About Miyagi's Dog Training and Behaviourist Services
Hello and welcome,
Tasha is a Dog Trainer and Behaviourist based in Skegness, Lincolnshire. They are a multi award winning certified international holistic dog trainer and behaviourist. Known for being an international dog trainer and behaviourist, specialising in aggression, reactivity, puppies, assistance dogs, canine body language, blind and deaf dogs, scentwork, recall, engagement and drive, enrichment, separation axiety, trauma, concept games, traffic chasing, calmness and lowering arousal and working holistically
They currently offer dog training and behaviour modification and group classes remotely.
As well as Mutts and Mischief Academy online
Behavioural consultations are available via Zoom which is very easy to use, a link is sent to you upon booking and all you need to do is click on it, no downloading apps or anything scary.
Classes are also online weekly
?The Online Academy is also available to all 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, just click the Mutts and Mischief Academy Online school tab above to be taken to the school.
Working remotely is much better for the dogs in reducing stress, especially for nervous and reactive dogs, much better to work around families and not worrying about childcare. Online sessions and classes have helped so so many dogs and their owners throughout lockdown, some of these people were with us before covid too so have attended in person and online and they love the online sessions which can be seen in the testimonials section.
Working remotely also embraces working with dogs holistically for better dog welfare
Ethics and Code of conduct
As can already be seen on the home page Tasha has pledged to several organisations to be force free and use positive based reinforcement methods. Tasha works exclusively with positive and force free methods. They can help you to also work with positive and force free methods and holistically if you do not already.
Tasha aims to make all of their work very inclusive being Wheelchair bound themselves, as well as making their Youtube tutorial videos accessible to those who need speech to text assistance. This is to be as inclusive as possible to all.
Tasha will offer you as much support as they can to help your dog in a professional way
Sometimes Tasha may need to liase with others either colleageues, Vets or other healthcare professionals for the best outcome for your dog working in an holistic approach.
?Through Tashas Accreditation as a fully qualified dog trainer and behaviourist Tasha is a member of the UK Dog Training and Behaviour Charter. Which is exclusive to those with the highest qualifications and a rigorous vetting process.
You have to be mad to use Miyagis; you have to love dogs, see them as family and to be against hurting them to get behaviours from them that you want. Dogs are allowed on the sofa and the bed. Dogs are allowed to socialise and dogs don't have to be staring at your hip on a walk. You get the very best and the very best support and we hate aversive methods it's all about the dogs happiness, health and welfare.
They have no agenda, they are not here to make you work in a way which does not suit you or your dog. Tasha will work with you in a way which suits both you and your dog.
Tasha specialise's in aggression, be it dog to dog aggression or dog to human aggression and sponsors Yellow Dog UK.
Tasha works with people from all backgrounds and has no prejudices and encourages you to share ypur pronouns and how you wish to be addressed and fully supported.
Tasha's aim through their services to help you and your dog to be bonded, happy and comfortable with your dog and learn how to work with your dog holistically for the best welfare.
Tasha works with all breeds and ages and puppies are welcome to join classes as soon as you feel they are ready, because online, vaccinations are not a problem.
Tasha is fully insured under the Pet Plan Sanctuary Insurance Scheme, they are Certified and Accredited as well as a fully qualified Behaviourist (with a degree) and approved with INTODogs and ICAN. They are happy to show you their certifications and carries hard copies of certificates with them. They also regularly attend seminars to keep up to date from colleagues, education establishments and Vets. Tasha will also never lie to you about their time and experience of being a dog trainer and behaviourist and can back this with certifications and their Youtube channel, which has over 1,500 videos
Tasha is also a mentor to other dog trainers and behaviourists.
Tasha has a Spaniel cross called Diesel and 3 Czechoslovakian Wolf-dogs Koda, Django and Zombie. They are all titled in Trick Training with DMWYD to Expert Level (Koda and Django were the second Czech Wolfodgs of the UK to achieve their Novice Titles, Zombie third and third in the world. Second in the UK and world to achieve their Intermediate Trick Titles, first in the UK to receive their Advanced Titles and first in UK, second in the world to achieve their Expert Titles and again first in the UK. Canine Conditioning titles from level 1 -4. As Well as Dog Parkour with Dog Parkour UK! All 4 Dogs are demo dogs.
Diesel and Koda are also a public access tested working assistance dogs
Django is a trainee assistance dog
All four dogs are qualified in the PPG Pet Dog Ambassador Programme.
Tasha works with all breeds ranging from Chihuahuas, Shih Tzus, Terriers to Collies, Labradors, German Shepherds, Anatolian Shepherds, Wolf-dogs, Huskies, Northern Inuits, Presa Canarios, Cane Corso, Wolf Hounds etc ...
? Tasha will never turn a breed away and can work with them all.
?Tasha also specialises in working with blind and deaf dogs, is a puppy specialist, canine body language specialist, reactive dog specialist, dog law and first aid certified, scentwork specialist, collaborative care partner, a canine enrichment technician, scentwork instructor as well as a raw dog food specialist.
Tasha is also a fully qualified microchipping agent qualified with Micro Id. As well as achieving high distinctions and merits for their qualifications they have also had mentorship from various dog trainers with varying methods for the last 17 years, so they are not just a book worm, the hands on experience that has shaped them into the dog trainer and behaviourist they are today, delivering you the best service. They also have a digital copy of their qualifications to date they have over 400!
Tasha began as a dog walker as a teenager and their dog training has spiralled from there, they use techniques to meet the dogs and your requirements, they do not follow a specific training agenda, they work holistically with the dog. Tasha has worked with the Kennel Club, with rescue dogs (including home checking, volunteering for rescues as a recognised and certified dog trainer and behaviourist for them) , Schutzhund and Protection. Tasha still today works with working Dogs, such as assistance and therapy dogs, gun dogs, protection dogs and medical alert dogs, blind and deaf dogs and dogs with special needs as well as various vets, canine chiropractors, physiotherapists, hydrotherapists, TTouch practitioners, dog walkers and other trainers and behaviourists. Tasha also works with the police and dogs who have had ASBO Orders put on them by the police to ensure that they are not a danger to the public and to rehabilitate them as well as guiding the owners. All this experience helps them to holistically support any dog, pup, rescue or senior.
Doom is one of the very first dogs with nervous aggression Tasha trained way back when they were 18! He will always have a special place in their heart and as you can see in the photo they have always stuck with positive training and love towards dogs it's not just something that they say. Deb (Dooms owner) was so nervous when Tasha first met Doom and they hit it off straight away. Deb rescued him, he had been badly abused. He was such a sweetheart, just nervous. Deb and Tasha are still close friends now and Deb often asks for advice for herself or her friends, as well as her breed specialist facebook group which is international, so when Tasha say's you get a friend for life through working with them. You really do.
As a dog trainer and behaviourist, Tasha feels they will never stop learning, learning from clients and dogs alike and this is why they continue to study and seek out new courses to always be a better and up to date trainer and behaviourist no matter how much experience they have.
Tasha also works holistically across the board, they will liase for clients to the vets, hydrotherapy, physiotherapy etc to help you to meet your dogs needs holisitcally, they also work closely with them and will liase with you to ensure your dog gets the best care for all of their needs.
Tasha has also been awarded best business of the Year 2018/2019/2020/2021/2022/2023 from various award providers as well as being awarded first place for best pet and handler by the Pet Professional Guild.
Is a Certified Dog Trainer and Behaviourist with INTODogs, ICAN, a Do No Harm Dog Training group moderator and rescue campaign coordinator, they are also an approved instructor for the Assistance Dog and Education Support Network, Co-chair of the Pet Professional Guild Assistance Animal Division, and won the Animal Star Awards 2019 for Highly Commended Dog Trainer and Behaviourist of the Year and Dog Trainer and Behaviourist of the Year 2020/2021/2022/2023 and won dog trick instructor of the year 2023
?Tasha also regularly attends seminars and workshops delivered by other dog education providers to continue their continual professional development; including Dr.Robert Hewings, Dr. Chirag Petel, Craig Ogilvie, Sarah Fisher, Dr. Janet Finlay, Alasdair Bunyan BSc. KPA CTP, Claire Staines PCT-A, VSPDT, Grisha Stewart, Paul Bunker and David Ryan as well as travelling 10 hours to work with Hannah Branigan in Glasgow.
?Tasha was invited to join the only Dog Trainer & Behaviorist Register for the UK!
Tasha is also a UKDDA Instructor and Judge (UK Disc Dog Association), a qualified fun agility coach, an approved instructor for the assistance dog support network, the deaf dog network as well as a Canine Hoopers World Instructor, Canine Hoopers World Assessor, Dog Parkour UK Instructor and Assessor, DMWYD Canine Conditioning Coach, Trick Dog Instructor and Stunt Dog Judge. PPG Pet Dog Ambassador instructor and assessor, Canine Rally instructor as well as Level 3 in Animal Physiotherapy and a qualified Search dog handler instructor.
?Natures Menu Raw Food Advisor, True Instinct Raw Food Advisor and Natures Menu Expert as well as a Raw Food Specialist with NDM, KAD, Kids Around Dogs Approved Trainer, PPG Pet Dog Ambassador, diploma in Zoopharmacognosy, Canine Essential Oils Specialist, Canine Homeopathy Specialist and Canine Acute Herbalism Specialist, CAM Advocate Level 1, S.I.T Social Inclusion Team of IntoDogs Advisor, ?Co - chair of the PPG Assistance Animal Division of the PPG Assistance Animals Division, ISCP Alumni, Moderator for Do No Harm Dog Training and Director of DNH Rescue Campaign, Canine Enrichment Technician, Collaborative Care Partner, Fun Scentwork Instructor Levels 1 and 2, Canine Reactivity Specialist, Canine Body Language Specialist, Puppy Specialist, Dog Law Specialist and Scentwork Specialist.
?Tasha also internationally publicly speaks to advocate for dogs and dog owners, they have spoken for the
Wary Woofers Club, the Virtual Dog Conference 5 times, the DTC, Dog speak with Colin Spence Podcast, Canine Hoopers World, BBC Radio Lincolnshire twice, Pet Professional Guild Geek Week which is the largest international platform for Dog Professionals as well as the APBC and now runs their own podcast the Mutts and Mischief Coffee Hour for dog owners.
Tasha also teaches internationally across the Pet Dog Ambassador Programme and DMWYD with Tricks, Stunt Dog and Canine Conditioning as well as one to ones and mentoring and has a fantastic international client base.
As many of you know who already know or work with Tasha. Tasha is very busy. Tasha doesn't always get a chance to answer urgent messages etc but they will as soon as they have time. Tasha does not message or chase anyone. Everyone can feel free to message the team at any point for any reason especially if you are already working together. However Tasha will not chase, harass or push their services onto you. Tasha doesn't work that way and treat others how they would like to be treated themselves.
?It can take 48 hours to return an enquiry and this will either be Tasha or colleague Natalie.
Nothing private and confidential will ever be shared and as stated in contract photos maybe used or experiences maybe shared to help or inform others unless without express consent not given.
Tasha also runs an online school with Natalie of NK9 Dog Training & Behaviour Specialist Leeds
Mutts and Mischief Academy for all who cannot make classes or wish to learn more with their Dogs
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Thank you for taking your time to read this.
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