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ROBIN CROCKER:

Robin is the Owner of Telling Tails and Yellow Snow Dog Gear.  She also serves on the Board of Assistance Canine Training Services and is their Administrator and Head Trainer.  Prior to Telling Tails, Robin owned a pet friendly Inn for 20 years.  She has been teaching dog obedience classes for 20+ years.  Most of Robin’s experience comes from raising and training service dogs which she had done for over 20 years with both A.C.T.S. and NEADS.  Robin attended the Volhard Training Camp and Instructors Course and has had training in a wide variety of clinics, conferences, and seminars.  Her education includes a BA in Education and MBA in Business Management.  She has raised and trained countless Service Dogs and Facility Therapy Dogs, as well as her own dogs who have competed in AKC Rally, Obedience, and Scentwork.  Robin has also competed in the breed ring with her current Flat Coated Retriever, Kit who holds several titles including her Grand Championship.  Kit has also completed AKC titles in scentwork, and tricks.  She has had one beautiful litter of eight puppies.  Robin teaches primarily upper level classes:  CGC, Therapy Dog Class, Service Dog Class, and Tricks Class.  She is an AKC CGC Evaluator.

Beth Collins

Beth Collins has been showing dogs in conformation since the early 80’s.  Her primary breed is the Afghan Hound, which she breeds and exhibits under the registered kennel name TAZA. Her secondary breeds are Borzoi and Lhasa Apsos.Highlights of her ‘dog career’ are winning the 2003 National Breeders Cup, BOS at the National as well as National Awards of Merit and Specialty Best in Show wins, and owning a Top Producing and Top 5 Afghan Hound for many years. As a Groomer, she was awarded the Cardinal Crystal National Show Dog Groomer of the Year Award. She has judged many Specialty Sweepstakes and is currently applying to become an AKC licensed Judge.  In addition to conformation, Beth and her husband, Tom, have titled dogs in obedience and lure coursing. She is excited to host Telling Tails Conformation Presentation classes.

MARIANNE FINNEY:
Marianne is a graduate of Animal Behavior College, which is an extensive program that focuses on animal behavior and problem solving. In addition to teaching group classes she also offers private lessons to those who prefer one on one training, or to those whose dog's behavioral problems are not addressed in a class setting.  Her experience includes having volunteered several years at the Conway Area Humane Society, helping to train the less adoptable dogs become more adoptable, 10 years of volunteer service and board member at the Loki Clan Wolf Refuge which took in abandoned, neglected, unwanted and abused wolves and wolf dogs that had been originally purchased as pets. This organization is no longer around, as a non-profit wolf rescue took over and moved all the animals to California. She also worked at German Shepherd Rescue that was located in Madison, NH took in German Shepherds with behavioral issues that were too much for shelters to deal with. These dogs would have been euthanized due to their behavioral issues. This organization would rescue these dogs and rehabilitate them and find them forever homes. Marianne is currently owned by one dog. She was adopted from Conway Area Humane Society.  Her name is Karma and she came from a cruelty case out of Berlin, NH. Marianne teaches Clicker Training 101 and Reactive Dog Class.

MALLORY HATTIE:

Mallory has been training people to train their dogs since 1999.  A Maine native, she learned her trade in New York, assisting classes at Happy Tails in Brooklyn, and at St. Hubert's Dog Training School in Madison, NJ while attending numerous seminars with Patricia McConnell, Jean Donaldson, and many more experts in the field.  From 2000 to 2002 Mallory and her dog, Fender, were a therapy dog team at Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, NY.  Mallory became a certified, professional dog trainer in 2003 and a certified Wag It Games instructor in 2015.  She gave in-home lessons in New York City until 2004, when she returned to Maine. Since then she continues to give in-home lessons to clients in southern Maine and also offers small classes in Gorham, Maine.   Mallory is dedicated to positive reinforcement training.  Besides teaching Pet Dog 101, 102, and Puppy Kindergarten classes, Mallory is also the scheduling director for Telling Tails.

GREGORY S LAGIOS:    Greg has a background and education in canine behavior science. He holds an advanced certification, and specializes in complex behavior problems. Greg teaches Pet 101, Pet 102, Canine Good Citizen, and Canine Good Handler. He also conducts in-home private consultations. He stays current on canine behavior science through his continuing education, and is currently studying cognitive neuroscience. His classes are educational, fun, and motivating.

SHEILA McDONOUGH: 
A graduate of Tufts University with degrees in anthropology and history, Sheila has focused her life around animals: horses, alpacas, and always dogs. Introduced to agility to help the confidence of her first mini-aussie, Luna,  they were hooked. Tessa loved it even more and they learned a lot together. Having had a rough start in life, Tessa was reactive and they dove into the fascinating world of behavior and positive, games-based training. This led her to training and certification in Wag It Games. Liam, Sheila’s current young Aussie, is also training in agility and any other sport he can try. He grew up in Wag It Games and maybe wants to be a therapy dog someday, if he ever grows up. When not playing with dogs, Sheila is a fiber artist, dyeing and weaving alpaca yarn at Falling Star Farm. 

KIRSTEN BROWN:   
Kirsten is our marketing representative who has been with us since July 2010.  She is responsible for our advertising, social media accounts, printed materials, store inventory and facility needs.  Kirsten has been doing marketing since the late 80’s when she worked for the hotel industry, then a bank, owned her own retail business and now works full time for Telling Tails and Yellow Snow Dog Gear.  Kirsten loves all types of animals.  She has a Belgian Malinois dog, a Boston Terrier dog and a cat.  Her daughter's love of pigs even lead her to start Wiley Mountain Farm and over the years raised dozens of pigs for showing, breeding or market. You might bump into Kirsten at many of the local pet related events running our booth or just out calling on local veterinary offices, groomers or pet shops.  Be sure to stop her and say hello, she is thrilled to talk to any dog enthusiast or just someone who loves their dog!

NANCI HAYES: 

Nanci has always had Dalmatians.  Influenced by her grandparents who had a Dalmatian, she got her first in 1976.  In 1992 she got her second Dalmatian, Max, and became involved in competitive obedience.  Max and Nanci earned their CD in 1994.  In 2000 Nanci purchased her third Dalmatian, Lucky.  Lucky and Nanci competed and earned their CD in 2003.  Lucky was working toward her CDX when her life tragically ended.  Fortunately, Lucky’s first litter of puppies included two Dalmatians that Nanci kept.  Blizzard and Dancer started their training immediately and were competing in Rally Obedience by the age of one.  Both Blizzard and Dancer have received their CD’s, and both have their Rally RAE titles.  When Dancer received her Rally RAE title she was one of only ten Dalmatians in the country to finish that title.  In 2010 Dancer was recognized by the Dalmatian Club of America Top Spot by placing in the top 10 highest scoring Dalmatians in the country for open obedience.  Four of her Dalmatians received their Therapy Dog certifications and did therapy work.   Nanci trains under Pat Scribner, Sherry Briton, Kris Thober, Lynn Mayo, and  Judge Donna Cassista.   Nanci has been teaching Rally Obedience for three years and has attended several Rally-O seminars.  Nanci is a member of Saccarappa  Obedience Club, The Dalmatian Club of America, The Dalmatian Club of Southern New England, and The Carroll County Kennel Club.   Nanci is the owner of Yankee Appraisals and enjoys skiing, snowmobiling, and time on Sebago Lake.  Nanci will be teaching AKC Rally classes.  She is an AKC Rally judge and provisional Novice Obedience judge.

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"Dog & Handler Training for a Growing Partnership"

Telling Tails Training Center
Robin's White Mt Dogs, LLC
285 Main St.
Fryeburg, ME  04037

207-642-3693

Email:  Kirsten.TellTails@gmail.com

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373 Green Hill Rd., Center Conway, NH  03813