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Tabitha & Richard started the business back in 1991 with Dog Obedience & Behaviour training classes. With her goals in mind, she wanted to create a one stop, dog shop to provide all services and needs for clients dogs. She also wanted to create a centre where people could send their furry friends for the day or for a holiday and be worry free that their pooch being home - digging, barking or even out in our hot Queensland heat! As well as Oz Wagtails, Tabitha is also on the committee for Dogs Queensland as well as a registered Senior ANKC Obedience judge. She judges & competes with her own dogs in Dog Obedience competitions Australia wide. Tabitha’s passion for animal is impeccable. Being raised her whole life with dogs & horses. She currently owns 4 beautiful dogs. Ruby her rescued Belgium Shepherd Malinois who has obtained her CCD, CD, CDX, UD & UDX obedience titles as well as 4 dancing with dogs titles. Her stunning black & white Border Collie, Whip has also won many hearts over in the Dancing arena as well as achieved his CCD, CD, CDX, UD titles and is currently training for his UDX title. Onyx, her German Shepherd has achieved many ANKC Obedience titles and competes in Working Dog Schutzhund. Her newest edition to the family is Jinx. She is another Belgium Shepherd Malinois who will be out competing in months to come. As well as Tabitha’s current dogs she has had many successful dogs in the past. Her Golden Retriever, Flame obtained many titles in Obedience, Agility & Dancing with Dogs - achieving her Australian Grand Champion Obedience title. Tabitha also spent many months working with the RAAF in their puppy development program. With lots of experience behind her, she is a very knowledgable dedicated woman!

 Brittney is the daughter of Tabitha & Richard. She currently works at Wagtails full time in the daycare centre and manages the Retail Store. She drives the dog daycare school bus all around Brisbane every morning collecting daycare & boarding dogs. Brittney has been apart of Wagtails for many years and brings her knowledge from her mother to the business. Brittney is currently studying Business and has completed half of her Bachelor of Equine Science. She currently has a Jack Russell Terrier, Aria and has gained many titles with her including a CCD and CD obedience title and also a Starter and Novice Title in Dancing with Dogs Freestyle to Music. As well as working within her love for animals, she also has a very large passion for horses. Competing her own horses in Eventing around Queensland and interstate. 

 Davene is no stranger to Oz Wagtails, first joining our Obedience classes on the northside with her beloved Raith a black & white Border Collie. She loved the classes and activities so much she also embarked on becoming a trainer. Davene, also a Veterinarian nurse for over 20 years and experienced in running puppy classes, brings to us, vast amount of knowlegde regarding the care and well-being of the dogs which we care for.  Davene lost her beloved Raith and now owns a red & white Border Collie, Bodie. Bodie also now attends daycare at least once a week and absolutely loves its!

 Michiko was first introduced to Oz Wagtails some 7 years ago on work experience from Japan learning about dog training.  A former vet nurse in Japan, Michiko wanted to expand her knowedge in the areas of Training and Grooming.  Her goal was to be a better dog handler and understand dog behaviour.  On completion of her traineeship, Michiko went back to Japan and was told if she ever came to live here in Australia a job would await her.  2 years later, Michiko was working for Oz Wagtails in Australia and has completed a grooming course to add another service to the Oz Wagtails' list.   Combined daycare and grooming, Michiko is a perfectionist, seeking a very professional attitude towards our clients in providing them the best grooming service for their dogs.

 Beth is a familiar face you see around Oz Wagtails. She is a bubbly friendly staff member that you will see in the afternoons. Beth has grown up all her life on property spending every day with animals of her own. She currently has a gorgeous little Miniature Schnauzer called Audrey. Beth & Audrey attend our Advance class every Monday evening and she hopes to one day compete in Obedience & Agility competitions with her. Beth is also really involved in the classes with Tabitha. She is currently becoming a trainer here at Wagtails. Beth spends most of her weekends competing with her second love for horses in Eventing. Audrey happily goes along too!

 Annaleise is the youngest member of our team. Anna recently graduated school and is now studying a Bachelor of Veterinary Technology at the University of Queensland, Gatton campus. Anna came to us when she was in grade 10 for work experience. After completing her work experience, Tabitha kindly offered her a job on school holidays & weekends. After her hard working, dedicated love for animals which she showed in the few weeks that she was here. Annaleise has a great relationship with a lot of the daycare dogs that come to Wagtails and it is lovely to see!

 Dakota is the newest member to our Wagtails team. She is such a motivated, positive young lady that loves interacting with the dogs, especially dancing, laying on the ground and entertaining the dogs. Dakota is another country girl who spends most of her days with her dogs, horses, goats & chickens. She has had a lot of experience working in a boarding kennel before coming to Wagtails. She really enjoys teaching the daycare dogs new tricks during trick training time.