Meet Our Team

" I'm making the adjustments you suggested and today was already a better day, she slept through the night last night with no 3:30am wake up and quietly slept in the crate in my office through 90 minutes of meetings today. Plus, no accidents! I always feel after you've been here that I've been in the presence of a canine wizard, your amazing grasp of behavior and common sense positive solutions make such a huge difference. Plus you also make me feel better and more confident, which allows me to relax and enjoy my dogs. " - Wendy

"We hired Marge for 5 sessions and she came to our house. She worked with all of us, not just Gus and really had my 9 year old son be involved. Her style of training is unlike anything we've ever seen or heard of. Gus is a different dog because of it. We even have friends that remind us of that because we don't remember him as being that scared, hot mess of a dog anymore. Marge gave us so many resources and ideas to help with the anxiety. It was also hard to walk him on the leash, he's 95 pounds and my son can walk him now. We were committed to the training and did everything she asked us to during the week. My husband and I have told so many people about her. My husband is convinced Gus is a different dog ONLY because of her." - Konomi

Our team offers the High Country’s only Certified Behavior Consultant Canine – Knowledge Assessed (CBCC-KA) and the only Certified Professional Dog Trainers – Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA).  What does that alphabet soup mean? It means that both Marge & Lisa’s knowledge of canine behavior and training have been independently tested and certified and that they adhere to a code of ethics. We also use methods consistent with those recommended by veterinarians who specialize in animal behavior.

Marge Rogers, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA

"I believe Marge's tendency to completely exceed expectations is one of the many things that sets her apart as a dog trainer." - Nicole Old Dog

"Marge is so good that she gets you excited to teach your dog." - Anonymous

Experience, Skills and Knowledge
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 throughout Jacksonville 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.  When her first Ridgeback, Chase, passed away, Marge received condolences from around the world.  Marge currently shares her life with her husband, Bob, and her Portuguese Water Dog, Zip.

Lisa Mallory, CPDT-KA, CNWI

"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. :D She is already getting so much better! " - Krista dog-and-kids.jpg

Lisa is a professional dog trainer and the owner of Good Dog! Training, LLC. She partnered with Marge in July 2017.  Lisa’s 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. Positive reinforcement training has been universally endorsed by the scientific community at large as the most effective, long-lasting, and safest method of training a dog.  Lisa is also a certified K9 Nose Work Instructor, an AKC Scent Detection judge and an AKC CGC Evaluator.

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 large teaching hospitals including the University of Rochester in New York, Shands Hospital at the University of Florida, and the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. 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.

In addition to private in-home training, Lisa occasionally teaches group classes at the Watauga Humane Society in Boone, North Carolina, and the Ashe Humane Society in West Jefferson, NC. Lisa also offers behavior consultations and modification techniques for aggressive, fearful, shy, reactive dogs, or those with separation distress/anxiety. In addition Lisa offers puppy training programs, telephone consults, board and train programs for selected dogs in her home, therapy dog training for dog and owner,  K9 Nose Work® training, and assistance selecting the correct puppy or dog for your home and lifestyle.

 

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Dog with Kids "I am in awe of what you do and what you know. Thank you for helping me learn the skills I need, in such a fun way, to encourage Enzo's best behavior. " - Tonia

Visit our Facebook page and YouTube channel to learn more about our training.  Marge often posts links to articles and videos of actual training sessions on the Rewarded Behavior Continues Facebook page and shares information on Twitter.  You can also find us on Google+.