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.