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Are you and your dog happy at tails? Tell us what you think.

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Dany- thanks again. We really enjoyed class with you. Mandy, Lily and Ritz

 

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I can't be more greatful to tails a wagging for helping me.  I was low on money but needed help with my dog.  I called another trainer.  This "guy"  would not bother to even talk to me or give me any advise without paying him first.  I know trainers don't work for free,  but i was only asking for a phone call.  At my next vet visit I told the Dr about the troubles I was having and she suggested I call tails a wagging. WOW,what a difference. I spoke with (Katey I think) and she walked me through my problem and let me know there was a pretty easy fix.  She even sent me a training video.  Problem solved!  I called my vet and told her about what happend,  she said she was not surprised because they help thier clients all the time.  I know who to refer all my friends to!  thanks Katey and tails a wagging

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Many, many thanks to Tails A Wagging for making every Wednesday Cosmo’s favorite day of the week!

When Cosmo first went to doggie daycare, he was tentative and attempted to jail-break his way out by pushing and pawing at the doors! Because of the caring, skill and dedication of every person who came in contact with Cosmo, he now LOVES daycare! From the moment he walks the door, he is greeted with smiles and enthusiasm. I know that he is loved and cared for, and happily tired when he comes home. We could not ask for more!!

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Dear Angi, 

 

I want to thank you for two really great nights at puppy preschool for Jordi and us, his parents.  :)  First, we have learned things from you each time that IMMEDIATELY translated into better puppy parenting at home.  Second, it’s just so great when you joke around saying things like “who’s getting all bit up” and we can laugh and feel like we are normal and things are okay.  Third, you have taught us to better understand dog behavior such as what puppy-play looks like when it is going well or not going well, because we did not know the difference before.  Fourth, we appreciate things like passing the puppies around that are helping Jordi socialize and gain experience and confidence in the world.  I love your training philosophy and teaching style.  

 

Many thanks for Tails-a-wagging for providing this amazing, generous, high-quality, beneficial experience to our community for free.  

 

Denise Binderup, goldendoodle Jordi’s mom 

 

 

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Angi, thank you for such a great class last night.  I wanted to tell you about how we found you.  A couple of weeks ago, my puppy’s vet said to make sure we attend a socializing puppy class. He was pretty adamant about it, telling me he can tell- just by how the puppy behaves who has gone to the class and who has not.  As soon as I got home I looked up for a class near my house.  We attended the class and  were not impressed to say the least.  As you know my pup is small and the trainer had big puppy’s with the small ones and they seem to be picking on him and she did not help my puppy.  Knowing my vet said I really needed to go,  we went again but had the same experience. At my next vet visit I told my vet I did not understand why he wanted us to go to that, he said “because tails-a-wagging is amazing and helps so many dogs”  when I told him I did not go to tails –a-wagging he apologized for not being more clear and said he will make sure everyone knows who he is talking about.  We came to your class last night and WOW! Now I know why he said to come.  Your class was nothing like the other one.  everyone was happy, the dogs and the people.  you had that cool separation gates so the smaller pups could just play with each other.  And we learned so much, thanks for helping us get a handle on his potty training and him biting our pant legs.  We will be back and I will tell everyone about you.

samantha and bella the pup

 

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Dear Angi,

Thank you for offering the canine body language class, it was very informative, well researched and well presented. You are truly gifted and you gift us all with knowledge! I can see you writing a book of your own one of these days!

Thanks for all you do, Pam Went and Anna

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Hi Angi,

Your class was amazing last night! I took 2 pages of notes when I got home. Having raised dogs and read many books on puppy training, i was surprised how much new information there was. I was truly impressed with your depth of knowledge and firm grasp of basic principles. Thank you for offering such a wonderful class for free! I look forward to experiencing the other classes you offer.

Thank you! Travis Triplett

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You've taken care of Chloe since she was a baby; Fiona, since she came to us, and Madeline since we got her from Furbaby Rescue when fostered by Angi. Tails a Wagging is family.

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Our Abby Ann has been a part of Tails-A-Wagging, and all that means, since we got her. She just turned three in Feb., and while she has some issues, the friendly, kind people there have always helped us. She's been a handful, having had bilateral knee replacement surgery at one and a half years old, and coming from an increasingly "mysterious" background that has turned out to be almost 100% more traumatic than we were ever told by the "rescue". We've worked with her for hours and hours and the kind people at TAW have backed us up all the way. They've given us hope, and help and encouragement, and we appreciate each and every one of you for being sensitive to her. Thank you all so much! Mike and Betsy Madan

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Angi,

Thank you for your excellent class this evening on dog behavior. I was very impressed with your knowledge and your delivery of the information. It was so helpful and made several things clear for both Ed and I.

It was fun to see Chai in so many clips. The irony did not escape us. Here was the ferocious puppy from hell with no bite inhibition, terrible manners, constant and intense fear responses, and a long road ahead of her as a singleton -- who turned out to be the well mannered, mild lady of the day care who could be used to demonstrate appropriate doggie manners and communication skills.

She has been a group project to be sure between your wise counsel and willingness to take her on at such an early age to all the classes, the day care staff and dogs who have helped shape her behavior, the vets and techs that have saved her life and kept her going, and our unconditional love and daily training. It has taken a huge village to bring her to adulthood and we are so grateful. Seeing her up on the screen tonight sort of brought it all home.

Thank you for being such a huge part of Chai's life.

Blessings, Debbie and Ed (and Chai!)

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We adopted our little Chihuahua 3 years ago. She is a joy in our lives!. She is very fearful of venturing out of the house. Putting on a halter and leash causes her to shake as does going to a dog park, or a quick car ride. We scheduled a home visit with Angi Lenz to help us develop a plan on how to help Bree overcome her fears. We were apprehensive that anything could be done. Angi put our minds at ease and helped us to understand Bree's behavior. The simple techniques Angi suggested have already started to show progress. We now have hope our little girl can begin to enjoy things normal dogs enjoy.

Thank you Angi!

Christine Sessler

HR Department Whatcom Humane Society

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Hi Angi,

Just wanted to thank you for sharing your time and expertise at puppy pre-school. Your instruction was very helpful to my daughter, Tico and me. Looking forward to kindergarten with Chelsea.

Merry, merry, happy, happy,

Tico's Family

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Hi Angi, Thanks so much for the superb job you did yesterday with Claire’s evaluation and training lesson. You went through everything with explanations that were easily understood by Jackie, and showcased Claire in such a way as to show how capable she was of making correct choices, how quickly she could learn and how great a family dog she really could be. Thanks again, Joanne Vickers Alternative Humane Society Foster Home/Foster Mom Case Manager

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We have been Tails a Wagging patrons for 11 years. Our sweet beagle Ridley, who passed away in April, was a Tuesday regular since he was a puppy. I cannot begin to give adequate praise to Tails and the caring, fun, and stimulating environment they have created for pups. Angi's wealth of knowledge is amazing, and she will give advice and problem solve, and she does it with true love for the pups and a passion for her career. When the time is right and we add another fur-baby to our family, we will absolutely be repeat customers. Erin and Mike Cristofaro

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Tails Staff, I can't thank you enough for what you do. Thank you for your expertise and patience with Hatch. Our experience at Tails has been truly life changing for both of us. You helped Hatch become a confident and happy dog and myself to be a responsible and confident dog owner. Thank you a million times over for your time, energy and love of animals. Please know you are changing lives and your work isn't going unnoticed. Love, Eryn and Hatch

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Angi, We just can't thank you enough for your Puppy preschool class. Buggy was a sassy, obnoxious little guy when we found you, and now he is (ok, still sassy) but so much more in tune with us and happy to learn.Thanks for being diligent and encouraging us to try another trainer when we called you- the first place we tried was kind of crazy and just not our style. But Tails-a-Wagging pre school class was so structured and fun. Thanks, we look forward to more classes with Tails Anna, Paul and Mr. Buggy

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Chelsea, Just want you know that I think you are an amazing teacher! Keep up the great work. Thanks for all you do. Greg Knutson

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Angi, Thank you again for providing such a positive/upbeat environment for Khaleesee's puppy socialization. The insights and instructions you provided were very helpful. We think it is especially wonderful that you provide these sessions for free. What a wonderful contribution to the community! Sincerely, Mike & Sharon Roof and baby Khaleesee.

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My dog Rosie and I just finished our 2nd Wag It Games class with Kerry Mitchell and it was so much fun!!! Kerry is so knowledgable and helpful and you can tell how much she loves working with dogs and their people. And she was so patient with my very active puppy!! We learned so much and will definitely take more classes from Kerry!!

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We recently purchased a home visit to assist in training our excitable dog Bean. Chelsea was punctual, professional and imparted a wealth of information. Bean’s behavior is much improved and we will continue working with him as advised by Chelsea. Thanks Broberg family

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Thank you for problem solving and developing creative solutions to help Griffey participate and improve his social skills as part of puppy kindergarten and puppy prep. I appreciate so much the way you assess each dog as an individual and adjust accordingly. We have a long way to go but I am pleased with Griffey's progress. I feel that he is definitely ahead of my previous welsh terriers in terms of house training, basic manners and reaction to other dogs. I will happily recommend your puppy programs to any puppy owners we meet.

Thanks, Carolyn Wolfe

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Both Chauncey and I loved the class. I learned some very useful things in regard to dogs and Chauncey in particular. Simply a slower stroke when rub his chest is better ….. I just have to keep in mind the tension I might feel at his behavior is communicated through my touch and handling and can become a vicious circle. Because I was easily frustrated when I started working with Chauncey as a puppy, I know he picked up on my uptight vibes. (I was afraid his antics would hurt my broken wrist.) With Chauncey I have come to realize he feeds on uptight, and the pace of the situation. If I can slow down and breathe, simply wait him out, I get better results. All my classes, the age of Chauncey, the wonderful support of TAW and time are conspiring to improve on his behavior. I am hopeful that one day he will have a calmer demeanor and more moderate approach to life”)

Kerry is a wonderful teacher. I mentioned Chauncey’s behavior with Dad in a wheelchair and after several classes she worked individually with us and the wheelchair to help Chauncey become more at ease with the contraption. We haven’t yet had a quiet time with my Dad to test out our practice, but I am sure it will be better when we do.

As always I value the wealth of experience and knowledge you and Tails bring to our lives.

Nancy & Chauncey

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The class (Connect the Dots) was awesome! Kerry puts so much into each class to teach us how to have fun while strengthening the bond with our pups! We learned about calming and desentisizing strategies, working with distractions, connecting more with our dogs, loose leash techniques, games, tricks, new dance moves and much more! Kerry and Don are fabulous! Really caring and they gave us great materials to use to keep practicing and continuing to learn more on our own.
Really a great class! Thank so much!

Sue and Daisy Maisy

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Thank you so much, Amber, for helping Raffi and us learn so much about puppy training!

I am sending this testimonial in appreciation of a great kindergarten session!

At first we thought that the commands you were teaching us to teach Raffi we could easily do on our own at home. But after the first few classes we realized how important the socialization and distractions were for him to learn to focus on us when given a command! And Raffi had so much fun with his classmates and you. We are looking forward to puppy prep!

Theresa, John, and Raffi!

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Gus and I are thankful we met Chelsea and the Tails staff – we both learned so much and are happier for it. I’ve heard wonderful things about Tails from friends and my vet and my experience would echo what I’ve heard from others: Tails is an amazing place! Chelsea is so fun to work with and helped me learn a lot about giving Gus good cues and staying consistent and positive. I’m amazed at how much Gus has learned over the past six weeks and I’m looking forward to taking another class with Gus in the future. Thanks so much for all you do to help dogs and their owners.

Caite & Gus

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Hello Tails!
What a wonderful experience we had in puppy prep school! Chelsea was very clear and consistent and Mokey has made great strides since we began the class. Especially helpful was Chelsea's visit to our house for the one-on-one lesson. She answered all our questions and more and we feel so much more confident. It's wonderful knowing that that Chelsea is so open, encouraging and supportive! We've already started taking her advice on how to handle Mokey and Wembley when people come to the house ...when all craziness and barking happens! After one session of us doing as she suggested we saw a massive improvement! Wow! Thank you again and we look forward to taking future classes from Chelsea and at Tails!

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Hi! My little Miracle was just adopted today, but I wanted to let you know that I really, really enjoyed Michael and the Ruff Around the Edges classes. Miracle and I had great fun and the fast pace was enjoyable. It was actually a wonderful bonding experience with my little foster (wish I could have kept her!)

Anyway, just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate Tails, and your kindness to rescue dogs . . . . you guys are awesome and Michael deserves a big thumbs up for a fun class that helps people and dogs learn.

Thank you Angie! You guys are the best!

Lucienne

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I appreciate the effort you put into each class to meet the individual needs of all of us. Every class was inspiring. We had so much fun and learned so much that I can't wait to take another class! I particularly liked the chance for the dogs to interact, then refocus on obedience . Its challenging but really good practice.

I'm so pleased with the progress we've made with Daisy over the past year and a half. I remember when we first started working with you and had a private lesson to work on daycare issues. We were finding it very challenging to be learning about a new puppy while learning new training techniques and also still grieving the death of our previous Lab, Lily. I wasn't sure if Daisy could ever be even close to as solid as Lily and whether she could be trained and socialized to be the wonderful companion we'd had with Lily. We had high expectations. Daisy had very big paws to fill! I remember being relieved that day when you worked with us and reassured us about Daisy's ability to learn and be trained with positive methods.

And we've stuck with positive training methods and received much needed help from you in classes and socials. You always go above and beyond to give the help needed with creative positive solutions. I've loved learning to utilize only the positive training techniques. Training is fun for all of us. And Daisy has blossomed into a happy, loving, well socialized dog and great companion. She loves everyone, dogs, people, and our cats. She wants to please us and loves getting rewarded for doing what we want. And we love her so much.

All in all, I couldn't be happier with where we are right now with our puppy progress - with Daisy just under 19 months now. And we'll be taking more classes in the future.

Thanks so much for all your help, patience, expertise and love of dogs.

Sue and Erik and Daisy Maisy

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A few months ago, I could not have imagined Nyima being the dog in this picture. No, not the way he was biting and being aggressive with me and my family especially with my 9 year-old son Taiming. We were at a Chinese Schools poetry competition in Seattle on Saturday and Nyima was the center of attention. All the kids loved him and he had all these kids walking him and petting him during break times. I didn't have to worry about him lounging at them or biting them. I am so grateful for all that you and your staff at Tails have done to help Nyima mature into the dog that he is today. And all the doggy socialization he's getting at Daycare and Doggy Socials has prepared him to get along well with other dogs. He is very much part of our family and I can't imagine not being able to take him along with us wherever we go. Now I feel confident and safe when we take him to public places. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you and your staff do!

Sincerely,

Jiasong Yuen

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I stumbled upon Tails-a-wagging when I picked up a flyer about a free puppy socialization class. Initially I thought Tails was just a facility that offered daycare and obedience classes but I was wrong! Angi is so skilled in pet behavior, when I had problems with my Boxer puppy being a bully to other dogs she spent a lot of time working with him intensively to recondition him and help him understand that other dogs are fun. Before I dreaded coming into contact with other dogs and after a lot of one-on-one with Angi and the other Tails staff giving him feedback and reinforcing good behaviors he gradually learned to trust other dogs and now he loves going to daycare and meeting up with all his new friends! Angi, Chelsea, Amber and all the awesome pack leaders are so kind-hearted, they know everything about all the dogs and they give feedback every day, which is great when you are trying to establish good behaviors in a puppy. I’m so thankful to everyone that works there, they are the BEST. Bo is a million times happier and better behaved since going to Tails.

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Hi Chelsea.

Just saying thank you. Me and Cedar really learned a lot in your Ruff Around the Edges class. I enjoyed the pace and focus of the class. The hour always flew past.

Instructions were always clearly explained and you showed great patience and professionalism with owners and dogs alike.

I’m just sorry the course is over. I felt we were just warming up. I look forward to our next class. You did a great job.

Thanks again.

James Higgins

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Angi and Chelsea,

Thank you so much! We enrolled Bindy in Puppy Pre-School as soon as she was of age, then put her in Puppy Kindergarten. She is turning out to be great addition to the family! You taught her manners and skills that will last her lifetime. I am very proud and feel safe taking her out into the public now. We are looking forward to future classes and also your Dog Socials. We were sure lucky to have found Tails-a-Wagging!

Thank you!

Sandy

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To Angi and Chelsea,

I would like to commend Chelsea for the way she conducted the training classes. Working with puppies and there humans can be quite challenging for all concerned. Chelsea was always positive and conveyed a lot of information for us to use. I was very pleased to have Chelsea as an instructor and when we take Noire' in for further training will look forward to taking further classes from Chelsea.

Thank you Stan & Noire

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Dear Amber,

Just wanted to say thank you :D You have such patience dealing with dogs like Clark all day, it's admirable! The wonder walker harness you gave him works amazingly! He loves it and associates it with going outside and being a good boy on it. The 6 weeks changed his behavior immensely and I can't wait to continue his progress & work with Chelsea in the next class starting in May. For all you do and all the dogs you've trained,many thanks!!!

Cheryl

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Hey Chelsea,

Thank you so much for being patient with our little Gracie!! She is so precious to us, and you treat her so well. Thank you also for recommending we bring her to Doggie Day Care. I know she is still a little shy, but I know she really enjoys it, because she is completely tuckered out for 2 days following a day of play. The first day after Day Care, she didn’t even make it to the street in the seat next to her dad, before she was sound asleep. The 2nd day, she was so tired, she couldn’t even jump up on the bed. I had to lift her onto the bed to go to sleep for the night. It is really cute and she seems calmer and more content, just after 2 days at Day Care. On her first day, she was very scared and wouldn’t come to anyone and wouldn’t play with anyone, until she saw you. You made the difference in her experience, because she knows and trusts you. Thank you so very much for everything you have done for our precious puppy.

Kathleen Ruiz-Melbo

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Hey, you two awesome dog people, I just wanted to share with you, since you are both aware of Herman's reactivity issues with me to other dogs...my work with the Humane Society horses has helped my self confidence in working with animals so much that I realized I have become a much better leader for Herman, too. I can walk him now and not have issues. It's a huge epiphany for me, and a relief. :) Thank you both for all of the support and work you've done with us over the years. I think we've turned a (new) corner!

Julie and Herman

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Dear Angi, I am writing to let you how much Ruthie and I enjoyed Chelsea's class. I loved how she asked each one of the group about their expectations for the class and their pets. I think it made each of us very comfortable within the group and with each other. There is no doubt that Chelsea is in charge. She is firm, helpful, open to questions, witty and fun. She is nothing short of a dynamo!..........infinite energy. She always watches each dog perform the commands, and if need be, offer insights and ways to smooth the way to help our "babies" learn more. If Chelsea finds one way does not work, she always has another helpful solution.

There is no doubt that she is a specialist in dog behavior, and, by the way, is very good! She has a calming way about her that puts both the dog and the owner at ease. I actually found myself practicing extra hard at home so that I would feel proud of my accomplishments with Ruthie. It is so hard to find so many great qualities in one person. But, I would have to say that Chelsea is one fine instructor whose heart is in the right place. I am looking forward to another class at Tails-A-Wagging, and hopefully Chelsea will be there to see Ruthie and me through it! I feel blessed to have had advice and training from all of you at my "Happy Place".

Sincerely, Carol F. and Ruthanne Rose Raines

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Dear Angi,

I am writing to tell you that Ruthie and I THOROUGHLY ENJOYED Chelsea's puppy prep classes.  She is one of the most knowledgeable people concerning  training,  and especially, a dog's body language.  I learned so very much from her, and Ruthie certainly is much different , and so attentive now!  I cannot thank her enough, but also you for recommending that we go with the small dogs class.

I am excited about the next upcoming class for Ruthie.  We are taking the summer off, but will be ready to go again in the fall. I am so in hopes that Chelsea will instruct another all small dog's class that Ruthie will need.  (HINT, HINT!!)

Thank you for all you have helped me to achieve with Ruthie,...................and for all the laughs..............coming in to Tails A-Wagging is a favorite part of my day!   Hugs to Chelsea from Ruthie and me!  

Carol F. Raines

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Dear Angie,

How can we thank you enough for such a positive experience with you in puppy class.  You are JUST stellar in so many ways--communication, positive attitude, saying what needs to be said, giving important information at a measured pace, but frequently and  appropriately.   Lessons at the moment of need are often there in your puppy classes and you give it your all.  The variety of activities, yet time for important interaction and handling other pups lovingly is so vital.  Thank you so much for offering us this opportunity.  We are so old and yet stand in awe of what you know and how you are able to impart it so effectively.

Greatly admire you, dear girl,

Love,

Jeanette

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We recently completed the 3-week "Got the Growlies" workshop with Amber. It was a great experience for us and Rowan as well! While we definitely have a long road ahead of us, many of the techniques and tips that Amber shared with us or helped to reinforce have already begun to show their effectiveness, most especially during our walks. Also, knowing that other folks in the community have to deal with the "growlies" as well makes it slightly less mortifying if there happens to be an episode!

We are looking foward to continuing to work with Amber in the upcoming "Managing the Growlies" class.

Thank you so much for all the great work your team does!

Cheers,
Alyssa, Nick, & Rowan

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Cubby took Puppy Kindergarten and Prep School with Chelsea. The best thing about the experience was Chelsea’s encouraging good nature that was a strong influence on both the humans and the dogs. We were impressed by her ability to relate to people and dogs. Her attitude was always “can do!” Her classes were always a balance of fun and learning. She gave us specific and useful help with Cubby’s hyper-excitability moments. We believe any owner and dog would benefit from a class with Chelsea!

Fritz Sharninghausen, VMD Janet Hosokawa

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Dear Angi,

Thank you so much for the wonderful seminar tonight! I believe strongly it
should be required to attend your seminar before one gets a puppy, only wish
I had seen it before getting Sophie. Maybe you could make it a prerequisite
that you attend the seminar when you sign up for puppy kindergarten. I (we)
are looking at Sophie in a whole new way ... when we got home I checked her
greeting of us, her facial expressions, tail etc.
Please, please educate us more .... Let's have more of these educating
seminars so we can be better advocates and parents for our dogs, we cannot
say enough how much we enjoyed tonight!

Looking to learn even more!

Angela & Gordon Stevens ..... Sophie 's parents
 

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Hi Angi,

Thank you so much for donating the class for shelter dog Lucy, from the Whatcom Humane Society, to attend your Ruff Around The Edges class! We both loved the class and Lucy really excelled - not only did she become an excellent sitter, she really loves to roll over and crawl!  Thanks to you all for your continuous involvement with the shelter! Tails is the best, and I tell this to everyone I know!!

Michelle Burris, WHS Volunteer 

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Dear Angi,

It was just the best opportunity ever to get to know more about effectively communicating with our puppy. And it was awesome to watch Cubby learn to communicate with other pups. It was interesting to see how at first he only seemed to related to people but by the end was too busy playing with the other pups and didn't pay much attention to people.

You offered so many valuable tips and insights during each pre-school session. It was satisfying to see such development in all the puppies. We only wish you had an extended age version of this class. We think there is just so much more socialization/fun tips we three (and we're sure others feel this way, too) can learn from you.

Cubby just adores you and will miss seeing you next week. Thank you so, so much for all your professional help. We are so happy to recommend Tails a Wagging to everyone.

With many best wishes,

Dr. Fritz Sharninghausen DVM, Janet and Cubby 

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Angi,

Thank you! This was a fun experience for all of us and I know if is really good for her socialization skills. Daisy was really tired out afterward which gives the humans a little break too. Training is really fun with a willing and treat-motivated Labrador and from our experience with our last Lab, is like money in the bank that will really pay off when she is older. We plan to do a lot more training with her and I'm pleased to see your facility offers lots of classes.

Thanks for offering this wonderful puppy class!
Sue and Erik and Daisy Caspersen 

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Thank you for allowing Moose and I to join the Wallflower class. I was totally amazed at how relaxed he became with everyone in class. I believe Moose excelled in this class and is improving daily when I get the chance to work with him. Please let Angela know how much I appreciate Friends for Life for donating this class to help my Moose man. I am sure we will cross paths again with another foster in the future and I look forward to it. Thanks again
Sincerely,

Treauna Cuthbertson

The Alternative Humane Society

Canine Foster & Adoption Program

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Our dog Carter just graduated from the Rough Around the Edges class!! Our instructor was Chelsea, she was great, she went above and beyond the call of duty in helping Carter and us succeed at the class. We were having some challenges with some of the training and Chelsea came to our house after hours to help out and get us back on track. She truly cares and wants the pet owner and the dogs to succeed. She is a great asset to Tails a Waggin :)

Thanks Chelsea! 

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Tails-A-Wagging Staff,

Clark and I would like to give our praises to you, the staff at Tails-A-Wagging. We were very satisfied with the structure of both puppy Pre-School and Puppy Kindergarten and are planning on enrolling our pup, Arthur, in Puppy Prep classes very soon. Arthur has gone from being quite shy around other dogs to playing with them and engaging in role-reversal too. He has learned basic manners and is well socialized with other puppies. We are so proud of Arthur and we credit his teachers thus far, Angi and Chelsea, for being a significant part of his progress.

Thank you all! Sincerely,

Rachel and Clark

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I simply cannot believe the change that your one hour of instruction had made with Phoebe! She waited until the gate was all the way open before going on the walk this morning, and I was able to get her down on the floor without any problem!

Thanks! Paula

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Superb !! My dogs have taken varies classes at Tails and love it! Well organized classes,trainers that love what they do and it shows.Positive reinforcement .

Thank you,Kathleen,Ollie,Lucy and Eddie

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Dear Angi,

The puppy pre-school class was great. We enjoyed it and think it was really helpful for Sachi. I only wish we had gotten her in there sooner. We are looking forward to her class next class

Thanks, Terry, Yuki &Sachi!

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I do want to praise the Getting to Calm Class and Tails-a-Wagging. We did learn a lot in the class and through our experiences with Tails-a-Wagging and as we move forward with Cecil the learning sinks in and we appreciate all of your support. I think the thing we love the most about our experiences with all of you is that you really do care about Cecil and about us. It is so evident. As newcomers to the world of reactive dogs we have had a big learning curve and I hope we are finally "getting" what it means to have Cecil part of our family. Thanks for listening to an emotional pet owner and always helping.

With appreciation, Elaine Rebuck

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Hey! I just wanted to say thank you once again for the training classes! Our Siberian DJ learned SO MUCH during his weeks in class. When we brought him in, he whined while around the other dogs, and although he knew how to behave he never did consistantly. DJ and I are still working on things but I'm very impressed. He has started to come when called on command (a huge step for us) and he has amazing manners now. I can count on him to do what I ask every time. All of the things we learned in class brought us closer together. I probably learned more about how to teach Deej than he's actually learned from me, but I suppose I needed more work. I can't wait to bring DJ to the next class! Thanks again Michael!

Brandon Naff

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We just wanted to say THANK YOU to Tails-a-wagging and especially Chelsea. Our experiences in Puppy Preschool, Puppy Kindergarten and most recently Puppy Prep-school have not only given us the skills to help our boy Niko show how amazing he is but it help solidify our bond with our newest family member. Chelsea uses her sense of humor, enthusiasm and a great deal of patience to bring out the best in both puppy and owner. She kept us on our toes but loving every minute of class. Our 9 year old daughter was able to attend our classes and this has had a huge impact on her relationship with Niko as well as his interaction with children of all ages. Having never had "the puppy experience" before Niko -I give Chelsea, Tails a wagging and their program a huge chunk of the credit for making this such a wonderful and positive experience for all of us!

A big THANK YOU from Sam, Juli, Satia and Niko

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I want to thank Kerry and Don for working with us in Getting to Calm. Our two-year-old German shepherd, Leo, started lashing out at other dogs during Fun and Focus class, which was very upsetting because he was a well-socialized dog who never showed any aggression or reactivity before. It was very important to me that Leo be able to return to Tails-a-Wagging and have a good experience while learning to be calm around other dogs on leash. Kerry was very kind to let us join the Getting to Calm class late and we had a wonderful time practicing handling skills to keep Leo successful in the future.

Thanks!

Kari (and Rob and Leo)

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Your facility is beautiful, safe, and very clean. The rubber floors are kind to me and my dogs. Julie is a wonderful agility trainer. She helped transform Mandy from a timid little kid into a confident, competent agility dog! We have been training with her over the last three years and will continue to do so. Thanks for having Julie on your team

Martha Roberson and Mandy 

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Delilah loved puppy preschool - what a great socialization experience; full of play and information! Thank you so much - we're looking forward to puppy kindergarten next!

Kimber and  Delilah

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I was very impressed with the cleanliness of the facility and the knowledgeable, friendly staff. Blu is much less timid after her class and we loved doing some of the Agility elements in her class, which will be her next class: Basic Agility.Scott & Kristin White and Blu 

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My husband and I, ignorant of any potential problems with taking two litter mates, adopted two Havanese pups ten weeks ago. We wandered into Tails a Wagging to make an inquiry…and have found it to be a life line ever since. We have had several issues with the pups. And Talis has offered us a great deal of information, advise and support. Because we have the pups enrolled in separate classes, have taken them to the free socialization classes and the Sunday morning romps, we have been lucky to have had help from Michael, Carmen, Chelsea and from Angie. Every one of these people has gone "that extra mile" in helping us. Generosity, passion and commitment have characterized each of our many sessions, phone calls, emails and even at-home visits, from these dedicated professional dog lovers/trainers.

We cannot say how grateful we are. We are so much enjoying our pups--Sasha and Rags-- but honestly, I don't think we could have kept them both if it were not for the people at Tails. We look forward now to a long happy family life, canines and humans, and know that Tails is helping us build a strong foundation for that life and will be an important part of it for a long time to come. Thank you so, so much !
 
Donald & Eugenie Simpson, Rags & Sasha