At Wag ‘N’ Tails, you will be able to engage with other dog lovers, learn more about our passion for education, and discover interesting ways to prevent and treat behavior problems. Dogs need more than a heart and a home – I believe education comes first! I’ve been teaching dogs and their people since 1999 so I guess you can say I feel like my mission and my purpose on this planet is pretty clear by now. Those who work with me and follow me, know how passionate I am about dogs – there’s just no hiding it. I can be with dogs all day, be driving down the road, see a dog walking down the street and come out with all the “awwwww’s!” I can never get enough, just like you!

To me – there is much more to what I do in dog training than just teaching dogs how to learn.

This passion of mine has changed human lives and saved dogs lives. This business has started careers for some and began journeys for something entirely new for others just by starting as a volunteer at Wag.
This isn’t just about dog training. Dogs teach us life lessons too.
“Many times we come together with dogs so they can teach us valuable lessons, just as much as dogs wish to learn from us in return.”
These life lessons will be filled with mistakes that evolve and increase your bond to a level of communication you never knew possible. With patience, consistency and finding your calm, you will be amazed how well you can actually “hear” what your dog is saying without needing words. Learning how to communicate with your dog is a beautiful gift to be cherished!

About Me and Wag

#1.
Trust and Put Myself First

I’ve always listened to the “little voice” inside that guides me. That deep down gut instinct that guides and leads the way. Somehow, (like a dog on a scent!) I get where I need to be in order to continue on my mission. I have to care for myself first in order to serve others the way I do. I might start my day with a news segment, go straight to an intense aggression case in clients’ home and then head to teach a group class and morph into a public speaking mode, but I must find a way to fit in “me” time in between. Whether it’s meditation, writing, a podcast, a quick read, or a yoga class, I make sure to find time for the body, mind or soul to do what I do and “refuel”. It’s truly an honor to be leading teams and mentoring young people who are joining our workforce as well. This is a very emotionally draining career choice and I respect that. In order for me to serve others, I must serve myself first.

 

#2 Connection and Community

Aligning with like-minded people and connecting to them through their dogs is what feeds my soul and wakes me up every single day. Countless times people have said to me that they heard about Wag and our services from multiple sources until they realized they needed to call. I don’t think that’s just a coincidence. I believe in energy, fate, non-verbal communication and sending positive vibes into the universe with one another and most especially through the love of dogs. Dogs are very blessed creatures. They have a way of bringing people together for the greater good. When people are sharing the word about our services to others, this is helping us make a difference and live by the words of our mission. In order to serve dogs, we must first teach their people.

 

#3 Contribution

Partnerships with our local and global partners spread the word on the importance of education coming first. Together with the local rescue partners and businesses we collaborate with, science-based, force-free learning methods will soon become the “norm.” Wag ‘N’ Tails is dedicated to that message and lives by the words of that mission.

Beyond sending support to our local rescue partners, veterinarians, groomers, pet care centers, trainers and supply stores, we are equipping local trainers and leaders with the tools they need, by offering our trainer apprentice programs. Together, Wag ‘N’ Tails and our partners have saved hundreds of lives, donated a variety of comfort and enrichment supplies, and provided education to those in need. 
Contributing to our local rescue partners and businesses just makes sense. Identifying and connecting with purpose-driven leaders who have the same beliefs as we do always brings me back to the beginning – to where and when it all started in 1999. I feel strongly that my business isn’t about competition. We cannot be “competed” with. Everyone, every business, every dog, every person is different. We are all here to contribute. To me, to Wag ‘N’ Tails and my teams, our core values and our purpose is about making a difference with homeless dogs and reducing aggression and fear statistics with kindness, positive vibes, and education. In order to serve our clients, we must serve our partners.
Thank you. Thank you for your follows, your shares and your support! Follow along and join me to learn more and together let’s spread the word about the importance of education. #makelearningfun #trainingfabulous
Be sure to follow me Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube! (I’m a little sillier there!) Search: Christine Fox TV
For information on how you can join our team of dog trainers see here. https://wagntails.net/trainer-apprenctice-program/
Note: I try to keep up with direct messages and emails the best I can! We manage not only the Fox TV Brand but the Wag ‘N’ Tails platform as well. If you require immediate assistance, please call the main office at 586.781.6400. If you have a business inquiry please contact me through Linked-In or email me at christine@wagntails.net. I appreciate your understanding.
Peace and Wags,
Christine Fox
About the Author Christine Fox, APDT, CTDI and a Pet Sitters International member, is the founder of Wag ‘N’ Tails Dog Activity Center with two locations in Michigan. She has been involved with many pet dog trainer certification initiatives, all based on learning techniques that involve humane practices and the latest in scientific research. Christine also raised a service dog for Paws With a Cause and plans to train her newest pup in therapy work. Through her work with dogs and their parents, Christine has developed many happy and healthy relationships with both humans and dogs in the community.

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