Angela has been working as a dog trainer since 1989, she quickly realized her passion for all animals and she pushed herself to also become a licensed animal health technician in the state of Washington. After working is several animal and critical care hospitals she began a business as a relief veterinary technician, while also continuing to train dogs in obedience and behavioral modification. She would float from hospital to hospital whenever staff was low, due to vacations or illness, she work work a few days to a few weeks, then on to the next hospital. Working in hospitals as far down as Olympia and as far north as Bellingham she learned the skills to manage those hospitals and finally settled in Bellingham for Veterinary Practice Management, all the while continuing to train dogs. In 1997, she left private practice as a veterinary technician and dedicated 100% to starting Tails. Angela primarily teaches our Puppy Pre School Classes and some Private Lessons and workshops, but is at Tails everyday to continue to run the day to day operations of all things Tails.
Kendall grew up with a huge heart for animals, always bringing home stray cats, dogs, frogs. she believes no family is complete without a pet or six. she used to volunteer at a no kill shelter and discovered how much she loves working with dogs. working toward a degree in anthropology at WWU. Kendall loves getting to meet new dogs and puppies any where she goes. she’s absolutely obsessed with furry friends and found the perfect job to pursue her animal loving dreams.
Rob got his start working with dogs in the fall of 1997 at the Humane Society of New York, where he worked his way up to the Assistant Director of Animal Training. He further honed his training skills working alongside Bill Berloni for many years, training dogs, cats, birds and rats for theatrical and motion picture productions. In 2011 Rob was one of four trainers in the country chosen to work on the Petfinder Foundation’s quality of life program for dogs in municipal shelters, the Train To Adopt Program. Rob is thrilled to be a part of the Tails A Wagging trainer team.