Carol Peckins

Tara is terrific. She is friendly (to both dogs and people), and is clearly very enthusiastic about her work. Her approach is a marvelous combination of no-nonsense/matter of fact/practical and genuinely warm and accepting. Tara exudes confidence in what she is doing, so the client feels “oh yes, I guess this can be done!” Her long term experience comes through clearly in her calm belief that every problem has a solution. My trust in her is evident in my plan to have her come to my home again to help with a particular behavior issue–it is lovely for me to know that she is going to solve it.


Tara is an amazing trainer. My Ollie was having challenges with pulling on the leash toward other dogs. Her techniques that she worked with us on in one personal training session was amazing. We now have tools that we need to have a fun, enjoyable walk without the pulling. Thanks Tara!!

Mary Dean

Tara is patient, knowledgeable, caring and thorough. My dog started showing protective behavior and his anxiety was triggered by some dogs. We worked through this and he has improved markedly. A big thanks!!

Dianne Crawford

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Reliability, Responsiveness, Value.

This is my 6th puppy kindergarten class over many years and by far the best. The instructor, Tara, is knowledgeable about breeds, typical age related behavior issues and solutions, has effective methods to train all puppies, while making the class fun and rewarding. I highly recommend Aintree Kennel training classes.

Laura Solari

Aintree’s puppy class was much better than the class we did for our other dog. We are even doing a private lesson with Tara because she is such a good trainer.

Bonnie LeBlac

I couldn’t have been happier with the training we received from Aintree Kennel!  The class sizes were perfect, the content was exactly what we were looking for, and the teacher was amazing!  Another bonus was that I was allowed to bring my child with me (many places allow 1 person).  Tara was very knowledgeable and attentive to both us and our dogs.  If there was a question after class she never hesitated on staying to discuss.  She also insisted that if during the week we had a question or issue to email her and she would get back to us.  Her response was very quick.  She clearly loves what she does and it shows!  Highly recommend her!

Hollie Fumero

Took my puppy to obedience school and the trainer, Tara, was great!  It was very informative and interactive.  I would highly recommend visiting Aintree Kennel!

Kathy, John, and Katy

Tara, thank you for such a great experience! Georgie learned so much and so did we! 

Christine Harrington

Because we had such a good experience at Aintree with a dog a number of years ago, we returned recently  with our new puppy. We’re pleased we did. The facility is beautiful and clean. The people, particularly our trainer, Tara are kind, skilled and clearly enjoy teaching dogs and their people to be their best. Tara made the class fun and took time to focus on each puppy and its needs while keeping the pace of the class. She is a wonderful trainer whose kind and direct methods work.   We looked forward to the weekly sessions where we had fun while building a solid foundation with our puppy. 

Mary, Joe, and Rumford

We have known Tara for 12 years. We first met her when she was training through a major company. When she left to start her next adventure we followed her. She has trained our dogs through puppy, intermediate, and canine good citizenship. If you are looking for a patient, compassionate, and highly skilled trainer then we highly recommend Tara to train your dogs.

Victoria Fantasia

The 6 week puppy class at Aintree Kennel was a great introduction to dog training. We were able to learn all of the basics while also getting to expose our puppy to a group of her peers. Tara was a wealth of knowledge beyond the classroom curriculum.  We’re looking forward to learning even more in the next level class!

Donna Lecuyer

My 1 year old Pomeranian has just finished obedience training with Tara at Aintree Kennels.  Before coming she was fearful of everything. I could not leave my house at all due to her fears.  After going thru 6 weeks of obedience training, Cutey has changed 100% for the better.  Tara has been very approachable with Cutey’s problems and with her advice I have been able to use different methods of helping Cutey feel more comfortable and safe and she also listens better.I always thought obedience training was you working to learn words and gestures and doing  the same thing over and over.  Each week Tara would show us another aspect of training and we would work of that for a bit and at the end of class we were given written papers of what was taught.  This allowed each owner to take their animal home and work with them so that the following week our dog was more understanding of the past concepts and could add on with the new task.  Each week was a build on of the previous week.  After 6 weeks and Tara’s help, I can now leave my house for a short period of time without her going into a panic and howling. I highly recommend Tara as a trainer.  This course has been well worth the money and the time. 

Marge McLaughlin

Tara worked with me and Pepper, my wonderful Brittany, to address a specific reactive to behavior problem. Tara is both patient and efficient, her communication skills (with both people and dogs!!) are so great, she explains what she’s doing and why, she followed up each lesson with written guide and tips, she listens and observes, provides clear and specific instruction, both explaining and demonstrating, and importantly having me practice the steps so I knew what to do and how to go about it. Pepper and I can now be safe during our walks around our neighborhood and actually both enjoy them!! Highly Recommend Tara!!