MEET THE

TEAM

Welcome to Boston For the Dogs

Welcome to Boston For the Dogs

Meet Our Professional Team

Meet Our Professional Team

Hannalore Tice

Hannalore Tice

Founder + Owner
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Founder + Owner

Boston for the Dogs is the brainchild of Hannalore, born out of a lifetime of loving and caring for animals. She brings an unparalleled passion and devotion to her business marked by an unconditional, unapologetic, fierce love for each dog. Hannalore is an active member of her community, and her social media content cultivates a family atmosphere and network of dog lovers.

With a background working with horses and a degree in education, Hannalore combines her knowledge of working with animals with her ability to support people in how they learn best. By apprenticing with various dog trainers, regularly attending seminars and trainings, and fostering ongoing connection, support, and mentorship among trainers, Hannalore has gained a large and varying skillset to match her love of all breeds. She is an AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator and has training in service dog raising and task training to support BFTD’s growing Service Dog Program. As a service dog owner herself, she has first-hand experience having trained her own service dog, Seamus.

Hannalore is continuously adapting her services to meet the diverse needs of her clientele and is willing to work with all clients to best serve their dogs. By personally scheduling each dog, Hannalore is able to evaluate and modify each plan to provide the most reliable, loving service tailored to each client.

When not hanging out with your dogs, Hannalore enjoys craft beer, traveling, training her own dogs, hiking, and spending time with the BFTD family.

Corey Shields, Owner

Corey Shields

Owner
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OWNER

Training Specialities:

Advanced obedience, behavior modification, fearful dogs, reactivity, resource guarding, separation anxiety, confidence building, leash work, recall, clicker training, e-collar training, house manners, families & kids, engagement, enrichment.

Enjoys working with bully breeds, Dachshunds, & mixes

About Corey:

Corey joined Boston for the Dogs as co-operator and part owner in 2016 and has 11 years of canine handling under his belt. He has a background in basic obedience training, but his real gift lies in his calm approach to making both humans and dogs feel comfortable. He has a knack for house training puppies and dogs and has successfully fostered multiple rescue dogs.

Corey offers a patient, understanding approach to everything he does and loves assisting families in their transition to dog ownership. Corey loves working with large breed dogs and a has a knack for dealing with some of our most difficult cases. Corey also has deep knowledge in remote collar training, leash work, and recall and has worked with countless clients and dogs to gain mastery and freedom through the use of various training tools. Dogs come home after Corey’s lessons feeling happy and exhausted, which is a delight to both dog and human.

In addition to training dogs, Corey is passionate about history and technology. When he isn’t training dogs, you can find him watching documentaries (especially ones related to the 20th century and current events), reading Wired Magazine, or vigorously learning about the world of Web3.

Training Team

Nicole Sprague, Trainer

Nicole Sprague

Trainer
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Trainer

Training Specialities:

Training Specialties: beginner & real-world obedience, puppies, confidence building, impulse control, engagement, enrichment

Enjoys working with Shiba Inus & Dobermans

About Nicole:

Nicole is a life-long Massachusetts resident and has been involved in working with animals since age 13, from exotic animals at the zoo to farm animals to companion animals. She has worked with dogs in many different capacities, including dog walking, grooming, and doggy daycares. She discovered a passion for dog training after realizing how much it can change peoples’ lives.

Nicole graduated from Bristol County Agricultural High School with a Small Animal Science diploma, attended CATCH Canine Trainers Academy, and completed the NePoPo Theory Webinar and online Service Dog School. She especially enjoys learning about the science behind training techniques and service dog tasks.

When she isn’t training for BFTD, Nicole loves spending time with her Shiba Inu service dog, Genesis, either on the couch or adventuring in the woods or at the beach.

Colie Bailey, Trainer

Colie Bailey

Trainer
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Trainer

Training Specialities:

Beginner & real-world obedience, puppies, confidence building, house manners, engagement, enrichment

Enjoys working with rescue dogs

About Colie:

Colie recently moved to Boston from Philadelphia where she was an active foster mom for multiple rescues and shelters in the Philly area. Through fostering she was inspired to hone her training skills and started her education for behavior modification to better help her foster dogs work through things like reactivity and resource guarding to help them get adopted. Before joining the BFTD fam, Colie worked as an environmental engineer.

Since joining BFTD, she has become a hiker handler, a trainer teaching group puppy classes, junior practice in the park classes, and has actively been part of the service dog program puppy raising and task training.

When not working she enjoys anything adrenaline pumping, active, or new. She loves to travel, lift weights, hike, ski/snowboard, surf, and throw themed parties with friends.

Julia Russell, Training Facility Assistant

Julia Russell

Training Facility Assistant
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Training Apprentice

About Julia:

Julia is Massachusetts born and raised and has been enthusiastically working with BFTD for a few years. A recent high school graduate, she can now focus on what she loves: training! She’s always adored animals and has fallen head over heels for the pit bull (Cassie) she rescued from Alabama at the start of the pandemic. By working extremely hard on her own dog’s reactivity, she’s grown to love the big, “scary” dogs that most other people don’t want to mess with. In the future, she plans to continue training, do canine sportwork, and eventually get into protection and bite sports.

Operations & Admin Team

Operations & Admin Team

Braelynn Bouchie, Client Services Manager + Trainer

Braelynn Bouchie

Operations Director & Trainer
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Operations Director & Trainer

Training Specialties

Training Specialties: beginner obedience, puppies, kids & families, frisbee/dog sports, leash work, recall, confidence building

Enjoys working with Collies

About Braelynn:

Braelynn currently resides in Connecticut with her husband, 2 human babies, and 5 dogs. She worked closely with dogs for 6 years in the Boston area before finding BFTD to work on training with her own dogs. In addition to her expertise in client services, Braelynn is a trainer and an AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator.

Braelynn loves to hike, go to seminars, and play frisbee. She is currently diving into the world of dog sports and having so much fun! When she is not managing clients’ schedules at BFTD, she is hanging out in her yard with her kids or training with her crew.

Christa Kanellis

Christa Kanellis

Administrative Assistant

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Administrative Assistant

About Christa:

Christa joins BFTD working remotely from her hometown of Germantown, New York. She has worked in the animal industry for the last 13 years, primarily as a pet groomer. For the first few years of her career, she learned from various groomers based on the east coast. She specializes in hand scissor work and positive behavior exposure to grooming and has a passion for teaching. In 2017, Christa found her true calling of working with aggressive and anxious dogs when she took a position at a large animal hospital as their groomer. In 2019, she opened her own successful grooming salon, Pawsitively Dapper, in Salem, NY. During her grooming career, she became involved in dog training and sports with her two dogs, Charlie and Layla. She participates in lure course, dock diving, disc, and GRC with both.

On her off time, you can find Christa hiking, long distance running, or relaxing with a book.

Fernando Lara, Administrative Assistant

Fernando Lara

Administrative & Marketing Assistant
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Administrative & Marketing Assistant

About Fernando:

Fernando has lived in Boston his whole life and has had a love of dogs since he was a young child. Collecting dog breed books was a huge hobby of his. He always enjoyed being around dogs and working with them. Fernando has volunteered at his local animal shelter to further his experience of dog handling. Once he was finally able to get his dream dog breed, he realized that he needed to expand his knowledge to include new training techniques for a well balanced dog, which is ultimately what brought him to BFTD. He fell in love with the team and everything about it.

Fernando also loves social media and runs a photography/digital manipulation page on Instagram. He thought the role of combining his love of dogs with his photography and social media skills would amazing, and became part of the BFTD family as a client and team member.

In his free time, Fernando does photography and content video creations. He enjoys adventuring with his Husky, Draco, on local trails.

Hiker Handlers

Hiker Handlers

Gian Gonzalez, Handler + Admin

Gian Gonzalez

Hiker/Handler & Hiking Admin
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Hiker/Handler & Hiking Admin

About Gian:

Gian was the first employee of Boston for the Dogs and joined the pack in 2013. Inspired by the success he achieved (with the help of Hannalore) in training his own skittish pup, Gian brings his ever-positive attitude to help dogs be their best selves.

His gentle, calm demeanor coupled with a strong presence gives him the edge over timid and untrusting dogs, allowing him to diffuse tense situations with grace. Gian is able to handle some of the most challenging pups with ease, assisting them in gaining the confidence and skills they need to succeed.

Nathan

Nathan Gonzalez

Hiker/Handler
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Hiker/Handler

About Nathan:

Nathan has been with BFTD for going on four years now. Having started with zero experience and dog handling confidence, he is now adept at dealing with multiple dog personalities and quirks as confidentially as dealing his own dog. Nathan has always wanted the opportunity to work hands on with both animals and people with the same passion for animals as him. He was lucky enough to find BFTD when he did, allowing him to grow both as a handler and dog owner.

When Nathan isn’t walking your dogs he probably out in the woods in the mud with his own dog/bestfriend Rugger a.k.a Arugula.

Reya - Dog Walker Handler

Reya Hais

Hiker/Handler
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Hiker/Handler

About Reya:

Reya grew up in Albany, New York and has been living in the Boston area for about 2 years. She has a 4 year old Pomeranian mix named Charlotte that she loves taking for hikes and walks. Previously, Reya worked as a cosmetologist, but the hard work and amazing rewards of watching Charlotte grow gave Reya the inspiration to work with dogs.

During her free time, Reya likes to paint and hang out with Charlotte, her cat Sullivan, and her partner.

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Mallorie Timon

Training Facility Assistant
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Training Facility Assistant

About Mallorie:

Mallorie has bounced around the northeast, living in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, and now Massachusetts. She graduated from Centenary University in 2019 with a BS in Biology (Pre-Veterinary) and a minor in Psychology. She has worked on horse farms and in veterinary offices since 2012 and spent four years at a dog boarding and daycare facility that houses US Customs K9s and boards Border Patrol, NY state police, and DEC K9s.

During college she adopted a stray heeler, Rowyn, who was picked up after Hurricane Harvey. In 2021 she welcomed her second and third dogs, a Catahoula, Saxyn, and a Malinois, Trooper, who introduced her to BFTD.

Aside from being a Training Facility Assistant for BFTD, she works full-time in Pfizer’s Comparative Medicine department. When she’s not at work, you can find her at a horse show or the barn with one of her horses, taking her dogs for a run or an adventure, or training her dogs.

Madeline Davis, Pet Sitter

Madeline Davis

Pet Sitter
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Pet Sitter

About Madeline:

Madeline moved from sunny Southern California to Boston to work in the field of behavioral health. Beyond this, her interests include animals and nature. She has lived around animals all her life and looks forward to the day she can adopt her own dog. For now, she has two sweet cats that fell into her life through serendipity.

In her free time, you can find Madeline exploring Boston (especially restaurants and cool outdoor spots), playing video games, reading, and finding new ways to volunteer and give back to her community. Jamaica Plain has been a great neighborhood for her, and she couldn’t ask for a better home.