Meet Our Trainer
Steven has nine years of professional experience in dog training and behavior. Steven holds a certificate from Duke University for Dog Emotion and Cognition, is a Premium Member with The Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), a supporting member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) and is a Certified Fear Free Professional.
His positive approach to dog training has successfully helped rehabilitate dogs of numerous breeds and temperaments. His specialties include adult dog obedience, socialization, and behavior modification.
Steven is also a certified trainer and graduate of the Master’s Program at CATCH Canine Trainer’s Academy where he is a mentor trainer for other aspiring trainers, an AKC-approved Canine Good Citizen evaluator, a graduate of The Aggression in Dogs Master Course, and a behavior technologist from Companion Animal Sciences Institute (CASI) specializing in aggression cases. Prior achievements include the founding of Rescue Education Coalition, a volunteer-engaging project aimed to rehabilitate shelter dogs and place them with families in Houston, TX.
CDTK, Dip.CBST, Fear Free Certified
Canine Aggression Specialist
Since 2012, Steven Tallas has been professionally working to help pet owners effectively and compassionately care for their pets. In 2017, Steven began leading a project called The Sit, Walk, & Barc Event at Barc Animal Shelter and Adoptions, a shelter in Houston, TX. The mission was to help dogs in the shelter get adopted while educating volunteers about dog behavior.
Utilizing trainers and groomers from local pet shops and a photographer, Tallas organized several successful BARC events in the span of a year. He and his team taught over 50 volunteers who spent over 100 documented hours training sheltered dogs. This contributed to numerous at-risk dogs finding forever homes or being transferred to safer places.
In 2020, Steven founded Venture Dog Training, a company with the sole purpose of educating owners on how to properly introduce creative adventures to the everyday lives of pet owners. Today, Venture Dog Training expands from Houston to Austin, TX and continues to help pet owners obtain a new and exciting relationship with their pet.
Steven credits many of his positive reinforcement mentors that helped him grow to become the trainer he is today.