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Margaret and Edna were our saving grace when it came to training our puppy Scout, a miniature (not so miniature it turns out...) Labradoodle. She would constantly jump up and want to bite anything and everythingggggg and despite what we were told we were adamant we didn't need a crate. OH HOW WRONG WE WERE! Edna and Margaret came to the house and helped train Scout (and us!) how to manage her behaviour with the use of the crate. It has honestly changed how Scout now behaves with us and when we have people round. Were no longer frightened of her jumping up at guests. We had nicknamed her "the terrorist" but she is now back to our big cuddly teddy bear. There is still work to be done as with any puppy but we could not have got to this point without the help and persistence of M and E. Thank you!!!

Camilla Milly Studd, January 8, 2018


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Margaret and Edna are wonderful teachers and helped my partner and I train our cavoodle puppy Wally. I am a first dog owner and the assistance that Tails Up Dog Training provided really helped with settling Wally into our home. The ambassador puppy program was a fantastic course to participate in and gave us the skills to be responsible pet owners. I would highly recommend any program offered.

Laura Hill, Moss Vale, March 2017
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Margaret and Edna are knowledgeable, resourceful, caring trainers of people as well as animals! They have made a great difference to our George and Charlotte in the puppy program and we are looking forward to continued training with them.

Faye Horn, Alpine, March 2017
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Our Groodle pups, Ginger and Hazel, completed the PDA Level 1 course in November 2016, ably assisted by Margaret and Edna. They are the most patient trainers with a wealth of doggy knowledge and there's no way our dogs would have come this far without their expert help. We'll certainly be continuing Ginger's and Hazel's training with Tails Up early in 2017. Thanks Margaret and Edna!

Leslie Jolley, Bowral, 2016
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Chester, my cocker spaniel, an I enjoyed our courses with Margaret and Edna of Tails Up, because they explained the WHY and that made the HOW possible. They do not train your dog for you, but really do give you the skills to communicate with your dog, and remind you that training should be fun for both you and your dog, and that dogs just want to be dogs sometimes.  Hopefully we can complete the full Pet Dog Ambassador courses, and be good ambassadors for dogs in public places.

Sally Gardner, Moss Vale, November 2016
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Bella, my 12-month old German Shepherd, and I, have just completed a training course with Margaret and Edna.  I really enjoyed the classes and the teaching methods.  It was wonderful how Margaret mixed small classes with home visits.  Bella’s behaviour has improved and now we can street walk without any pulling, which is a great relief for me.  I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Tails up Dog Training.

Sandy Mackenzie, Bundanoon
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Margaret and Edna are so knowledgeable about dogs. They regularly attend international training conferences, to ensure that they are always using the most up to date and well researched training methods Their love of dogs is evident in their classes and they seem to have infinite patience and humour, which can be greatly appreciated when your dog is having a ' bad fur ' day! Tails Up Dog Training provides a really beneficial series of lessons, which are fun and achievable.

Sue Macdonald, Bowral
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Mollie & I have completed level 2 & level 3 dog training with Tails Up. Margaret & Edna were both very professional in all sessions, always encouraging & supportive & available to help fix any problems along the way. I would be very happy to recommend Tails Up to any dog owner looking for training for their pet.

Jeanie van Eyk, Bowral, April 2017
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Learning tools for me to understand to be able to train my dog well and gently was fantastic, I feel it is us who need to know how to train and most importantly be able to understand and read the dog's behaviour, that is the essence of success. 

Thanks to Margaret and Edna for trying to train my mother, Arkie.

Helen Rigney, Bowral, April 2017
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This is the first time that I have used Puppy Training classes which led to the Pet Dog Ambassador course for pets.  The skills that both Oscar and I learnt from Margaret & Edna at Tails Up Dog Training are invaluable and result in a dog
that is both confident and happy.  The training covered all areas from social interaction to obedience and I would highly recommend the course to anyone who is bringing a dog into their home.  My sincere thanks to Margaret & Edna for sharing their skills in such a great learning environment.

Jenny Vallance, Burradoo, March 2017

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I have been very impressed with the crate training of our cocker spaniel by Margaret & Edna of Tails Up. It has been very successful due to the logical approach and care taken with the dog and owners.

Ric Geminis, Moss Vale, March 2017
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I would highly recommend Tails Up!

I have two beautiful kelpie X puppies, Zoe Kay and Tomac. Before enrolling them into Tails Up puppy boot camp, I was at a loss about how to train them in the most basic commands. 

Thanks to the expertise of Margaret and Edna and their understanding and patience, I have gained confidence in my ability to train them. Both Zoe Kay and Tomac love the classes. The training has been extremely beneficial for them!

I’d like to thank Margret and Edna for the extra time and energy they invested in me due to my hearing impairment. They always ensured that I heard and understood what was going on!

Cathy Freckelton
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Margaret and Edna were our saving grace when it came to training our puppy Scout, a miniature (not so miniature it turns out...) Labradoodle. She would constantly jump up and want to bite anything and everythingggggg and despite what we were told we were adamant we didn't need a crate. OH HOW WRONG WE WERE! Edna and Margaret came to the house and helped train Scout (and us!) how to manage her behaviour with the use of the crate. It has honestly changed how Scout now behaves with us and when we have people round. Were no longer frightened of her jumping up at guests. We had nicknamed her "the terrorist" but she is now back to our big cuddly teddy bear. There is still work to be done as with any puppy but we could not have got to this point without the help and persistence of M and E. Thank you!!!

Camilla Milly Studd, January 8, 2018

Camilla Milly Studd, January 8, 2018
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Riley & Gypsy like their crates and both go in by choice quite regularly. I'd say that's the top piece of advice you gave us.

—Andrew Drummond, October 26, 2017

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Hi Margaret,

I did Shadow's training with her crate this afternoon and afterwards I gave her 2 chicken giblets to settle her. She's been sitting in her crate the last 30 minutes without complaining.

— Megan Jameson, April 12, 2017