Trainers.

Listed Alphabetically

Angi

Angi

(pack leader,the alpha,trainer)

Pronouns – Her/She

Angi began working with animals professionally in 1989.  She received her license with Washington State as a Veterinary Technician in 1991 and applied animal behavior in 1993. Angi began Tails-A-Wagging in 1997 as owner and lead trainer.  She specializes in Canine Body Language and dog to dog communication, with a particular interest in fear and aggression in small breeds, especially Chihuahuas. Angi lives in Bellingham with her husband Jason and their dogs.

 

Cam

Cam

(trainer)

Pronouns – He/Him

Cam is a northwest-raised adventure lover! He began working with dogs at Tails over 10 years ago before moving to Portland, Oregon in 2010. Continuing to work with, and learn from dogs and their people, Cam earned his CPDT-KA certification in 2016. Being the first to admit he has missed Bellingham, Cam has recently returned to friends, family and TAW dogs.

Jess

Jess

(pack leader,trainer)

Pronouns – Her/She

Since training a dog to do agility as her high school senior project in 2008, Jess has always had a passion for dogs, dog events, and the training that goes along with them. As proof, her senior project dog has gone on to become the number one Rat Terrier in the country in dog agility.  Not only is Jess passionate about training dogs, she’s also very passionate about doggie cuddles, puppy kisses, and nose boops. Especially the nose boops.

Kerry

Kerry

(trainer)

Pronouns – Her/She

Kerry is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer who has been training dogs for over 25 years. She has trained with Tails a Wagging since 2002 and in the past worked with Canine Academy in Seattle, Chuckanut Dog Training Association and Cassidae Canine Academy in Bellingham. She has also volunteered as the trainer for the Whatcom Humane Society for many years. She currently teaches our Wag It Games and Freestyle classes at Tails-A-Wagging and owns a beautiful Rough Coated Collie named Annie, who enjoys coming to daycare and attending class with her mom.

Lauren

Lauren

(trainer)

Pronouns – Her/She

Lauren, CPDT-KA was introduced to dog training as a child while raising guide dogs for the blind with her family. She later volunteered at the Whatcom Humane Society, working with the dogs up for adoption, as well as being a part of a few community outreach programs with the help of her “career changed” Guide Dog, Laddy. Lauren began working at Tails in 2015 as a daycare pack leader and was inspired by Angi and staff to become a trainer. She began training professionally when she moved to Los Angeles, and has since returned to her hometown of Bellingham and is very excited to work with the Tails team again, this time as a certified professional trainer!

Lea

Lea

(trainer)

Pronouns: she/her

Lea is an Eastern Washington native who began her professional dog training career by training classes in Montana and Arizona after graduating from Washington State University in 2011. She has been residing in Bellingham since 2017 and loves going on outdoor adventures with her bestie Badger, the German shepherd/husky. Lea is excited to have recently joined the Tails-A-Wagging team!

 

You?

You?

(trainer)

We’re hiring! This could be you! We are looking to add to our team of dog trainers. Have you been training dogs professionally for at least 3 years? Do you use exclusively reward based, force free and fear free dog friendly training methods? Do you want to work in a state of the art, 2500 square foot heated/air-conditioned training space? Send us your resume to info@tails-a-wagging.com or stop by, we would love to meet you.