Hi there! My name is Mary and I'm committed to force-free, evidence-based training and streamlining the training process for you and your dog. While I work with all aspects of dog behavior and training, I specialize in fear, reactivity, and aggression.
My entire professional career has been dedicated to working with animals and my passion for helping dogs, keeping them in their homes, and improving their relationships with their humans has been demonstrated in a number of capacities.
I spent several years working as an Animal Care and Adoption Counselor, then as the Adoption Center Supervisor for the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals before relocating from Boston to Boulder in 2015 to pursue my passion for dog training and behavior at the Humane Society of Boulder Valley’s Training and Behavior Center. I also previously worked as a veterinary technician and in animal welfare legislation for the Humane Society of the United States.
When I am not working privately with clients, you might find me on deployment, working as a Professional Behavior Responder for the ASPCA’s Anti-Cruelty Behavior Team.
In my free time, I enjoy climbing, skiing, running, soccer, and taking my goofy adopted mutt, Buster on hikes in beautiful Colorado!
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PSYCHOLOGY AND BIOLOGY
I earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Biology from Northeastern University, with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis.
CERTIFIED DOG TRAINER (CTC, CPDT-KA)
I graduated with honors from The Academy for Dog Trainers, where I earned my Certificate in Training and Counseling (CTC). Additionally, I am a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) from the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers.
MEMBER OF THE PET PROFESSIONAL GUILD
I am a proud member of the Pet Professional Guild, whose mission is to support pet professionals who are committed to force-free, results-based, science-based ethical training and pet care.