Positive services for keeping tails wagging

SallananKuyruk (WaggingTail) isn't a kennel-type training center. 
Meet Gülru Batur, herself a certified professional dog trainer and behavior consultant,
offering private lessons at your home.
If you are living in Istanbul you can take advantage of the services below.

Force-free
Training

The biggest goal for me is making owners and dogs share a quality life together.

WaggingTail presents training and behavior modification programs which include the most useful, humane and modern methods for turning dogs into well-behaved family members. I usually do private lessons with owners at where the dog lives.  Bringing your dog to WaggingTail Doggy Home is another option.

 

Please don't wait for your dog to behave badly to start seeking for a trainer.  Moreover, your dog doesn't need to be at least 6 months old!

Remember, prevention is better than cure.

We should start training our dogs as earlier as we can, better if we do it before undesired behaviors even occur. It would be the best for you to have an interview with a trainer for analyzing your dog's behaviors even if you think that you don't need any professional help for now.  Because your dog could develop some problems but maybe you wouldn't be able to read the subtle signs. So, you'll need help, eventually.

 

First 12 weeks from birth are very important for puppies. Socialization and character building exercises should be done properly during this "imprint period". This is why we need to choose a responsible breeder to get a puppy from. On the other hand, puppies must stay with their mother and siblings until 8 weeks. So we only have 4 weeks to assess the imprint period properly. Being late to start training consequently makes training hard because we need time as much as undesired behavior has been reinforced. However, there's NO age limit for training. Dogs of any age, breed or sex can cooperate well.

If you are observing some undesired behaviors or tendencies please contact me as soon as possible so we could find solutions. Don't let undesired behaviors to reinforce more and become habits.


My actual mission as a trainer is to teach owners how to train their dogs properly with progressive force-free methods.

Most people still understand the "pack leader" as a "boss" and think that this kind of leadership is the key to training dogs. Unfortunately, domination based training methods are still popular, especially TV shows like "Cesar Millan The Dog Whisperer" make it spread. This old thoughts aren't humane and have already been discredited about 30 years ago. A true leader provides, does not patronize!

Modern dog training methods NEVER include aversive punishments and corrections, even painless ones. The training process is done with positive reinforcers primarily. It works as "prevent undesirable behaviors by management, let dogs think, prompt them to find the desirable behaviors by their own will, capture it and reinforce, rinse and repeat".


I'll visit you to analyze your dog's needs before we start training. This interview helps us to find the best solutions to your problems, it's free of charge.*

 

  • For puppies, I suggest a program of 10 sessions which includes character building, socialization, indoor/outdoor behavior modifications, housetraining, obedience and miscellaneous game/trick exercises. Discount of 15% available if your puppy not older than 3 months.

  • For dogs of any age I suggest programs of 10 or 15 sessions which include indoor/outdoor behavior modifications, housetraining, obedience, miscellaneous game/trick exercises and problem-solving about lack of socialization (fearfulness, shyness, bullying, etc).

  • It's possible to join in a class program for 4 or 6 dogs. Class programs include building confidence, increasing physical awareness, focus and generalizing exercises with distractions. The group classes are done at WaggingTail Doggy House.

  • You can also enjoy training programs of agility and dog show stacking. Please contact for further information.

 

I suggest taking the YKS, SKS or AKS tests after finishing the training program as a graduation exam. It would always be great to see my students to achieve diplomas. 
These trials are organized by KIF. Similar to AKC Canine Good Citizen Tests.

YKS: Social Puppy Test (for puppies up to 12 months)
SKS: Social Dog Test (for dogs older than 12 months)
AKS: Friendly Dog Test (for dogs who has passed YKS or SKS)


 

PRICE LIST
 

Private lessons:

-15 sessions = 6000TL

-10 sessions = 4500TL

- 5 sessions  = 2000TL (discounts are invalid)

- 1 session    = 450TL (discounts are invalid)

 

Group classes:

-4 sessions = 750TL (for each dog, discounts are invalid)

-8 sessions = 1300TL (for each dog, discounts are invalid)

Dog Show preparation**:
-2 weeks = 1300TL

 

 

-%15 off, for puppies up to 3 months old.

-%10 off, if you decide to start training and make a pre-payment 250TL at least as we do the interview. (The rest must be paid at the first lesson)

-%25 off, for rescue/shelter dogs, adoption papers need to be presented. (Can not be combined with puppy discount)

-The amount could be paid in maximum 3 installments, first payment must be paid at the first lesson. There will be an additional late interest of 250TL if you choose to make the payment by installments.

 

*The interview is free of charge but the transport expense.
**Please contact for further information about dog show preparation. I also offer show handling.

Daycare &
Boarding

Bring your dog to Doggy DayCare, go to work guilt-free.

 


Walkies only are not enough. Dogs need mental stimulation during the day as well. Our daycare service is perfect for busy owners. Your dog can stay at our home freely, play with our dogs and other guests while you are at work. 


Price: 65TL daily (stays up to 10 hours)


Become a club member, pay less
Monthly daycare:                      700TL (3 days a week)
Monthly daycare:                    1.000TL (5 days a week)
Monthly daycare
+training:    1.200TL (3 days a week)
Monthly daycare+training:    1.600TL (5 days a week)
Annually daycare:                    5.000TL (3 days a week)

Annually daycare+training:    8.000TL (3 days a week)
Annually daycare:                    7.000TL (5 days a week)

Annually daycare+training:   10.000TL (5 days a week)


*Dog's food will be supplied by the owner.

*Transport service is available, please contact for the price.
*Only castrated males are accepted.
*Females in heat are not accepted (please contact for the exceptions).
*Monthly prices should be paid in advance.
*Annual prices can be divided into four, the first installment should be paid in advance. A term difference fee of 200TL will be added to each installment.

 

 



Looking for a place for your dog to stay safely?


Our boarding service is ready for you.
WaggingTail Doggy House is the home away home. Dogs staying with us are free in our home, we don't put them in crates like the other boarding facilities. Video calls are available whenever you want.
Please take a look at our Instagram profile (@sallanankuyruk) to see how our guests enjoy their stays.

Prices:
1 to 14 days                : 85TL daily
15 to 29 days              : 75TL daily

30 and more days     : 65TL daily

*Stays from 11 to 24 hours considered as a day.

*Transport service is available, please contact for the price.
*Dog's food will be supplied by the owner.

*Only castrated males are accepted.

*Females in heat period are accepted with an additional fee.

 

 

Note:

Since young puppies whose immunization may be incomplete are also our guests, it is very important for all the dogs to have up-to-date vaccinations and anti-parasitic treatments. We regularly sanitize and disinfect our house using strong but non-toxic products to eliminate the risk of contamination. Please inform us about your dog's health history and don't forget to bring his/her current healthbook.

Un-castrated males tend to be assertive, they usually philander with the females continuously even if the girls are spayed (or intact but not in heat). They also would guard the girls from the other males. This may be overwhelming, therefore a conflict is inevitable. Keeping our home as stress-free as possible is our priority. This is why we accept castrated males only. Thank you for your understanding.

Online Store

Need quality dog stuff but don't know where to buy?
Are you sickened with the stores that full of shoddy but expensive produtcs?

WaggingTail Store provides qualified produtcs at affordable prices for your fido.

We also bake homemade organic birthday cakes, cupcakes and treats for dogs, yummy!

Photography

Have you ever imagined your buddy as a a photomodel?
Now you can!

Try our photography service to immortalize your best friend.


As our professional photographer takes pictures with his 35 years of experience, our positive dog trainer helps your dog to pose.

Photo shooting will be done at your home or any outdoor place you wish.

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