Over 20 years experience as a trainer and behavior consultant. Angie began her career in 1985, working her way up from apprentice to instructor under the guidance of Joan Guertin, founder of Common Sense Dog Training. Angie has been a certified dog training instructor for Guide Dogs for the Blind in San Rafael, CA.,and she also ran her own business, Manners by McGuire,(originally founded by Muellar Animal Hospital) for nearly four years.
Angie is the first trainer in the Sacramento area to become a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC) by the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC), making her one of a select group of trainers certified in California, joining the ranks of Ian Dunbar, DVM (Before/After You Get Your Puppy and others), Jean Donaldson (Culture Clash) and Trish King (Parenting Your Dog). She is also a Professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers(APDT).
Angie worked at 4Paws University for 5 years, teaching 4Paws Puppy Kindergarten classes and Steps 4 and 5 (advanced obedience). She also works individually with owners to solve their dog's behavioral, aggression and anxiety problems at home.
Angie mentored 4Paws University owners and trainers, Kelly Ryan and Lisa Mullinax for more than five years before she and her family returned to Colorado Springs, Colorado where Angie had left 20 years before to move to Sacramento.
Angie's skills and knowledge include operant and classical conditioning, military and traditional training, agility, flyball, tricks, clicker training and canine nutrition. Angie stays current with new training technology through study and seminars by the top trainers and behavior specialists in the industry. Pictured above - Angie with her dogs Einstein, Switch, and Petal
In 2011 and 2012 Angie was voted Best of the Springs: Dog Trainer by readers of the Colorado Springs Gazette!
Einstein is Angie's 10 year old German Shepherd Dog. With Angie's help, Einstein overcame serious fearful behaviors as a puppy to become 4Paws University's ultimate canine representative! Due to a recently discovered orthopedic problem, Einstein has retired from all but the simplest jobs. Have a great retirement, Einstein!
Sadly, Einstein crossed the rainbow bridge on October 7, 2009. He will be missed by his family and many friends, both canine and human.
For more information on Angie's classes please e-mail her at [email protected] or call 599-WOOF (9663)
- Levels Program
- Leader of the pack
- The true meaning of socializing your dog
- Premack Principles
- Separation Anxiety
- Puppy Socialization
- DVDs for Pet Dog Owners
- Books dealing with Behavior Problems
- Puppy Class
- Noise Phobias
- You are what you Eat
- Barking: Bad Habit or Communication?
- Resource Guarding