Tammy Mehmed - Trainer
With over twelve years of puppy training experience, Tammy specializes in group classes and private training consultations from pre-puppy selection assistance and puppy in-home setup to household manners and basic through advanced obedience training. She is passionate about working with young puppies training them through conditioning and positive reinforcement, while coaching owners on how best to handle difficult situations. Most importantly, she has a keen understanding that dog training isn’t just about the dog, and is able to communicate with and coach the human family, from adults to children, so they can better manage and train their dog as a household friend and companion.
Her experience includes over ten years of teaching classes, both as apprentice with Fawn Pierre and Sirius Puppy and Dog Training, then as a lead instructor for SmartyPup! and Bravo!Pup. In addition, she volunteered for more than five years in public training classes at the SFSPCA.
Tammy is a member of The Pet Professional Guild. She is an Approved AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator and a World Cynosport Rally Judge as part of her conviction in teaching responsible pet ownership and encouraging active pet care and training. She continues to advance her animal training knowledge and skills and has studied hands-on with world-renowned animal trainers such as Bob Bailey, Terry Ryan, Kathy Sdao and Ian Dunbar.
Her little Cocker Spaniel mix, Harleigh, now over 14 years old, has been in her life since she was 8 weeks of age. She is the pride and joy of SmartyPup!, a Canine Good Citizen, a retired nursing home therapy dog and a retired assistant instructor of puppy classes. Jester, her six year old Cocker Spaniel, is a Canine Good Citizen and has an Excellent title in AKC Rally, competes at the Championship level in World Cynosport Rally and competes at the Masters level in AKC Agility. Find out even more about Tammy at ThePuppyNanny.com