Our Training Method

Our training focuses on building the relationship between you and your pet.  We use the things they like to teach them what we want them to do, and we arrange things in their world to make the behavior we don’t want less likely to happen.  Think of it as sending your kid off to kindergarten and baby-proofing the house.  It’s that simple! No Pain, No Force, No Fear.


Our Team

Tara Houser & Tic Tac


Tara is a certified trainer and behavior counselor. She is a Pat Miller Level 2 Certified Trainer, Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner, and Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer.  She specializes in separation anxiety, thunderstorm phobia, and aggression.  She has attended numerous workshops and professional animal training courses, and participated in obedience, flyball, agility, and nose work with her own dogs.  She has been training professionally since 2010.

Sam Brown & Rey



Sam graduated with Distinction from the Victoria Stillwell Dog Training Academy.  While completing her studies she mentored under Tara. She is a Fear Free Certified Professional and is continuing to seek other ways to expand her knowledge base. Her background as a professional comedian compliments her skills as a trainer.  She volunteers at the local shelter and specializes in day training, kitty kindergarten, and experience creation.