To educate committed animal shelter volunteers and rescue organization volunteers who work with dogs so that they can humanely and effectively train shelter/rescue dogs while at their organization. The training will not only help reduce the distressed experience at even the best shelters and rescue environments, but provide mental as well as physical stimulation for the canine population.
Another important goal of our program is to educate volunteers and staff about the science of animal learning, dog ethology, and behavior.
In addition, we believe that programs such as Dog T.I.P. help staff by educating their committed volunteers so that they can be more involved in the responsibilities of shelter work.
Volunteers in shelters and rescues nationwide will have the knowledge and ability to train with a scientific approach, will be able to educate the public about the needs of the real dog, and will be more effectual.