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We can help with common issues like:

  • Jumping

  • Growling

  • Threshold Training

  • Recalls

  • Chewing

  • House Training

  • Barking

  • Counter surfing/stealing

  • Digging

  • Chasing the cat

  • Pulling on leash

  • Lunging/barking at other dogs on walks

  • Kids and dogs safety

  • Crate training, etc.

Or if you want to:

  • Prevent problems from developing in your new puppy/dog

  • Brush up on old skills

  • Learn some new skills

  • Spend more quality time with your dog or explore activity options for fun or competition

  • Get Professional guidance choosing a canine companion

  • Smoothly integrate a new dog into the home.


Contact Mary today!

Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT), Mary Swinyer specializes in individual training and behavior modification in your home, at a local park, virtually, or in some cases, at her property in Penngrove.

Mary has many years experience in NACSW Nose Work, AKC Scent Work, Rally (both AKC & World Cynosport), Obedience, Agility, Freestyle, Puppy Basics/Manners, Tricks, Urban Mushing, and Therapy Dog Training. 


Currently working in the North Bay (Novato, Petaluma, Penngrove, Cotati, Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa & surrounding areas of Sonoma County & northern Marin county).


Electronic Consultations are available for those outside of Mary's area who may not be able to find an experienced professional trainer locally.


Mary is an official AKC Scent Work Judge for Novice & Advanced classes, official AKC Temperament Test Evaluator & an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator.  As such, Mary can witness your dog's tricks to apply for AKC Trick Dog Titles!

Personal coaching allows every lesson to be tailored to meet the individual needs of you and your dog(s).



We are so proud of former Modar student Winnie! Winnie now has an ELITE CHAMPIONSHIP title with NACSW!!!  You can see Winnie pictured to the right, both during early training and with ribbon wins! Puggle Power!

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