Did you know you can get a Winged Wolf

By Jennifer Stoeckl, MAT - Dire Wolf Project CEO, March 24, 2023
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Baruh has become the youngest direwolf dog to become a winged wolf

This week we have largely talked about training your American Dirus puppy to live its greatest potential.

We looked at the benefits of training your giant companion dog to understand “human as a second language” and to avoid culture shock when your baby puppy first enters your home.

Older puppies and adult American Dirus dogs also require training in a way that avoids culture shock.

While older dogs have had many great experiences, especially learning manners and how to interact respectfully with humans, it is up to you to teach them how to speak human fluently.

Remember, the Dire Wolf Project doesn’t sell dogs and puppies. We sell relationships!

Because of that the Dire Wolf Project’s mission is to provide everything you need to live a happy life with your American Dirus dog.

In order to develop a bonded, loving relationship with your furry companion, it takes effort to cross the species gap between canine and human understanding.

Helping you train your new furry friend is one of those important provisions we gift our new owners.

This week, I have been sharing important information with you from the DireWolf Guardians Philosophy book.

This book is one of the ways the Dire Wolf Project provides the information you need to develop a closely bonded relationship with your new friend.

But what is “DireWolf Guardians”?

DireWolf Guardians is the training department of the Dire Wolf Project.

In case you weren’t aware, the Dire Wolf Project consists of three separate departments intertwined to help you have a seamless experience building that fantastic relationship with your beautiful American Dirus:

  1. DireWolf Dogs: breeding and selling the American Dirus dog
  2. DireWolf Guardians: training the American Dirus dog
  3. DireWolf Publishing: books featuring the American Dirus dog

A DireWolf Guardian is an American Dirus dog that has earned its wings and has become a “Winged Wolf” representing the best in the breed.

Any American Dirus dog may apply to earn the prestigious “Winged Wolf” award and become a DireWolf Guardian.

There are three different categories an American Dirus dog may enter to become a DireWolf Guardian crowned with the “Winged Wolf” award.

  1. Companion dog
  2. Assistance dog
  3. Therapy dog

Yesterday, there were seven officially certified DireWolf Guardians who earned the prestigious Winged Wolf award.

Today, there are EIGHT!

We are so pleased to announce that Angel, born: “Pearl’s Miss Maud von Boss”, has passed the Assistance Dog International (ADI) public access test and demonstrated her ability to task to at least 80% accuracy in three categories.

  1. Bracing
  2. Counterbalance
  3. Help human up from a sit or down position.

As a new member of the elite Winged Wolf DireWolf Guardians, Angel receives several benefits:

  1. She will have an exclusive Dire Wolf Project webpage featuring her abilities.
  2. She will receive a frameable Winged Wolf award.
  3. She will be eligible to receive any equipment she needs to perform her duties.
  4. Her official pedigree name will be changed to include a suffix acknowledging her achievement.
    WW = Winged Wolf
  5. She will receive an official ID denoting her status as a DireWolf Guardian.
  6. She will receive the official DireWolf Guardians patch.

See the certification highlights here:

Angel did a fantastic job demonstrating her superior abilities.

She and her owner are an effective team!

We couldn’t be prouder!

The first step for your American Dirus dog to become a DireWolf Guardian and earn the Winged Wolf award is to train it to understand “human” and live respectfully in our human world.

In order to do this type of training, you must first establish a bonded, trusting relationship.

I share the philosophy behind how to accomplish this in the DireWolf Guardians Philosophy book.

There are only two books left before the dramatic price increase goes into effect.

If you want a copy at this great discounted price, reply to this email with your DireWolf Guardians Philosophy book request. The first two Inner Circle members to reply will receive the last two books at the $38.89 price.

Everyone else will have to wait for the reorder, which can take a month to arrive. You will then have to purchase them at a much more worthy price. After all, it’s a one-of-a-kind book for a one-of-a-kind dog breed.

But, if you want even more training advice for your American Dirus dog, then head on over to DireWolf Guardians at the Dire Wolf Project.

Here’s the link:



Jennifer Stoeckl is the co-founder of the Dire Wolf Project, founder of the DireWolf Guardians American Dirus Dog Training Program, and owner/operator of DireWolf Dogs of Vallecito. She lives in the beautiful inland northwest among the Ponderosa pine forests with her pack of American Dirus dogs.