Our training program is run by Jollytails Co-Owner Tristan Flynn, CDBC, CPDT-KA.
Tabea Stawitz, CPDT-KA Trainer
Tabea fell in love with training and animal behaviour after rescuing her mastiff mix Paco in 2009. While researching the best methods for training Paco, Tabea found passion and inspiration for reward- based training and behavior modification. In 2013 Tabea got involved with Heather A. Logan and Cloverfield Animal Behaviour Services and their specialist training. In addition to sharing her home with Paco, Tabea is working with Lux, a yellow Labrador retriever, who she is training as a PTSD service dog. Lux is completed training in 2015, after which she was placed with a veteran and completes tasks such a identifying panic behaviours and helping with mobility issues. Tabea has her Operant Conditioning Behavior Analysis Level One Certificate, Teaching Certificate Level One, and Animal Care and Training Certification and is currently working towards her Service Dog Training Certification.
Lisa Dahr has been working with dogs for nearly two decades. She and her husband started in flyball and agility with their first dog and then moved into Australian Shepherds, breeding under the registered CKC and ASCA registered prefix of Garrison Aussies for the past 12+ years.
Lisa has trained and competed with her dogs in multiple venues including conformation dogs shows, rally obedience and formal obedience, agility, herding, draft and frisbee. Her dogs have won multiple high in trials, and she has owned and trialled the top Aussie in Canada in Rally obedience for multiple years. She has also qualified for and competed in Canadian National agility trials and is a member of the Canadian Kennel Club, Glooscap Kennel Club, Canadian National Australian Shepherd Association, Agility Association of Canada, Canine Agility Association of Nova Scotia, Australian Shepherd Association of America.
Lisa is committed to ongoing professional development and have attended upgrading/training with a variety of coaches/trainers including Susan Garrett, AAC/CKC National and World Champion, Jenny Damme, FCI Swedish National Team, International Champion Tracy Peterson Snyder, Canadian/Bermuda Obedience and Rally Coach and more. She believes there is a perfect activity for every dog and loves helping people find their dogs innate talents and coach them to their full potential.
Lisa and her husband currently share this home and lives with five Aussies ranging in age from 12 years to 6 months!