Our Team

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Miranda Hitchcock, CPDT-KA, Founder

  • Miranda began her work with dogs as a volunteer at an animal shelter in Maryland. She learned about playgroups, behavior assessments, and training to help dogs succeed in the shelter environment. She taught puppy classes and reactive/fearful dog classes with Your Dog's Friend and Dog Latin Dog Training before moving to Austin. She was the Shelter Operations Manager for Austin Animal Center, and oversaw the shelter's behavior program and animal care. She's a behavior nerd who loves working with naughty dogs (and their favorite humans).
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Michele Mendoza, CPDT-KA, Founder

  • A lifelong dog lover, Michele started dog walking and pet sitting right after college to earn extra money while working in corporate marketing roles. A long-term client opened her eyes to positive reinforcement training and inspired her to learn more about dog behavior. In 2010, she left the corporate world to start a training facility of her own, training hundreds (maybe thousands?) of dogs everything from manners to agility. After selling the business, she worked on the Behavior Team at Austin Animal Center and connected with Miranda over a shared passion for dog behavior.
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