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.
- CBCC-KA Certified Behavior Consultant Canine – Knowledge Assessed
- CPDT-KA Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed
- Fear Free Certified Professional
- Certified Control Unleashed Instructor
- Approved by the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board & The Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers as a Continuing Education Provider for the program “Carrots and Sticks – The Science Behind Changing Behavior.”
- Former Mentor Trainer for CATCH Canine Training Academy
- Assisted Leslie McDevitt with international trainer mentorships through IAABC
- Charter member of the Pet Professional Guild, the association for Force Free professionals.