Arizona Doggy Dude Ranch located near Tucson is the Southwest's premier dog training program. We train dogs from all over the southwest including the greater Tucson, Phoenix, Flagstaff, and New Mexico areas, as well as dogs from all over the United States. We offer a holistic, ForceFree Method™ approach to dog training, and our training includes Basic Obedience, Behavior Modification, and advanced working dog services. By offering a range of dog training options from dog boarding school, to puppy school, to private dog training lessons, we have a dog training option that will work for you and your dog, whether you are located in Tucson, Phoenix, or beyond.
Maryna has relaunched "Tales From the Sonora" a blog about life lived in dog on a small ranch in the Sonoran region of Arizona. Life here is measured in earth time, night sky time, dog time, and horse time. The juxtaposition and collision of those "clocks" with every day modern life is for me, a never ending source of inquiry and reflection. Read More
All dogs need four "foods" to flourish: nutrition, touch, movement and mental complexity. Here at Arizona Doggy Dude Ranch, we are proud to be at the forefront oftraining strategies that build dogs who are balanced mentally and physically, as well as obedient, and a joy to live with.
Nutrition food - All dogs need balanced age appropriate nutrition with high quality assimilable proteins without the ingredients and additives that severely affect health and behavior.
Touch food - All dogs are tactile creatures. With others of their kind they are constantly bumping into, nose touching, or curling up on, near, or with another dog. They crave and need hands on affection from us that mimics the constant tactile stimulation they would get were they living in a group of dogs.
Movement food - All dogs are social creatures whose culture is based on movement. Movement serves as language and commentary, as well as cultural history and context. In addition, dogs live in a neurological context in their bodies which demands movement stimulation for their well being – what we call proprioception.
Brain food - All dogs require mental complexity to avoid self destructive behaviors ranging from mildly bored and digging in the back yard to somewhat neurotic, all the way to extremes of anxiety, fear and/or aggression. Dogs without mental stimulation will always channel that need into noxious behaviors.