Real People. Real Dogs. Real Results.
Laura K. S. Shaw
My herding instructor Tanya L Wheeler put out an ONLINE HERDING website and it is thus far amazing!!!! I have just been through the first part of the Dry Land Training course and was a very easy read and great for pups. This is excellent even if you are not going to work (herd) your dog, these are life issues every dog needs, broken down using a BALANCED training method which I support 100%! Take a look!
Kristin Tara Horowitz – USA
The Talking Dog introduced me to a new way of looking at the practice of working with the whole dog. I’ve been banging my head against walls for two decades now – and the groundwork she provides, the honest assessment of what to expect from your dog, and the step by step instruction was invaluable for it finally getting through. I’ve had three generations of working dogs and this latest one is going to benefit SO much more thanks to the tools she’s added to my arsenal.
Juliane Weiel – Germany
Sharon Peters – Canada
I have enjoyed herding with Tanya now for about 3 years. It all started with the desire to see my dog do what he was bred to do; herd. It has been through Tanya’s emphasis on the foundations of herding and her calm approach that we have gotten to where we are today. As Tanya most recently said to me “It’s starting to gel!”
One of the most impactful programs Tanya offers is her dryland training class. This class emphasizes the foundations of herding and the commands needed for working with live stock.
We are truly fortunate to have such a great caliber of instruction living in our backyard. Thank you Tanya!
Jodi Ebert – USA
I have known Tanya for over fifteen years: as an employee of her goose control company, as an owner of two of her Australian Shepherds and most recently as a herding student.
Tanya has an extensive knowledge of herding both for trialing and for genuine farm work. She has a wide experience breeding and training her own dog family of Australian Shepherds and Jack Russell terriers. As a teacher, Tanya is well qualified to assist the experienced student as well as the very beginner. She extends a kind, positive and patient manner to both the dog and the handler. She sees the strengths in every dog and is able to draw on this to make every team successful. Each dog Tanya works with responds positively to her and she is able to bring out their best. I see the joy in my dog, Cheers, as she takes her turn to work with Tanya during our lessons.
Tanya is not a teacher who just tells her students what to do. She actively demonstrates and works with you in the arena so that each student feels successful and each dog is happy!
I would highly recommend Tanya as a teacher, trainer and partner on your herding journey.