We specialize in customized dog training programs tailor-made for you and your pets specific needs.

Tully’s Training was absolutely excellent to work with! They truly understand dogs and they helped us to understand the reasons our dog was exhibiting the behaviors that she was. The challenge was teaching us how to work with our dog and they definitely excelled in that area!”
— Steve Y., private training client

Meet the Trainers


Mary Tully
Founder & Head Trainer

For over a decade, Mary has had the unique privilege of training an incredible array of exotic animal species in various facilities including Busch Gardens and Discovery Cove, among others. From chickens to dolphins, she has applied the same general behavioral principles to every animal she's worked with. Her experiences have resulted in a unique perspective and understanding about how behavior works and how to modify it effectively.


Sara Du Bouchet
Senior Trainer, Los Angeles

Sara's done it all: pet sitting, dog walking, dog training, you name it! She started her animal care and training career as a volunteer at The Glendale Humane Society where she was later hired as a full-time trainer. Sara not only provided in-home training to adopters but her experience and instincts proved an invaluable asset to the development of behavioral adjustment programs. 

Kyle Kittleson, 
Behavior Consultant

As an experienced professional animal behaviorist, Kyle offers specific and effective behavioral training advice for Tully's Training clients. From volunteering at The Phoenix Zoo in college to working his way up through the field of animal care, rescue, and training in various facilities across the country including SeaWorld Orlando, Kyle has worked with dozens of species animals and still considers dogs to be the most unique.


Jesse Ciletti
Senior Trainer, San Diego

Fresh off the boat from Hawaii, Jesse is our new Senior Trainer in San Diego! She spent seven years training and caring for various marine mammals at Sea Life Park Hawaii as a Senior Trainer and then at the Waikiki Aquarium as a Marine Mammal Specialist and Monk Seal Manager. Jesse’s passion is to show dog owners how amazing it can be to build an even greater bond between them and their dogs through proper training!


“The training sessions have been great - plenty to work on but not too overwhelming - and they really keyed in to our needs from the beginning. In just one month we’ve noticed a huge transformation in our dog.”
— Dominique B., private training client

What We Do

Private dog training is a great way to ensure you and your dog are getting the attention you both deserve. Each in-home program is uniquely designed around the needs of your dog and customized to meet the needs of your busy life!



Work with your dog, not against them. Learn how to use what they like to get them to do what you want. It really is that simple! We believe that positive reinforcement is the safest and most effective way to train your dog. Our methods have been scientifically studied and proven time and time again. Learn to work with your dog like a professional dog trainer!

confidence and

Relationship is everything. Using simple techniques, you’ll build a stronger relationship with your dog based on trust and understanding while learning to work together as a team. Your dog wants to be good - it just doesn't know how! Help your dog be better by gaining his or her confidence and trust.

Utilize simple changes that set you up for success

We look at your dogs daily routine and lifestyle to find the root of whatever problem you may be having. Before we take on any new clients we complete a thorough in-home consultation and behavioral evaluation on your dog. We then customize a training program around your dog's needs, giving us the best possible results in the shortest amount of time. Schedule your free in-home consultation.

with a long-term focus

By using “problem” behaviors as examples, you’ll get a complete dog training education that is focused on the big picture rather than a few isolated problems. Learn how to read your animal, how behavior works, and how to modify it. You will not only learn how to fix current problem behaviors, but keep future problem behaviors from occurring. Your dog isn't the only one getting an education!

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