Our Mission

To promote the physical and mental wellness of dogs and their people.   We are stewards of the environment, models of responsible dog-parenting, and building a strong and compassionate community thru human and dog cooperative adventure learning!

Although based in Southcoast Massachusetts, we look to serve not only Bristol County MA and RI, but all of New England and beyond with both private training, group classes, learning hikes, and synchronous online, virtual training opportunities.

Our Vision

It began with the Adventure Club (or OHAC), which was designed in the spirit of other Adventure Learning programs.  But instead of kids on rope swings, it would be dogs and their people embracing their fundamental roots: two partners working together to solve problems, push their boundaries and embrace ADVENTURE.  Through curated outings, we look to create a community of people and canine companions who help each other on a journey, completing tasks and overcoming obstacles along the way.  We will assist and encourage one another to try new things and take acceptable risks. Remember

Life is an Adventure; Join the Club!

The OutHounds Adventure Way: taking acceptable "R.I.S.K."


We will respect our dogs (and our own) boundaries


We will build independence through fostering agency, self-reliance, and problem solving


We will be sincere in all that we do.


We will approach all of our training, coaching, and guidance with a foundation of kindness.

Behavior Modification

Often our dogs require more than training a skill, but rather need a behavior modified. We can work with you to help your dog FEEL better so that they can make SAFER choices.


Our trainers have extensive experience working with various forms of aggressive behaviors.

AKC Certified Evaluator

We can work with you to learn the skills necessary to pass the Canine Good Citizens Test.

problem behaviors

Work with OH to help you with barking, jumping, biting, guarding, and more!

Positive Reinforcement

We believe deeply in choosing methods that will not instill fear and mistrust.

Science Based

Our training methods are rooted in sound scientific methodologies.

Family Training

Your dog is part of your family; therefore all of your family should feel encouraged to join the learning adventure!


We can get you started on your long term goals, everything from polite family pet to therapy dog and Emotional Support Animal training.

Our Trailblazers

Adventure Tim New Bedford MA dog trainer with cute tamaskan puppy

Adventure Tadhg, (BFA, MA-Ed., CPDT-KA, AKC-CGC)
Founder, Lead Trainer, Adventure Guide

OutHounds has been a passion project for Tadhg for a long time. An avid runner, biker, hiker as well as an accomplished dog trainer with a combined twenty years in human and canine education, Tadhg is beyond excited to bring this venture forward. He hopes to use his education (BFA in Sculpture, MA in Education, CPDT-KA certified dog trainer), experiences, and passion for learning, people, and the environment to help people and pets alike. He is incredibly grateful for the support of his friends and family who have fostered his love of Adventure!

Adventure Eric horseback riding in Acushnet MA

Adventure Eric
Co-Founder, Adventure Guide

Adventure Club had been a brain child of Tadgh's for a few years, but sometimes it takes your best friend egging you on about "What's next?" for his dog that really starts the fire that is OutHounds. Eric has been here from the inception, bringing all of the skills he had and would come to learn along the way! But what can't be quantified is his enthusiasm, kindness, and true Adventure Spirit. We wouldn't be here without Eric.

Adventure Lauren dog trainer Bristol County Massachusetts and Rhode Island

Adventure Lauren (B.S., CPDT-KA)
Trainer, Adventure Guide

Lauren's credentials are endless. With a Bachelor's in Zoology, ten years of running a booming dog training business in Harmonious Hounds under her belt, CPDT-KA training certification, and an enthusiastic embracing of our vision, we are beyond thrilled to have her part of the team!

Adventure Sam hiking with labrador in Fairhaven MA

Adventure Sam
Office Manager, Assistant Trainer, Adventure Guide

Sam has worked professionally with animals for six years, but has shared her life with dogs her entire life. She enjoys learning about anything dog-related and loves to go on Adventures and train with her dogs. Always looking for new ways to connect with four legged babies, she can’t wait to meet yours! Sam has a CPD certification in Canine Communication, is Pet CPR & first aid certified, and holds an AKC Trick Dog Title with her dog Moony.

Adventure Rachel UMass Dartmouth

Adventure Rachel (B.S.)
Adventure Guide, Environmental Expert

Rachel earned her degree in Biology from UMass Dartmouth in 2020 and her Associates in Veterinary Healthcare in 2017. Rachel has been a petcare provider since 2017, and a longtime advocate for positive reinforcement dog training! She is also a huge steward for the environment as a life-long nature lover! Rachel currently resides in Fall River and enjoys yoga, hiking, and watching nature documentaries with her dog Luna and husband John.

Adventure YOU
Adventure Guide

Like what you see? Want to be part of the team? Drop us a contact!

Tamaskan Dog Zip hiking in Fall River MA

Adventure Zip
Chief Treat Tester, Adventure Guide

Never one to get her hair wet, this prima donna has become the face of OutHounds Adventures. She is spectacular training assistant (or often times Lead Trainer!) and will help keep those around her in line. All while mugging for treats!

Pit bull Charlie on a hiking adventure for dogs

Adventure Charlie
Original OutHound, Adventure Guide

Often mistaken for a wild boar on the trails, Charlie's enthusiasm for Adventure is unparalleled. He is always ready and eager to lead the way!

Dog training and dog hiking with Adventure Club in Dartmouth MA

Adventure Pod
Original OutHound, Adventure Guide

If you ask politely, or even better, if you start to howl yourself, Pod will join you in a beautiful song to the spirit of Adventure! This once shy rescue with tragic beginnings is the poster boy for just what Adventure Club can accomplish! But don't take our word for it; come by and ask him!

Adventure Moony
Guide in Training

Moony is our newest addition to the OutHounds crew, but is eager to learn and embrace her new role as Adventure Guide. She has many adventure experiences with her mom, Adventure Sam, and is ready to take that training to the big stage!

Adventure Luna
Guide in Training

Luna is a sweet 10 year old pitbull/boxer mix, but don’ t let her age fool you! Luna is a spitfire and full of puppy energy. She loves peanut butter, yogurt, and her pawrents the most! Her favorite activities include nature walks, beach walks, and playing tug-o-war!

Adventure pit bull dog training in Dartmouth Massachusetts

Adventure Creme
Guide in Training

Adventure Creme prefers most of his adventures to be had from the couch, but he isn't one to shy away from a jaunt with his closest buddies now and again! Snuggles, though? All day, everyday.

German Shepherd Dog training

Adventure Moses
The Inspirational OutHound, Adventure Spirit Guide

Moses was OutHounds Adventure & Training Academy’s greatest inspiration. Was he a reactive German Shepherd Dog? Sure was! Could he be intimidating? To some! A little misunderstood…aren’t we all? But Moses defined Adventure, and particularly Adventure Club. He loved his friends and his family. He loved his walks with the Adventure Pack, before we even knew that’s what we were doing! He loved to scent and hike and find Adventure everywhere. Ask Adventure Pod, who learned the most valuable lesson: there is JOY and ADVENTURE in just crossing the street!

“I cannot overstate the effectiveness of Tim’s teaching methods... His group classes are very helpful, and his individual classes are extremely effective. Tim has a genuine love and understanding of the puppies and adult dogs that he teaches. I am looking forward to all that me and Ruby will continue to learn through his services. I highly recommend ”