Read what dogs (and people) are saying about tails…
Angi, and Cam at Tails have all been absolutely wonderful to work with. Everyone is helpful, friendly and willing to share their expertise to help you develop the very best dog possible. My husband and I rely on the “village” to help get our very energetic boxer puppy the training, exercise and socialization she needs to develop into the kind of dog that is a joy to be around. And when I’ve asked for additional resources, I received more than anyone could expect: extremely thorough explanations to questions, links to videos and third party tools, and ideas to try to work through specific issues. Our family went through both puppy pre-school and puppy prep classes at Tails. Solid basic training for my husband (his first puppy) and myself (oh, how much you can forget in 12 years!) Of course it was great for the puppy too, but I don’t kid myself. Those classes were as essential for getting our family into “learning mode” as it was critical training for our puppy. Yes, they do have high expectations, and there is not much sugar coating when there is work to be done. But if your goal is to help your dog into being the best they can be so that you can enjoy their polite doggy companionship forever after…. Tails is the place to go. The Nissen Family
Jen, Thank you so much for your notes and for a wonderful training session last Thursday morning! And thank you for noticing so many wonderful things about Scout; we’ve had a few training sessions in the past that were more focused on her reactive behaviors than on her. This is going to sound a bit silly to you, maybe, but I hadn’t realized how much a difference it would make for me when I feel like the trainer we’re working with genuinely likes and enjoys Scout
Kristen and Scout
Jen, I’ve also been meaning to let you know how much your class helped us! We are continuing to utilize and expand upon not only the techniques you taught us but also the broader concepts behind those techniques (engagement-disengagement, calmness, focus). Your class has really been life-changing for our little canine family! Just in the last few weeks, I was able to vacuum while Tui played fetch in the house AND we went on a 9 day van camping trip with the dogs that was more successful (with a lot of planning and preemptive management) and fun than I could have imagined a few months ago!
Sharon and Marie
We love TAW. It’s not just a place to drop your dog off so you can go to work… it’s school for your puppers. They work hard on training, socialization, and BIG LOVES. Have a question? They will answer. Dealing with bad behavior? They will train you so you can train your dog. They have expectations on dog behavior, and they expect owners to be willing to work with their dogs at home. But the outcome is a well-mannered, sweet, happy dog. Our sweet boy loves to be at school and always has big snuggles for the trainers there. Debi
Jen, Thank you so much for your notes and for a wonderful training session last Thursday morning! And thank you for noticing so many wonderful things about Scout; we’ve had a few training sessions in the past that were more focused on her reactive behaviors than on her. This is going to sound a bit silly to you, maybe, but I hadn’t realized how much a difference it would make for me when I feel like the trainer we’re working with genuinely likes and enjoys Scout.
I just wanted to update you and your staff and tell them what an awesome private lesson I had with Jess and Penny.
I’m seeing her again next Friday with my mom and nephew here and she did a fantastic job answering my questions, providing me with education and homework, and showing me just what Penny is capable of.
Maybe it’s a pug thing, or a dog thing, but she really loves to show off how great she is at following commands and prompts with your staff while choosing not to listen to her own mother!
Now I have a pooped puglet ready for a well-deserved nap!
I just wanted to thank you and your staff and Jess for all the great work you’ve done with Penny. It is so appreciated.
They are the best! During our Bellingham years our 145 lb Newfie mix was a regular. They taught him how to be a gentleman big dog. They employed him as a patient temperament tester for rambunctious newbies. When he grew old and a little less patient they let him be a front office dog and greeter. He had a wonderful social life in large part to Tails-a-Wagging. We will always be grateful and they hold a special place in our heart.
Michelle and Kevin Waltz
I attended another wonderful lecture of [Angi’s] last night – The barking lecture at Whatcom Humane Society. I want to thank you for the information. I also attended your other lectures recently at [Tails-A-Wagging]. Lauren also did a home visit and we attended puppy kindergarten. And you may remember Kurt, my 6 month 5 pound chihuahua mix from puppy preschool. The information I have received from you and your staff has been fantastic and I’m sure it’s why Kurt is so well adjusted and happy. Thank you! – Amy Bruce
I’ve taken two classes with Tails A Wagging and I will definitely be coming back for more. They worked wonders with my leash aggressive cockapoo and my deaf cockapoo, who took the Managing the Growlies and Ruff Around the Edges classes respectively. The trainers really know how to work with dogs and their humans and the methods used in the Growlies class allow me to walk my dog in peace. They use all positive reinforcement and I am much closer to my dogs than before. My dogs also love class.
The staff are amazing at Tails, and they really care about the dogs. I completely trust them. Thank you Tails-A-Wagging!!