It’s been more than five years since the last puppy trainer was fired from a breeder, but that hasn’t stopped many puppy breeders from hoping that something different will happen in the future.
Now, a new breed of puppy trainer is gaining momentum.
A new breed that looks a lot like the classic kennel dog is gaining traction.
“It’s kind of like a cross between a kennels, a shelter dog, and a professional dog trainer,” said Scott Toms.
Scott and his husband Todd Toms founded the firm of Scott and Todd Tams Kennel and Kennel Club.
The Toms say they’re looking to raise about $150,000 to hire a trainer and have a facility up and running in time for the new year.
“We are hoping to open this puppy training school and eventually start teaching puppies, and it’s just a matter of time,” said Todd Tums.
“We are definitely excited to get started.”
For now, the firm says they have about 50 students enrolled, and they are currently looking for a full-time trainer to join them.
The couple is hoping to have the new breed up and working by the end of the year.
Scott said that with the right training, they hope to teach puppies the skills needed to keep them safe in a shelter.
“They are incredibly intelligent dogs,” said Toms, who is also a certified trainer.
For more information on the company and its trainers, check out their website.