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Gail T. Fisher

November 5, 1945 — October 17, 2023

Manchester

 

            Gail Tamases Fisher passed away on October 17, 2023, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Englewood, NJ to Sol and Miriam (Jacobowitz) Tamases, she was raised in the greater New York area and attended Columbia University.  Early in her professional career, she established roots in Manchester where she would become an integral part of the business community and a leader in the canine training and care profession through her business, All Dogs Gym & Inn. It was in Manchester where she met and married her husband, Elias “Skip” Ashooh, who predeceased her in 2019.

 

Gail’s passion for dogs began early, with her involvement in breeding, showing, service dog training and competitive agility. Ultimately, her work led her to become an expert in and proponent of puppy personality and temperament testing as a behavioral indicator.  She was the author of 3 dog training books and travelled throughout the United States, Canada and Europe giving seminars about humane dog training and to give a greater understanding of dog behavior. While Gail’s direct involvement with dogs has been the mainstay of her professional life, she also made significant contributions to the field as a mentor to dog owners and professional trainers.

 

In 1988, Gail opened the All Dogs Gym and Inn, a training, boarding, daycare, grooming, and event facility in Manchester, NH.  She was also a regular columnist in the New Hampshire Union Leader for years, “Gail Fisher’s Dog Tracks” writing pertinent weekly advice about dogs. 

 

Active in the Greater Manchester community, Gail was a member of the Queen City Rotary Club, where she and her husband Skip were remembered for their exuberant efforts over several years to produce the Club’s annual “Road Rally”. Gail also volunteered as a guardian ad litem for the NH Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) organization, ensuring that children and youth experiencing abuse or neglect have their rights protected through the court system. She was also a past board member of the Manchester Community Resource Center, which provides employment training and education to immigrant, refugee, and the economically disadvantaged. 

 

Gail was a friend and mentor to many and will be missed by a large circle of friends, including her “Girls Night Out” gang, family, colleagues, and her devoted employees. She was predeceased by the love her life Skip Ashooh and is remembered fondly by his family, of which she was an integral part for nearly 4 decades. She is survived by her brother Peter, several nieces, nephews and cousins, her and her beloved dogs Larry and Brio. 

 

A celebration of Gail’s life will be announced at a later date. Remembrances in the form of financial contributions may be made to Darwin’s Ark (www.darwinsark.org). 

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