"What I enjoyed most
about our training experience was Tracy's
'down-to-earth' attitude. No question is a bad one, and
her knowledge was extremely valuable. I
new and important each session."
McPherrin, Winnetka IL
"Tracy provided knowledgeable, positive training,
logical explanations of procedures, new focus each time,
journal of behaviors since last training, as well as
training time, goal setting at end of each lesson,
thoroughness of lesson and involvement during
lessons--kind and positive approach to both dog and
owners. We couldn't have been happier with your approach
and positive, upbeat personality. You conveyed an
excellent psychological awareness of behavior. Thank you
for showing us "the way."
Hershenson, Lake Forest IL
"Thank you so much Tracy for your amazing positive
spirit. You made Jolene's training sessions so
enjoyable. I wish I could have you come by every week
Schuety, Highland Park IL
"I can't say enough about the training and the work and
care that Tracy has put into our case. She is wonderful
with our difficult dogs. Rory and Rusty were moments
away from being put to sleep...their behavior has
changed dramatically. Problem-solving is key--if
anything doesn't work, try another approach. Detailed
behavioral work with me and my dogs."
Schiele, Glencoe IL
"I really enjoyed Tracy's obvious love of dogs and her
enthusiasm. She looked very professional and was very
approachable and warm. She was great with Max and he
liked her immediately. Thank you Tracy!"
Kay McCollum, Racine WI
"Tracy's methodology makes
tremendous sense. Focus is on positive reinforcement and
logical consequences. Behavior has improved!" —Leanne
Nathan, Northbrook IL
"Tracy was such a
pleasure to work with and learn from! She seems to never
run out of ideas and ways to train and challenge Philly.
I have and will continue to sing your praises to all!"
Paul, Wilmette IL
"I loved the
specialized training for my personal situation. Ty was
just over a year old, no formal training, a strong dog.
I learned obedience methods that worked perfectly for me
and Ty's personality. Ty controlled me before I worked
with Tracy--now I'm in control and both Ty and I are
very happy with that. Tracy is so positive, energetic,
happy--great to work with--obviously loves dogs/animals.
She had great ideas for me. Also, when I had a 'crisis'
she was very good to talk to and more than happy to help
out! She helped me make the right decision at
that time!" Thank you very much!"
Joffe, Northbrook IL
"Tracy had an answer
for EVERY issue. I never felt like what was going on
with Coco was abnormal, or that there was anything that
couldn't be trained. The experience was totally, 100% a
great one...met all of my expectations."
Falk, Northbrook IL
"I loved having the
training in my own home. I was able to concentrate on
the lesson without disturbance from other people with
their pets. Since I was a first-time owner of a puppy, I
found the training to be extremely valuable and very
helpful. Tracy is a world of knowledge. The helpful
hints that she gave to compensate for the fact that I
had health issues was great!! I do not know what I would
have done without her." ―Rhoda
Reisman, Northbrook IL
"Tracy is exceptional! She cares about the dog and
thinks creatively about how to handle challenging
issues. Above all, she was tremendously supportive of me
as an owner. Chester has been a challenging puppy and
Tracy gave us some effective strategies to deal with
"Tracy is awesome...so positive and not judgmental of
the poorly trained owner."
Parkinson, Winnetka IL
"I learned a lot,
and feel like I understand Nestle more...we have a
better bond with less stress and anxiety. The kids were
present at the last session and we can all speak 'Doglish'
together. I enjoyed Tracy coming to our home, and she
was 100% reliable!"
Shults, Northbrook IL
response to Tracy's training style. We've had dogs for
25 years and learned tons of stuff we didn't have a clue
about. Tracy is a great trainer of both dogs and their
parents! Very nice job!"
―Tony & Carolyn
Romito, Glenview IL
"Within two days of adopting Mickey, I realized he had
many bad behaviors that my previous dogs didn't have. I
didn't know how to deal with them and was ready to
return him when I decided to give an S.O.S. to Waggin'
Tails. Tracy responded to my call, saying 'there's
always hope'--and that was true. After just five
sessions, Mickey's manners improved and he is now
definitely part of our family. Thanks!"
"Thanks for coming to Central School and teaching
us about the importance of dog training. Your dogs were
great with the kids and you gave a wonderful
presentation. The class really enjoyed you!"
Lake Geneva WI
"While walking through the Humane Society, Topaz
captured my son's heart. She was 4.5 years old and had
been abused. I had no idea where to begin, and that's
where Tracy comes in. She came highly recommended by
Havahart Pets. Tracy truly loves dogs and is able to
reach them in a gentle yet firm way. She is able to
teach owners how to communicate with our four-legged
friends so that we can lead them in a happy and mindful
way of life. Tracy is a dog whisperer, and an
owner whisperer, too!" ―Dori
Panthofer, Racine WI
"Because Annie is deaf it was helpful to have our
lessons away from distractions. Tracy was such a
positive person that I couldn't help but feel better
about Annie's potential. She definitely kept me
encouraged! Thanks so much!"
"I feel that I knew very little
about dog training, although I have always had dogs.
Wrigley has the potential to be a great dog, I just
needed the tools to make that happen. Tracy tells me a
lot of information that would not be intuitive to me."
―Carla Lipe, Winnetka IL
"You run a very professional business that has helped me
become a better dog owner, something that will stay with
me long beyond Clyde. Thank you--I couldn't have done it
without you!" ―Melissa
Brown, Caledonia WI
"Tracy listened to our concerns with Scooby and showed
us the easiest way to correct his problematic behaviors.
I was surprised at the results we received with Scooby.
I'm very proud of what we've accomplished with him and
we keep seeing improvement after the training, as well."
―Laura Fanta, Racine
"Millie is now a well-behaved family dog, thanks to you.
You taught us how to take control. We now give her one
word commands--once!--and reward her for her good
behavior. She's such a pleasure and we love her dearly.
I was at my wit's end with her--thank you for bringing
peace to our family!"
Norman, Northbrook IL
"When we met Tracy, we were frustrated. She taught us so
much--the big things in how to train, but also the
hundred little things that make all the difference! Ella
is a pleasure to have around now. You made the training
& Bob Jellinek, Racine WI
"Tracy offered alternative approaches to all our excuses
for our inconsistencies, which was most appreciated! We
enjoyed Tracy's diplomatic approach to both of us--we
needed to hear clear instructions and hers were always
excellent. She was fantastic."
Boland, Highland Park IL
"Tracy has a very upbeat positive attitude. She made me
realize that Pepper was not a lost cause. I not only
retrained my dog, I retrained me."
McLinden, Winnetka IL
"My Bulldog Mic's
wild, jumping, aggressive behavior diminished when
trained by Tracy as early as the second lesson! The
training got me 'in tune' with my dog and how to be an
effective leader to him. Tracy was knowledgeable,
accommodating, courteous and extremely punctual! I can't
say enough about the training lessons."
Michna, Niles IL
"What we enjoyed the most about our experience with
Waggin' Tails Dog Training was the quick results--we
thought our dogs were incorrigible!"
―Craig & Sandra
Bayless, Winnetka IL