Instructors

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

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

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 (2001-2022)
  • 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

Hobbies:

  • Pow Wows
  • Garage Sales
  • Solving Mysteries/Puzzles

Heroes:

  • Florence Nightingale
  • Carl Sagan
  • Charles Darwin
  • Hiawatha

To contact Marie, email info@helpwithcrazypets.biz or call 303-378-5987

OUR SUPPORT STAFF

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

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,
  • Certified Therapy Dog (since 2015)
  • 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/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