Dayton, Ohio

Leeann Holloway, CPDT-KA

Leeann is the owner of Pups Grow Up, llc. She is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer by The Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers. Leeann is also a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. She co-owned and taught dog training classes for Pawsitive Pet Solutions since 2001 before deciding to start Pups Grow Up, LLC; a company that would focus on delivering the best training classes in the area for family dog owners. She has over 15 years of experience teaching training classes and conducting private lessons. In addition, she spent several years volunteering as an obedience instructor for a local shelter and has provided foster services to numerous dogs with special training needs. Leeann is also a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator for the AKC. 

Her commitment is to help owners obtain that trusting, loving relationship we all seek with our dogs by opening the lines of communication between dogs and humans in a positive and respectful way. She lives in Beavercreek with her husband, three kids, two dogs and two kitties. 

Tara Fisher, RVT, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP

Tara graduated with honors from Columbus State in 2007 as a Registered Veterinary Technician. She is knowledgeable and skilled in meeting both the medical and behavioral needs of animals. She specializes in behavior modification and obedience training.

Tara has dedicated her life to help saving animals by giving them a voice that is often misunderstood. She says, “Helping people help their pets is more then just a passion, it’s my life.”  

She loves to learn and values continuing education by attending annual conferences and seminars. She is a Certified Profession Dog Trainer as well as a Certified Training Partner with Karen Pryor Academy. Tara is a Fear-Free Certified Professional.  Tara also enjoys teaching at schools and organizations within the community about animal health and safety and is a mentor to those looking to go into the veterinary field.

She currently resides on a mini farm that is home to her husband, young son and several rescues including her 2 paint horses, dog and 3 cats.

Kristen Buinicky, CPDT-KA

Kristen learned the power of positive reinforcement training in her teenage years while volunteering at a local animal shelter. She quickly learned that behavior is one of her passions, and spent years developing her training skills. She is now a Certified Professional Dog Trainer by the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers and a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. She is also Fear Free Certified. 

She loves everything about the field of behavior and strives to continue learning new things while teaching others the very best way to communicate with their dog. She has many years of experience teaching classes and providing in home training for both dogs and cats. She lives in Kettering with her two cats, who are both clicker trained. 

Andy and Buster
Tara and Riley
Our trainers must maintain their credentials through rigorous continuing education. This continuing education ensures that we are knowledgeable about the most current thinking, research, and techniques in the field. The technology and principals we use are based on science - not tradition.