About Teaching Tails

Teaching Tails promotes positive dog training by teaching the behaviours you want through rewards such as treats, praise and play.

Positive training is kind and encourages a relationship built on mutual respect.

Dog training has come a long way over the past thirty years, but many people still use harmful and aversive methods. Such as, choke collars, prong collars and physical correction. At Teaching Tails we believe that these methods are outdated. We understand that these techniques can have negative behavioural effects and can damage the relationship with your dogs.

We can teach you how fun and exciting dog training can be for both you and your four legged friends.

Through positive rewards such as treats and play how can your dog not be enthusiastic about learning?!

Your Dog Trainer

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Cathy Donaghy IMDT


Thank you for taking the time to visit my website! 

My name is Cathy and I'm from Belfast. I grew up absolutely loving dogs and we have always had a dog in our home. 

I first got to work with dogs when I was a teenager as a volunteer for the USPCA. A couple of nights a week I used to walk, feed and give the shelter dogs some well deserved cuddles. 

Here, I realised that a large number of dogs were being surrendered to shelters simply due to lack of training. Their owners believed they were too boisterous, when the reality was the dogs were untrained and the owners lacked understanding of the need for even the most basic dog training. 

This is why I am so passionate for dog training! 

I am a fully qualified and insured IMDT trainer. This means that, I have underwent a respected assessment process which will ensure that I am and will continue to provide you with the best possible training.