My name is Margaret MacEwen and training dogs is my passion! I have a B.A. in Recreation Administration from Kean University with a focus on Therapeutic Recreation. I am also a Certified Professional Dog Trainer through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. I enjoy training and competing in dog sports and currently participate in Dog Agility, Disc Dog and K9 Nosework. The majority of my dogs have been rescues, each coming to me with a variety of behavior issues or fears. Before I could even think about competition, I needed to resolve those issues and help my dogs overcome those fears.
As a result, my dogs have all earned the AKC designation of Canine Good Citizen, earned countless agility titles and numerous championship awards. We have consistently ranked in the annual Top 10 for the North American Dog Agility Council and have competed at the North American Dog Agility Council Championships numerous times. In addition, we have titled in Up Dog Challenge (Disc Dog) and NACSW (K9 Nosework)
For more than 20 years I have had the opportunity to work at some of the top training schools in Northern New Jersey. I have worked with and have taken workshops presented by some of best trainers in the country. Still, I find that my own dogs and the other dogs I have trained over the years have been the most effective teachers. I learn something new from each dog and each one deserves to treated as an individual. They keep me on my toes and often require that I think outside the dog trainer’s box.
Not everyone is looking to compete in a dog sport with their dog, but EVERYONE deserves a dog who can bring them joy and companionship rather than chaos and frustration. Contact us to let us help you with your dog training goals!