Better Friends Dog Training
Where better friends are made

My Training Philosophy

  • My primary goal is to improve your relationship and communication with your dog to strengthen the bond you share.
  • My methods involve rewards and motivation, gentle for adult dogs or puppies, and safe for the entire family, including children, to use. I will teach you to use treats, toys, praise, and attention in your training and everyday life so you have a dog that not only is reliable in its manners, but also enjoys doing them for you.
  • I use science-based methods rooted in learning theory and follow the least invasive and minimally aversive principle.
  • I teach people how to be fair, trustworthy, humane, and effective leaders to their dogs without use of force, fear, or pain. 
  • I firmly believe an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and love to see students in class early BEFORE behavior problems start. Training is not optional - either you train them early, right from the start or you train them later spending more time and money trying to stop the unwanted behaviors they developed from lack of early training.

Tasha Grieser

Tasha Grieser is a reward based dog trainer with two decades worth of experience. She's been working professionally as a dog trainer for 9 years and  opened her own business in 2013. Tasha completed her education at Animal Behavior College for certification as a professional dog trainer, working and gaining experience interning with two professional mentor trainers. She is an American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Evaluator and was licensed from 2012 to 2016 for Family Paws Parent Education to help expectant families prepare and cope for safe interactions between dog and baby. She volunteers to teach Dog Bite Prevention Education to children in her community. She continues her education by attending seminars of expert dog trainers, maintaining memberships with professional dog training organizations, and completing continued education credits to ensure she stays up to date on the latest and best recommended practices in the field of dog training.

She got her start as a young child taking 4-H dog projects with her first dog, a black Cocker Spaniel named Pepper. She quickly moved onto open competitions and dog handling, and gained experience with a large variety of breeds. During her time spent pursuing hobby sports, she maintained membership with a dog training club for a decade. Tasha has gained her experience through many years competing in 4-H, agility, obedience, and rally dog sports. Her dogs hold numerous titles and she has been invited to UKC Premier twice as a Junior Handler. She also has worked and volunteers for veterinary clinic and several animal shelters.

Her personal pets have included, her first dog, Pepper, black Cocker Spaniel, Fudge, a chocolate Cocker Spaniel; Misha, bl/wh English Springer Spaniel; adopted Spooky, English Setter; adopted Yoshi, a F1B cream Labradoodle; adopted Sully, a blue Standard poodle; adopted Yoohoo, chocolate Cocker Spaniel.

Her current pets include: adopted Snoopy, bl/wh Australian Labradoodle; adopted Ponyo, apricot Small Poodle; Miya, black Standard Poodle; Wall-e black Standard Poodle, and Seairsha, black Standard Poodle. She also has loved and handled in Obedience/Agility,: Della, liver/wh English Springer Spaniel; Bopp, tricolor Shetland Sheepdog; and Scruffy, a terrier mix.