In support of “National Mutt Day,” December 2, 2010, The DogSmith National Dog Training, Pet Sitting, Dog Walking, and Pet Nutrition Franchise, is giving away its MTR® Dog Training cards!

Washington County, Florida, November 30, 2010 – Whether it is a mutt or a purebred, rescue groups around the country have the right dog for you.  And The DogSmith wants to help.  As part of its commitment to aid and support animal rescue groups The DogSmith Dog Training and Pet Sitting National Franchise offers its Canine Rescue Resource Program (CRRP) to humane societies and rescue groups.  The CRRP is a two-tiered approach providing support, education and assistance to animal rescue groups and offers educational seminars and discounted training services to animal adopters.

Niki Tudge, DogSmith founder, says, “We believe our resource program can help increase the adoptability of dogs and cats from a shelter environment, help reduce the number of animals that are returned back to rescue organizations and help prevent animals being surrendered in the first place.”

A key component of the DogSmith’s CRRP is a handy reference tool comprised of instructional cards describing the fundamentals of The DogSmith’s Management, Training and Relationship (MTR) philosophy triangle.  These cards provide an easy and effective way to help pet owners understand The DogSmith’s training methodology.  According to Tudge, “Our company mission and goal in creating the MTR tool kit is to provide pet dog owners with a simple, effective and handy reference to guide them on the path to improving and strengthening the bond shared with their dog. There are few greater joys in life than truly learning to communicate with your four legged family members.  It is this communication that helps your pet become family and enhancing the life you share.”

In recognition of National Mutt Day, The DogSmith is making a free online version available to the animal loving public.  The MTR tool provides step-by-step instructions for pet dog owners wishing to establish and strengthen the three components of the MTR philosophy including exercises on managing your dog’s daily life and activities, basic training skills and fun relationship building exercises to strengthen the bond you share with your dog.

Tudge says, “If you conscientiously use these cards on a daily basis you will be amazed at not only what your dog is able to do but by the improved relationship you will enjoy with your pet dog.  We created these cards in response to growing demand from our clients based on the vast experience gained and lessons learned from our work with rescue groups and fostering dogs waiting for their forever home.”

If you would like more information on National Mutt Day visit  To get your free MTR tool kit visit

About The DogSmith

The DogSmith Franchise Services Inc. is a Florida based company whose mission is to enhance the lives of pets and their owners by improving their relationship, and the quality of the life they share, through providing professional support and training to pet dog owners, supporting and assisting animal shelters and rescue organizations to minimize the number of unwanted animals and offering affordable and professional care to family pets so that pet ownership is never a burden. To learn more about, or to become, a DogSmith Dog Trainer, visit or call 1-888-364-7648