canine fitness blog averages almost 25,000 views per year.