About

Veterinarian recommended. Dog & puppy training and behavior modification. By the High Country’s only certified behavior consultant and trainer.

Marge is a great teacher! She breaks complex training into manageable pieces for both ends of the leash.

Marge also understands that the human part of the dog-owner team is learning skills, too. Training dogs require mechanical skills, like observation and timing. What makes her program different from many others is that she develops skills in both her canine and human learners. As a result, Marge empowers her owners with the knowledge to solve problems and set their dogs up for success.

 

Qualification & Credentials
In an unregulated industry, it’s hard to tell what you’re getting when you hire a dog trainer. And that’s a lot of alphabet soup behind Marge’s name. So let’s see if we can simplify it.

Marge’s primary certifications are through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. That is the *only* independently administered, statistically validated testing for dog training professionals in the US. In an unregulated industry, sitting for the exam is voluntary. Certificants must demonstrate knowledge in applied behavior analysis, ethology, body language, consulting skills and best practices, life stages, anatomy, and physiology.  Marge is required to attend continuing education programs regularly to keep her certification.

Marge expanded her professional credentials to include a writer. Marge co-authored the book, Puppy Socialization: What It Is and How to Do It.  Marge, along with her friend and colleague Eileen Anderson, bring the latest research on socialization to the public. Additionally, they don’t just tell you about socialization, they show you with over 120 videos and color photos. This is truly a “how-to” primer on socialization.

What Marge's Clients Say

"My clients have routinely praised the interactions and teaching they have experienced with Ms. Rogers. She has helped dogs that showed aggression due to fear or anxiety in the exam rooms to relax and accept a physical exam without the need for restraint....Marge Rogers will be a benefit to the dogs and families in North Carolina. You can depend on her skills and record of success."
Dr. Constanze Goricki
Veterinarian
"Wow and wow again!We've had the best, most stress-less day we've had in a very long while. Thank you so much for giving us the tools to help Wally relax."
Lynn
Owner
"Thank you Marge!We've all learned so much. Your manner and skills taught us a lot about having an effective and gentle relationship with Kira. And about having fun! Clearly, we've only just begun."
Diane
Pet Owner
"..while walking Mocha this morning, a woman walking her dog was a little way down the road, Mocha saw them, I redirected her and she followed me happily! No barking! Now the really amazing part, as we turned going back home a guy on a skateboard with his dog running next to him started down the street. Mocha saw him and looked back at me offering eye contact. Again no barking or lunging. 😀 She is already getting so much better!"
Krista
Veterinary Technician
"Marge is a leader in her field. She is extremely knowledgeable and is able to communicate her message well to us humans as well as our pets. First class in every way.”
Frank
Retired CSX Security
“I believe Marge’s tendency to completely exceed expectations is one of the many things that set her apart as a dog trainer.”
Nicole
Pre-med student
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