Mary is proud part owner of Charleston Dog Training. Dogs have been apart of Mary’s life for as long as she can remember. She was known to dress them up, make them have tea parties with her, and have an occasional photo shoot. Dogs have always had this ability to make her smile, and bring light to her even on the crummiest of days. As she got older, she started thinking more and more about working professionally with dogs. In high school, she worked for her mother’s dog walking company. Her clients, not just the four legged ones, could tell that there was something about Mary and her connection to dogs. After working for several years in the dog walking business, Mary was ready to graduate college at Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois, where she studied Hospitality and Tourism management. She wasn’t sold on working in a restaurant or a hotel for the rest of her life. She decided to open her own dog walking company. Several months later, she was walking a very naughty puppy, whose owners knew the dog was out of control, but wouldn’t invest in training. Mary often would dread going to their house because she knew the dog would play bite her until she bruised, rip another hole in her shirt, and yank her arm out of its’ socket from all the pulling the dog would do on their walks. Mary felt helpless, she knew it wasn’t the dogs’ fault. It was a lack of training. Mary decided to take matters into her own hands, and find out why dogs had the behavioral problems that they do. She attended the National K9 School for Dog Trainers in Columbus, Ohio, and became a certified professional dog trainer. She is certified in Basic Obedience, Advanced Off leash, Socialization, Puppy Development, Behavior Modification, Utility, Breed Identification and Potty Training. She has also been certified for completing K9 Master Tecla Walton’s Beginner to Service Dog Training in Baltimore, Maryland. She has attended countless numbers of training seminars, and has had the pleasure of learning from some of the biggest names in the dog-training world. She is a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, and a recognized member of the IACP. Mary sees the potential in every dog. She sees the value of training. She wants you to experience the best version of your dog every single day.