Hi, I am Marie-Owens Stecklow a Certified Professional Dog Trainer. My husband and I are owned by our 5 fur kids - 3 Great Danes, an Australian Shepherd and a Dachshund. For nearly 30 years I have been professionally involved with animals, their well-being and the education of their people. As a Positive Reinforcement Trainer my goal is to keep pets in their "Forever Homes" by transforming the relationship between you and your pet into a lifetime of joy and enrichment.
"Coaching people to train their best friend using positive reinforcement", has been my long-time slogan. I prefer to use 'coaching' opposed to 'training' because with coaching you think outside the box and can adjust and customize your methods to meet your client's needs. Everyone learns at a different level and my goal is to have my clients leave with the tools and knowledge they need to be successful.
It is never too early nor too late to begin training your best friend! I look forward to meeting you and your fur baby!