For most dogs, living in a human world is challenging, confusing and hard to maneuver through. Dogs are creatures of habit. They love familiarity and routine. They will create their own etiquette if not given the opportunity to learn in a fun and rewarding way. Dogs are happiest when life can be navigated safely without fear, but can become stressed and destined to exhibit unwanted behaviors if not correctly motivated. Teaching you dog what’s expected of him should be FUN for both of you! Learning to communicate with each other will be enjoyable and rewarding!
Two Tails Up, LLC™ is a fully licensed, bonded, and insured professional private in-home dog training service serving the communities of Tega Cay, Fort Mill (including surrounding neighborhoods such as Baxter Village, Knightsbridge, Regent Park, Lake Ridge and Waterstone) and parts of Rock Hill, South Carolina. We offer multiple in-home puppy and dog training packages including a Puppy Training Package, Adult Dog Training Package, Behavior Modification Package, and New Dog Orientation for individuals, couples and families getting their first dog.
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Get started on the right track with your new puppy! Package is designed for dogs less than 12 months of age. Meet once a week for an hour session for 5 consecutive weeks.Puppy Training Package
Has your dog forget some of the things they learned in puppy school or never been? Package is designed for dogs 1 year old or older. Meet once a week for an hour session for 5 consecutive weeks.Adult Dog Training Package
Package is designed for dogs exhibiting unwanted behavior problems. A custom training plan will be made to address each issue. Meet once a week for an hour session for 5 consecutive weeks.Behavior Modification Package
So you decided to get a dog ... congratulations! In one 90-minute visit will we teach you basic dog care and the essential things you need to know to take care of your new furry friend!New Dog Orientation
Hi. I'm Kim Spyridon, the owner of Two Tails Up, LLC™ in-home dog training service. Picking the right dog trainer is an important decision and there are many dog training options out there. I am an experienced dog trainer and would love to be of service to you and your furry friend, whether newly acquired or one whom has been with you for awhile!
My story isn’t much different from many people who decided to go into dog training. I have loved animals since I was able to crawl. As a kid I was always trying to bring home stray or abandoned dogs. Our home always had a menagerie of pets – dogs, hamsters, birds, reptiles. I once told my parents that I wished they were horses so I would be a horse too! Kids say the darndest things! I also dreamt of being a veterinarian but never pursued it.
So many years and careers later, I finally embarked on a journey to become a professional dog trainer. I became a fan of Victoria Stillwell and knew I did not want to learn just any style of dog training, only the kindest method possible! Positive reinforcement is what I wanted to learn and a door opened for me to get professional training in a dog training career.
I’ve been training dogs and puppies now for five years and love it! I love watching a dog catch on and the seeing a pet parent get so excited over what their pup just learned. I love giving a family hope that the dog they’ve come to love can change and be a joy to live with. I love to see the bonding of a human and a dog in action! Dogs are incredible creatures. There’s not another animal on earth like them. They need our loving patience and kindness. Learning how to communicate with them is so wonderful and rewarding!
I have owned and worked with dogs my entire life and would love the opportunity to become your furry family member's second best friend! I am a Certified Trainer with Behavior Buddies and a graduate of Karen Pryor Academy's Clicker Training Fundamentals. I have experience with a wide variety of breeds and am certified in force-free, science-based dog training, so I can practice your dog's cues and refine behavior skills while spending time with your pup during our training sessions. I am also trained in Pet CPR, First Aid and Care through Pet Tech. This training has given me the knowledge and skills to care for an injured or sick animal if needed.
Finally, Two Tails Up, LLC™ is a Better Business Bureau Accredited Business and a proud member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, and the Pet Professional Guild. The Pet Professional Guild is a membership organization representing pet industry professionals who are committed to positive reinforcement, force-free training and pet care. As a Pet Professional Guild member, we understand force-free to mean that No Shock, No Pain, No Choke, No Fear, No Physical Force, and No Compulsion Based Methods are ever employed to train a dog or puppy.
Ready to get started? Schedule an in-home Initial Consultation and let’s get acquainted!
Our pets are entrusted to us by God.
They are special and deserving of our love and care. It has been said that a dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.
We at Two Tails Up agree!
On behalf of all pets everywhere ... read "My Solemn Vow"
Our mission is to enhance the bonding of people and their dogs by educating owners and advocating dog-friendly, positive reinforcement, reward-based, force-free behavior training.
Two Tails Up ... committed to DOG TRAINING WITH KINDNESS!
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Schedule a private in-home initial consultation and let’s get acquainted!
This will give you an opportunity to learn about our dog training services and allow us the opportunity to customize a plan to fit you and your dog's needs. If your dog has been through a training program, I will reinforce the things they have already learned. If not, I will access what behaviors need to be worked on for your dog.
Attention New Clients:
Please leave a detailed message with the training services you're interested in and the area where you live. We will get back to you soon to schedule your in-home initial consultation. At the consultation you will meet owner Kim Spyridon. Our consultations usually last about an hour, where we will go over our services and learn more about how we can serve you and your dog.
I look forward to meeting you and your furry friends!
- Kim Spyridon, Owner