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Toni Mark works as a private dog trainer in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, West Shore area. Her services include puppy socialization, basic manners, obedience, tricks training, and behavior modification. Toni also has a special interest in helping shelter dogs adjust to their new lives and learn the new family dynamics.
Toni has been training dogs professionally for 8 years. She has received extensive education, including graduating from the Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) Dog Trainer Professional program, the Shedd Aquarium Animal Training course with Ken Ramirez, the KPA Shelter Enrichment course, and countless hours of educational webinars, workshops, and seminars. Toni attends educational conferences regularly, such as ClickerExpo and the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) conference. She remains active in the animal welfare industry by holding memberships to the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators. Toni believes that we can become more effective trainers with extensive education in science-based training methods.
Toni is extremely passionate about working with animals at their pace. She takes extra steps to examine the dog's perspective, understanding the barriers to learning a new behavior or understanding why a dog might be acting undesirably. Typically, her private training services take a two-pronged approach:
Toni has a knack for motivating all of those who work with dogs to jump on board with training while creating an enjoyable learning environment for the dog.
Toni also works at the PetSafe brand as the Training and Behavior Education Specialist. In this position, she provides training and behavior expertise so the company can develop innovative training and enrichment products. Toni spends a considerable amount of time traveling to both present product information and training and lead behavior seminars at universities, shelters, veterinary environments, and conferences.
Puppy Socialization, basic manners, obedience, new-dog introductions, tricks, behavior modification, shelter-dog acquisition