I started Victory Tails when I was being outsmarted by a goldendoodle…
Jasper (said goldendoodle) was a bit notorious in the neighborhood. Everyone knew the girl being dragged down the street from mailbox to tree to neighbors dog by the large fluffy canine (and that was only one of his naughty behaviors).
I’d tried waving treats in his face (Steak to be exact), yelling, stopping and ignoring, you name it I probably tried it. This dog was untrainable, or so I believed.
To give some perspective, at the time he was still a young tyrant of my life, I was juggling college and two jobs, one of which happened to be at the local Humane Society (The other a waitressing job I’d had since I was 16) While at the shelter I learned a lot of things, a lot of which have shaped how I see dogs today. But the biggest thing that was really getting under my skin was what people were wanting to surrender or return dogs for.
Jumping, peeing on their carpet, separation anxiety, pulling them down the road, barking, chewing, and the list goes on and I was thinking to myself well hows the dog supposed to know any better if you never teach them. They’re just being a dog. And it clicked. Cartoon light bulb and all. Jasper was just being a dog. He had no ill intentions. He had no secret vendetta. Jasper was just a social butterfly that didn’t know there even was a right or wrong choice because I had never been able to communicate with him what that was.
So I learned how to talk to my dog in a way he would understand. In a way that would build a relationship of trust and respect between us. And suddenly I wasn’t that girl on the end of the leash pulling her hair out at the thought of walking her dog. I was walking with no leash, with a confident happy dog, getting to enjoy the freedom of just being together. And that was priceless.
I realized I wanted to give others that same feeling. And the rest is like they say history. Victory Tails was born.
Meet Our Trainer
Ohio Professional Dog Trainer Viktoria Miller
Having a background not only as a once frustrated owner but also years spent working at a humane society and vet assistant, she’s seen every side of the dog world. This experience adds to her understanding of dogs.
She has a passion for helping the whole dog, combining proper nutrition, exercise and training to give them the best lives we can offer. Her dogs are family through and through and she enjoys spending her free time working with them on various dog sports.
Her speciality is off leash reliability and puppy raising. She believes in a balanced approach to dog training teaching the dog how to make great choices.
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Mansfield, OH 44905
Serving Mansfield, Ashland, Lexington, Ontario and surrounding cities
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Victory Tails is Mansfield, Ashland, Ontario and Lexington Ohio's premier dog training service. We specialize in fixing problem behaviors such as dog aggression, separation anxiety, fearful / reactivity issues, leash pulling, jumping up, barking, toy / food possessive, counter surfing, chewing, running away, selective hearing, play biting, and more. We are professionally certified to train obedience and are leading the area in behavior modification. Teaching skills like heeling (walking politely), sit/stay, down/stay, place command and coming when called allows us to get you a well mannered dog you can enjoy living with. Training with us is joining the Victory Tails family where we guarantee you will get amazing results and reach your goals. Offering private lessons, board and trains, and boarding we can find what is the best fit for you and your dog. After training with us your dog is sure to become the envy of the neighborhood.