mara clare van valzah

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How do you serve precious pets?

  • Pet Training
  • Dog Walking

Which training type do you employ to encourage paw-sitive behaviors?

  • Pet Behavior Modification
  • Dog Obedience Training

What part of the animal kingdom do you serve?

  • Dogs

On a scale of snail to elephant, what size animals do you work with?

  • 20-39 lbs
  • 40-79 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
  • under 20 lbs

Pet Certifications

  • Certificate in Training and Counseling (CTC)

Proud member of...

  • Pet Professional Guild (PPG)

Cat-astrophes happen! What is your cancellation policy?

  • 48 hours notice required

Which part of the country do you serve pets?

Southern California

What year did you begin serving pets?


How did you hone your craft?

Earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science from the University of Illinois, Apprenticing under the mentorship of other professional trainers, Working and volunteering in various animal shelters, Studying under Jean Donaldson and graduating with honors from The Academy for Dog Trainers.

What tip would you give pet parents for working with animals that you've learned as a pro?

Positivity is powerful! With compassion, dedication, and a good training plan, practically anything is possible.

What is one thing you want pet parents to know about you? It can be whatev-fur you'd like!

We love working with all dogs, young or old, big or small!