Molly Mackin, President





Are you looking for that loyal and cuddly, lifetime canine companion that will do anything for you?  Are you tired of your dog barking, jumping, and not being able to walk on a leash or participate in fun canine activities due to his/her lack of training? Are you looking for training solutions to help you and your pup?

You are not alone! The Tailwaggers Dog Club Training Division is here to help you feel inspired to live your dream with your dog and have loads of fun doing it!

We believe in the science of PAWSITIVE reinforcement training which builds a wonderful relationship and strong foundation with you and your pup.

Dog trainers come to Tailwaggers from around the country to teach our amazing workshops and classes.  They are certified in their various disciplines and are at the top of their fields. Our trainers believe, as we do, in the power of PAWSITIVE and stress-free dog training. We believe good training is a journey that builds strong, confident, and trusting relationships between owners and their dogs. Our goal is to help you train your pup to become a calmer, more confident dog for all life situations by teaching skill sets and games that you can use for a lifetime in any given real-life situation. The goal is not perfection but rather a lifetime of enjoyment and quality interactions between you and your canine friend.

Mary Dincau teaches and demonstrates Agility in the Palmdale area.  She competes and is a member of the United States Dog Agility Association (USDAA) which has existed since 1986.

Brigitte Englahner  has owned and trained German Shepherd Dogs (GSD’s) for more than 30 years, and she currently owns two newly-adopted dogs, 2 yr. old Cali (German Shepherd) and 1.5 yr. old Ruckus (Belgian Malinois).  In 2012, while rehabilitating a rescued dog named Nero, Brigitte found the sport of K9 Nose Work to be very beneficial in bonding with Nero as well as in building his confidence and focus.  After having so much success with Nero’s rehabilitation as well as that of several other rescued dogs, Brigitte decided to share the benefits of K9 Nose Work with others by completing the training program offered through the founding organization of this sport, the National Association of Canine Scent Work (NACSW), and becoming a Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI).

Megan Kaczmarczyk is owner of Paws On Dog Training. She is certified and offers the most reliable and up to date methods in dog training. With over 18 years experience working with dogs in various jobs, and 4 years working as a certified Dog Trainer, she offers the most up to date reward based techniques to help you live happily with your dogs!

Chris Mason  Chris Mason is a Certified Nose Work Instructor with the National Association of Canine Scent Work (NACSW). She has been training her own dogs since 1989 (obedience, agility, flyball, show ring), and training and competing K9 Nose Work¨ dogs since 2008. Chris and her dog GoGo are the first K9 Nose Work¨ team with a Bull Terrier to achieve the Elite Level in K9 Nose Work¨ competition. Chris's focus within the sport of K9 Nose Work is working with handlers and dogs as individuals. She strongly believes in the ability of dogs and people to connect in new and deeper levels through this activity. She has developed a set of tools, skills, and exercises for success with a wide range of unique teams.

Michael McManus CAPE, CNWI, PUSH Treibball Founder, Head trainer/Applied Ethologist.  Michael (Certified in Applied Pet Ethology, Certified Nose Work Instructor) has been working with dogs for 10 years, focusing on K9 Nose Work®, Treibball and Herding. His Siberian Husky, Lumi, has done well in Nose Work coming in 1st place in their NW1, 1st place in two of their NW3s, and 2nd place in the 3rd NW3, and earning numerous placements in individual searches. They have achieved their NW3 Elite title and are now focusing on competitive obedience. Michael was among the first to title dogs not owned by himself in Nose Work. He has titled a basenji, a flat coated retriever, a border collie, a doberman, a Spanish water dog, and a bloodhound in NACSW sanctioned trials. He is also an NACSW Certifying Official, Camp Instructor and teaches seminars around the country. Michael McManus is an Official Mentor for the Catch Canine Trainers Academy.

Natalle McManus  CNWI  Natalie (Certified Nose Work Instructor) grew up with dogs - and other animals - and has been working with them professionally for 9 years.​ She is also a Certified Search Designer and Judge for United States Canine Scent Sports, a Judge for AKC Scent Work, and a Judge for PUSH Treibball. She has been active in K9 Nose Work for 9 years and teaching classes for 7 years. She has titled an Australian shepherd mix (5th mixed breed dog to achieve an NW1), Pomeranian (1st Pomeranian to achieve an NW1 title), border collie (2nd order collie to achieve an NW3 title), a Belgian malinois, and another border collie. Natalie is currently working on Elite Champion with her border collie and Elite 1 with her malinois.

Natalie is also a K9 Nose Work Camp instructor.

Meg Prior  Meg Prior is a dog lover, trainer, and competitor. Meg has won many championships and she is the third generation in her family to be immersed in the world of dogs. She has brought home many titles which include first place in the Toy Group National Owner-Handler Series as well as an AKC National Championship Select Award. She is also an AKC Performance Evaluator and Judge who teaches all levels of dog training classes including conformation, obedience, rally, agility, trick training, Canine Good Citizen and puppy classes.  Her classes will follow AKC training guidelines by teaching good behavior using positive reinforcement and progressions, while also providing tips and tricks that encourage dogs and handlers to achieve success using proven methods. Most importantly, Meg's classes will strengthen you and your dog as a team. Meg taught at Meg Prior's Doggie Training Camp for the Tailwaggers.