Tarahill Cairn Terriers &
Wags to Wishes K9 Training 

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Welcome to the home of Tarahill Cairn Terriers
Wags to Wishes K9 Training

News and Notices

  1. Scent work drop-ins for teams that have completed at least one set of scent work classes are being held intermittently. If you are interested, let me know and I will add you to my e mail list.
  2. Mes Amis leashes are now in stock! Contact me if you are interested. These leashes are soft but strong, easy on the hands and beautiful.
  3. Fall classes - This fall I am not offering group classes. Private sessions are available (see Wags to Wishes pages for details). I will also have drop in conformation and performance sports practice sessions.  Information about these will be posted on my facebook page at Wags to Wishes K9 Training.

Wags to Wishes is moving....

We are off the to coast at the end of 2014.  I will continue to offer drop in classes and private sessions until the move.  I have a limited supply of Freedom Harnesses in small and extra small sizes as well as Mes Amis leashes for sale but will not be bringing in more when these are gone.
I will be selling some agility equipment - please contact me if you are interested.  Rental of Wags to Wishes is available until the move happens.

To all my clients - the past few years have been a wonderful time. I have enjoyed each and everyone of you and your dogs, and appreciated the referrals and feedback.  

While I may not be teaching classes in Victoria - at least for a while, you can still follow me on facebook and through the website. Please keep in touch and let me know how your dogs are doing.

Our acreage is now up for sale - if you are interested in this property please see the acreage for sale page.

Tarahill Cairn Terriers

The Cairn Terrier is a wonderful, funny, feisty little terrier that will keep you on your toes and  enrich your life if you decide to share your heart and home with one.  Please see my Tarahill pages to learn more about Cairn terriers and my dogs.

Wags to Wishes K9 Training

Does your dog need better manners?
Are things your dog does driving you crazy?
Do you want to build a better relationship with your dog?
Looking for some fun with your dog?

See the Wags page for information about classes, seminars and other training events.

Group and private classes are available.  Class notices, news, links to interesting articles and blog posts are also on facebook (see link under News section).

About my logos....

My logos were designed by Catherine McMillan of Minuteman Miniature Schnauzers, Deslilse, Saskatchewan.  She was a pleasure to work with and did a great job of capturing what I wanted in a logo. You can see more of Kate's art work on her website at www.katewerk.com. Look for her dog logos under the Canine Art page. And if you are looking for a logo, Kate has my vote!

About the Tarahill logo: Tarahill is my registered kennel name and looks back to family origins in Ireland.  Tara was the ancient capital of Ireland. Many of my dogs have call names that are Irish in origin as well.  The stylized Cairn on the logo is confident and ready to take on the world - the way I would like my cairns to be in the show and performance rings as well as in daily life.

About the Wags to Wishes logo: When thinking of names to call my training business, I wanted something that would reflect joy, the desire for a well trained dog and speak to the growth of a great relationship between dog and handler.  Wags to Wishes, of course, is meant to make you think of 'rags to riches'.  I wanted the logo to be open and welcoming and a little lighthearted.  The cartoon cairn in the logo is offering a play bow, as cairns and many other breeds often do when they are soliciting friendly interaction. The tail is up in a happy wave and the mouth is open a little giving the overall picture of a gregarious but confident little dog.