About Us

Your source for positive reinforcement dog and puppy training in Boone and the surrounding area. Nationally certified trainers. Veterinarian recommended.

Marge Rogers,
Certified Behavior Consultant Canine – Knowledge Assessed
Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed
Certified Fear Free Professional

Marge has over 2000 hours experience using positive reinforcement-based training to modify behavior and train dogs & their owners.  In addition to her very popular puppy training program, veterinarians recommend Marge to help their clients who have dogs with behavior problems including noise and storm phobias, separation anxiety and aggression.  Marge has mentored new trainers and dog training students for CATCH Canine Trainers Academy and has assisted with international mentorships through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants.

What sets Marge apart from other trainers are her certifications, skill and enthusiasm for using positive reinforcement training methods with both the dog and the human end of the leash.   When appropriate, she enjoys involving the whole family in the training in training the family pet.  Every family member is “training” the dog each time they interact with him.  Why not make sure they are training good behavior?

Marge continues to expand her knowledge and skills through continuing education opportunities.  Marge is a licensed Family Paws Parent Educator.  She is specially trained to help families with dogs prepare for life with baby and toddler.  She is also a licensed presenter for Doggone Safe, a child-dog safety program.  Marge has conducted presentations at libraries, local businesses and veterinary offices.

Marge was involved with Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue for many years and welcomed three rescued Ridgebacks into her family.  Marge and her Ridgebacks had many fun training adventures and became well-known for their YouTube videos.   Marge currently shares her life with her husband, Bob, and her Portuguese Water Dogs, Zip and Bria.

"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.”
Retired CSX Security
"I wanted to share that your training has REALLY helped us to raise a mentally healthy, confident puppy who, thanks to you, will reach his full potential as a companion and show and performance dog.”
“I believe Marge’s tendency to completely exceed expectations is one of the many things that set her apart as a dog trainer.”
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Lisa Mallory,
Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed
Certified Nose Work Instructor
Certified Fear Free Professional

Lisa has national certifications in dog training and K9 Nose Work. Her passion is helping dogs and owners achieve a deep, loving bond through the use of positive, force free training and clicker/marker training. Her goal is to make each and every dog a well behaved, valued member of the family. Lisa’s methods are based on the scientific principles of how dogs learn. Her methods are proven, effective, humane and kind.

What makes Lisa unique is her experience with dogs and people. Lisa worked as a registered nurse in the field of oncology and bone marrow transplant for many years in several large teaching hospitals. The ability to communicate effectively with caring, compassion and knowledge were an integral part of her job. She brings that expertise to her profession as a dog trainer, coaching and training dogs and their owners.

Lisa is a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, the Pet Professional Guild, the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, the Association of Animal Behavior Professionals as well as many other organizations including the Doberman Pinscher Club of America, the National Association of Canine Scent Work, the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen program, and Lisa is also a licensed presenter of the Doggone Safe “Be A Tree” program.

Lisa is a National Association of Canine Scent Work Odor Recognition Test Judge and Certifying Official, as well as a licensed AKC Scent Work judge. She competes at the National level with her Doberman Pinschers and Foxhound in Scent Detection.

"The lessons made me feel comfortable that I wouldn’t be judged for mistakes I’ve already made. Lisa has extensive knowledge about how dogs’ learn and behave.” – Jill
"The group class did Hailey a world of good. Now we don’t have to yell at her anymore. Learning how to train her without punishment was amazing and so new for us, but just what we needed, even though we didn’t know anything other than what we had been doing. We enjoyed being in class as a couple and hope that you will be offering more classes so we can continue training with you."
Katie & Justin
"The last trainer scared Cassie. It made me so sad and angry. Lisa came in and now she goes crazy when she sees her. Cassie is so much more confident and happy now. I’d recommend Lisa to everyone!!"
Teenage girl plays with the dog outside. The dog give his foot.
Lorie D.
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