Tyler ‘Verlander’ Peabody
She is the proud owner of four Belgian Malinois (C’Spot, Freya, Torro and Looey, one rescue MinPin/Beage/Pug/Chihuahua mix(Donny), seven horses (Molly, Abbey, Echo, Atlas, Flip, Sully, and Marty), one cat Astrid, and ten chickens. She and her husband Daniel live on their 10.5 acre horse farm in Waleska, GA.
Tyler grew up a 3rd generation horsewoman and avid dog lover with no less than three dogs in the house at any time. She was riding horses before she could walk, as she got older moving on to manage horse farms, summer camps, teach lessons, train horses and currently a farm owner.
Tyler has owned a variety of dogs in her lifetime ranging from small Dachshund mixes, Anatolian Shepherds, German Pinchers, good old fashion “mutts”, and Belgian Malinois.
She is the owner of Mirror Image Farm coaching horses and students in the discipline of Hunters/Jumpers. She has been teaching riding lessons since 2002.
Love of Training
Her love of animal training expanded in 2006 when Tyler became an active member of the Atlanta Working Dog Club which is a high-end training club that competes in the German sport of Schutzhund (IPO) and French Ring Sport on the national and international level. Tyler apprenticed and trained under club director and mentor Robert Leigh of Arete Canine & De Atlawor Kennels. She quickly became a coach in the club in 2010 and is the Treasurer & Membership Director.
She has titled her handler/owner/trained dogs: C’Spot de Atlawor to the highest level and multiple Nationals competitor (CSAU, BH, IPO I-III) (retired), Freya de Atlawor to the highest level and multiple Nationals competitor (CSAU, BH, IPO I-III) (currently training), Torro: French Ring competed in the first levels (CSAU, Brevet) (currently training), KaBlooey de Atlawor (currently training in IPO).
Competition and Training
Through competing and training in the Southeast Tyler has been exposed to some of the top trainers in the U.S. She is an active learner and is always pulling techniques from the most respected trainers she interacts with and seeks out on a regular basis. Training any animal involves an open mind and yearning to understand them. Tyler brings 20+ years of equine management care/training experience, and 10+ years of dog training and management care to her business The Doggy Dorm. She has handled the simple obedience puppy to the very aggressive dog, all while training the humans too. Her clients appreciate her ability to explain the dog psychology in terms they understand and the lifestyle strategies to create the perfect environment for the best dog. Her boarding clients appreciate her experience in caring for animals both big and small and her preventative approach to all situations.
Tyler’s mission with all her dog training and boarding is similar to the old mantra “Leave It Better Than You Found It.”