About Dog On It Training & Grooming

Dog On It’s trainers are dedicated to helping owners have better behaved dogs by using humane, reward-based methods that are backed by science and making sure that no dog is harmed, physically or mentally, in the process.

Our Fear Free certified groomers always have your pet’s best interests in mind. Dog On It’s staff members are trained to recognize stress signals given by pets that may go unnoticed normally. We want to help your pet have as close to a stress free grooming experience as possible.

Meet Our Team

Our dedicated staff consists of trainers, groomers and other professionals who have your dog’s best interests at heart.

Lia Fricke, CPDT-KA Owner/Trainer

Lia is one of the owners and the head trainer of Dog On It. She has been training dogs for over 12 years and has experience working with a variety of breeds. Continuing her education on a regular basis is a priority to her, as is making sure that training is fun for both dog and owner. She is dedicated to the humane treatment of animals, and focuses on strengthening the human-animal bond through training. Lia is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA), Fear Free Certified, an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, and a Therapy Dog Evaluator through K9 to 5 National Therapy Dog Agency. She lives in Grovetown, GA with her husband Eric, son Arlo, and their two dogs, Brit and Opie.

Tiana O’Neill Owner

Tiana’s goal has always been to have a career working with animals. By the age of 12 she was pet sitting for friends and family and by 16 she began working at a pet store. She enjoyed working in pet retail but wanted to explore other career paths in the pet industry. Over the years she has worked at dog daycares, grooming facilities, and veterinary clinics, developing a strong understanding of the industry as a whole and the best and most ethical ways to provide services for our pets. With her experience in hand and her husband’s decision to join the United States Coast Guard Reserves, she opened her own specialty pet supply store, Garden City Pet, in Augusta, GA in December 2016. Tiana Resides in Whidbey Island, WA with her husband Brady, daughter Eva, and 6 dogs.

Mary Pruitt Groomer/Trainer

Mary has been a professional groomer for six years and has worked with dogs her entire life. She is a Biology major at Augusta University with an Associate’s Degree in Biology from Georgia Military College. Mary volunteers at Zoo Atlanta, regularly attends continuing education classes for both grooming, training, and handling dogs and other animals, and spends her free time participating in a variety of dog sports. Mary is a Fear Free Certified Groomer, has her AKC S.A.F.E. groomer certification, and is working towards her CPDT-KA Certification. She prides herself on not only making dogs look nice but making grooming a relaxing, enjoyable process and not a stressful one. When Mary isn’t working or in school she is relaxing with her three dogs, a Standard Poodle named Sierra and three Whippets, Pickles, Olive, and Greta. She competes in conformation and other dog sports with them.

Ansley Marshall Groomer

Ansley Marshall is a six time award winning competitive groomer! She has been grooming for 5 years and enjoys all types of grooming including cat grooming, hand stripping, creative grooming, and show style grooming. She is a Fear Free Certified Groomer, is certified in Pet First Aid and CPR and is working towards her National Master Groomer Certification and Master Cat Groomer Certification. Ansley has five dogs and one cat and is excited to start competing with her Standard Poodle puppy at dog shows in the conformation ring. Her hobbies also include painting, house plants, and spending time with friends and family.

Ashlie Garcia Groomer’s Assistant

Originally from California, Ashlie recently moved to the area. She grew up with three siblings and always had at least one dog in the house. She loves animals and wants to pursue a career that includes working with them. Her hobbies include horseback riding, reading, and listening to music. She currently has two puppies, a German Shepherd and a Bloodhound, that take up most of her free time.

Miranda Longergan Trainer

Miranda has had a passion for animals since she was young. She grew up around dogs and became motivated to learn how to communicate, build trusting relationships, and bond with them. Miranda strives to be an advocate for not just dogs, but for all animals and is currently working towards her CPDT-KA certification. Her hobbies include being outdoors, recycling, laughing, and hiking with her dog, Theo.

Juliette Jones Trainer

Dogs have been a constant joy throughout Juliette’s life, in fact she wanted to be a dog when she grew up. Juliette is originally from Miami, FL where she met her husband, Andrew. They have two dogs together, Spud and Charlie. It was through dog sitting and Charlie’s behavioral issues that Juliette began her journey into learning all things dog and she graduated with distinction from the Victoria Stilwell Academy for Dog Training and Behavior in 2019. Juliette’s hobbies include cooking, relaxing with Andrew, and keeping her dogs happy using enrichment activities throughout the day.