Our Team


Miranda Hitchcock

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. (She/Her)

Founder, CPDT-KA, Fear Free Certified 


Michele Mendoza

A lifelong dog lover, Michele started dog walking and pet sitting 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 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. (She/Her)

Founder, CPDT-KA


Eric Tarango

Eric began dog training when he rescued his own dog who had resource guarding issues. In 2014 he moved to Austin, a dog loving city that helped him grow as a trainer. He shadowed a service dog trainer for a couple of years and was inspired to learn how animals thought and how they see the world. He started working as a dog trainer, teaching basic manners classes and private lessons for several years. He has helped and worked with thousands of dogs, and has a passion for learning about behavior problems and treatments in dogs. (He/Him)

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