I'm a client who came to Tails of Success after my dog had bitten an individual and his aggression seemed to worsen after working with a trainer who insisted we used force and a prong collar. My dog had become very unsafe and had even air snapped at me when I would try to work with him. When I scheduled my private session at my home, the owner, Sherri Romig was considerate enough to call me to let me know she was at the door, rather than knocking, which sets my dog off. The initial consultation was 90 minutes and VERY detailed. Sherri was professional, informative, and very compassionate and to my surprise I was able to have my dog in the living room during the consultation (he usually has to be crated when new guests came over for safety)- she's very good with aggressive dogs and through her education understands how not to make them uncomfortable through her own body language. After two private sessions we had my dog in a place where he was ready to work on his skills in a class setting. Not only did she have a class recommendation but also additional training accessories (the thundershirt) and supplements (lactium and rescue remedy) that would be able to help reduce my dog's fear and anxiety so that we could make progress in class. The class we enrolled into was a specialty class called "Fearful Fido" where the class is only for dogs with fear issues. The class was beyond informative. We weren't just training my dog to cope with what makes him nervous but Sherri and the other trainers actually explained the science behind what my dog experiences when he becomes scared or anxious and why he reacts the way that he does. The other trainers who helped with the class were wonderful and very helpful in ensuring my dog and I were successful and had additional websites, youtube videos, and books I could read to further understand the behavioral issues my dog was experiencing. The class was two months long and after successfully completing the class and continued practice my dog happily coexists with people these days, friend and stranger alike. I really appreciated how the trainers, including Sherri continue their education in dog training so that their information and education is always current and up to date. I genuinely believe that if I had not found my way to Tails of Success that my dog would have been euthanized due to biting someone or another dog. I am forever grateful for the knowledge and compassion these trainers possess in order to do their jobs effectively without the use of fear or pain.
790 Jefferson Rd Suite 200Rochester, NY 14623
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I have been through many classes at ToS as a student and have nothing but wonderful things to say about the company and their methods of training. I brought one of our extremely fearful dogs through the Fearful Fido class. It was one of the most valuable experiences I have ever had with one of my dogs. It helped me learn appropriate ways to relate to the emotions my dog was feeling and how to help change those emotions so that they were not controlling him. At the start of the class, volunteers who helped these dogs had to stand a few feet away from my dog to avoid him acting out. By the last class he was actually approaching and touching strangers. I have since moved out of Rochester and am desperately searching for a training facility to continue working with. The staff at ToS have very specific ways of working with and relating to dogs. What many people do not understand is how to take these skills and apply them at home. ToS is one of the few training facilities in Rochester that I would ever recommend to anyone. Not only do they know what they are doing, but they do it in a peaceful and positive manner. They are also involved with helping local rescue dogs, offering free services to help these dogs get adopted. If you are looking for a trainer, I would encourage you to go to one of their classes (sans your dog) and just observe. If you see happy people AND happy dogs, you know that the trainers are doing their jobs correctly. And that is exactly what you will see!
Our rescue is partnered with Tails of Success for the training of our bullies. Not only do we find the trainers at TOS extremely patient and knowledgeable but they are also very savvy concerning dog behavior. Their methods aren't harmful unlike many other &amp;amp;quot;well known&amp;amp;quot; trainers in this area and they actually take the time to determine the root of a problem versus beating it out of the dog like some other trainers. Their approach to dog training and behavioral work is quite refreshing given the fact that most trainers in the Rochester area are still mired in outdated and scientifically proven to be wrong dominance theory techniques. We have been extremely happy with Tails of Success! We would and frequently do recommend them to many people who can use some help with their canine companions. Additionally there is nothing RIDICULOUS (correct spelling for those who don't bother to use spell check) about using holistic methods and the trainers at TOS are also very knowledgeable in this area. Sounds like the one star review wanted a quick fix to their problem versus doing any real work with their dog. .For their sake, I hope other problems don't manifest as a result of their ignorant laziness