TAIL BLAZERS UNIVERSITY -  More than just a daycare...It's an education
Meet the Trainers!

Our people are among the most talented in the industry. It would be our pleasure to put our extensive experience to work for you. Book your personalized training program, with the Trainer of your choice today!

Gregory Riley, MA S-PET
One of the areas most in-demand Behaviorist/Trainers, Greg Riley is an Anthrozoologist, an Applied Canine Behaviorist, a Professional Dog Trainer, and a K-9 Adventurist. Greg has been working with dogs for the better part of two decades, and has completed two training apprenticeships and a Master’s Degree in Anthrozoology with expertise in Canine Learning Theory and Behavior, Humane Training Methodologies, and Animal Ethics. Greg also recently completed additional advanced education in Dog Emotion & Cognition through the Canine Cognition Center at Duke University, Canine Behavior and Welfare through the University of Edinburgh, as well as a 16 week Advanced Dog Training Principles course through The Michael Ellis School for Dog Trainers and Leerburg University. In association with his own Rhode Island based facility, Off The Hook K-9 Training & Adventure School, Greg has also developed his proprietary E-Motion Canine Therapy protocols to address your pup's energy/emotional/psychological issues, and he is also a trainer in the humane application and use of e-collar technologies with Softouch K-9 Training™ Systems - which signifies his use of a science-based and humane E-Collar teaching methodology that maximizes the human-canine bond while training dogs to the highest levels of off-leash, or as Greg terms it, "off the hook" proficiency. 
Greg is a Professional Member of the International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP) and of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), and is a certified trainer and evaluator for both the American Kennel Club (AKC) Canine Good Citizen series, and the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) C.L.A.S.S. Canine Life and Social Skills training programs.

Here at TBU Greg is our Affiliate Behaviorist.

Call Greg directly at 401-332-8669 or email him at gtriley1@gmail.com for your free consultation and/or to discuss your dog's training today!


Matt Campbell

Matt Campbell has worked at Tail Blazers University since the beginning.  Working with dogs comes naturally to him.  While working at TBU, Matt decided he wanted to broaden his skill set even further.  He has successfully transitioned into the role of Professional Dog Trainer. 

Matt offers several great training programs for you and your dog.  These sessions are geared toward those of you who want to address a specific issue your dog may be facing, if want your dog to be off-leash trained, and/or if you want your dog to learn basic obedience and commands.  No matter what level of training your dog may need, Matt is here to help educate you on the training process and assist in choosing the best program available for you and your pup!

Seth Botvin

Seth started out as a Dog Handler in 2014 then quickly worked his way up to Dog Trainer and most recently served as the General Manager of TBU.  He has always been passionate about working with animals and got his start working on a dairy farm in Westport MA when he was a teenager. 

Seth is skilled in basic dog training, and often teaches our Puppy Foundations and Leash Manners classes.  He is amazing at working with families with new puppies and often continues to work with them well past their 'puppy' phase.  Anyone that has worked with Seth can tell that he is committed to providing the best training experience possible for each family he works with!