[Rebecca] made "learning" fun for both of us, and three years later we continue to use her techniques.


Rebecca Almy

Certified Trainer Since 2004

Meet Our Trainer



Smarter Dog

Improve basic obedience and learn more advance commands. Five Weeks $100.00

Grumpy Growler

Have a "grumpy pup"? This class will help you redirect your grumpy pup. Four weeks $80.00

​​​Can't commit to a class?

We offer punch cards.

Punches can be used for the following:

1 punch - attend a regular scheduled class

***must have approval from instructor***

1 punch - 1 hour private lesson

1 punch - Leave your dog with us for the day and our instructor will provide 1 hour of specialized training. (Training sessions will be broken up into 3, 20 minute sessions throughout the day). 

Intro to Agility 

Become familiar with jumps, tunnels, weave poles, and more! five weeks $80.00

Private Lessons

We offer private one on one training sessions. 

Please contact us for specific prices and package deals.

Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Prep and Test

 Four weeks focused on all the requirements to pass the CGC Test. $80.00  *test fee is additional cost

Rebecca is very knowledgeable about animal behavior and is a natural when it comes to training even the toughest of students and owners alike.

Puppy Preschool 

This four week class a great way to start your puppy off on the right paw for training. $80.00

Smart Dog 

This six week class is an intro to basic commands. $120.00

Class Schedule

We keep our class sizes small, no more then 5-7 dogs in each class.

Puppy Preschool:

Congratulations on your new puppy! We offer fun and engaging classes to help you build a brave, resilient and responsive dog. This class will focus on early socialization, impulse control, body handling and basic cues such as sit and down along with helping you troubleshoot common puppy owner struggles like crate training, house training, and teething/biting. Our use of fun, humane and effective training techniques along with a disinfected facility gives you peace of mind that you don’t have to miss out on training safely in the critical first 16 weeks of your puppy’s life. Cost: $80.00+tax
* Must be between 8 weeks and 18 weeks to participate and be 14 weeks or under at the time of registration.
* Must have received initial 8 or 9 week vaccinations (DHPP and Bordetella) and be up to date on puppy vaccination series.
* Must be in the home for a minimum of 10 days prior to first class.


Wednesday nights, March 6th - March 27th 5:45-6:45pm

Smart Dog:
This is for beginners or those that want to refresh the basics. This 6-week, 1 hour class, works on the following commands: Eye contact, loose leash walking, hand targets, sitting, greeting/no jumping, leave/drop/take it, come/recall. This is a fun interactive class for any dog & puppies 12 weeks and older.Cost: $120.00+tax

Monday nights, February 25th - April 8th (no class March 25th) 5:45-6:45pm or

Tuesday nights, February 26th - April 2nd 5:45-6:45pm or

Wednesday Nights, February 27th - April 3rd 7:00-8:00pm or

Saturday mornings, March 9th - April 13th 9:00-10:00am

Smarter Dog:
This class will work on refreshing the basics as well as advanced commands. This is a 5-week, 1 hour class, that works on the following commands: Heel, sit, stay, come, leave it, drop it, wait, how to greet other dogs, shake, high 5, touch, roll over and a whole lot more. This is a fast paced fun class for puppies and dogs 6 months and older. 

Cost: $100.00+tax

Tuesday nights, February 26th - March 26th 7:00-8:00pm

Basic Agility Classes:
This 5-week class is a great for anyone interested in agility. Each class you and your dog will build on skills and techniques for different obstacles. These include: weave poles, pause table, tunnel, jumps and more. * Pre requisites: dogs and owners MUST be physically able to run and jump. Cost: $100.00+tax

Thursday nights, February 28th - April 4th (no class March 28th) 5:45-6:45pm

Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Preparation Classes and Testing:
This 4-week prep class will prepare you and your dog for the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. The 10-step CGC test is a non-competitive test for all dogs. It is a prerequisite for many therapy dog groups and some homeowner’s insurance companies encourage CGC testing. There are also an increasing number of apartments and condos that require resident dogs to pass the CGC test.

Testing includes: Accepting a friendly stranger, sitting politely for petting, appearance and grooming, loose leash walking, walking through a crowd, sit and down on command and staying in place, coming when called, reaction to another dog, reaction to distractions, supervised separation. Testing is not mandatory as this can be a great class for those looking for additional training opportunities. 4 Classes Cost: $80.00+tax  Optional test cost additional $20+tax

Classes, Monday nights, March 4th- April 1st (No class March 25th) 7:00-8:00pm

Test date TBD 7:00-8:00pm

Calm Dog

Does your excitable pup jump all over guests, cause general chaos in your home & struggle to relax? If it seems like your dog is impossible to manage and never listens, take a deep breath and sign up for Calm Dog! This class will help your dog learn impulse control, settling exercises and how to use enrichment to tire out your dog's brain and body. Our small class sizes allow for a dynamic schedule tailored to fit your exact needs and address the specific challenges you face with your pestering pooch! 4 Classes Cost: $80.00+tax


Saturday mornings, March 23rd - April 13th 10:30-11:30am

Tricks for Treats
Dogs LOVE learning tricks! Show off your best friends new skills after this fun class. They will learn a wide range of tricks to include: touch, roll over, count to 3, which toy, backup, play dead, take a bow, and sit pretty to name a few. 4 Classes Cost: $80.00+tax
Thursday nights, February 28th - March 21st 7:00-8:00pm

About Rebecca:

​Rebecca teaches a variety of dog training classes and private lessons. She has been a certified dog trainer since 2004. She has worked with hundreds of dogs over the last 14 years. Her strengths are problem solving, dealing with behavioral issues, and customer service.

Kristen and Mugsy

Nancy and Crispin

605-791-4101 | tailsntraining@yahoo.com | 5531 Mill Road, Rapid City, SD 57702 

Tricks for Treats

This fast paced fun 4 week class will teach your pup some fun tricks. $80.00

Calm Dog

Does your dog struggle to relax? Are they hard to calm down and train? This is the class for them! Four weeks $80.00

Do you have a brand new puppy or a dog that needs to replace some bad habits with good ones? You will find I am not a "one size fits all" type of trainer. Each dog has its own personality and reacts differently to training. We will help you develop a training method that works for you and your dog's needs.