Ryan Coster is an obedience instructor and CGC Evaluator. He comes to Mutt Magic with a keen interest in dog psychology and training after working with his two herding breed rescues, Diego & Rosa, through reactivity and fear related issues. Progressing with them from basics and through intermediate obedience, he knows what it takes to help dogs overcome their past and be the best versions of themselves! Ryan enjoys being a "coach" to help owners and dogs bridge their understanding of one another and forming strong bonds throughout class and beyond. Ryan currently teaches group classes with us in Harford County, and will be offering private lesson services, soon!
Aja Harris-Brown is our head trainer and behavior specialist, has a background in working canines, and successfully competed on a national level with her own dogs. (Earning the title of 2009 Working Pit Bull National Champion, among others!) She is certified through Animal Behavior College, is a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, canine CPR certified, a member of the International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP), and a former appointed member of Baltimore City's Animal Hearing Panel. Aja volunteers on the board of directors for The Humane Society of Harford County, The Working Pit Bull Terrier Club of America, and also volunteers services to local shelters and rescues. She enjoys working with dogs of all breeds and sizes and seeing owners develop lasting relationships with their dogs!
In addition to teaching private lessons, Aja is in charge of managing the Mutt Magic Team. She assures continuity through the training programs, and that you will have access to the most experienced and professional dog trainers the industry has to offer!
Jill LaPorta is an obedience instructor and CGC Evaluator. She has been a part of the Mutt Magic team since 2013. She is also an Animal Behavior College graduate! She brings volunteer and working knowledge from veterinarians, rescues, the Humane Society, and animal control. Jill currently teaches group classes and private lessons with us, in Harford County.