For years I worked as a full time baker and cook while caring for and walking family and friends' dogs on the side. I found working with dogs to be extremely rewarding, and I began to grow more passionate about this side job. Eventually, I decided that working with dogs is what I really wanted to do, so I quit my job as a baker and started Tami's Play n' Stay LLC formally known now as Moose Trails Dog Services LLC
I have lived with dogs my entire life, and have developed a deep understanding of how they behave and interact. I have taken a few K9 behavior classes at UVM. I am also a graduate of My Dog Camp training course through Vermont Dog Pack. My focus is on positive reinforcement and the TBTE way of training. I have tons of personal experience since I was lucky enough to grow up around pups my whole life. I moved to Vermont seven years ago from New Hampshire to attend the University of Vermont and will complete my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Animal Science.
I have worked with many different breeds and sizes of dogs including those with habits such as off and on leash anxiety, separation anxiety, and aggression. I believe that positive reinforcement, lots of exercise, and daily socialization are extremely important for a healthy and friendly dog. My primary objective is for every dog in my care to feel comfortable, safe and happy.
I live in Jericho with my boyfriend Josh, a winemaker at Shelburne Vineyard, and Moose, a very friendly hound/shepherd mix.