Stephanie Brooks

Stephanie Brooks

Owner

Since Tail Lights Dogs’ beginnings, Stephanie Brooks has been instrumental in making the vision come alive. She has worked alongside Tail Lights’ founder Mira Jones in all aspects of managing and decision making, excelling each step of the way!

Through her knowledge of dog care and behavior, along with exceptional customer service, Stephanie personifies the mission of Tail Lights Dogs. She continues the mission: to provide a safe, welcoming facility, in which our clients may rest assured their dogs are carefully supervised, positively trained and warmly loved during all stages of their lives.

  • Association of Pet Dog Trainers
  • Certified Professional Animal Care Manager
  • Fear Free Pets
Mira Jones

Mira Jones

Founder, Consultant

Mira Jones is an IAABC Certified Dog Behavior Consultant and a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT). In 2011, she was one of the first trainers in the East to complete the NACSW Certified Nose Work Instructor course, and for the past 9 years she has completed all requirements set forth by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. Mira is a Nosework Certifying Official and Judge for the United Kennel Club (UKC).

Mira has more than 20 years’ experience working with dogs and dog owners. She has trained hundreds of dogs of all breeds and temperaments, has taught group classes, written training curriculum, lectured on animal behavior, has completed graduate-level courses in Applied Behavior Analysis.

Mira’s interest in scent detection was the natural outgrowth of her fascination with behavioral ecology, the study of how animals behave in their evolutionary niche. For Mira, helping companion dogs through scent work is the perfect bridge between training and behavior, between dog and owner, and between urban realities and canine enrichment.

  • Association of Pet Dog Trainers
  • International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants
  • National Association of Canine Scent Work
  • United Kennel Club
Sarah Dean

Sarah Dean

Operations Manager

Sarah has been with the Tail Lights Team since 2013 in various capacities and keeps multitudes of things well oiled behind the scenes.

Sarah is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer. She has been training dogs professionally since 2006 and ran training programs at three different shelters.

Currently Sarah is keeping our schedules, emails, and phones running smoothly while providing you with incredible customer service.

  • Certification Council for Pet Dog Trainers

Leila has been a changed dog since you were here—or maybe I changed! The door exercises are going smoothly and I've been giving each of the dogs separate one-on-one time. Thank you for your insight and assistance. It felt so good to talk to you and you gave me the confidence I needed to succeed with the dogs.
— Joey Avellino