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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.
Owner, 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 three 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.
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.
Payment is due before the first class, or when all
spaces in the class have been filled, whichever comes
- There are no refunds given after the first class.
- If you cancel at least 72 hours before your class is
scheduled to start you will receive a full refund.
Refunds with less than 72 hours notice will be based on
if the class is full and if so, if your space can be
filled from the waiting list.
CLASS POLICIES & GUIDELINES
- 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.
- Multiple family members are welcome to attend classes.
It is important that all family members receive the same
information and are being consistent with the dog.
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 dogs without permission.
- We welcome 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.
Please contact us prior to registering, to get approval.
For children under 18 years old, a responsible adult
must be in attendance on the premises at all times.
- 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
- We encourage our students to watch their dogs closely.
Except for in Puppy Kindergarten classes, we discourage
students from allowing their dogs to interact with other
dogs. Some dogs come to us with behavioral issues and do
not like to visit with other dogs. Many adult dogs do
not like rowdy puppies running up to them. Keeping your
dog to yourself will keep him safe, and will help him
learn to focus on you rather than becoming overexcited
by other dogs.
- Dogs must be on a 4' or 6' leash at all times in Puppy
Kindergarten & Beginning Obedience classes. No
retractable leashes allowed. Dogs enrolled in Beginning
Obedience classes will be required to have a leather
leash & appropriate training collar by the second
week of class. Each dog is a unique individual; please
contact us ahead of time, or discuss during the first
class, what an appropriate training collar is for your
particlar dog. 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.
- Please notify us if you are going to miss class. You
can attend a class on the same schedule if possible, or
we will work with you privately to communicate the
information covered in class.
- Dogs should be healthy and up to date on vaccinations
per your vet's recommendations. Do not bring sick dogs
to the facility.
- 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.