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Our Staff

 Our Behavior Counselors are Insured, and Bonded

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

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 DogJoyous Paws Pet Therapy Team

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 [email protected] or call her cell phone 303-378-5987


TysonTyson 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-present)
  • 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)

Joyous Paws Pet Therapy Team  International Association of Canine ProfessionalsAmerican Kennel Club Family Dog 

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

Miss Moira (aka the Mighty Princess) Seelmeyer

moira

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

    Mr Ranger (aka Blue Eyes, Lover Boy) Seelmeyer

ranger

  • Demo dog, Neutral (Tester) Dog, Junior Enforcer, Therapy Dog
  • Siberian Husky
  • Born 2006,
  • Joined our staff in 2010


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


Lilly  Seelmeyer

lilly


  • Demo Turtle, Moral Booster
  • Red Eared Slider
  • Born 2013 ?
  • Adopted Dec 2017 from Foothills Animal Shelter


OUR SUPPORT STAFF

Greg Schaffer

Greg Schaffer ABCCDT

  • Assistant Behavior Counselor/Obedience Instructor 2008-present
  • Graduated Animal Behavior College 2008
  • semi-retired 2016


lauren piner

Lauren Piner

Quinn Robinson ABCCDT, CVT

  • 2012-present Training Assistant
  • 2017-AS of Veterinary Technology, Denver Community College
  • 2013-Animal Behavior College

Matt and dogs

Matt Sweeney

  • 2017-present Training Assitant

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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