Marie is a certified professional dog trainer (CPDT-KA) through the certification council for professional dog trainers and holds a counseling certificate (CC) from the San Francisco SPCA Dog Trainers Academy under Jean Donaldson. She is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), an American Kennel Club's CGC Evaluator (Canine Good Citizen) and a Therapy Dog Incorporated Evaluator. Marie is a Tellington Ttouch practitioner-in-training and she lives in Kaneohe with her husband and their Golden Retriever Zora.
Pro-Dog Hawaii Owner and Trainer Marie Selarque has a long history of training animals. She grew up in Switzerland with pet dogs, cats, horses and even snakes. She began training horses as a teenager, preparing them for racing, obstacle and dressage.
In 2001, Marie focused on dog training, apprenticing with Carol McPherson, who introduced her to the positive reinforcement philosophy started by Ian Dunbar and the clicker method started by Karen Pryor. Sue Ailsby and Susan Clothier influenced her work as well, giving her a stepping stone for her efficient, compassionate and respectful method of training.
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