Jeris Pugh - Owner/Creator

Jeris Pugh with Balancing Border Collie

Jeris Pugh has been studying canine behavior through practice, publications and live seminars for the past 10 years.. He's attended lectures from veterinary behavior experts like Dr. Ian Dunbar, founder of Associations of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) and Dr. Lynn Seibert, President of The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB).


From 1993-2005, taught at Tiger Schulmann’s MMA Centers (the largest martial arts franchise in the North East) in New Jersey, Philadelphia, and NYC.


From 2004-2005 Studied & Trained under Dr Michael Colgan PHD CCN creator of The New Power Program which provides functional athletic training for professional, Olympic & recreational athletes.


In 2005, began competing in disc dog competitions winning may local, state, and regional competitions throughout the northeast.


In 2006-2012, trained dogs privately for behavior modification and athletic performance by applying principles from teaching martial arts and functional conditioning training principles with reward based dog training methods.


In 2013, he utilized his experience to combined the principles of teaching martial arts and the principles of functional training for human athletes, with canine rehabilitative exercises and sports activities, canine balance, coordination and body awareness drills in order to create the Martial ARFS.

Dr. Eve Pugh DVM, CVA, CCRP – Veterinary Advisor

Her passion for holistic and preventive medicine led her to the realization that a dog with an active healthy lifestyle prevents the vast majority of conditions that need to be treated with veterinary medicine. Her desire to provide a service to treat animals before they become ill was the inspiration for the Martial ARFS.


In 1999, she graduated from Cornell School of Veterinary Medicine. Prior, she attended Arizona State University where she received Bachelor’s Degrees in Chemistry and Zoology, Summa Cum Laude.


In 2003, she was certified in Veterinary Acupuncture through the College of Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State


In 2005, she attended the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine's program and received advanced training in Canine Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy and is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner.


From 2005-2006 she was North Shore Animal League’s Chief Medical Director and was their Lead Veterinarian during their rescue efforts immediately following Hurricane Katrina.


In 2013, started Progressive Pet Therapy which specializes in alternative therapies for companion animals and canine athletes including Acupuncture, Physical Rehabilitation, Nutrition and Laser Therapy.