The Best Choice for Tucson Dog Training

Building Bonds certified professional pet training and behavior consulting uses only the most humane and effective training methods. Your dog will love training and you'll get the results you need. What's not to love?

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Having trouble with your dog?

  • 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?
  • Does your dog display signs of aggression?
  • Are you at your wits end with puppy problems?

Now imagine your dog...

  • Coming when you call
  • Walking calmly by your side
  • Sitting and lying down politely
  • Having a successful veterinary visit
  • Walking without barking and lunging at passerby
  • Being confident and well behaved

These results are possible. Our group classes and private training options can make it happen for you!

Group Classes for Puppies & Dogs

Affordable training courses covering a wide-variety of topics held in our centrally located Tucson training facility. Using a combination of skills training and Family Dog Mediation, we can help you with issues from pulling on a leash, jumping up on guests, not coming when called, or lunging at other dogs. We have a class for just about every need. Don't miss our Puppy Preschool for puppies between the ages of 8-20 weeks targeting the critical socialization period for puppies.

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Family Dog Mediation for Dogs & Their People

At Building Bonds, we know that you didn’t get a dog to be your pet robot. You got a dog because you wanted a friend, a family member, and a meaningful relationship with your dog.​ Relationships are complicated. We get it.

One-sided “training” of a companion of any species to be compliant to our wishes will not foster the best outcome for a healthy relationship. It’s a tempting fantasy to drop off your dog, spouse, or kids somewhere to have them “fixed” by a pro!  Though pros are often a valuable & even necessary guide in the process, they can’t be in the relationship FOR you. They can only give you the guidance you need to make things work.

Most dog training programs don’t touch on what really matters to dog families, because they are built on an outdated model of “obedience” rather than integrated canine science. So, even if you do walk away with a few new skills under your belt, the things that are really making life difficult often continue to be serious daily challenges.

That’s why we take the concept of dog training to the next level. We go beyond the concept of “obedience” entirely, to practically address the real sources of problem behaviors & create realistic solutions that make everyone’s life better. The families we serve consistently share what a surprisingly different kind of experience they have with Building Bonds that last a lifetime with Family Dog Mediation®. No judgment. No false promises. No unrealistic expectations. Just the kinds of game-changing insights & interventions that really matter. We’re changing dog training – for dog families just like yours.

We will help everyone in the family understand each other and work together as a family unit. We will bring you together with the understanding of the whole story, with Family Dog Mediation®.

Choose from a variety of training programs designed to meet your training goals. Don’t live locally or are not sure where to start? Schedule a video consultation and get a customized plan designed to improve your dog’s behavior.

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 trainer will have your dog learning and meeting your training goals in no time.


Our professional dog trainer teaches 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 her/his learning history, environment, genetics, and unique self (L.E.G.S.).

Specialized Classes

From puppy class to triumphant teens and adult 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 multiple certifications holding her to high standards of skill, expertise, and ethics.


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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