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Maureen Backman, MS CTC PCT-A, The Muzzle Up! Project

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Peace of mind and expert guidance to ensure you and your dog are set up for success. 

Muzzle Up! Online provides real-time support and quality muzzle training from the comfort of your own home.

It’s not easy finding information on how to muzzle train your dog. It’s harder still to find personalized support to guide you each step of the way. Now, you can access quality information and personalized support to help you successfully muzzle train your dog and have fun doing it. Muzzle Up! Online is an exciting new training and coaching program offered to dog owners and professionals around the world.

When you become a client, you can be assured you are receiving the highest quality training and coaching to ensure peace of mind, success, and a rewarding training experience for you and your dog. 

About Maureen 

Maureen Backman, MS, CTC, PCT-A is the owner of Mutt About Town, which offers private dog training services in the San Francisco Bay Area. Maureen’s particular strength is combining her knowledge of counseling along with her studies in animal learning and behavior to help humans understand how to communicate and work with their dogs. She is strongly committed to using only force-free training methods.

Maureen is the founding director of The Muzzle Up! Project. Through partnering with local businesses, rescues and trainers, not only in San Francisco but across the world, Muzzle Up! aims to educate the public about dog behavior, safety, and why we don’t need to fear muzzles.

She graduated with honors from Jean Donaldson’s prestigious Academy for Dog Trainers, is certified in training by the Pet Professional Accreditation Board, and has a master’s degree in rehabilitation psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


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