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Claim Your Complimentary “Get Acquainted” Call
How it works: Schedule your free 30-minute call.Tell me what you struggle with when it comes to ...
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At Home With Dogs 1.0 Jump Start Training Guide
  Learn 5 Easy Steps to a More Cooperative Family Dog Self Guided Online Course Click Here to En...
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VIP Private Online Coaching With Marilyn
Signature Program 1: The Starter Program The Starter Program is for a dog owner who wants to star...
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The First Month With Your New Puppy Mini-Course
Raising a puppy can be a lot of work. It's mostly lots of fun. However, sometimes it gets ...
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VIP Private Online Signature Programs

Signature Training Program #1 “Starter”
Signature Training Program #2 “Spotlight”
Signature Training Program #3 “Star”

Guide to Summer Safety for Dogs

Marilyn's Dog Blog

3 Ways You Hired Your Dog as the CEO
3 Ways You Hired Your Dog as the CEO
September 25, 2020
If you hired your dog as the CEO of everything, then what's your job? Look at it this way. When the family dog is given the job of "Canine Executive Officer"...CEO... does it...
Responsible Dog Ownership Day. One-size-fits-all?
Responsible Dog Ownership Day. One-size-fits-all?
September 17, 2020
In case you missed it, yesterday was Responsible Dog Ownership Day.  At least it was according to the American Kennel Club. What does responsible ownership mean? If y...
Where Is Goldilocks When You Need Her?
Where Is Goldilocks When You Need Her?
September 15, 2020
I’m looking for Goldilocks. It could involve you, so hear me out. I’ve been cooking up an idea for nearly a year.  And now it’s about time to serve up that idea to dog peeps ...
Sudden Mysterious Boom in Fireworks Terrifies Pets & Worries Their Owners
June 26, 2020
For weeks now the sudden nationwide increase in random backyard fireworks has terrified many noise-sensitive pets and upset their owners. Authorities can't say why it's happening and mo...
Puppy Backtalk: How You Answer It
Puppy Backtalk: How You Answer It
May 30, 2020
Puppy backtalk will happen eventually.  It's one of those milestones along the way to maturity. How you answer it, however, will decide the direction it takes. Pop Quiz: What age group of...
Why Exercise Alone Won’t Cure Your Dog’s Boredom
Why Exercise Alone Won’t Cure Your Dog’s Boredom
May 20, 2020
Bored dogs, just like bored teenagers, want "something to do". But, of course, exercise alone won't cure your dog's boredom. Dogs naturally need physical exercise to stay fit and healthy. Bu...


Why Your Dog Deserves the gift of training

About Dog Wisdom Workshop

My name is Marilyn Mele.

I am a Professional Dog Trainer and Founder of Dog Wisdom Workshop.

If you’re like most dog owners, you want a well-behaved pet.  But you totally hate the idea of training your dog with hurtful punishment.

At Dog Wisdom Workshop, I teach dog owners how to bring out the best in their dogs with rewards instead of punishment.

My down-to-earth, dog-friendly programs let owners have fun while teaching their dogs to become calm, happy, cooperative family pets.

My Mission

I understand that not every dog owner is an experienced trainer.  So owners often have difficulty teaching their pets good manners at home and in public. To solve this problem, I provide practical, science-based programs that let dog owners access the knowledge and skills they need to safely train their dogs with positive reinforcement. I help pet owners raise the cooperative family dog of their dreams without risking the negative results of punishment-based methods, even if they have never owned or trained a dog before.

Work With Me

My Signature Programs provide pet owners with a proven, step-by-step system that prevents problems before they occur without using force or punishment.

Find the program that’s right for you.

The Starter Program

The Spotlight Program

The Star Program