About Us

Marge Rogers

Veterinarian Recommended

Marge Rogers is the co-author of the veterinary behaviorist recommended book, Puppy Socialization: What It Is and How to Do It. She holds certifications through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA), is a Certified Control Unleashed Instructor and a Certified Fear Free Professional. Marge is a popular speaker and has presented at Conference Unleashed, NC State College of Veterinary Medicine (Behavior), Appalachian State University (Veterinary Technology Program), local veterinary clinics, libraries, businesses, and dog sports clubs.

Maggie Hunter

Veterinarian Recommended

Maggie has the gold standard in trainer certifications. She is the only trainer in Ashe County with this nationally recognized certification. She partners with local veterinarians and other pet care professionals to ensure good training and behavioral care for your pet.  

Maggie and her dog Arlo (pictured above) have earned multiple levels of the versatility award (for competing and earning titles in different canine sports) from the Airedale Club of America.

Maggie is the only Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) teaching in Ashe County. This “gold standard” credential validates that Maggie’s professional knowledge and skills have been independently validated. Maggie partners with local veterinarians and other pet care professionals to ensure your pet’s behavioral and training wellness.

Maggie loves working with adolescent dogs! Do you have a terrible teenager (6 months to 2 years)? A dog who comes when he feels like it and has selective listening? You’ve found the right professional. Maggie has perfected her adolescent training program. It all starts with a focus on impulse control. Isn’t it easier to teach your dog to control himself than to spend your days controlling your dog?

Maggie is a great teacher! She graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a Bachelor’s in Biology and English and completed the coursework for a Master’s in Education at Appalachian State University.

Whether you have a puppy, adolescent, adult, or senior dog, you want a skilled, credentialed, veterinarian-recommended professional.

You can train at Maggie’s Fleetwood location (13302 Hwy 221, Unit 4) and, when appropriate, at dog-friendly places in and around West Jefferson. You can reach Maggie at [email protected] or 828-237-1866