Mariela says, “I knew there had to be a better approach. So I continued my research and came across Karen Pryor’s book, Don’t Shoot the Dog, which opened my eyes to how animals actually learn.”
Shortly after, Mariela decided to give up her career in graphic design and make it her life’s mission to improve the lives of both animals and pet parents. As a result, she launched a pet services company, Every Dawg’s Dream, and began offering dog-walking and pet-sitting services. A few months into it, she realized she needed to do more. Impressed by the teachings from Karen Pryor’s book, Mariela decided to apply to and was accepted into Karen Pryor Academy(KPA). She was also awarded the prestigious B.F. Skinner scholarship.
As a result of the education and training she received through KPA, Mariela’s dog-training clients have tripled. She will be opening a dedicated training facility in Costa Mesa, California on August 1, 2012 and is proud to bring with her one of her best staff members, Martha Rodgers, who recently graduated from KPA (Mariela introduced her to the program!). Both Mariela and Martha are very excited to have a fulltime facility where they can really make a difference and demonstrate their company slogan, “Positively Helping People and their Pets.”
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