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 below!
Schedule an 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.
Kim with her dogs Finn and Duncan
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.