Maria DeLeon - Director of Training
Maria began working with dogs professionally when she worked at a Siberian Husky competitive sled dog kennel for three years. She has apprenticed under a graduate of the world-renowned Karen Pryor Academy. She has aided in the training of guide dogs, service animals, and therapy dogs. She offers private training and consultations in Central New Jersey and Bucks County. PA. Maria is an advocate and educator of positive reinforcement based training. Having worked with exotic animals and primates as a trainer and having studied Psychology at Rutgers' University, her knowledge of learning theory is the core of how she instructs dogs and their owners. Her pet chihuahua
, Tundra, is a Canine Good Citizen, certified member of Therapy Dog International, and has trained in Rally Obedience and Agility. Her newest dog, Lo the terrier mix, enjoys Earthdog
and Obedience. She believes every dog is capable of achieving great things!
View some of Maria's articles on local Animal News here: http://www.examiner.com/animal-news-1-in-newark/maria-deleon