Mariah is certified by the Certification Council For Professional Dog Trainers (CPDT). With experience stretching over more than a decade, she’s handled every problem a canine can dish out, from dogs that fight, to rehabilitating severely abused dogs, to training winning performance dogs. Mariah is an avid dog sport competitor and recently achieved first place in Open out of 100 dogs in a statewide competition. So, whether you are looking for great pet dog training or high levels of competition obedience she is just a quick call away from helping you.
Mariah has a long record of success using positive reinforcement training and believes that rewarding dogs for the behavior you want works and works well. Building appropriate choices is a lot more effective than force, pain or fear. The current research and Mariah’s 14 years of experience in the field validate that the best way to change undesirable dog behavior is through positive reinforcement. Mariah says “we don’t use physical corrections to teach a dog a new behavior because that is simply not necessary or effective”. This doesn’t mean you’ll be forced to carry around reward cookies for the life of your dog. We steadily phase out food rewards once your dog has learned the new behavior and life rewards are introduced to support new behavior retention.
Mariah will help you train your dog by teaching you how to reward actions and behaviors you want in a fun and effective way. As the pet owner, you will be enlisted into the training as a partner in solving canine conundrums. We listen carefully, tailor solutions to your lifestyle, and make sure we provide you the knowledge you need for long-term results.
Mariah shares her home with Jada, her 10-year-old Doberman, Clever, her 4-year-old border collie, Talent, the border collie puppy and 2 cats, Diesel and Spindle.
Join Mariah in one of her classes and find out how much fun teaching obedience, tricks and manners can be for everyone!