Check out these great stories from some of the happy people with happy dogs from Tails of Success!
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Latte seemed to have a lovely time boarding with Sherri. I saw pictures of her visit—she appeared to enjoy herself on the climbing logs and in the digging pit! When I went to pick Latte up, I did not receive her usual “Oh, thank God you’re here” response. While she was happy to see me, I don’t think she minded having her own little vacation at all! I would recommend without reservation leaving your dog(s) in Sherri’s care. - Carrie and Latte
I have boarded my dog Kira, an 11 year old Alaskan Husky, with Tails of Success several times in the year or so I have had her. Any dog is special of course, but Kira is a bit spooky, shy and wary, as she is a rescue dog who lived for most of her life in a pen, rather neglected and with minimal contact with people. I feel quite comfortable leaving her with Sherri. As an expert dog trainer and owner of a dog day care she has the experience and ability to care for a dog in a way many providers just don’t have. I appreciate too that Kira is in a home environment with Sherri.
In addition to having boarded my dog with Sherri, I have had the benefit of a private training session with Sherri and my dog, and have seen her dog day care and training facility. I would recommend her to anyone looking for boarding or a trainer. - Charlie and Kira
I love that the class size is small and that the trainers are able to spend one-on-one time with each dog working on whatever that specific dog needs. They also give great suggestions and advice even if it's not directly related to what we're working on in class. I also like that the classes go at your dog's pace and activities can be modified as needed. I think Bailey has become much better at sits, stays, lays, etc. and is becoming much more consistent than he was prior to starting classes. - Michelle and Bailey
Tails of Success has been great with the classes!! This is the only class that offered a more flexible schedule. Every other class I looked into anywhere else was only ONE day a week while going over the SAME thing for those 8 weeks!! It was a no brainer when I found Tails of Success!! You can choose to go on the multiple days they offered that works with your schedule. And you can keep learning new things and moving on to the next level when you are happy with your dogs level of training! It had been very helpful for me- someone without regular hours and shifts. Thanks guys!! - Amanda and Amaya
In just two classes, my puppy and I have already learned the basics of dog obedience. The trainers are wonderful, patient and informative instructors, often explaining not just the "how" but the "why's" of getting your dog to learn. Thanks for being so awesome! Nadia really seems to enjoy going to class, and doing her 'homework' training. - Joanna and Nadia
The classes that are offered at Tails of Success are great. The flexible schedule makes it easy for me, especially as a first time owner of a puppy, to not only learn how to train my dog at her pace, but at mine as well. These classes offer an opportunity to master skills before moving onto the next level. For that reason, I don't feel rushed or stressed that I have to get everything right the first time. It's my feeling that the training classes are more for me than for my puppy. These classes give me an opportunity to build my confidence in knowing that I am properly training my puppy when I'm at home. And, the classes are great for my puppy because it gives her the opportunity to be around different people and dogs each class. Sherri and her assistants are very patient and kind, and I trust that I am learning from experts. - Lydia and Edelweiss
The flexible format has been great for Finn's socialization skills. He has the opportunity to meet different dogs each time we attend class. It has also been good for improving how Finn is able to maintain his attention and allows for a lot of one on one attention with the instructors. - Heather and Finn
I really enjoy going to classes at Tails of Success. Sherri and her staff have helped me to bridge the communication gap between Jordan and I in a positive manner. Jordan and I are learning to work WITH each other. I like being able to attend two nights a week as it helps to reinforce the skills being taught in class for the both of us. There are so many invaluable benefits about the way the program is set up. You will just have to come in and experience it for yourself. - Laura and Jordan
Thanks again for a wonderful class! It was my first experience with a ‘positive rewards’ dog trainer, and it really reaffirmed everything I was thinking about dog training versus marine mammal training, and why they shouldn’t be different. Luna responded immediately to the training, and it was great to see my daughter learn a better way to interact with dogs. You also put me in touch with a bunch of new reading material about positive reinforcement, which I really appreciated! Thanks again for all your help and encouragement, and for all the great animal behavior discussions we had after classes. I learned a lot from you, and I’m looking forward to the next class! - Debbie and Luna
My husband and I were first-time dog owners with a brand new puppy and we had no idea where to start when it came to training. All we knew is that we loved him…despite the fact hat he chewed everything in sight (including us), jumped up on everything and everyone, and managed to find a way to eat and/or destroy anything no matter how hard we tried to keep it hidden. I began researching positive dog training and found Tails of Success. Let me tell you, meeting Sherri and signing up for classes was the best decision we ever made! Of course we could tell you about how our pup is learning tons of important new skills (and he is!) or how Sherri really gets to know each dog and takes the time to work one-on-one in class as needed. But the truth is, the best thing about Sherri’s classes and seminars is that we’re learning tons! She’s just as patient, understanding, and empowering with people as she is with the dogs and her instruction is focused on helping owners and their best friends become a working, loving partnership. When you sign up for class, you’re really signing up for access to Sherri’s wealth of knowledge and experience, which she doles out in huge portions every class - and at a great price too. Here’s one example: We thought we were doing great because we had succeeded in teaching our pup to “sit”. But when we tried to teach him to “lie down”, we did everything we could think of. He just didn’t want to get in that position. We went to class one night and asked Sherri for help. She had him laying down in short order – but more importantly, she walked us through how to shape his behavior step by step. Well, my husband must have been listening, because later that week our pup could shake, speak, and roll over too! Sherri has helped make training fun and creative for both us and our pup. We’ve really loved being a part of Tails of Success! -Meredith, Travis, and d’Artagnan
We've been training with our dog Georgia for about 7 months now with Tails of Success. Originally, we were just going to enroll her in Puppy Preschool for some basic obedience and some doggie/owner bonding...Enter Sherri: Trainer Extraordinaire. After five classes (over a much longer time period b/c Georgia got sick part way through...another great perk...Sherri simply enrolled us in the next class and let us pick up where we left off) Georgia was a different dog! Her confidence was improving and she was completely bonded to us. Of course, she was also willing and able to obey all the basic commands involved in the puppy class. But most importantly, training was fun!!! Sherri is one of the most patient people I have ever met, and by far one of Georgia's favorite! She uses a gentle, calm, and patient approach - even with the toughest of students (as always, the owners!) Since graduating Puppy Preschool, we enrolled in more classes with Georgia. We love teaching her tricks, and targeting has by far been the best "trick" she has learned. Through the flexible format classes we have been able to fit regular training into our busy lives. We look forward to class each week, and Georgia knows where we are as soon as we pull into the parking lot! - Melissa, Dan, and Georgia
We recently adopted a senior dog, an Alaskan Husky who is quite shy and skittish. She also is not at all comfortable with car rides. So we had Sherri come out for a private training session which proved to be a great lesson for both the dog and her owner! Sherri gave good general advice and suggestions on training, dealing with shyness, name recognition and recall. We also took a walk around the block which was worth the private session in itself, to learn how to better handle this dog who pulled hard and was also so skittish, in her current environment where she walks every day. The trick Sherri used of looping the lead over the dog's head and across her chest to help teach better walking was both clever and very productive! Things are going well and we are very happy with the results of our private session. - Charlie and Kira
I am so glad that I found Sherri and her great assistants to help me learn how to train my dog. I appreciate their method- gentle handling and positively reinforcing good behaviors. Sherri is very knowledgeable in her field and I trust that she gives me well-informed answers to any questions I might have. Sherri and her assistants are easy to approach and always willing to help and assist whenever possible. I can tell they sincerely care about my dog and her well-being and that they want to help me be the best owner I can be. - Lydia and Edelweiss
Tails of Success has been great for me and my Shiba Inu!! I was very nervous about training her because of how "stubborn" this breed can be. But we have come a looong way after working with Sherri and Darcy! They have so many good tips and advice and I never felt intimidated asking questions or for help! Thank you guys for all your help!! I have been recommending you guys to everyone I know! - Amanda and Amaya
Tails of Success has proven aptly named for us, as they turned our 9 month old rescue poodle-mix from a good find into a genuine treasure. They did this through their obedience training program on a flexible schedule that allowed us to move him along at his own pace to the point where we were satisfied with his proficiency level - a sensible and economical approach not found at other training programs. Pinot loves to go to his classes both for the fun of play and for the pride of success. He has learned a number of new skills (and polished some he'd learned earlier) which make him a more playful and pleasant companion. The clicker has become like a an increasingly more sophisticated remote control we can use to shape and influence his social skills. We recommend Tails of Success to friends with dogs every chance we get." -Bob, Joanne, and Pinot
What a fantasic find Tails of Success was for us! We brought our Jersey Mae to Sherri's school at the recommendation of Pitty Love Rescue and couldn't be more happy with the results. So much so, that I have re-enrolled our dog without a break since we started almost a year ago. Sherri and her trainers pay close attention to every dog and their owners, offering specific advice and tailoring the lessons based on individual needs. Every dog is loved and cared for with constant positive feedback. The daycare is exactly that - caring for your dog all day while you are away. An experienced handler will supervise your four-legged pal while it socializes with other dogs, providing them with excercise and interaction skills. You won't be dropping your pet off to be crated all day, which means you will bring home a calmer, well-rounded critter. Sherri and her crew don't just care for your dogs, they love them like their own and are skilled at helping you to be a better parent to your furry friend. I have always felt respected by these folks and am so glad that I found Tails of Success. You will be, too! - Dan and Jersey
My dogs and I LOVE Tails of Success! Sherri and staff truly care about every dog that walks through their doors. I feel comfortable leaving my dogs in their hands for daycare, and I trust in their training techniques. Sherri and Michelle are my go-to people for advice about dog behavior, training, and even everyday dog-related questions. My dog Nadia knows when we are in the parking lot, and gets very excited. When I pick her up, she is exhausted, and I feel good knowing she had a fun-filled day in a safe environment with knowledgeable staff. - Joanna and Nadia
I wish I could get all my dog friends to go to Tails of Success! With Sherri's guidance in obedience as puppy we have a wonderful dog that fits perfect in our family. Sherri's approach to training is reward based training. Make the dog WANT to do the right thing for the treat and teach them what the right thing is that what you want them to do. Calypso also goes to Tails of Success daycare when we can get her there. She is asleep at the end of the parking lot. Reasonably priced for everything they do. They offer classes for all levels and are always adding new things to try with your dog. My favorite thing about the day care is the floor, not sure what they used, but the dogs have traction when they are playing and do not slide all over and risk injury by sliding on a tile surface. Little dogs have their own play area so my dog will not sit on them. They are also involved in rescue and seem to have a lost soul looking for a home every time I am there. I have owned dogs all my life, met and worked with a number of trainers, some I would recommend, some I would not. I will always and have on multiple times recommend Sherri and her trainers to anyone with out hesitation. If you have a pup, start out on the right foot and call them, if you have a bored dog, call they have lots things to try out, if you have a problem, call her. She has the patience of a saint and will work hard with you to fix the problem. - Jen and Callie
Working with the staff at Tails of Success has been fantastic both with the dog we adopted and out current foster dog. They have been great at helping to work through some behavior issues we encountered during our fostering experience and continue to be patient as our foster dog continues to learn and trust others. I highly recommend Tails of Success to any one who is in need of any sort of training from basic obidience to trying to solve behavior issues with their pets! - Kristy and Gatsby
We are big fans of Tails of Success. We recently adopted a dog who needed an obedience class to build her confidence and learn basic manners. The Real Life Obedience class is structured so that it's very easy to work at our own pace. In addition, the instructors explain the "why" behind each technique so that you understand the logic. It's very evident that all the trainers enjoy their jobs and are great at what they do. They also switch up each lesson so you and your dog are constantly learning new things or learning how to expand on the skills. - Nancy, Addie and Bisky
We have been bringing our 10 month puppy to Tails of Success since she was only a couple months old. We utilize their daycare as well as do training 2x a week. Beyond being helpful they are also very accomodating to our schedule. We love everyone at Tails of Success, I love how loved my puppy is when she spends her days there. I also love how tired she is when I pick her up! A night with a sleepy puppy is PRICELESS. Lately I have been receiving a lot of compliments on my dogs behavior; how well she plays with other dogs, she comes when called and is simply obedient, even when around other dogs and people. For this I owe my thanks to Tails of Success for training my fiance and I on how to positively reinforce her good behavior. I am a proud momma of a pitty puppy and I have gained much knowledge and confidence with my puppy's training through the commitment and dedication of Tails of Success. I recommend (and have to many) the daycare and training classes to anyone... they have something for everyone! - Melissa
Our experience at Tails has been great! When we adopted Axl in the fall of 2012, we already knew he was a well-mannered young boy but we wanted to continue his training and learn ourselves. We went from an un-focused and playful puppy while in class, to a determined learner THEN playful pup. We completed a 3 month program and were very happy with the results. Their methods are easily transferred for extra practice at home. Axl also participates in Saturday play groups and doggy daycare. The staff at Tails makes us feel comfortable that he is safe and taken care of while he is visiting. We also love seeing pictures of him playing with his friends once in a while! - Matt and Axl
I heard about Tails of Success from a neighbor that brought their dog in for training. They raved about the trainers. They were 100% right. I have been bringing my dog Gigi there for 7-8 months and the trainers are wonderful! Gigi is just a year old and very excited all the time. Trainers Rich, Cam and Cassandra have been fantastic!!! They are all very knowledgeable about dog behavior and training. I even carry their business cards with me to give to people because Gigi and I have always had a great experience and I would highly recommend Tails of Success to anybody looking for a great dog training / day care for dogs!!! - Jill and Gigi
Trainers and staff are amazing! They love dogs, and truly want what is best for them. A friend recommended I see Sherri. I enrolled my dog in a Fearful Fido Class. Wow! I didn't realize how much stress my dog was going through each day. With great tips I was able to understand what my dog was telling me and how to help him. We are now taking a Fun Agility Class. I have to admit that I wasn't sure Rookie would be able to do some of the tasks. Rich and Cam showed me that if I let Rookie explore on his own, he would succeed. I still can't believe my little fearful guy climbs up the trainer and goes through a tunnel. So proud of him, and so grateful to the excellent trainers at Tails. I will continue to suggest them to everyone who has a dog.
- Maureen and Rookie
These are amazing people who love your dog almost as much as you do! Always kind and helpful! Even in an emergency melt down when you feel like you've failed your dog when your puppy is going through their "terrible twos"! I am so thankful that they love our Maggie like we do and put up with us because they do! So grateful! - Mary and Maggie
The amazing trainers at Tails of Success have helped me transform my dog from a highly fearful dog with both people and other dogs into one that is still somewhat uncomfortable but is learning how to deal with that! Learning what's actually going on in his head has helped so much! - Ben and Jet
Ludo just finished 2 months of dog obedience training at Tails of Success and myself and the amazing trainers there have seen a major improvement in Ludos behavior. Signed him up for another 2 months. Pretty soon he will be a show dog lol. I highly recommend anyone with dog no matter the age to take some classes. Affordable and fun! - Jessica and Ludo
This is as capable and intuitive a dog training course I've ever seen. Not the usual sit, stand, heel, don't bite the postman sort of stuff, but way more comprehensive. Five stars! - Rich and Nala
Having gone to one local boarder and trainer where I walked away with very mixed feelings about their approach and care, I was extremely relieved to find Tails of Success. The approach to handling the dogs is more 'evolved' than traditional practices, there is kindness and care and naturally, the dogs respond well, become calm and understand what they are being taught. I have also learned from Tails of Success about a quality, raw and natural diet for my two Shih Tzus which I inherently feel will extended their life and their health! I was loaded with misconceptions until I attended Sherri's seminars! Also, if you want to go on vacation worry free, board your pups with Tails of Success - thay are absolutely trained and equipped to handle any situation, the dogs are always receiving personal attention and I can tell they have a blast :) - Shauntelle
Sherri is a very patient trainer who takes her time to think about positive alternatives and solutions to your dogs "problems" and it is great to have that in our area...its been a LONG TIME COMING and we are THRILLED as a rescue to work with Sherri whenever we can! GTTD can stand behind this trainer! - Melissa at Going to the Dogs Rescue
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Stories from clients who have seen transformations in their dogs after private lessons or behavior classes with Tails of Success trainers.
Stories from clients who have trained their dogs to be wonderful companions in our Real Life Training class program.
Stories from clients who love picking up their tired, happy dog after a full day of romping at Tails of Success.
Stories from clients who are able to relax and enjoy their vacation, because they know their dog is enjoying his vacation in the care of Tails of Success