This course is very sentimental to me. My dog didn’t tug at all. He didn’t like to take things into his mouth but I really wanted to play Frisbee so we started learning how to tug. At that time I knew very little and our journey was full of frustration. That wasn’t a fun experience for any of us.
We were working hard and after a year we managed to bring tugging to the level where I can call that a reinforcement. Was it hard? Definitely… Would it be easier to do if I had known as much as I know now? It would!
So what is “Iron Jaws”? It’s a compendium of knowledge which I hope I have known when I started. I know that I am not the only one who struggled with this behavior. It’s harder than most people think and that’s why I wrote this course.
The goal is to teach you to tug and give you a clear view of what to do BUT “what” is not enough for me. With a little help from science, I will show you why does it work. Tugging is not magic. It’s behavior like a sit or lie down and shares the same principles of learning. It’s also one of the best ways for creating a strong and happy relationship with your dog AND it’s so fun to do!
Lessons you can expect can be divided into three major categories:
If your dog doesn’t “like” to tug this course is for you!