Our Staff

 Our behavior counselors and support staff undergo a minimum of one-year classroom and hands-on training with us, as well as a required minimum of six 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-... Marie comes on 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 [email protected] or call her cell phone 303-378-5987


                                                                                       Our four- 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
  • 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

 

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 Behavior College 2009
  • Joined CF Behavior Counseling 2019





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Our Location

Office Hours

Office and 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 am-5:00 pm