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A Veteran's Passion for Dog Training - When passion becomes calling!

A Veteran's Passion for Dog Training 

Tammy J. Hamilton, the founder of Click for Manners, never anticipated becoming a dog trainer. It wasn't until she was seeking a way to live with PTSD that she discovered her passion for it. After receiving a companion dog named Rex from a veterans organization, Tammy was determined to help him overcome his issues. She dove into researching and studying dog training through online courses and YouTube videos, using her military training to help her along the way. Tammy successfully trained Rex as a service dog and then began helping others do the same. She is a proud graduate of the Karen Pryor Academy, holding her certification as a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Professional Trainer (KPA-CPT).

When Passion Becomes Calling!

"Being a Gulf War veteran has made me intimately familiar with the challenges of living with Chronic Pain and PTSD. My time spent working with rescue dogs taught me a lot about the communication challenges that dogs and their owners face. From this experience, I came to appreciate that dogs are much more than just pets, and I have made it my goal to help owners, handlers, and learners (dogs) live happier lives.

Overall, my passion for dog training and helping others has led me to a fulfilling and rewarding career and a way to give back to my boys who are junior trainers as well. My experience as a Combat Veteran, paired with my love for all things dogs, has allowed me to make a positive impact in the lives of both humans and animals alike".


At Click for Manners, we believe that every dog deserves to be trained with love and kindness. Our commitment to positive reinforcement and fear-free training techniques helps dogs learn and grow in a safe and supportive environment. Here are some additional details about our approach to dog training:

  • We specialize in science-based training methods that have been proven effective in helping dogs learn and retain new behaviors.

  • Our experienced professionals have worked with a wide range of dog breeds and temperaments.

  • We prioritize building strong relationships between dogs and their owners, and we work closely with owners to teach them how to communicate effectively with their pets.

  • Our founder's background in the US Army and experience training service dogs and working dogs have given us a unique perspective on the importance of positive reinforcement and trust-building in dog training.


Whether you're looking to address specific behavior issues or simply want to strengthen your bond with your dog, Click for Manners is here to help. Contact us today to learn more about our services and schedule a consultation.

Founder & Primary Trainer

Tammy J. Hamilton


Specializes in multi dog families, service dog training & coaching

KPA - CTP, AKC Evaluator & Dog Matcher

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