About A to Z Dog Training
Training your dogs with love, understanding and expertise
Most dog trainers start their careers training dogs. Our owner, Tammy Nunes, began with marine mammals. Once you’ve taught dolphins, walruses, and whales to take a bow, you have all the skills you need to train the domesticated family dog—even one who seems stubborn or tough.
Tammy Nunes — The dog trainer’s dog trainer
With over 20 years experience training dogs and another 11 training marine mammals, Tammy knows exactly how to give your dog the clear direction she needs and give you back a family pet you can be proud of.
When Tammy Nunes graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a double major in biology and psychology, she knew she wanted to work with animals. Her first stop was a research internship at the National Aquarium in Baltimore. Since then, her career has included 11 years working as an exotic animal trainer and a training facilities manager in the U.S, Tahiti, the Bahamas and Mexico and 20 years training dogs.
Making training fun for you and your dog
Tammy is an international speaker who has trained over 200 professional animal trainers in different countries around the world. She has also written training manuals. Her advice to anyone training a dog? Have fun and be consistent!
Throughout her career, Tammy’s emphasis has been on animal welfare, looking for new and innovative ways to keep the animals in her care amused and stimulated in order to enrich their lives. She uses scientifically proven methods to get results. She is both teacher and advocate of positive reinforcement training techniques, using toys, treats, affection and verbal praise to modify an animal’s behavior.
Our Boarding School program is taught in Tammy’s home outside Honolulu, where she lives with her husband, toddler and assorted pets.
What our clients say about A to Z Dog Training
“I took a reliable recall class and LOVED it!! I spent 7 years of my dog’s life hoping she would come to me when called. All it took was one class and two more classes to confirm what she learned. She not only comes to me when called, she is more attentive than ever!! Amazing that something so simple can work so well.”