The Best Choice for Tucson Dog Families

If you need help with your dog, you have come to the right place. You don't have a bad dog and you are not a bad pet parent. You just need help understanding the adorable furry beast who sleeps in your bed. We've got you.

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Are you having dog troubles?

  • Does your dog seem to forget their name every time you leave home?
  • Does your dog drag you on the other end of the leash?
  • Is your dog a little too helpful while you cook dinner?
  • Is your dog anxious or afraid at the veterinarian's office?
  • Is your dog lunging and barking on walks?
  • Are you at your wits end with puppy problems?

Now imagine...

  • Your dog coming when you call
  • Enjoying a walk with your dog
  • Your dog staying out of the kitchen
  • A successful veterinary visit
  • A peaceful walk
  • Your sanity restored and a resilient, confident puppy

These results are possible. Our Day School, Family Dog Mediation, Group Class or Online Course options can make it happen for you!

Day School

Whether you have a puppy or a dog with behavior challenges, training can feel daunting. In Day School, our experienced trainers and behavior consultants come to your home while you are working or running the kids to school and do the training for you. Why do DIY when you can get an expert? Check out our Puppy, Manners and Life Skills and Reactivity Reimagined Day School programs.

Day School

Group Classes

Explore our value-packed training courses that use games, play and positive reinforcement. Through Family Dog Mediation and fun skill-building techniques, we aim to foster a strong partnership between you and your dog. Be sure not to overlook our Puppy Preschool designed for puppies aged between 10-20 weeks, strategically targeting the crucial socialization period for optimal development. Join us in building a lasting bond and effective teamwork with your canine companion.

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Family Dog Mediation® Private Lessons

At Building Bonds, we know that you got a dog because you wanted a companion, a family member, and a meaningful relationship with your dog.​ Relationships are complicated. We get it.

Unlike traditional one-sided “training” methods that focus solely on making a companion comply with human wishes, we believe this approach doesn’t yield the best outcomes for a healthy relationship. While professionals can be valuable guides, they can’t be in the relationship for you. At Building Bonds, our aim is to guide you in making your relationship with your dog flourish while equipping you with the essential skills for a harmonious lifestyle together.

Many dog training programs are built on an outdated model of “obedience,” lacking insights and interventions based on decades of well-established behavioral science across multiple disciplines. Our approach goes beyond the obedience concept, addressing the real sources of problem behaviors and providing realistic solutions that enhance everyone’s quality of life. Families consistently share how Building Bonds, with our innovative Family Dog Mediation®, offers a surprisingly different and lasting experience that positively impacts their lives.

With no judgment, false promises, or unrealistic expectations, we provide game-changing insights and interventions that truly matter. We’re not just changing dog training; we’re transforming the experience for dog families like yours.

If this resonates with you, we invite you to embark on this next-level experience with your dog. Let’s take the first step together and begin the journey today.

Online Training for Dogs

With our online training options, you can easily train everyday manners and work with complex behavior issues in the privacy and convenience of your home. We guarantee you will receive the same level of personal instruction as in person lessons. It benefits you and your dog. What's not to love?

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What makes Building Bonds the best choice for Tucson dog training?


You're busy. We get that. That's why we offer training options for even the busiest pet parents.


Our highly experienced dog trainers will have you and your dog learning and meeting your goals in no time.


Our professional dog trainers teach you and your dog skills that will allow you to live harmoniously for a lifetime.

Customized for You

We help you embrace all that is YOUR dog including their learning history, environment, genetics, and unique self (L.E.G.S.).

Specialized Classes

From puppy class to manners and life skills, we have a group class that is sure to meet your needs.

Peace of Mind

Rest easy knowing that your trainer has extensive education and certifications holding them to high ethical standards.


See what our clients have to say about our training results.

Building Bonds was recommended by a friend and we are grateful! Our pup came from an environment that had not afforded her opportunities to play and she had very limited leash skills. Kim has helped our very shy pup emerge into a confident walker and a playful pooch- eager to engage in games and learning. Kim has been responsive to all our questions and willing to work around the restrictions Covid 19 has imposed. The training is professional/ respectful, helpful and fun!

— Joyce S.

Building Bonds has an exemplary POSITIVE training program. My two young dogs (Wylie 20 months/Buzz 10 months) and I do multiple classes and have learned great skills while having fun! In addition to the lively classroom the instructors provide multi-media materials as reference. Try it with your furry friends-you’ll love it!

— Pam O.

I have worked with Kim and absolutely love her. I refer many people to her and send my clients to her for snake training. She is patient, kind, willing to approach issues from various directions in order to find the perfect solution. She is amazing and knows her stuff. I am a better trainer because of miss Kim

— Rainbow Service Dogs Inc.

I have been to many different trainers with my Australian Cattle Dogs. Building Bonds has been the best by far. Kim is extremely knowledgeable and very patient with my fearful dog. All training is positive and the building is spotless.

— Pam C.

Kim Silver gave us some amazing BAT sessions with our rescue who was quite fearful of everything but mostly men. I highly recommend her gentle approach and experience to training fearful dogs. We are very pleased and have many tools for continued use and training at home.

— Terri B.
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