Welcome to Tranquil Tails Training Academy

At Tranquil Tails, we believe in compassionate and effective dog training. Our "LIMA" (Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive) approach ensures that your dog learns in a positive and supportive environment. We never use excessive force; instead, we focus on building a strong, positive bond between you, your dog, and their wellness team. Join us at Tranquil Tails Training Academy and see how our expert training can make a positive difference in your dog's life. Let's embark on this journey together!

Harley Carsten, the owner and lead trainer at Tranquil Tails, brings a wealth of experience and expertise. With over a decade in the animal community, she has:
  • 3 years of certified dog training experience

  • 4 years as a certified canine nutritionist

  • Thousands of hours of hands-on training

Harley has trained dogs of all ages, from 8-week-old puppies to grand champion trick dogs, life-saving service dogs, and master hunters. She is also one of the few trainers in the state who is cooperative care certified, ensuring your dog receives the best possible training and care.

Harley has studied under some of the world's leading canine behaviorists and has worked in various kennels, gaining extensive experience with a wide array of canines. Currently, she is pursuing her doctorate to further enhance her ability to help clients achieve their dreams for their dogs.

Join us at Tranquil Tails Training Academy and experience the difference a compassionate and expert trainer can make. Let's build a brighter future for your furry friend together!

Meet Our Expert Trainer: Harley Carsten

Meet Bailey

Bailey, a reactive bully mix, came to us for help with his reactivity. Through our dedicated training, Bailey learned to navigate his world with confidence and calm.

Pack Walk Success

After a rewarding pack walk, we celebrate the achievements of our trained dogs. From left: Merida, Otis, and Vinnie. Each dog has excelled through our programs in obedience and specialized training.

Meet Bailey a dog wearing a muzzler mask and a muzzler
Meet Bailey a dog wearing a muzzler mask and a muzzler
Comet and Merida - two dogs are sitting on the floor in front of a door
Comet and Merida - two dogs are sitting on the floor in front of a door
Life-Saving Service Dogs

Here are two of our life-saving service dogs. Comet, the black dog, has retired, while Merida, the blonde dog, continues to serve as an active working dog and our demo dog.

From Puppy to Protector

Meet Collette, now known as Vinnie, a Cane Corso puppy who received foundational training at Tranquil Tails. Vinnie has grown into an amazing personal protection dog.

a dog wearing a harness and a harness on a leash
a dog wearing a harness and a harness on a leash
a woman sitting on a bench with two dogs
a woman sitting on a bench with two dogs
Final Training Walk

Lead trainer Harley takes Baymax, alongside demo dog Merida, for a final training walk. Baymax excelled in socialization, basic and advanced obedience, and service dog training.

Canine Parkour in Action

Watch our demo dog, Merida, showcase her skills with canine parkour. She's a shining example of what positive training can achieve.

Training in Progress

Demo dog Merida works alongside Baymax, a service dog in training, showcasing our commitment to excellence.

Wild Canine Education

Harley, our lead trainer, socializes a young coyote puppy for a local nature rehabilitation center. These puppies play a crucial role in conservation education, teaching children about wild canines.

a woman holding a small coyote puppy in her lapel
a woman holding a small coyote puppy in her lapel