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Tawni McBee, AA, CDT/CDTA/PDTI

  • AA degree in psychology
  • Professional dog trainer since 1997, training hundreds of dogs and their owners
  • Professional member #1237 of the International Association of Canine Professionals since 2002
  • IACP Certified Dog Trainer, IACP Certified Dog Trainer Advanced and IACP Professional Dog Training Instructor
  • IACP director 2007-2013
  • Chair of IACP Standards Committee and Dog Trainer Certification Committee 2008-Present
  • AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator
  • Creator of Kokoro Body Care for animals - an assimilation of Reiki, Kinaesthetics™, T-Touch, accupressure and other alternative healing modalities
  • Master level Reiki practitioner
  • Graduate of Kinaesthetics™ Body Care
  • Graduate of the ETouch method of dog training
  • Certified Force Free Dog Trainer
  • Certified Pack to Basics referee
  • Certified level 1 Syn Alia Conditioned Relaxation
  • 5th degree black belt in Judo
  • Training in agility, T-Touch, animal communication, accupressure, human sport coaching

With a black belt in Judo and training in several martial arts, Tawni has always had a keen interest in sports medicine and alternative healing modalities. Continuing education in a variety of healing modalities and training methodologies is a part of her career. Experienced in working with humans, Tawni prefers working with dogs and other animals to help them heal. Reiki is the base for the Kokoro Method of Body Care, with Kinaesthetics in a supporting role and T-Touch, accupressure and other modalities lending themselves as well.

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Helping dogs achieve their full potential through training, behavioral assesment, and Kokoro Body Care is what comprises the holistic dog training that All Greatful Dogs is noted for. All Greatful Dogs gives assistance and support to a variety of dog rescue groups in the Phoenix, AZ area by donating time, reducing fees and collecting donations. All Greatful Dogs has been recommended by many veterinarians and other professionals in the Phoenix area and beyond. Find us on FaceBook and Linked In.

Tawni is married with 2 sons, 10 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson. She has six dogs, Jelly (Belle), Dudley, Quinn, Lark, Dax and Shanti (Shay). The dogs are trained for a variety of things and enjoy continued training on a daily basis. Tawni was an employee of (and now owns) Animal Attitudes Dog Training from 1997 - 2005 and is now the owner of All Greatful Dogs since 2004. She truly loves working with dogs and always looks forward to seeing the improvements she can achieve with each dog.


Our Staff

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Tom Palen's official title is "unpaid kennel help" and he has a t-shirt to prove it. All around kennel help, puppy wrangler, dog care assistant, groomer, fill-in animal care, landscaper, and supportive care giver scrape the surface when describing his varied capabilities. All Greatful Dogs wouldn't stay in existence without him. Tom also does therapy dog visits and is currently working with Lark (pictured) his third therapy dog.

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Dudley Dude, age 16, Terrier/Poodle mix. At 20 pounds, Dudley carries his weight and then some in helping with training at All Greatful Dogs, Inc. Under "permanent foster" status since age 8 months, Dudley has been a training assistant since age 1.

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Meet Latigo. Latigo is on staff as of March, 2014. He's a 13 year old Quarter Horse Gelding who helps with distractions and socializing, introducing city dogs to some country fun.

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Napoleon is a new addition to the staff. He's a 4 year old Mustang pony. He will be assisting Latigo in introducing dogs to horses and teaching them how to behave around horses. Napoleon is from a wonderful rescue in Southern AZ, Care For The Horses.

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T's Black Canyon Silver Star AKC PR16788404. We call her Lark. Lark is now 4 year old and she's a real star addition to our staff. She works in the puppy playdate section of All Greatful Dogs and has been on staff since March of 2013. Lark is a silver Standard Poodle.

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T's Quintessential Blk Canyon Journey AKC PR16788401 is Lark's brother. Quinn came to us at 7 weeks of age and fit right into the staff pack. He is a bit more outgoing than Lark and is a big help with puppy newcomers as well as most ages of dogs. In spite of an early set-back of a broken leg, he's been a wonderful addition to the staff. Quinn is a black Standard Poodle and 4 years old. He's already well-traveled with trips to CA and TX to learn many new things.

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Jelly Belle Starr is a 5 year old Spanish Water Dog who's been on staff a year and a half. Jelly does meet and greets with dogs, helps with puppy classes, works to help evaluate dogs, and helps calm newcomers. She's been a wonderful addition to our staff. She owes her early training to Marc Goldberg of Force Free Dog Training and her first owner (still loved by), Kathy Kinsella of Chicago, IL.

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Shanti is a 3 year old Spanish Water Dog who came to live with us a year ago. So far she hasn't quite figured out her place on staff, but she currently makes a great "introduction" dog for newcomers.


Disclaimer:

The information contained on this website is in no way intended to be a substitute for appropriate medical advice or care from a licensed medical professional or veterinarian. In no way is this an attempt to diagnose or treat medical conditions. Rather this is designed to give practical assistance to the individual pet owner to better cope with the everyday situations in the lives of ourselves and our animal friends.

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