Location: Lamar

Taurus Lamar

Happiest moments of my dogs' lives are when they hear the words "It's Play Day!" and "It's time for dinner!"… I think Play Day is first, but they are rather food-motivated. We've been at Taurus for many years and have had several different dogs. All of my dogs were trained at Taurus, enjoy Play Day, and board during vacations. They give me pointers on any issues that may develop and reinforce training when the dogs are there. You can rest easy if your dogs are at Taurus. They go way beyond any facility I've known with the level of care and attention for the pups!


General Information

Hours: Monday-Sunday: 7 am - 8 pm
Phone: (512) 442-3416
Fax: (512) 442-6970
Email: lamar@taurusacademy.com
Address: 715 S. Lamar
Austin, TX 78704
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Our Pack

  • Kassy finds every day at Taurus to be fun and challenging. She loves getting to know the dogs’ personalities and figuring out why dogs do the things they do. When not at Taurus, you might find Kassy with her dog Sadie Mae, walking the Town Lake trail or on the patio of a local Mexican restaurant, eating chips and queso and enjoying a margarita. Kassy loves indie rock and folk, so she is very happy to be in Austin!
    Kassy Coleman


    Pack Leader

  • Viri was born and raised in the border town of El Paso, Texas. She moved to Austin on a whim where her love for cooking led her to culinary school. Nowadays you can find her wandering the trails of Austin looking for running water for her oversized brindle friend, Rocco. While trying to break her habit of talking to dogs in a baby voice, she loves the learning experience that comes with working at Taurus, and has hopes of running a dog rescue in the future.
    Viri Cereceres


    Trainer Consultant

  • Randi left the snow of Madison, WI for the sunshine of Austin! She and her rough collie, Ella, love to head to Zilker and run around. When she's not at Taurus, she also likes to hang out at home and try out a new recipe with the company her cat, Vondi. Randi loves the trust that Taurus builds with its clients and she enjoys learning about dog behavior. 
    Randi Aspinwall


    Trainer Consultant

  • Mackenzie feels that Taurus is the “perfect combination” because she loves talking with people, playing/taking care of dogs, and is a fellow Taurus on the zodiac. Along with her dogs Silly and River, Mackenzie enjoys Austin because it’s dog friendly, laid back, and has so many festivals, night life, and free concerts in the park. When not at Taurus, Mackenzie likes barbequing, reading, crafts, hiking, and hanging out with friends.
    Mackenzie Noble


    Pack Member

  • Originally from Ohio, Rachael fell in love with Austin in 2006 while visiting with her husband and has called it home ever since.  Rachael is a lifelong animal lover and magnet for strays of all kinds.  As a result she shares her home with 4 dogs, 2 cats (one pure evil and one morally ambiguous), a turtle and several dozen composting worms.  When she isn't playing with dogs at Taurus and at home, Rachael enjoys reading, knitting, hiking, cooking, embroidery and embarking on (and sometimes completing) home renovation projects.  She is currently nearing the completion of her most ambitious creation to date, a baby girl.


    Pack Member

  • Louisiana-born Julia is always excited to learn more about dog behavior and socialization. She loves helping owners better their relationships with their dogs. When she's not checking out a new play or working with pups, Julia, her cat, and her three rats love to cuddle up on the couch and watch Netflix!
    Julia Chauvin


    Pack Member

  • A Dallas native, Aimee's family brought her to Austin and she's never looked back. She and her dog Luna like to spend time with friends and family, and Aimee is also passionate about taking care of other people's fur babies. Learning how to train is a breeze for this passionate lady!
    Aimee Black


    Pack Member

  • Esin Pirkul


    Pack Member

  • Veronica Webster


    Pack Member

  • Kirby Coats


    Pack Member

  • Travis Bryant


    Pack Member

  • Erin Donnelly


    Pack Member

  • Stefanie Myers


    Pack Member

  • Paige Barrera


    Pack Member

  • Shaileigh Lincoln


    Pack Member

  • Laura Bare


    Pack Member

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