Tammy Mehmed - Trainer
Specializing in puppy training since 2002, Tammy Mehmed provides advanced and specialty class instruction for SmartyPup! including Puppy 3, Canine Good Citizen preparation, Tricks and DoggyPilates Agility. Based in San Francisco, she 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.
Tammy 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.
Tammy began teaching classes in 2006 with Sirius Puppy Training and currently teaches classes for SmartyPup! in San Francisco and Bravo!Pup in Oakland. In addition, she volunteered for more than five years in public training classes at the SFSPCA.
She is a member of The Pet Professional Guild and an Approved AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator 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, Susan Garrett, and Ian Dunbar.
Jester, her ten year old Cocker Spaniel, is a Canine Good Citizen and has an Excellent title in AKC Rally, Championship level titles in World Cynosport Rally, and competes at the Masters level in AKC Agility. Most recently Jester achieved his Advanced Trick Dog title and the AKC recognized him with their Achiever Dog Award, for titling in three or more sports.