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When Karen Keenan was asked what the best part of the class is... Her response was: all of it, Tamara we really like your teaching style. Keep up the great work!


I (we!) really enjoy the small class size and being able to have a private session

- Kristy Walsh & Bella


Thank you for everything. See you next session.

- Chris Hubbard & Tucker


Thank you so much for the photo. Since our classes we have been continuing to make progress with Casey - especially with not pulling on the leash. We are enjoying her so much more now that she is more disciplined. (Chris and I are more disciplined too!). Your lessons have been really helpful. We are also looking forward to introducing Casey to the canoe next summer. Thanks again.

- Lois Berryman & Casey


Tamara:
Just thought I'd let you know how we are doing with Casey since our Training Classes last fall. In our private lesson we discussed how we might teach Casey to go off leash. You suggested the long l eash dragging on the ground. We practiced at our country place, then over March break we felt she was ready for the real test - off leash completely. It was awesome. Casey responded to our call every time, every day! We had SO much fun. Thank you very much for your advice. Your techniques and our patience have made us proud and happy dog owners. Now the next thing we will work on is the canoe...

- Lois Berryman & Casey


Hi Tamara:
We all loved working with you. Your training methods are so positive and the dogs felt such good energy from you that they wanted to work for you. Right away, we understood that they could learn and that they wanted to learn. After that, the training was more about the owners than it was the dogs. We had to put the effort into teaching them. We feel much more confident about the dog's safety now that they respond to some basic commands, and that was paramount in our wanting to do this training. We felt that you undercharged for what we received, including the e-mail reviews which were written long after this household had packed it in for the night. Thank you, again, for your help.

- Barb, Doreen, Mattie and Rosie


Just a note so you will know Buddy and Bear are doing better, many thanks for your help! Just read your news letter , I think its a great idea lots of good information.

- Carrol Tracz, Buddy & Bear


Metro Dog Wash hosted Tamara McFarland from "Unleashed Pawsabilities" out in Tantallon to give a talk about ideas for how to clip your dog's nails or make it easier to give your dog a bath - or just deal with dogs that don't like to be touched in general. It was the first time I met her, even though we've exchanged quite a few emails in the past - and she had lots of super tips to give. Her 10 year old dog Sierra was a perfect test dog and acted like he'd never tasted the treats she was giving him before in his life! haha!

The topic she presented was such a good idea too - I hope that Terri has Tamara back again to give the seminar again because the tips that she gave were really helpful - and I think tons of people would be helped by them. Tamara has an obedience school in Tantallon - I'm sure the people out there are thankful to have her, because she teaches really positive methods and I really liked her very happy attitude. I'd bet the dogs she trains turn out very well adjusted and highly social. And happy too! Just like Sierra!

- Joan Sinden


I like the handouts. They offer good support for other family members who can't always attend.

- Steve Prosser & Milo


The demonstrations are very helpful and useful, as are the handouts - very interesting. I think the classes are very useful, I am recommending this class to GPAC [Greyhound Pets of Atlantic Canada] for new greyhound owners.

- Joanna Johnson & Jackson


We have 2 pups/same litter. I shudder to think where we would be without the classes. Thank you for your patience and help!

- Jim McGean with Grier & MacTavish