Updated July 5, 2023

 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 Seelmeyer, Owner and Primary Behavior Counselor

Marie Seelmeyer BS VT

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


  • 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… Marie comes on 61 minutes into the broadcast


  • 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
    • Canine Aggression
    • Behavior Pharmocology
    • Behavior Assessment
    • Service Dog/Therapy Dog Training
    • Canine and Feline Anxiety/Obsessive Behavior
    • Traditional Chinese Medicine/Accupuncture
    • Herbal/Nutriceutical Therapies


  • 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 (2001-2022)
  • Certified Veterinary Technician (1988-2016)
  • Registered Therapy Dog Handler (1999-present)

Professional Association Memberships:


Training Methods:

  • Owner education
  • Balanced Training-Combination of appropriate correction for undesired behaviors and reinforcement of desired behaviors.
  • Redirection, teaching alternative, more-appropriate behavior, to replace undesired behaviors
  • Intra-species training-dogs teaching one another. Inter-species-Other species (cat, turtle) to teach dogs.
  • Operant conditioning, teaching new behavior through repeated sequences
  • Acupressure
  • Nutritional management
  • Aromatherapy


  • Pow Wows
  • Garage Sales
  • Solving Mysteries/Puzzles


  • Florence Nightingale
  • Carl Sagan
  • Charles Darwin
  • Hiawatha

To contact Marie, email [email protected] or call 303-378-5987


David Hoffman

  • Dog Daycare Staff Member – November 2021 – Present
  • Apprentice Trainer/Behavior Counselor- Gradduated November, 2021
  • Joined Canine Feline Behavior Counseling – November 1, 2021

Our four- legged staff

We want to welcome our newest staff member and member of the Seelmeyer family


Maverick was born February 26, 2023

Adopted from Taysia Blue Husky Rescue June 30, 2023

Maverick is in training to be demo dog, therapy dog and all around great dog.

Little Blue Seelmeyer
  • Little Blue Seelmeyer (Read my story in the Pink Panters)
  • Enforcer/Demo Dog in Training
  • Moira’s Fitness Trainer
  • Siberian Husky
  • Born May 2019,
  • Adopted from Taysia Blue Husky Rescue /Joined Staff Oct 7, 2019 at age 5 months
Zoe Seelmeyer
Zoey Seelmeyer
  • Zoey Seelmeyer
  • Demo Cat
  • Certified Therapy Cat (since 2022)
  • Domestic Shorthair
  • Born August 2020
  • Adopted from client/Rescued from barn November 2020

Henry Hudson Seelmeyer
  • Henry Hudson Seelmeyer
  • Demo Cat Kitty Enforcer, Office Cat
  • Certified Therapy Cat (since 2018)
  • Domestic Shorthair
  • Born July, 2017 
  • Adopted from Demi’s Animal Rescue and Joined our Staff September 10, 2017

Mattie Seelmeyer
  • Mattie Seelmeyer
  • Retired Demo Cat
  • Office Cat
  • Domestic shorthair
  • Born  2003?
  • Adopted 2009

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