Our Staff

 Our behavior counselors and support staff undergo a minimum of 1 year classroom and hands-on training with us, as well as a required minimum of 6 continuing education hours per year. They must pass a criminal background check and are insured and bonded.

marie and dogs

Marie Seelmeyer BS VT

  • Co-owner
  • Senior Canine/Feline Behavior Counselor
  • Canine Obedience Instructor
  • Therapy Pet Trainer/Evaluator
  • AKC Canine Good Citizenship/Family Dog Evaluator

Specialties:

  • Aggression-including court evaluation and expert testimony.
  • Bully and Nordic breeds, 
  • Cats
  • Anxiety/Leash aggression,

 Therapy Pet Training

Read Marie's blog

Listen to Marie's interview about cat behavior on the Tom Martinez show

https://www.iheart.com/podcast/The-Troubleshooter-... time code 61 minutes into the broadcast

Education:

  • Certificate in Natural Healthcare for Pets (2018)
  • BS Veterinary Technology, Minor Animal Behavior (2013)
  • Certificate in Canine Obedience Instructor (2005)
  • AS Veterinary Technology (1987)
  • Extensive Continuing Education in Obedience Training and Behavior Modification

Detailed list of CE available upon request

Experience:

  • Court Approved Aggression Evaluator/Expert Witness for various Denver metro area city and county courts (2009-present)
  • Mentor Trainer (2006-2013) Animal Behavior College
  • Canine Obedience Instructor (2004-present)
  • Canine and Feline Behavior Counselor (2003-present)
  • Therapy Pet Trainer/Evaluator (2001-present)
  • Canine Family Dog Program Evaluator (2001-present)
  • Certified Veterinary Technician (1988-2016)
  • Registered Therapy Dog Handler (1999-present)

Professional Association Memberships:

  • Joyous Paws Pet Therapy Team -Executive Director (2016 present)
  • Association of Animal Behavior Professionals (2011-2016)
  • International Association of Canine Professionals (2008–present)
  • American Kennel Club, Family Dog Program Evaluator (2001–present 


International Association of Canine Professionals American Kennel Club Family Dog  Joyous Paws

Training Methods:

  • Owner Education
  • Positive reinforcement—focuses on rewarding desired behaviors.
  • Negative Punishment—removing of attention of rewards to discourage undesired behaviors.
  • Operant Conditioning—teaching new behavior through repeated sequences.
  • Redirection-Teaching alternative, more appropriate behavior, to replace undesired behaviors
  • Acupressure
  • Nutritional Management
  • Aromatherapy

Hobbies:

  • Pow Wows
  • Garage Sales
  • Solving Mysteries/Puzzles

Heroes:

  • Florence Nightingale
  • Carl Sagan
  • Charles Darwin
  • Hiawatha

To contact Marie directly, email marie[email protected] or call her cell phone 303-378-5987


Tyson                                                                                            Tyson Harriger

  • Co-owner
  • Associate Behavior Counselor
  • Canine Obedience Instructor
  • Therapy Pet Trainer/Evaluator
  • AKC Family Dog  Program Evaluator

Specialties:

  • Small and Toy Breeds
  • "Doodles"
  •  Anxiety/Leash Aggression
  • Obedience
  • Therapy Pet Training/Evaluation

Education:

  • Canine Behavior Counseling Apprentice Program (2017)
  • Duke University-Certification in Dog Emotion and Cognition (2015)

Experience:

  • Canine Behavior Counselor (2017-present)
  • Canine Obedience Instructor (2017-present)
  • Canine Family Dog Program Evaluator (2017-present)
  • Therapy Pet Evaluator (2017-present)
  • Canine Behavior Counseling Apprentice Program (2016-2017)
  • PetSitter/Dog Walker (2016-2018)
  • Shift Lead @ Doggy Day Care (2015-2016)

Professional Association Memberships

  • Joyous Paws Pet Therapy handler/ Evaluator  (2017-present)
  • American Kennel Club Family Dog Program Evaluator (2017-present
  • International Association of Canine Professionals (2017-present


International Association of Canine Professionals American Kennel Club Family Dog  Joyous Paws

Training Methods:

  • Owner Education
  • Positive reinforcement—focuses on rewarding desired behaviors.
  • Negative Punishment—removing of attention of rewards to discourage undesired behaviors.
  • Operant Conditioning—teaching new behavior through repeated sequences.
  • Redirection-Teaching alternative, more appropriate behavior, to replace undesired behaviors
  • Acupressure
  • Nutritional Management
  • Aromatherapy

Hobbies:

  • Snowboarding
  • Hiking
  • Billiards
  • Tennis
  • Watching Football
  • Running Miss Moira

To contact Tyson directly, email [email protected] or call 720-500-3022

Our 4 legged staff

Our 4-legged staff members undergo extensive training and demonstrate extreme patience and self control when working with other animals. They also enjoy plenty of down time and "extracurricular activities".

Miss Moira (aka the Mighty Princess) Seelmeyer

moira

  • Enforcer, Demo Dog, Therapy Dog
  • Tyson's Fitness Trainer
  • Alaskan Malamute
  • Born October 2014
  • Moira joined our family/staff on December 19th, 2014, at 8 weeks of age


Little Blue Seelmeyer

Little Blue

  • Enforcer/Therapy Dog/Demo Dog in Training
  • Moira's Fitness Trainer
  • Siberian Husky
  • Born May 2019
  • Joined staff/family Oct 7, 2019 at age 5 months

      Henry Hudson Seelmeyer

henry hudson

  • Demo, Therapy , Kitty Enforcer, Office Cat
  • Domestic Shorthair
  • Born July, 2017, 
  • Adopted from Demi's Animal Rescue and Joined our Staff September 10, 2017

 

Mattie Seelmeyer

mattie

  • Reluctant Demo Cat
  • Domestic shorthair
  • Born  2007?
  • Adopted 2009

 

Benji Harriger

benji

  • Demo dog/Therapy Dog
  • Yorkshire terrier
  • Born 2008
  • Joined Canine/Feline Behavior Nov 2017

Buddy Harriger

Buddy

  • Demo dog/Therapy Dog
  • Goldendoodle
  • Born 2007
  • Joined Canine/Feline Behavior Counseling Jan 2018

Whiskey

Whiskey Harriger

  • Demo/Neutral Test/Therapy Dog
  • Doberman Pinscher
  • Born 2017
  • Joined CF Behavior Counseling  Oct 2019


Lilly  Seelmeyer

lilly



OUR SUPPORT STAFF

Greg Schaffer

Greg Schaffer ABCCDT

  • Assistant Behavior Counselor/Obedience Instructor 2008-present
  • Graduated Animal Behavior College 2008
  • Joined  CF Behavior Counseling October 2008

Sue White ABCCDT

  • Training and Office Assistant
  • Graduated Animal Behvior College 2009
  • Joined CF Behavior Counseling 2019





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Office Hours

Office Hours-Appointment hours may vary slightly

Monday:

9:00 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 AM-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 AM-7:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 AM-7:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-7:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-7:00 pm

Sunday:

10:00 pm-5:00 pm