Mary Hunter - Dog Trainer and Behaviorist
Servicing Plano, Richardson, Frisco, Allen, Addison, Carrollton
Mary Hunter earned a Master of Science in behavior analysis from the University of North Texas. While at UNT, she spent four years studying the science of animal training and animal behavior. Mary also has an undergraduate biology degree from the University of Chicago.
Mary’s combination of hands-on experience and academic knowledge gives her a unique perspective when working with dogs and their owners.She believes that an understanding of the science of behavior helps us find smarter and more humane ways to train animals. Mary’s academic training in behavior analysis gives her the skills to analyze and solve even complex behavior problems. She uses science-based techniques to teach appropriate behaviors and build strong relationships between dogs and owners.
In addition to training dogs and their owners, Mary conducts research about animal behavior and learning. She is a member of the Association for Behavior Analysis International and has presented research at the organization’s annual convention, including research about the process of shaping and about training methods for overcoming fear in animals. Mary is also interested in developing the best methods for teaching people to train animals and conducts workshops to help professionals improve their training skills.
Mary has experience training many different kinds of domestic and exotic animals, including dogs, horses, cats, rats, raccoons, Patagonian cavies, goldfish, macaws, and more. She also spent four years training horses and supervising volunteers at an area horse rescue. In her free time, Mary volunteers with dog rescue groups, including the SPCA of Texas. She also volunteers at Serenity Springs Sanctuary, training horses and other animals.
Stacy Bols - Dog Trainer
Servicing Roanoke, Keller, Haslet, Westlake, Trophy Club
Stacy Bols is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and has over 15 years of dog training experience. Stacy got started in training with her first dog Kramer a miniature schnauzer. At the time the majority of trainers used punishment based training and in a quest to find a better way to build a relationship with her dog she found Positive Reinforcement training and never looked back. Stacy's experience ranges from general manners training, resolving behavioral issues, performance events, and canine nutrition.