Updated July 24, 2022

 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

Detailed list of CE available upon request


  • 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:


Training Methods:

  • Owner education
  • Positive reinforcement, focus 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


  • Pow Wows
  • Garage Sales
  • Solving Mysteries/Puzzles


  • Florence Nightingale
  • Carl Sagan
  • Charles Darwin
  • Hiawatha

To contact Marie or other staff members, email or call 303-537-5146


David Hoffman

  • Dog Daycare Staff Member – November 2021 – Present
  • Certificate of Completion – Internship – November, 2021
  • Joined Canine Feline Behavior Counseling – November 1, 2021

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 (see my story in the Moira papers)
  • 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 Seelmeyer (Read my story in the Pink Panters)
  • 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 Seelmeyer
  • 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 Seelmeyer
  • Reluctant Demo Cat
  • Domestic shorthair
  • Born  2003?
  • Adopted 2009

Lilly Seelmeyer