Veterinarian recommended. Dog & puppy training and behavior modification. By the High Country’s only certified behavior consultant and trainer.
Marge breaks complex training into manageable pieces for both ends of the leash. She understands that training dogs requires mechanical skills, like observation and timing (regardless of what training method you use). What makes her program different from many others is that she develops skills in both her canine and human learners. Marge empowers her owners with the knowledge to solve problems and set their dogs up for success.
Play is a big part of Marge’s training. If you only ever practice obedience when your dog is calm and on a leash, you’re only teaching him to respond in those situations. But what happens when he sees a squirrel and gets excited? Or his favorite person walks through the door? Exactly – if you want your dog to respond to cues when he is aroused, you have to practice when he is aroused. Play is a great way to tease up your dog’s nervous system (heart rate, respiration, adrenaline). And, who doesn’t want to have “play with your dog” as part of their training practice? But playing alone is not enough. You have to know how to do it with structure and set your dog up for success. Don’t worry – Marge will show you how.
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. Let’s see if we can simplify it.