With incomparable experiences in the exotic, domestic, and marine mammal training industries, our team has gained a unique understanding of how behavior works and how to modify it effectively.
Owner & Founder
With a decade of experience training a variety of exotic animals, owner and head trainer Mary Tully brings a fresh take and effective technique to behavior modification.
Originally from Alabama, Mary Tully has had the unique privilege of training a plethora of animal species in her career in various facilities across the country. From chickens to dolphins, she has applied the same general behavioral principles to every animal she has worked with.
After training exotic animals professionally over the past decade in facilities including SeaWorld San Diego, Discovery Cove in Orlando, Sea Life Park Hawaii, Busch Gardens Tampa, and the Animal Actors Show at Universal Studios in Hollywood, Mary has settled in Southern California to work with the animal species that started her training obsession: dogs!
As a professional animal behaviorist and outspoken animal rights activist, Kyle Kittleson offers specific and effective 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, Kittleson has worked with dozens of species animals and still considers dogs to be the most unique.
Kittleson's training approach focuses on operant conditioning through positive reinforcement—both with dogs and their owners. Kittleson believes that a dog's potential is in direct proportion to quality training and owner involvement. The owners who spend the time to learn about positive training techniques and then consistently utilize those techniques with their dogs are the most successful.
Sara Du Bouchet
owner & Manager
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.
San Diego Senior dog Trainer
Brianna has been professionally training dogs since 2009. Her passion for animals has taken her all over San Diego County working with a variety of animals from pigeons to porcupines. She has worked with private facilities, San Diego Zoo's Safari Park, Helen Woodward Humane Society, and the Pet's Rule show at Sea World San Diego!
Brianna's favorite part about training animals is the "a-ha" moment when it finally clicks to the animal what is being asked of them. Her favorite thing about working with dog owners is sharing the "a-ha" moment experience with them!
Los Angeles Senior dog Trainer
Meghan has worked with and mentored under some of the world’s most recognized and highly regarded behaviorists of our time, including Karen Pryer, Kim Rapport (assistant to the late great Dr. Sophia Yin), and Dr. Ian Dunbar. So it’s no surprise that Meghan herself has become one of the most respected and sought-after dog trainers in the Los Angeles area, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have her as part of the Tully’s Training team.
For Meghan, it all started while growing up on a horse ranch where she was introduced to many different types of animal training at an early age. She went on to volunteer at the Humane Society, train and perform at the San Diego Zoo animal shows, teach literally hundreds of group dog training classes, become Head Trainer at Zoom Room for four years, and that’s not even half of it…
Meghan is also a certified CGC evaluator, has been featured in the New York Times for her amazing agility training classes, was selected three years in a row to teach at-risk kids how to be dog trainers, once played a dog trainer in a movie (oh, Los Angeles!), worked as an animal handler for the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, and is currently the Advisor on Dog Training for a new exhibit at the California Science Center called Dogs! A Science Tail coming in 2018.
Meghan lives and trains dogs in West Los Angeles, specifically the areas of Venice and Santa Monica.
LOs angeles Senior dog Trainer
If you want to see a real passion for dogs, just look at Claire's resume over the last decade: dog handler, dog walker, veterinary assistant, rescue dog foster parent, rescue dog adoption specialist at Underdog Rescue, and she's just getting started! Now as a seasoned dog trainer, Claire dedicates her skills, experience, and vigor to helping her clients work through their frustrations to ultimately form an even better relationship with their pets. When she is not training dogs, you can find Claire on her yoga mat or hiking with her dachshund, Miles Davis and her pit bull, Ziggy Starpup!
Los Angeles Dog TRAINER
Sam’s love for dogs fueled her passion to become a Certified Dog Trainer. She considers her dogs to be valuable family members and it is her heart to see dogs find their forever home. It was during her years volunteering at the Burbank Animal Shelter that she realized dog training was her calling. Sam was accepted into the Animal Behavior College where she learned proper training techniques and how to read behavior. Sam is a proud graduate of Animal Behavior College where she earned her Certification in Dog Training.
WOODLAND HILLS Dog TRAINER
Sam knew she wanted to work with animals from a young age. At California Polytechnic State University, Sam studied Field and Wildlife Biology and soon after, fulfilled her childhood dream of attending America's Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College.
After Sam graduating with honors, she continued on to work at Universal Studios Animal Actors Show, where her training experience with both domestic and exotic animals grew and she learned how to perform a show in front of thousands of people.
We are thrilled to have a superstar like Sam on our team of trainers!
Los Angeles Dog Trainer
Andrea is very passionate about animal welfare and believes in a holistic and positive approach to dog training. She considers dogs to be family members. She thinks that training means teaching our dogs to live successfully in the human world. Training to her is not a tedious chore but fun and an opportunity to strengthen the bond between you and your dog.
Andrea has volunteered for the Glendale Humane Society and the Pasadena Humane Society. She is a certified family dog trainer through Raise with Praise, a comprehensive dog training program taught by Paul Owens, one of the leading positive dog training experts.
Los Angeles Dog Trainer
Iris began dog training by volunteering in European shelters, focusing on dogs that were finding it particularly difficult to be adopted out. The experiences with highly reactive, guarding and severely shy dogs formed the foundation of Iris’ mission to reduce the number of dogs returned to shelters one by one.
Over the years Iris has worked with a variety of breeds, utilizing different training styles. Her training includes studying under head trainers of the FHC Police Force, putting special focus on 'Faehrte', 'Unterordnung' and 'Schutzdienst'.
She is also heavily involved in Charity work, raising funds for European street dogs.
Los Angeles Dog Trainer
Growing up surrounded by entirely too many animals, pursuing a career working with them seemed the only logical choice for our sweet Harmony. She has had the pleasure of working in a variety of areas in the pet care field, from grooming to dog walking to becoming a Certified Small Animal Massage Therapist (true story!). Harmony knew eventually her path would lead her to dog training. She believes everyone can have an amazing relationship with their dog with enough love, compassion, and hard work.
She is thrilled to be a part of the Tully's team!
San Diego Dog Trainer
After graduating with a degree in Psychology, Caitlin decided straight away to pursue a career in animal training. This has led her to work with many different kinds of animals, in many different settings, from monkeys and elephants in rescue programs to dolphins, pigs, cats and dogs in various parks across the U.S.
Caitlin discovered her passion for training dogs during her time with Pets Rule at Sea World San Diego. She is always excited to help families understand how to live, work, and grow with their dogs through training.
Los angeles dog trainer
Justin’s thirst for knowledge is driven by his love of animals. With a Bachelors in Animal Health Technology and a Masters in Clinical Animal Behavior; Justin combines the data driven approach of a scientist with the care and compassion of a seasoned animal professional. From a kennel assistant in a general practice to a Registered Veterinary Technician in the intensive care unit of a specialty hospital, he has worked in almost every area of the veterinary field. Throughout this time he has carried a passion for behavior that has colored his experience and directed his learning. Justin has been training professionally since 2009, and his love for this work motivated him to pursue a degree in Clinical Animal Behavior. He graduated from Lincoln University, UK with a Master’s in 2012 and has gone on to work as a Behavior Consultant, Trainer, and Professional Educator advocating for the physical and mental wellbeing of our four legged friends.
Justin has a professional interest in visual cognition, feline agility training, and psychopharmacology. When he is not training dogs, you can find Justin frolicking with his Newfoundland, Brego, table-top gaming with his wife, or training in Historical European Martial Arts.
Los Angeles Dog Trainer
Since childhood, Lisa has had a strong connection with animals. Much to her parents' dismay, she was bringing home stray dogs, cats, and even goats from an early age. Lisa has volunteered for Farm Sanctuary as a humane Educator, and for the Humane Society of the United States as a surrender prevention counselor. She spent three years working for the ASPCA as a Community Advocate, where she provided free resources and behavioral counseling to people and their pets in high poverty areas of New York. When she's not training dogs, you can find Lisa telling jokes on stage or perusing local flea markets. Her biggest loves are her dog, Cash and her cat, Wilson
Costa Mesa & Long Beach dog trainer
Maureen Ferraro had joined our team to support the Costa Mesa and Long Beach areas. Maureen has owned, loved and trained dogs all her life. After a long career in Operations Management, Maureen decided to follow her passion and love for dogs and dove into studying to a professional dog trainer. Maureen has bred Labrador retrievers, fostered and trained service dogs, been a dog walker, and has apprenticed at one of the biggest dog daycares in Orange County. Maureen is very excited to be part of the Tully's Team and we are so proud to have her as well!