About MYSTICAL TAILS

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Why Mystical Tails

Mystical Tails is a family focused – positive reinforcement based dog trainer with a specialty in new and expectant families. Our goal is to bridge the gap between human and canine communication, help families share and create a safer, rewarding relationship between dogs and humans where every interaction is built on respect and trust. We also aim to spread awareness and provide education around safety in a home with babies, kids and dogs. Mystical Tails is here for your family, every step of the way.

We truly believe that:

Dogs and kids can live together harmoniously

Trust is built over time

Aversive techniques are unnecessary

SAFETY is at the top of our list

The Story behind Mystical Tails – Gear

Our story started with Dog Training. People started to notice and inquire about the products I use during our training sessions which sparked the idea of expanding my business to include pet gear in 2022.

Mystical Tails is committed in creating beautiful collars and leashes made out of BioThane® – a polyester webbing with a PVC coating that makes it durable, waterproof, even stink proof and easy to maintain, making you and your canine companion ready for all your fun adventures!

At Mystical Tails, we strive to provide exceptional service, providing affordable – high quality dog gear that are specially crafted with love, in Campbell River, BC.

About Mystical Tails

Our Promise

All of our products are artisan crafted on Vancouver Island, BC. We partner with reputable suppliers and manufacturers to ensure we have consistency in our products. Consumer satisfaction is our priority.

Genuine BioThane® pet collars and leashes are soft and flexible with a noticeably superior quality. Keep in mind that some manufacturers will use other materials and label it as biothane. Make sure to double check the products you buy. 

At Mystical Tails, we guarantee that all our products only use Genuine BioThane® materials. All metal hardware we use are also warranted against breakage for the life of your gear.

Meet the Team

Ingrid is a reinforcement based dog trainer and a Licensed Family Paws Educator specializing in new and expectant families with dogs. She is also currently completing her Diploma in Canine Behavior with a specialty in Aggressive Behavior at the Companion Animal Science Institute.

She is recognized by the Canadian Association of Professional Dog Trainers (CAPDT) and the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC).

Ingrid grew up around dogs and has always been very passionate about canine communication. In 2017 and 2018, Ingrid’s interest in dog training as a profession was sparked after she acquired two Australian Shepherds, named Albus and Kiba. The challenges she faced in training them, coupled with the arrival of her daughter Octavia, led her to start training other dogs in 2020. This also marked a significant change in her career path, as she left her job as a Registered Nurse to pursue her passion. She found her niche as a Family Paws Educator, where she plays a crucial role in improving the safety and reducing the stress in homes with young children and dogs. Ingrid is a canine advocate, spreading awareness about the different ways our dogs communicate with us and encourages us to protect our dog’s confidence.

By 2022, Ingrid’s passion evolved further as she began crafting unique dog collars and leashes, expanding her business ventures. This new direction led her to meet many wonderful people in various markets.

Adding another layer to her journey, a few months later, her husband, Braeden, made a significant transition, leaving his machinist job to join Ingrid in the gear side of the business. Together, they stepped away from conventional employment to pursue a shared dream: bridging the connection between dogs and humans. Their collaborative efforts now weave together canine companionship, photography, and stylish gear.

Ingrid is also a Professional Photographer, capturing each dog’s spirit through her lens and sharing it with the world.

She lives with her husband, their daughter and 2 Australian shepherd dogs.

Ingrid invites others to join in this adventure, where each product embodies their dedication and passion. This venture celebrates creating lasting memories and strengthening the bonds with four-legged companions.

About Mystical Tails

MISSION

Mystical Tails is committed to delivering exceptional pet products and services that not only cater to the unique needs of every pet and their owner but also celebrates the joy and companionship they bring to our lives. Our mission is rooted in love, quality, and the belief that pets deserve the very best.

VISION

Our vision is to be a beacon of trust and quality in the pet industry, inspiring confidence in pet owners that they are making the best choices for their beloved companions. We see a world where pets and their owners living lives of unparalleled quality together.

CORE VALUES

Quality, Trust and Reliability: We strive to be a trusted partner for dog owners. Our reliability in delivering quality products and services builds long-lasting relationships with our customers.

“Our dogs are always doing the best they can with the education we’ve given them, in the environment that we are asking them to perform in”

– Susan Garrett, dogs that

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Certifications

– Licensed Family Paws Educator
– Diploma of Canine Behavior Science and Technology (Dip. CBST – CASI)
– Aggressive Behaviour Specialization (CASI)
– Member of the Canadian Association of Professional Dog Trainers (CAPDT)
– Supporting Member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC)

CONTINUING EDUCATION

– Dealing with the Bogeyman: Helping Reactive and Fearful Dogs – The Play Way! | Fenzi Dog Sports Academy (2018)

– Recallers | Susan Garrett (2018)

– Crate Games | Susan Garrett (2018)

– Puppy Peaks | Susan Garrett (2018)

– Home School The Dog | Susan Garrett (2019)

– Handling 360 | Susan Garrett (2019)

– Agility Nation | Susan Garrett (2019)

– 30 day Reactivity Bootcamp | The Collared Scholar (2020)