Shelby Marlo (CPDT)
Professional Dog Trainer and Animal Behavioral Specialist
Shelby Marlo is a charter member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, a professional organization of individual trainers who are committed to becoming better trainers through education.
A former board member of the West Los Angeles Obedience Training Club, Shelby was a member of the Top Dog team, who showed Lotte, her Smooth Collie, in competition during the 1990s.
Lotte was the first Smooth Collie to win "High-In-Trial," the highest honor from the Kennel Club of Beverly Hills
and The Collie National.
Lotte is now in the history books for her
record-breaking accomplishments and was the top ranked obedience collie in America.
and Lotte competed in both the Gaines Regional and the Gaines Classic Competitions by invitation only.
They received the prestigious Dog World Award from Dog World magazine
Co-founder of the L.A. Dog Trainers meetings, which are held on a monthly basis at Shelby's home in Los Angeles, the brightest minds in the Los Angeles dog training world come to exchange ideas and information.
Having studied the methodologies of many of the most progressive people in the field, including Dr. Ian Dunbar
of the Center for Applied Animal Behavior
, the late John Fisher, Michael W. Fox, Karen L. Overall, John Rogerson, Karen Pryor, author of Don't Shoot the Dog, the bible of dog training, Shelby
combines her innate knowledge of animal behavior with positive reinforcement and behavior modification techniques.
Dog training is not an accredited field, which is why Shelby
works constantly to upgrade standards and legitimize the specialty, traveling constantly to study and update her
skills in all areas that apply.
teaches group obedience classes on a weekly basis (kindergarten through agility and advanced training) and has thousands of individual clients across America.
For more information read Shelby's training philosophy
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