A Tail Above Dog Training

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Dog Training Behavioral Consulting Board and Train Group Polishing Lessons Canine Good Citizen Lessons S.T.A.R. Puppy Classes 3 Week rotating Puppy Classes On-The-Go-Outward Hound adventures! Dog Boarding Vacations (you shouldn't be the only one having fun!) Dog Daycare/Enrichment Program (a structured daycare, run by a Certified Professional Trainer)
  • W B and A Road

    Severn, MD 21144

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  • 800-364-4239

About A Tail Above Dog Training

Categories
  • Dog Trainers
  • Dog Boarding
Details
  • Dog Daycare
Hours
Monday: 09:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Tuesday: 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Wednesday: 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Thursday: 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Friday: 09:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Saturday: 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Sunday: 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
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TRAINERS THAT REALLY CARE!!!

Ann and Rick trained our rescue Carter who needed help with some basic obedience as well as socialization skills. Carter has been doing great since the original training in May. Ann and Rick really go above and beyond with everything they do for their clients after training. They host group polishing at their business and group outings which have been key to Carter's improvement around other dogs. I feel like we made a real breakthrough this past Saturday at the group outing in Annapolis. Carter was surrounded by all the other dogs for a group photo and he really warmed up to Tia (Ann and Ricks dog) he gave her a few sniffs on the face and started wagging his tail uncontrollably, which I've never seen him do before. It really warms my heart to see Carter so happy around other dogs. It's also a huge relief to know they offer boarding for their clients because Carter never does well being away from home or us but when we came to pick him up after his week of training he would have been perfectly happy to stay with Ann :) We truly appreciate everything you have done for us and continue to do for us.

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TRAINERS THAT REALLY CARE!!!

Ann and Rick trained our rescue Carter who needed help with some basic obedience as well as socialization skills. Carter has been doing great since the original training in May. Ann and Rick really go above and beyond with everything they do for their clients after training. They host group polishing at their business and group outings which have been key to Carter's improvement around other dogs. I feel like we made a real breakthrough this past Saturday at the group outing in Annapolis. Carter was surrounded by all the other dogs for a group photo and he really warmed up to Tia (Ann and Ricks dog) he gave her a few sniffs on the face and started wagging his tail uncontrollably, which I've never seen him do before. It really warms my heart to see Carter so happy around other dogs. It's also a huge relief to know they offer boarding for their clients because Carter never does well being away from home or us but when we came to pick him up after his week of training he would have been perfectly happy to stay with Ann :) We truly appreciate everything you have done for us and continue to do for us.

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Thanks, Matt! Our clients are the best, and that is why we are so successful - we have committed owners who understand you get out of it what you put in - and you folks have done an amazing job with Carter. Keep it up, and see you at the next Group Polishing class!
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After meeting with several dog trainers for our Bullmastiff puppy we were lucky enough to find Ann and Rick almost 2 years ago. Phoebe went for a 5 day "Boot Camp" were she had intensive training and free playtime to socialize with the other dogs. When we picked her up Ann taught me how to work with Phoebe. We have continued to go to Outward Hound walks and group polishing. Phoebe also took classes with Ann and Rick for her CGC Certification after which she past the test.
We now have a 5 month old Bullmastiff puppy who joins me and Phoebe for Group Polishing and Outward Hound walks. Penny will also go for training with Aunt Ann and Uncle Rick. They are the best!

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After meeting with several dog trainers for our Bullmastiff puppy we were lucky enough to find Ann and Rick almost 2 years ago. Phoebe went for a 5 day "Boot Camp" were she had intensive training and free playtime to socialize with the other dogs. When we picked her up Ann taught me how to work with Phoebe. We have continued to go to Outward Hound walks and group polishing. Phoebe also took classes with Ann and Rick for her CGC Certification after which she past the test.
We now have a 5 month old Bullmastiff puppy who joins me and Phoebe for Group Polishing and Outward Hound walks. Penny will also go for training with Aunt Ann and Uncle Rick. They are the best!

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Awww, you KNOW we love our Pheebs and her new little sister. I am putting together a program for little sis right now!
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Ann and Rick are awesome. We have a rescue that has had issues with dog aggression, and she spent a week at A Tail Above with eight other dogs. No problems at all. We also enrolled in a training program with them that really helped us help our dog develop into a wonderful pet. We love them and I wouldn't leave my dog anywhere else.

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Ann and Rick are awesome. We have a rescue that has had issues with dog aggression, and she spent a week at A Tail Above with eight other dogs. No problems at all. We also enrolled in a training program with them that really helped us help our dog develop into a wonderful pet. We love them and I wouldn't leave my dog anywhere else.

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Thanks so much! We love Miss R, and are so grateful you trusted us with her training, and her vacation needs ;)
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I have been taking my 'kids' to Ann and Rick for several years and I can't say enough great things about them. They really care for them as if they were their own.

Ann's training style is amazing and the animals get her. My bulldog had an issue with her image in the mirror. She would become aggressive and agitated. Ann was able to fix that issue and it's been over a year and now she can walk past a mirror and keep going.

I love A Tail Above and won't trust the care and training of my kids to anyone but them.

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I have been taking my 'kids' to Ann and Rick for several years and I can't say enough great things about them. They really care for them as if they were their own.

Ann's training style is amazing and the animals get her. My bulldog had an issue with her image in the mirror. She would become aggressive and agitated. Ann was able to fix that issue and it's been over a year and now she can walk past a mirror and keep going.

I love A Tail Above and won't trust the care and training of my kids to anyone but them.

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Business Response:

I think Gabby has an issue with the mirror when she saw me without makeup on. ;) On a serious note, thank you so much for the great review, it means a lot. We love the kids, and can't wait for their next visit!
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I can't say enough good things about A Tail Above. Both Ann and Rick are great with the dogs and truly care for them. We have trained all three of our dogs with them (Our two most recent being very hyper German Short haired Pointer Puppies). We also use them for boarding and continue to attend polishing training classes.

If you are open to really training your dog and learning how to have a better relationship with them, then this is the company for you. I am very pick about who I will send my dogs to and A Tail Above is truly one of the best. I highly recommend them.

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I can't say enough good things about A Tail Above. Both Ann and Rick are great with the dogs and truly care for them. We have trained all three of our dogs with them (Our two most recent being very hyper German Short haired Pointer Puppies). We also use them for boarding and continue to attend polishing training classes.

If you are open to really training your dog and learning how to have a better relationship with them, then this is the company for you. I am very pick about who I will send my dogs to and A Tail Above is truly one of the best. I highly recommend them.

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Thank you SO much.....these two active dogs certainly help us keep our training skills sharpened. We are excited for you all to come for a play date with the GSP who is vacationing here this week! He is also really active, and I know they will have a blast!
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I am so glad that I found these guys! We had done all the Petsmart training with the dog and we still had huge issues. After an inital consult, in which Ann gave us lots of information, suggestions, and things to try we decided to do a 5 day residential program with my 18 month old CBR Sammy. Ann and Rick supported us (the humans) and taught us how to communicate with the dog. They have continued to work with us. They have Group Polishing and Outward Hound several times a month. It gives us a chance to practice our skills and have fun with the dogs.
My puppy, Mia, went through their puppy class. It provided lots of great information especially about products (leashes, toys, kennels). Can't wait for Mia to start formal training.

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I am so glad that I found these guys! We had done all the Petsmart training with the dog and we still had huge issues. After an inital consult, in which Ann gave us lots of information, suggestions, and things to try we decided to do a 5 day residential program with my 18 month old CBR Sammy. Ann and Rick supported us (the humans) and taught us how to communicate with the dog. They have continued to work with us. They have Group Polishing and Outward Hound several times a month. It gives us a chance to practice our skills and have fun with the dogs.
My puppy, Mia, went through their puppy class. It provided lots of great information especially about products (leashes, toys, kennels). Can't wait for Mia to start formal training.

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We are also very glad we found you! We are looking forward to seeing Sammy here again and are already seeing the difference in Miss Mia! Thank you so much for a great review!
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I adopted a shepherd/husky mix from our local animal control. After medications for a few health issues Lancelot changed from this quiet, inactive boy to a jumping, mouthing non-stop 80 pound ball of energy. I was in tears, & needed help. I called a few trainers & found my perfect fit with Ann at A Tail Above. Ann was just having knee surgery, but spent a couple hrs on the phone instructing me until we could have an appointment. The experience, professionalism, & true love of dogs shown at A Tail Above has been evident in every class, event, or outing they organize. I am constantly stopped in DC by the Capital Police, visitors, and area residents on my beautiful & perfect behaved dog. Ann also updates all her clients (current, & past) on recalls, educational materials, and area happenings that are dog friendly. If you have any needs with your canine companion, look no further, & contact A Tail Above!

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I adopted a shepherd/husky mix from our local animal control. After medications for a few health issues Lancelot changed from this quiet, inactive boy to a jumping, mouthing non-stop 80 pound ball of energy. I was in tears, & needed help. I called a few trainers & found my perfect fit with Ann at A Tail Above. Ann was just having knee surgery, but spent a couple hrs on the phone instructing me until we could have an appointment. The experience, professionalism, & true love of dogs shown at A Tail Above has been evident in every class, event, or outing they organize. I am constantly stopped in DC by the Capital Police, visitors, and area residents on my beautiful & perfect behaved dog. Ann also updates all her clients (current, & past) on recalls, educational materials, and area happenings that are dog friendly. If you have any needs with your canine companion, look no further, & contact A Tail Above!

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Jet - thank you so very much for this great review. I wish you lived closer! We look forward to seeing Sir Lancelot again soon!
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My dog Ebony and I have worked with Ann and Rick for over a year now. They are both EXCELLENT trainers who have made a huge difference in our lives.
Before we started, Ebony was dog aggressive while on leash. Walking her was a very stressful and anxiety driven event. Ebony would also make it very difficult for me to have people over.
She shed all over the place and was very nervous.

After Ebony participated in the 5 day residential training program she was and is a completely different dog. (They also spent alot of time with me teaching me how to lead her).
She is now calm, HAPPY and a pleasure to walk and be with.

She has changed so much that we have passed the Canine Good Citizen Test.

I took her to my company's softball game the other night...and she had a great time. She enjoyed having everyone petting her and rolled around on the grass doing her happy puppy roll. Something I could never have done before.

Also a neighbor of mine who was terrified of her, now walks her for me every day.

I highly recommend A Tail Above, they understand dogs and people.

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My dog Ebony and I have worked with Ann and Rick for over a year now. They are both EXCELLENT trainers who have made a huge difference in our lives.
Before we started, Ebony was dog aggressive while on leash. Walking her was a very stressful and anxiety driven event. Ebony would also make it very difficult for me to have people over.
She shed all over the place and was very nervous.

After Ebony participated in the 5 day residential training program she was and is a completely different dog. (They also spent alot of time with me teaching me how to lead her).
She is now calm, HAPPY and a pleasure to walk and be with.

She has changed so much that we have passed the Canine Good Citizen Test.

I took her to my company's softball game the other night...and she had a great time. She enjoyed having everyone petting her and rolled around on the grass doing her happy puppy roll. Something I could never have done before.

Also a neighbor of mine who was terrified of her, now walks her for me every day.

I highly recommend A Tail Above, they understand dogs and people.

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Business Response:

Thank you, Jan! We love you and Ebs. You, like the majority of our clients, understand that to have a successful experience, you need to follow through at home too. And...you have. Our clients are THE BEST! Hugs to Ebs, and we'll see you soon you at the next Group Polishing I hope! Ann
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Anne treats everybody as an animal and believes she is the "Alpha Male". She does not give the pet owner a chance to voice opinions or ask questions. She talks over the customers. Often times, she contradicts herself in her training style and does not recognize or even explain this when it is pointed out. This was by far the worst service experience I have ever had.

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Anne treats everybody as an animal and believes she is the "Alpha Male". She does not give the pet owner a chance to voice opinions or ask questions. She talks over the customers. Often times, she contradicts herself in her training style and does not recognize or even explain this when it is pointed out. This was by far the worst service experience I have ever had.

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Business Response:

Rob, I would agree that our personalities are not congruent. However, you and your girlfriend Shannon both agreed you saw positive changes in the one meeting we had with Barnes. So much so, that Shannon asked me to fit him into our training schedule that following week. You agreed to remove all these personal attacks that you posted. This is one of them, and I respectfully request you remove this. I am a great trainer, and have saved many, many dog's lives. You can dislike me all you want, but please do not let your personal feelings overshadow the very positive work I do.

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