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A Few Words About Us

Aubry Backer, MS Ed

Owner, Master Dog Trainer

Aubry is a full time dog trainer who has over 10 years of professional experience training clients of all backgrounds and dogs of all ages, shapes and sizes. Aubry has worked with all breeds of dogs from the smallest Chihuahua to the largest Great Dane and has extensive experience working with all types of issues including separation anxiety, aggression, barking, chewing, biting, jumping, leash reactivity, resource guarding and much more. Please click here for a list of some of the many types of behavior issues Aubry works with.

Aubry’s training philosophy promotes the use of positive and progressive training techniques to help you, the client, develop a strong relationship with your canine companion. Her goal is to help you resolve any and all behavioral or obedience issues your dog may have in a productive and dog-friendly manner. She achieves this by arming you with scientific facts on how dogs think and communicate and by providing you with internationally accepted humane forms of training to empower you to truly become the leader of your pack. Aubry’s training sessions provide easy, fun and effective solutions to any issue and are privately conducted in your home environment. Working with you and your dog in your home environment to resolve specific problems is the key to providing an effective learning situation because most issues typically occur in your home or neighborhood. This simply can not be successfully achieved in a foreign setting such as a classroom or off-site training center. With her years of instructional experience along with a Master of Science in Education, Aubry is an effective educator who can easily teach both her canine and human clients how to successfully speak each other’s language during training sessions.

Originally from New York, Aubry has spent many years running Tailwaggers, Inc., both in South Florida and currently in the New York Metro and Hudson Valley area. Each year, Aubry contributes both her time as well as a portion of her company’s profits directly to animal rescue organizations in order to help homeless dogs find new homes. While in South Florida, Aubry was the recommended dog behavior trainer for the Humane Society in Boca Raton where she donated countless hours volunteering her training expertise to this no-kill shelter to help dogs and puppies become adoptable. While at the Humane Society, with the help of Aubry’s behavior training protocols many dogs were successfully adopted.

Aubry has a Master of Science in Education from Long Island University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from New York University. She is a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) which represents and advances the dog training profession through education and advocacy of internationally recognized positive reinforcement and balanced training methods. She is also Red Cross Certified in Canine First Aid with special experience in seizure disorders, gastrointestinal problems, allergy issues, natural feeding techniques and more. Aubry has also had the great honor of learning her profession from and modeling her training methods after, Dr. Ian Dunbar PhD, BVetMed, who is an internationally recognized Veterinarian, animal Behaviorist, and Dog Trainer. Over the past 35 years, Dr. Dunbar has been a force in her profession being the first to promote off-leash puppy socialization classes, temperament modification, and owner-friendly and dog-friendly dog training.

Aubry provides private in-home training and serve the NY Metro Area and Hudson Valley including Westchester County (NY), Rockland County (NY), Putnam County (NY), Fairfield County (CT) and parts of Orange and Dutchess (NY) Counties. Some of the many towns she serves for dog training are the areas of Amawalk, Ardsley, Ardsley on the Hudson, Armonk, Baldwin Place, Bedford, Briarcliff Manor, Bronxville, Buchanan, Chappaqua, Cortlandt Manor, Crestwood, Crompond, Cross River, Croton Falls, Croton-on-Hudson, Crugers, Dobbs Ferry, East White Plains, Eastchester, Elmsford, Goldens Bridge, Granite Springs, Greenburgh, Harrison, Hartsdale, Hastings-on-Hudson, Hawthorne, Heathcote, Irvington, Katonah, Larchmont, Lewisboro, Lincolndale, Mamaroneck, Maryknoll, Millwood, Mohegan Lake, Montrose, Mount Kisco, Mount Pleasant, Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, North Salem, North White Plains, Ossining, Peekskill, Pelham, Pleasantville, Pocantico Hills, Port Chester, Pound Ridge, Purchase, Purdys, Rye, Rye Brook, Scarborough, Scarsdale, Shenorock, Shrub Oak, Sleepy Hollow, Somers, South Salem, Tarrytown, Thornwood, Tuckahoe, Valhalla, Verplanck, Vista, Waccabuc, West Harrison, White Plains, Yonkers, Yorktown, Yorktown Heights, Glenville (CT), Greenwich (CT), Cos Cob (CT), Mianus (CT), Riverside (CT), Old Greenwich (CT), North Stamford (CT), Stamford (CT), New Canaan (CT), Ridgefield (CT), Danbury (CT)Lake Peekskill, Baldwin Place, Mahopac, West Mahopac, Mahopac Falls, Adams Corners, Crofts Corners, Tompkins Corners, Brewster, Sears Corners, Putnam Lake, Towners, Lake Carmel, Carmel, Kent Cliffs, Patterson, Farmers Mills, North Highland, Nelsonville, Beacon, Fishkill, Hopewell Junction, Wiccopee, Brinckerhoff, Putnam Valley, Graymoor, Garrison, Cold Spring, Castle Point, Balmville, Newburgh, New Windsor, Cornwall on Hudson, West Point, Cornwall, Mountainville, Woodbury, Central Valley, Harriman, Monroe, Highland Falls, Fort Montgomery, Stony Point, Tomkins Cove, Haverstraw, West Haverstraw, Pomona, Thiells, Mt Ivy, Nyack, Nanuet, Piermont, Spring Valley, New City, Manitou, Congers, Wesley Hills, New Hempstead, New Square, Viola, Hillcrest, Bardonia, Valley Cottage, Upper Nyack, Monsey, Chestnut Ridge, Grand View on Hudson, Tappan, Orangeburg, Nanuet, Montebello, Suffern, Airmont, and surrounding!

Mission Statement

The Mission of Tailwaggers, Inc. is to bring happiness to pets and parents alike. The Company does so by operating with the following core principals:

  • Commitment to ongoing education about animals and their needs
  • Promotion of kind and positive training methods
  • Prompt and ongoing communication with clients
  • Serving our community by supporting local animal-related business and rescue organizations
  • Working to help the environment by using environmentally friendly materials and conserving natural resources
Serving the New York Metro area including - Westchester, Rockland, Fairfield and Bergen Counties
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