Marisa began her dog training journey at Triple Crown Academy for Dog Trainers where she was certified as a Canine Training and Behavior Specialist. She traveled to Texas with her dogs to live at a training school where she worked with many different dogs and took classes on learning theory. Triple Crown provided Marisa with exposure to many different approaches to dog training. And although she prefers some of these methods over others, her breadth of study and understanding of many different techniques have proven invaluable to Marisa.
Marisa is also certified through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, which is the first nationally recognized certification council in her field. Marisa believes it is important that certification is monitored and that skills and knowledge of trainers are assessed before the trainer is considered a professional.
Marisa trains and communicates with a number of other dog trainers with whom she loves learning and sharing ideas. She frequently attends seminars and conferences and is always reading to make sure she stays current with the most recent ideas and breakthroughs in the dog training community. Being a responsible, knowledgeable dog trainer is a lifelong process that can be challenging but is also fascinating, rewarding and fun. A love of dogs is only the beginning!