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"This place make us doggone happy" 

"Seeing Greg work the room was like watching an artist paint a masterpiece"

"Mallory was very knowledgeble and did an excellent job teaching. For only 6 weeks it was a lot of information well presented."

"really appreciated the level of care and detail that the classes provide in training our dog.  Greg give wonderful tips and demonstrations on how to be successful with your dog.  We highly recommend taking classes at Telling Tails!"

"I love this place.  My puppy and I learned a lot in puppy kindergarten and we are going back for pet 101 and try for AKC Puppy STAR.  I highly recommend this place.  Perfect atmosphere."

“Beth is fair, honest and very respectful of both dogs and handlers and genuinely interested in their learning.”

"Sumac is friendly, engaging and focused.  She can handle questions, adapt to behaviors, and is very informative."

About Marianne's Reactive Dog Class:  "She was so knowledgeable! She made sure we all felt comfortable and kept the classroom a safe and productive environment."

 Our Team @ Telling Tails 

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.

SUMAC GRANT-JOHNSON: 

Sumac Grant-Johnson is a Certified Professional dog trainer. She began training 45 years ago and has been teaching professionally for over 25 years. She is the founder of Wag It Games and Wag It Camps, a certified agility instructor and an AKC Canine Good Citizen and Love On A Leash therapy dog evaluator. Sumac was the first fully approved APDT Rally Obedience judge in New England. She owned and operated Wag it Training Center in Lincolnville, Maine for 15 years before relocating back to NH. 

Sumac has been named Maine Dog Trainer Of The Year, appearing on Disney’s “That’s My Dog” and “Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman” on PBS.  Sumac has presented at multiple Association of Professional Dog Trainers national conferences and presented at Suzanne Clothiers Trainers Workshop. She has also been a contributor to the Association of Professional Dog Trainer's Chronicle of the Dog and DownEast Dog News publications.

Sumac has competed successfully in the uppermost levels of agility and obedience. Her dogs have ranked in the top 10 in the USA in Rally Obedience.

Sumac’s training approach enriches the dog/handler relationship and advances skills through a blending of modern behavioral science and a pleasurable training experience. Smiles and wags are essential components of Sumac’s classes.

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 and Puppy Play Groups 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.

KIRSTEN BROWN:   
Kirsten is our office manager who has been with us since July 2010.  She is responsible for our day to day work, store inventory and facility needs.  She has had in the past two belgian malinois dogs, and currently has a cat and Emma, her boston terrier that helps her at work daily!  Her children are both grown and now she and her husband enjoy camping and riding their motorcycles with fellow FreeMasons and Shriners.

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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Telling Tails Training Center
Robin's White Mt Dogs, LLC
2928 East Conway Rd.
Center Conway, NH  03813

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373 Green Hill Rd., Center Conway, NH  03813