Meet Your Trainer, Mary (CTC, CPDT-KA)

My entire professional career has been spent working with animals and my dedication to helping dogs, keeping them in their homes, and improving their relationships with their humans has been demonstrated in a number of capacities.

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 and reactivity.

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 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 instructing classes and training dogs with Rocky Mountain Dog Training or 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 Chow mix, Buster on hikes in beautiful Colorado.

Proud member of
the Doggy Geeks family!

In the spirit of collaboration, teamwork, and providing dogs and their people with the highest standard of training and behavior consulting, I am pleased to work alongside Beth Sautins of Doggy Geeks. Not only do we both love dogs, but we are certified professional dog trainers. Our extensive knowledge of dog behavior and our use of proven techniques makes for efficient training, saving you time and money.