Maegan is a graduate of Michigan State University, holding a B.S. in Animal Science. She has worked with over 15 different species of animals ranging from dogs and cats to cattle, alpaca, goats and rodents.
Maegan is a Certified Control Unleashed Instructor (CCUI), a Professional Dog Trainer listed with the Pet Professional Guild (PPG), and an Associate Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (ACDBC) with the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC). She also holds a certificate as a Puppy Start Right Instructor, and is listed as an AKC evaluator for the branches of Canine Good Citizen (CGC) testing as well as AKC Trick Dog testing.
Maegan holds several professional memberships including the Pet Professional Guild, Animal Training Academy (ATA), IAABC, and The Fear Free Coalition.
Maegan has had a lifelong interest in animals and their behavior. She has raised sheep, worked in animal education for the general public, and takes in every opportunity to attend seminars or read books on both human and animal behavior. Maegan is committed to using science to instruct humans and animals in how they can live their best lives together. Her goal is to teach the basic principles of behavior and training in an effort to ensure happy humans and happy animals. She is an advocate of force free, fear free, positive training.
Maegan has also competed/trained in Barn Hunt, Parkour, Rally, and Lure Coursing. Her doggy assistant Danny, holds titles in Barn Hunt, Parkour, CGC, and Trick Dog. She is also a volunteer for the Capital Area Humane Society, fostering and rehabilitating dogs when time allows.
This class will give you insight into why your dog does the things they do. It will focus on learning life skills that form the building blocks for behavior. These skills will set you and your puppy up for a life of mutual respect and communication. Some topics covered are handling distractions, recall, stationing, relaxing in the presence of other dogs, and establishing comfort with grooming. As well as focusing on pattern games and the tools to give your dog the skills to cope with the world. We will also cover effective socialization using a deliberate focused method. This class is great for handling your over-excited pup, your shy pup, or as a preventive tool for reactivity. All dogs will have their own working stations.
(Puppies under 1 year - other ages accepted based on availability in class and instructor approval)
Thursdays 6:30-7:15 p.m. Eight weeks: 1/11-2/29
All students must fill out a training survey.
Please provide proof of vaccinations on or before the first night of class. Can now be uploaded at sign up, but not required.
Due to high demand, AnnaBelle's does not offer refunds on classes after the class has started.