Transforming Behaviour, Training with Compassion

Committed to providing our clients with fun and effective training solutions combined with the knowledge to confidently guide your dog through any situation, using methods you and your dog can feel good about.

Tasha Shaw-Verbic, KPA CTP, SAPT

Hi, I’m Tasha! I’m the owner here at Fearless Tails, and I have the pleasure of helping dedicated dog guardians transform challenges with their dogs into behaviour they can be proud of.

As a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP) and certified Separation Anxiety Professional (SAPT), with a background in adult education, I’ve had the unique experience of training people and dogs for over 17 years.  I am also a licensed Family Dog trainer working with families to help kids and dogs live together in harmony.

Throughout my career, I’ve made a commitment to provide my clients with the most up-to-date, scientifically valid, and humane training methods, and I continue to honour this commitment by regularly attending industry conferences, meeting continuing education requirements, and learning from some of the best trainers in the world.

With a commitment to force-free, science-based training, I promise to:

  • Treat both you and your dog with compassion
  • Always make sure you understand “why” behind the training we’re doing
  • Only provide training that respects your dog’s unique personality and well-being – no fear, intimidation, or pain will ever be used
  • Provide top-quality, proven methods to help you and your dog live a better life together

I’m so excited to have the opportunity to help you and your dog, and I can’t wait to hear from you!

If you have any questions about my qualifications or services, use the chat button on the screen, send me an email , or schedule a call.

Ready to train Fearlessly?

Select the option that’s right for you:

Separation Anxiety

Training & Support for Anxious Dogs

Roaring to Relaxed

Comprehensive Training for Reactive Dogs

Cooperative Care

 Less Stress Handling for Grooming, & Vet Visits

Private, Intensive Training

An accelerated path to behaviour change

Exclusive Puppy Training

Dedicated training for your puppy, no stress for you

Why Choose a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner?

A world-class education, experience, and a commitment to humane methods.

The Karen Pryor Academy is one of the most highly-regarded professional dog training programs in the world. Rooted in current behavioural science and positive reinforcement, KPA Certified Training Partners are able to solve complex behavior issues without the use of fear, pain, or intimidation.

When you hire a KPA Certified Training Partner, you receive:
  • Instruction from a skilled professional versed in positive teaching & training techniques
  • Peace of mind knowing you’ve hired a professional who has chosen to pursue education in an unregulated industry
  • Customized training tailored to your specific needs & situation
  • A commitment to teaching you and your dog using humane, force-free methods that lead to a lifelong bond with your dog
Humane Training

Essential to a well-adjusted, happy, & confident dog.

In an unregulated industry such as dog training, it’s important to understand the facts around methodology and the effects on your dog’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

Both the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association and American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior have released statements addressing the benefits of humane training methods, and the unintended fallout of more “traditional” methods.