Dog training firm to mark anniversary with giveaway

Jeison Vasquez

A dog training and consulting business will celebrate its first year of operation in the Grand Valley by offering $1,500 worth of training to a family that needs help, but can’t afford the services.

A Misfits Tail will accept applications from Sept. 1 to 15 through its Facebook wall at Applicants should submit videos explaining why they need the package.

Jeison Vasquez, owner and head trainer at A Misfits Tail, said he will offer his premium behavior modification and basic obedience services to a family in desperate need of help to deal with an uncontrollable dog. It’s a way, he said, to give back to a community that’s helped him build his business.

Vasquez goes to clients’ homes to work with their dogs to correct problem behaviors, teach basic obedience and train puppies. He also works with clients to help them replicate his techniques and sustain behavioral changes. He relocated from Miami to the Grand Valley and brings to the venture more than five years of training and experience in dog training.

“You have to care enough to make change,” he said. “Starting with the why is what allows us to understand the misfit and human. This opens the door for a true, non Band-Aid approach.”

For more information about A Misfits Tail, call 985-0679 or visit