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.
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.
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.
With your puppy class and pointers Moose developed into a great dog. Your work is very important; it not only changes dogs, but brings families together. Thank you again for saving Moose and for giving us the best dog we’ve ever had.— Greg Vachon