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At Tails of Success we believe that dogs are members of the family and give you the tools you need to make sure that your dog is the best family member he can be!


Daycare, classes, and private behavior sessions meet your dog's needs so that he can be the polite and well-behaved companion you have dreamed of.


We take a gentle, holistic approach in everything we do, and highly value continuing education, so you can rest assured that your dog is in safe and skilled hands with us.


At Tails of Success, we create happy dogs and happy people!

I have always had an insatiable thirst for knowledge, and believe that continuing education and staying current on research and updates in the field of canine behavior is critical. Since my first job as a dog trainer, I have avidly studied canine behavior and opened Tails of Success in 2008. I am a certified trainer, with many, many hours of continuing education, and experienced in working with dogs of all breeds and temperaments.  I love helping families at their wits end find solutions to their dog's behavior problems and restore peace to the household.

At Tails of Success, we believe in giving back to our community, and so we work closely with many area rescues to provide free and low-cost training options for dogs in need.


We devote several hours each week to providing services for foster and rescue dogs, including things like:

- behavioral and placement assessments

- hosting adoption events

- board and train for severe cases

- behavior training and seminars for shelter staff, foster parents, & volunteers

- exclusive classes for foster dogs


Rescues that we work with include:

Rescue Work

If you are interested in setting up a training relationship with your shelter or rescue group, please contact Cameo at:


585-360-0030 or TailsofSuccess@gmail.com

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About Us


Canine Care Specialists

Dan Sydney, CPDT-KA

Ruth Carini, CPDT-KA

Christy Turpyn

Missy Hitchcock

I first came to Tails of Success as a client in 2011 and began volunteering as an assistant soon after.  Having an impulsive pup of my own, I love to help others understand and reel in their excitable dogs.  In 2014, I joined the apprenticeship program at Tails of Success and began teaching on a regular basis. Today, I am a lead trainer for Real Life Training classes, as well as our Nervous Nellie behavior class, and am passionate about teaching humans the fastest way to get their dog on track. A graduate of RIT, I continue to add to my education in the science of dog training by attending seminars and peer groups.  

Sherri Romig, CPDT-KA

Cameo Perry, CBCC-KA

I’ve been around dogs my whole life and as soon as I got a house I got a dog of my own. I took him to various classes and had him certified as a therapy dog before he turned two.  It wasn't long before my husband and I decided to get a puppy. That puppy turned out to be a challenge for me to train and I sought help through Tails of Success. I loved the training, philosophy, and results I got so much that I entered into the Apprentice Program that Tails of Success offers. I began to teach other people how to communicate with their dogs and help them the way I had been helped. My favorite moment is when I see the understanding and communication happen between a person and a dog and I know that they are happy.

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I had my first contact with Tails of Success in 2013 and from that moment, I knew that I wanted to join them.  I have attended agility classes with one of my dogs and volunteered to attend Real Life Training classes with a rescue that I later fostered and then adopted. I’ve had dogs most of my life and it has become a real passion of mine to help people enjoy their dogs as much as I enjoy mine.  While I attend to dogs who are boarding, I treat them as if they are my own. My goal is to make the dogs feel as close to being at home as possible. I chose to work with dogs because I know how important they are. My desire is to help people understand their dogs so that the bond that they have together can become even stronger.

Dan Figliole

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I have always felt a special connection with animals. Having a very calm and friendly approach with them helps me win over even the shy ones! Along with working at Animal Service League as an animal care giver and foster, I strive to make a difference each day and make sure each dog under my watch feels loved and gets the attention it desrves. I will be starting the apprecntice program at Tails of Success this summer to further her knowledge of dogs and become a certified trainer.

I have had a lifelong connection with animals and began my college career with sights on a degree in veterinary medicine. My other enduring interests include natural health and nutrition, as well as behavior. When I  found Tails of Success, I was able to fully embrace how related all of my passions truly are. Today, I am an AKC CGC/S.T.A.R. Puppy Evaluator, APDT C.L.A.S.S. Evaluator, and an Associate Trick Dog Instructor.


While helping families of all shapes and sizes to find the best fitting solutions to their dog’s behavioral problems, my personal behavioral interests include canine adolescents, dogs experiencing impulsivity and issues with self-control, and those struggling with aggression. I also have a strong interest in feline behavior and the multi-species household.

I have a long history of combining my love for animals with my enjoyment of working with and helping others. This started with my first dog who became a therapy dog, and continued through being a leader in a 4­H dog club, working in veterinary hospitals and being an instructor at Tails of Success. I came to Tails of Success as client in 2012 seeking further help for my newly adopted anxious dog and instantly “clicked.” I became an active student, enrolled in classes continuously for well over a year and helping Tails staff whenever I could. In 2014 I officially joined the Tails of Success team and have immensely enjoyed it since. I relish seeing dogs and their humans connect and work together, and I love various canine sports and therapy dog work.

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