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The Tails Up Staff

Experience counts when it comes to giving you and your dog the best training. Each member of the Tails Up staff competes in American Kennel Club dog shows and has more than ten years of experience in dog training, breeding, showing and grooming. Moreover, they understand what it means to have a well-behaved canine family member and how to help you achieve that goal. Tails Up is supportive of all dog owners' training goals from simply having a reliable "come" command to advanced obedience competition.


Kori & TeegoOwner, Kori Bevis, has worked with animals since she was a young girl, and began competing with her dogs in 2003. With her Labrador Retrievers and Golden Retriever, she has earned more than 40 obedience titles including four prestigious American Kennel Club OTCH (Obedience Trial Champion) titles, 6 perfect 200 scores, 100+ HIT awards (Highest Scoring Dog in Trial), 100+ High Combined awards (Highest Combined score in Open B and Utility), and more than 3000 OTCH points. She has been invited to compete at the AKC National Obedience Championship 10 times, and in 2017 had the honor of winning the event to become the 2017 AKC National Obedience Champion. Kori is an enthusiastic and creative trainer who promotes motivational methods & a good working relationship of mutual respect between owner & dog. Kori wants everyone to enjoy their dogs as much as she enjoys hers. Above all, Kori loves helping people to be successful and achieve their goals with their dogs.


Policies & Guidelines

Please review the following before attending your first class. If you feel you or your dog are the exceptions to any of the following PLEASE tell us! The following policies and procedures have been designed to keep our classes enjoyable for everyone.

You are welcome to come visit our facility and observe our training program before you register for a class. Please check in at the front desk upon your arrival.


  • Payment in full secures your space in the class. Your registration in a class is not finalized until your spot has been paid for.
  • No refunds or transfers will be made after the class starts.
  • If you cancel at least 72 hours before your class is scheduled to start you will receive a full refund or transfer. For cancellations with less than 72 hours notice, refund and transfer availability will be based on if your space can be filled from the waiting list.


  • Dogs must be on a 4' or 6' leash at all times in Puppy Kindergarten & Beginning Obedience classes.
  • No retractable leashes allowed.
  • No clickers allowed in group classes. Experience has shown us that this tool is very disruptive is a group class environment. Instead, we encourage the use of Marker Words (like "YES!") to mark great behaviors in our dogs.
  • Dogs enrolled in Beginning Obedience classes will be required to have a leather leash & appropriate training collar (buckle, martingale, or prong) by the second week of class.
  • Choke chains, Gentle Leaders, or harnesses will NOT be allowed in Beginning and Intermediate Obedience classes. Puppies enrolled in Puppy Kindergarten may wear harnesses during that class.


  • Proof of vaccination is required on or before the first night of your class.
  • PUPPY KINDERGARTEN - We require puppies to have had at least two boosters of Distemper and Parvovirus vaccinations before they attend class. Many puppies are too young to have had Rabies before their class starts, that's OK. Bring proof of their Rabies vaccination when they receive it.
  • BEGINNING & INTERMEDIATE OBEDIENCE - We require adult dogs to be up to date on their Distemper, Parvovirus, and Rabies vaccinations before attending class.
  • PLEASE leave sick dogs at home!!


  • An additional family member may accompany you when you attend classes.
  • We welcome well-behaved children older than 10 years old who would like to train their own dog, as long as the dog is under control and is making reasonable progress in the class.
  • Children under 18 years old must be supervised by an adult on premises at all times. Children must sit quietly, not be disruptive to the class, and may not approach other dogs, or they will be asked to leave.
  • Female dogs who are in season are not allowed to attend Beginning or Intermediate Obedience classes. Please contact us and we will work with you to reschedule you to finish your session with a different group once your female is out of season.
  • Instructors reserve the right to excuse any dog/handler team which may be a danger to themselves or others, is not in control, seems ill or injured, or is disruptive to the class.
  • PLEASE leave sick dogs at home!!


  • Please potty your dog when you arrive, before coming into the facility even if they went just before you left home. You are responsible for cleaning up after your dog, both inside and outside. Use the designated dog potty area only; do not allow your dog to potty on the landscaping and grass directly around the building.
  • Classes involve walking & running, and require appropriate footwear. No flip-flops allowed.
  • Please advise us of any food allergies or intolerances that your dog has. We use food treats while training the dogs. We encourage you to bring small soft treats that your dog likes and tolerates well.
  • Please be respectful of other students by keeping your dog as quiet as possible so that all may hear class instruction. We will help you learn how to keep your dog quiet.
  • Instructors reserve the right to excuse any dog/handler team which may be a danger to themselves or others, is not in control, seems ill or injured, or is disruptive to the class.


  • Our obedience classes are focused on your relationship with your dog in a public setting, not on social time with other dogs.
  • Puppies in Puppy Kindergarten can play on leash with other puppies before/after class as time allows. Do not allow your puppy to approach adult dogs; many adult dogs do not like puppies and may bite them!
  • We encourage all students to prevent their adult dogs from visiting with one another, for their own safety. Some dogs come to us with behavioral issues and do not like to visit with other dogs. Many adult dogs do not like puppies and may bite them. Keeping your dog to yourself will keep him safe.
  • Keeping your dog to yourself will help him learn to focus on you rather than becoming overexcited by other dogs.


  • If possible, notify us ahead of time if you are going to miss class.
  • We typically do NOT offer makeup classes unless there happens to be two classes on the same schedule.
  • If a makeup class is not available, we will work with you privately to communicate the information covered in class. 

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