Hello and welcome,
Tasha is a Dog Trainer and Behaviourist based in Skegness, Lincolnshire. She currently offers Dog Training in both Private sessions (where I travel to you in your home) and group Classes in and around the Skegness area. As well as working with basic obedience, advanced obedience, recall, house issues, lead pulling and behaviour problems, she specialises in working with Dogs with aggression issues be it, aggression towards other Dogs or Humans or even both.
You have to be mad to use Miyagis; you have to love Dogs, see them as family and to be against hurting them to get behaviours from them that you want. You won't get an Old School Dog Trainer and you won't get someone patronising and terrifying and you won't get an assistant who doesn't know what there talking about or just observes. Dogs are allowed on the sofa and the bed. Dogs are allowed to socialise and Dogs don't have to be staring at your hip on a walk. You get the very best and the very best support and we hate aversive methods it's all about the Dogs happiness.
She has no agenda, she is not here to make you work in a way which does not suit you or your dog. Tasha will work with you in a way which suits both you and your dog.
Tasha specialise's in Aggression, be it Dog to Dog aggression or Dog to human Aggression and sponsor Yellow Dog UK.
Tasha works with people from all backgrounds and has no prejudices, she works with people who have disabilities or problems with making classes for various reasons. Tasha can deliver a Class session to you in your home and work with you in a Class style in for whatever reason you cannot make the Classes.
Tasha's aim through her Services is to help you and your dog to be bonded, happy and comfortable with your dog and so that Rescue Centres and Re-homing do not become the only option you have left.
Tasha works with all breeds and ages and Puppies are welcome to join classes as soon as they have had their 2nd Vaccination.
Tasha is fully insured under the Pet Plan Sanctuary Insurance Scheme, she is Certified and Accredited as well as a fully qualified Behaviourist. She is happy to show you her Certifications and carries hard copies of Certificates with her. She also regularly attend Seminars to keep up to date from World Famous Dog Trainers and Vets as well as Schools.
Tasha has a Spaniel cross Diesel and 2 Czechoslovakian Wolf-dogs Koda and Django, all titled in Trick Training with AKC. All 3 Dogs are used for demonstrations as well as working alongside Clients Dogs.
Tasha works with all breeds ranging from Chihuahuas, Shih Tzus, Terriers to Collies, Labradors, German Shepherds, Anatolian Shepherds, Wolf-dogs, Huskies, Northern Inuits... Tasha will never turn a breed away and can work with them all.
Tasha is also a fully qualified Microchipping agent qualified with Micro Id. As well as achieving high distinctions and Merits for her Qualifications she has also had mentorship from various Dog Trainers with varying methods for the last 15 years, so she is not just a book worm, the hands on experience that has shaped her into the Dog Trainer and Behaviourist she is today, delivering you the best service.
Tasha began as a Dog Walker as a Teenager and her Dog Training has spiralled from there, she use techniques to meet the dogs and your requirements, she does not follow a specific training agenda, she work holistically with the dog. Tasha has worked with the Kennel Club, with Rescue Dogs (including home checking, volunteering for Rescues as a Recognised and Certified Dog Trainer for them) , Schutzhund and Protection. Tasha still today works with working Dogs, such as Service Dogs, Gun Dogs, Protection Dogs and Medical Alert Dogs and various Vets. Tasha also works with the Police and Dogs who have had ASBO Orders put on them by the Police to ensure that they are not a danger to the Public and to rehabilitate them as well as guiding the owners. All this experience helps her to turn her hand successfully to any Dog, pup, rescue or older.
Doom is one of the very first Dogs with nervous aggression Tasha trained way back when she was 18! He will always have a special place in her heart and as you can see in the photo she has always stuck with Positive Training and love towards Dogs it's not just something that she says. Deb (Dooms Owner) was so nervous when Tasha first met Doom and they hit it off straight away. Deb rescued him and he had been badly abused. He was such a sweetheart just nervous. Deb and Tasha are still close friends now and Deb often asks for advice for herself or her friends... so when Tasha say's you get a friend for life through working with her. You really do.
As a Dog Trainer Tasha feels she will never stop learning, learning from Clients and Dogs alike and this is why she continues to study and seek out new courses to always be a better and up to date Trainer no matter how much experience she has.
Tasha has also been awarded best business of the Year 2018/2019 by both edogadvisor and Bark.com as well as being awarded First Place for Best Pet and Handler by the Pet Professional Guild and is an approved instructor for the Dog Training College, she is also an approved instructor for the Assistance Dog and Education Support Network and has been Nominated for the Animal Star Wards 2019 as well as becoming a finalist so she has to go to Portsmouth in October 2019 to see if she has won the Award for her Category. Tasha also regularly attends Seminars and Workshops delivered by other Dog Trainers to continue her Continual Professional Development; with people like Dr.Robert Hewings, Dr. Chirag Petel, Craig Ogilvie, Sarah Fisher, Dr. Janet Finlay, Alasdair Bunyan BSc. KPA CTP, Claire Staines PCT-A, VSPDT, Paul Bunker and David Ryan as well as travelling 10 hours to work with Hannah Branigan and John McGuigan in Glasgow.
As many of you know who already know or works with Tasha. She is very busy. Tasha don't always get chance to answer urgent messages etc. So the admin team are Shirley J Houston Morley and Caroline Outlaw who assists with one to one sessions from time to time. So sometimes you may see posts or comments from Shirley and not Tasha. So between the three of us your messages will always be answered promptly. Tasha does not message or chase anyone. Everyone can feel free to message the team at any point for any reason especially if you are already working together. However Tasha will not chase, harass or push her services onto you. Tasha doesn't work that way and treat others how she would like to be treated herself as well as this as a young woman who lives alone and enters people's homes alone the admin team may be made aware time to time where Tasha is working and this was advised by the Princes Trust and the Police as a lone worker. Nothing private and confidential will ever be shared and as stated in contract photos maybe used or experiences maybe shared to help or inform others unless without express consent not given.
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Natasha Attwood BCCS.DIPADVCANBHV BCCS.DIPFDAG CertOpenHandS
Tasha is absolutely amazing. So patient with you and you can tell instantly how much passion she has for her job and how much she loves it. She’s really helped us with our 2 dogs with their barking. Highly recommend More...
Tasha is a wonderful dog trainer , Highly intuitive to your dogs needs , caring , fun and extremely knowledgable. I have recommended Tasha to many dog owners . My Labrador adores her and he loves dog class as well as his one to ones .Would definitely recommend Tasha and Myagis. More...
amazing lady never thought we would be able to walk our reactive labrador through town or along the seafront he now does it with a smile and a waggly tail can not recommend this lady enough.
Monty loves Tasha and, to be fair, he's a pretty good judge of character!
We are brand new dog owners, Tasha has been no end of help with showing us how to train our puppy, including what to feed him, what to expect etc. Woould have been so much more difficult without her. Everyone at the class is lovely, friendly and relaxed atmosphere. More...
The best dog trainer. My dog made a massive progression from the start. Highly recommended ☺️
I would definitely recommend Tasha! She's approachable, answers any questions you have about your dog, gives out excellent advice, she's calm and patient and makes you feel at ease when you're training your dog
Tasha is a fabulous trainer who really listens to your needs and helps you work towards your goal!I love that Tasha is super passionate about the work she does and will always offer you support and a shoulder to lean on if needed! Thank you for being you Tasha, you are highly recommended and that says a lot about someone! More...
Tasha is fantastic trainer and is passionate with all she does. Charley and I cant thank her enough for all of her help and advice.
Highly recommend bring my GSD puppy Sky to Training and wouldn't go anywhere else. Tasha is super friendly and caring and an excellent Trainer
Tasha goes above and beyond for her clients, she is friendly and helpful and always puts your dogs first. Wouldn’t ever go anywhere else
Tasha is very patient with dogs and their owners. We have been going to her classes a few months now and have learnt lots in the time attending. Hightly recommended. Thank You
Highly recommend Tasha and her services. We are first time dog owners. We have attended classes with Tasha since our pup was 14 weeks old. Tasha has always been happy to give us advice based on her fantastic experience and knowledge. Always on hand to answer our questions and concerns and goes above and beyond to make us feel welcome and relaxed More...
Tasha is an outstanding Dog Trainer and Behaviorists! Not only is she fabulous with dogs but she is also a lovely person! Her knowledge and expertise is fantastic and shines though with her results. Highly recommend!
We were recommend Tasha for our puppy and booked her for 5 1:1 sessions. Tasha has been great, totally understanding, informative and patient. We booked for a further 5 1:1 sessions 6 weeks later so the whole family could gain from her wisdom.I highly recommend Tasha. More...
Fantastic trainer. Totally 'gets' dogs and their owners. Tasha has helped us no end with our new pup. She is highly recommended.
I'm along way from Miyagis and a fellow positive reinforcement trainer, Tashas dedicated time to her online community and created a safe space for people to come and hang out and show off their dogs and gain knowledge and advice, she practices the most up to date training methods and stands by her force free, do no harm ethics and we love her for it.
Who would not chose a trainer that has the knowledge the experience and uses positive coaching methods.Thinks not only about the welfare of the dogs,but of the dogs human family too.
Very calm and patient trainer so I felt very relaxed during training. Frankie was very quick to realize she was a lovely person especially as she gave him sausage
Tasha is quite frankly the most knowledgeable dog trainer I have had the pleasure and privilege of meeting. She is a breath of fresh air to our world- someone who would drop everything to help a dog, and I joke she is my ‘999’ dog trainer contact if I need to talk anything through as a trainer. Tasha is FFAF (Force Free as Feck ;) ;) ) and trains exclusively using pain and fear free techniques. If I lived nearer I would take my own dog Betsy to her classes - and her doggos are an absolute credit to her and her skill set. The people of Lincolnshire and beyond really don’t know what a true gem they have. I would not hesitate to refer on to Tasha and have done and would in a heartbeat. She is totally in it for the dogs, no ego and quite frankly she needs to blow her own trumpet more as she’s fecking fabulous at what she does. As well as a highly respected colleague and professional contact, I also consider Tasha to be one of my best mates, despite knowing her less than a year, she is one of the most genuine people you will ever meet. Very down to earth, brutally honest and blunt, but an absolutely amazing sense of humour and emotional intelligence which so many people lack in our world. If you want a truly awesome, positive, force free, high standard, respected trainer who walks the walk as well as talking the talk- please don’t hesitate to contact her right now. I have seen with my own eyes how she has changed peoples and dogs lives. Keep on keeping on tash! Our world needs more peeps like you!! More...
Very informative. Lovely lady very patient
We are first time dog owners so have been attending puppy classes with Tasha. Tasha is very knowledgable and makes you feel so relaxed as well as providing lots of reassurance about what we are doing. I was very nervous about attending puppy classes but within minutes that went away in the presents of Tasha. Massive thankyou. We are looking forward to attending more classes and we have now taken advantage of doing a 1:1 session too. lots of lovely tricks have been learnt during sessions to make our puppy even cuter x More...
Tasha helped us introduce our puppy to our nervous family dog. Tasha’s calmness, knowledge and confidence in understanding dog behaviours allowed us to successfully build up a positive relationship between the two. We are delighted with the results! Highly recommend the services. More...
Kevin Brian Standage
We're having aggressive behaviour problems with Jazz, he's been going to behaviour classes with Tasha now just started one to one classes at home already seeing brilliant results Tasha came highly recommended and I would recommend her and her team, thanks to all XX
Had Tasha today for a one to one with our dogs as they keep fighting she was very good and calmed them down hopefully we will see a result after the 5 week course xx thank you Tasha for your help XX love Vicky x
I consider Tasha one of my best finds, I mean that with positivity, appreciation and thankfulness. From the first phone contact to our first meeting, which was a group session, Tasha seemed to just get my Cracker. By session 3 Cracker, my cross breed with a reputation in my village as aggressive, was off the lead and avoiding any of the boisterous play, but when another dog paid her too much attention, she didn't bite, or show any aggression, she warned and laid back down. Was I flapping, shouting, maniacally calling whilst chaos (in my mind) was going on Not at all, I could see Tasha was watching every dog, looking out for the tell tale changes, assuring us all is OK, and it was. Cracker has settled, seems to like me more, and I have learned to relax, my gentle Cracker is no longer misunderstood by me, and that is why Tasha is a very lucky find. More...
Our dog has joined one of the groups to help him become less nervous other dogs and people. He's a bit of a strange one and we felt he was hard to judge at times and had come across aggressive towards people and other dogs. We were lead to believe he was aggressive full stop and as first time dog owners with kids we felt the only thing to do was to rehome him. We didn't have a clue. But, we messaged this lady and 6 weeks in, we were over joyed to finally see Duke play with other dogs with no issues. It gave us the boost we needed. These classes have taught us a lot about Duke but most importantly that he isn't aggressive, just nervous and doesn't like unexpected attention be it from dogs or people. I'm so glad we decided to exhaust all avenues before finding him a new home. Thank you! More...
Tasha has a fountain of knowledge and a wealth of experience of helping owners and their dogs. Tasha particualarly understands how to bolster the confidence of owners with scared , nervous dogs. Using only kind force free methods, time , patience and with the help of her very special assistance dog Diesel she will help you understand your dogs emotions and teach you simple stratergies to cope with everyday situations that you and your dog might struggle with so you can truely have the best bond with your dogs. Tasha has a range of services to suit all your dogs training needs. Pick uo the phone and contact her today, you'll be glad that you did. More...
I would like to say a massive THANK YOU! My dog Mars start to be agressive when he had his second injection when he was 1 year old. Before that he was just a normal puppy he used to love other people. After injection he became aggressive. I am so happy that I fount you and now he is doing massive progression. After todays session I am really proud of my dog because now he is felling more comfortable with people and dogs around him. Highly recommended ☺️ More...
patience and experience as much with the owners as the very friendly has a good sense of humour nice to work with
Tasha is brilliant with her training, her patience not just for the Dogs but also the humans. Very reassuring. And the Dogs love her. I can’t recommend her highly enough. So if your interested in getting your Dog Trained get in touch with her you won’t regret it. More...
I took my two uncontrollable Rotties to Tasha and within weeks they are different dogs, they are enjoying every class and I am learning more every week looking forward to the future with my boys, thank you Tash
We booked 2 5 week sessions with Natasha and the guidance and help we have had has been invaluable. I cannot recommend Natasha enough. She has been patient with us and our pup. Oki is now a delight, on walks and at home , he really is becoming a part of the family. It has been as much about changing our mindset as has been about training Oki. Will recommend. Thank you for recommending the True Love harness, Oki was such a puller until we started using that harness with a training lead. It has made such a huge difference to our walks making them much more enjoyable! More...
I haven’t done any official training with Tasha as we live so far away but I also have a wolf-dog and we’ve struggled with her behaviour. Tasha has supported us every step of the way, giving advice, finding us local trainers who work in the same way she does (although they haven’t been as good) and just generally being a support network for me and my two problematic dogs! Can’t recommend her enough, her knowledge is vast, she’s completely force free and has lots of out of the box ideas that seem to work like magic! I do hope at some point she comes down to Cornwall for a visit so I can take her out for a meal to thank her! Tasha we’d even put you up if you fancied a break! Xxx More...
Tasha is the biggest dog lover I’ve ever met and has helped me transform my husky that didn’t listen or care about destroying my home into a soft lovable angel! And is continuing to help me train all 3 off my dogs to walk off lead beside me. She has the passion and patients of no other dog trainer. She is simply the best trainer. Thank you Tasha! More...
Great advice given which has really helped us and our 2 boys, highly recommended! Thank you xx
Amazing dog trainer, brilliant with all types of dogs and knows everything there is about training and dogs.
Tasha has really helped us with our Dog Millie, we would highly recommend Tasha to all, she has given us hope when we didn't think anything could be done with our Chi and Tasha has proved us wrong for the better.
Amazing dog trainer, VERY experienced and knows her stuff! Lovely lady and helped so much with our dogs.
Tasha is a fantastic Dog Trainer and behaviourist. She has helped me no end with my Dog. Always answers messages. Fantastic one to one service as well as classes. I really look forward to classes each week. More...
Excellent Dog Trainer highly recommended. Very pleased with the outcome. As we can now take our Dog out on walks with no reaction. Seen a big transformation on our Dog and lifestyle. More...
Very experienced and professional trainer, classes are friendly and fun. Would highly recommend.
Tasha had really helped us with our 1 year old Cockapoo and helped keep me sane in the process!! Would definitely recommend Tasha if you are looking for a patient, friendly and knowledgeable trainer!
brilliant with dogs and the humans . a great dog trainer x
Recommend to anyone who needs help, she is brilliant with our year old chocolate lab, also with the cat who joined us for part of the lesson today.
Absolutely fantastic service. Tasha is helping me with my dog with separation anxiety. Both my dogs adore her. I also attend weekly classes and always look forward to them each week.
Tasha advised us with basic training and socialisation for our very lively rescued street dog when he was a teenager. 4 years on he is now generally very calm although just recently he discovered he likes to play fetch which he hasn't been bothered with before. Timon would enthusiastically push toys at you. as he is 45kg this could be a problem. Tasha can to help us again. within a short time of observing Timon at play she was able to make some suggestions which we adopted. hey presto Timon is responding as we need to. it's 2 weeks on this training session Timon has behaved perfectly putting the toy down and sitting in front of us instead of crashing in. thank you Tasha. can highly reccomened your service. More...
Tasha has been so encouraging since she has been working with us. She has taught us so much about dog behaviour and how to deal with different situations enabling us to be more confident and resulting in great improvements. There is a light at the end of every tunnel , it takes time but worth the wait, thankyou. More...
Tasha is a real pro at what she does. My dog seemed relaxed and so did I. After all the training is not just for our dog but also for us hoomans. Cassie is 6 years old, some would say you can’t teach old dogs, well so far she is doing really well. Thanks Tasha brill fun, and a lovely caring person More...
Tasha is AMAZING! She makes you feel so comfortable and dogs just seem to click with her! You can tell how passionate she is and that she really knows what she is taking about within minutes of her first working with you. My dogs and I have benefited no end from her help and expertise. If you’re looking for some help with your fur friends then you’ve come to the right place! ❤️ More...