Four Reasons To Choose TipTopTails Dog-Friendly ♦ Service ♦ Experience ♦ Commitment
Dog-Friendly Dog Training
Our dog training is structured in easy-to-follow steps and your dog is rewarded for getting it right at each step along the way. We have a gentle approach to training based on scientific knowledge about learning and behavior, not fear or physical punishment.
Every dog and owner is different, so we customize dog training to your individual needs. We treat our clients with respect, kindness, and a sense of humor. We're always available by phone or e-mail to answer your questions.
Our head trainer is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer with over thirteen years of dog training experience to help you meet your goals. Our trainers collectively have over forty years of expertise in a variety of areas, including manners and obedience, agility, scent work, dog-dog interactions, and behavior modification. Meet our team.
We are passionate about dogs and serious about animal welfare. A portion of all class fees is donated to area shelters, and we offer discounted group dog training classes to dogs adopted from shelters and rescue groups. We also offer lost pet recovery services.
Kelly and Tonka
I'm Kelly Elvin, the founder of TipTopTails Dog Training.
Professional Member, Association of Pet Dog Trainers
Certified Professional Dog Trainer
NEW training workshops for
puppies and dogs start March 11
Our single-session workshops let you focus on your particular training goals and are easy on your schedule and your wallet! Topics include two levels of puppy training, how to address jumping, how to help your dog stay focused, how to defeat cabin fever, and introductions to agility and nose work (scent training). Visit our Workshops page for more info and to sign up.
Multi-week classes will resume in April
Sign up below for our e-mail newsletter and you will be notified as soon as registration opens, and stay posted on upcoming training classes and TipTopTails news. We hope to see you and your dog soon!
"Kelly is the best! Not only a dog trainer but a dog behaviorist, Kelly is a knowledgeable and highly skilled professional - effective, supportive, gentle, and kind to dogs and owners alike. ... Kelly’s a talented professional, the best dog trainer I’ve ever met." ~ J.A. Read more.
"I have taken two agility classes and a basic obedience class with two different dogs with Kelly.It is a joy to be in one of her positive reinforcement classes!!" ~ C.V. Read more.
"Kelly is fantastic! She is a knowledgeable, dedicated and fun trainer - of dogs AND humans." ~ K.C. Read more.
Hemi, Tonka and Mandy
Mandy, Sammy and Boomer
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