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Loose Leash Walking
Tasha was a fantastic instructor for our 6 month old puppy. Tasha really tailored the training program around our needs for Bernie. Her approach was easy to follow and she provided additional resources to continue perfect our training. The improvement with Bernie through the 6 weeks. Bernie loved her and I have no doubt your dog will too.
“We started working with Tasha when our British Bulldog, Miss Mable, was about 5 months old. Within a session we were working on basic commands and addressing pressing issues (potty training!). As COVID lifted and we started to go out more, alone time and separation anxiety also became a concern. With Tasha’s support and her compassionate, methodical systems, it was a straightforward process to ensure she was calm when we left. Mable is now a happy, confident teenager who loves to walk, cuddle and play with respect. We will continue to work with Tasha throughout Mable’s life to ensure ongoing progress and fun. Thank you Fearless Tails!”
From helping us work on loose leash walking, training to accept ear drops, guidance with picky eating and absolutely everything in between, Tasha’s knowledge and endless patience has been the key to our successful training with Piper so far. To say we are grateful is an understatement.
Tasha has opened my eyes to play-based and consent-first training. She has a deep and authentic connection with dogs and their humans. I have seen how she fosters change big and small, it’s truly remarkable. Wherever you are on your training journey, Tasha will meet you there and guide you forward.
We were looking for a trainer that we could work with over multiple sessions to help with our Bernedoodle pup Seba’s adolescent phase. We wanted to focus on leash walking (our pup was pulling the leash A LOT), how to greet visitors (especially since we haven’t had many because of COVID) and recall. The meet & greet with Tasha was super helpful – I immediately felt comfortable that we would be working with her and felt confident that we would make progress on our areas of focus. Tasha provided useful tips and tricks for us to use as a family and was willing to answer questions throughout and adjust the training plan as needed. In addition, working with Tasha over the course of a few months enabled us to see Seba’s progress and prioritize what we wanted to work on for our final sessions. Would highly recommend working with Tasha and Fearless Tails for your training needs!
I can’t say enough about Tasha—her training and coaching (for the humans) are second to none. Vega is a young pup with lots of energy that sometimes goes over the top. She also resource guards, which can be scary. Tasha shared ideas with me about how to deal with these scenarios and offers some really useful ideas that help me in the heat of the moment. Of course, we still have work to do, but I feel more prepared that I’ve ever been. She didn’t make me feel badly that we didn’t know the basics, but met everyone in the class where we were at. It is a validating and supportive experience. For a virtual class, I felt so connected. I also really like that we get access to the videos and Facebook page even after class is over! The feedback she gives on training videos is worth the class alone. I wouldn’t hesitate to reach out to her again or take another class—I only wish she were next door so I could thank her in person!
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.