Maureen’s journey as a dog trainer started at the young age of 16 when she brought home her very first German Shepherd puppy. Eager to raise her new puppy properly, she began to research how to train and effectively communicate with dogs. She began reading books, watching videos, and talking to other trainers. Before she knew it, she had taught her dog over 100 different behaviors from simply sitting, to doing advanced tricks such as putting laundry in a washer and painting pictures.
Training her personal dog sparked a passion which she ended up turning into a career where she began with helping local pet owners manage and communicate with their dogs. In 2014 Maureen attended the Tom Rose School for professional dog trainers where she graduated after 5 months of intensive training. From there, she trained dogs at multiple kennels all over the U.S
Maureen has trained and imprinted various dogs in the areas of competition obedience, service, therapy, tracking, agility, scent discrimination, and protection. She has also helped numerous pet owners teach their dogs’ manners and obedience. Maureen has also rehabilitated numerous aggressive, fearful and reactive dogs; some of which were extreme cases.
She is an open-minded individual who brings many innovative, versatile techniques; applying them in an individualized manner depending on the needs of the dog/handler team. Maureen currently owns three German Shepherds Celia, Griffin, and Smith who she competes in sports such as AKC Obedience and IPO.