Marge is certified through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers as a behavior consultant and dog trainer. She specializes in working with fearful and aggressive dogs. Marge also works with local veterinary teams to help dogs and their owners learn about Fear Free husbandry behaviors and visits to the veterinarian.
Marge provides continuing education workshops for animal hospitals throughout the High Country of NC and has presented to classes on animal behavior at Appalachian State University.
“Wookie is much improved! We have not had to use sedation for an exam or any treatments.” – Switzerland Animal Hospital
“My clients have routinely praised the interactions and teaching they have experienced with Ms. Rogers. She has helped dogs that showed aggression due to fear or anxiety in the exam rooms to relax and accept a physical exam without the need for restraint…” – Dr. Constanze Goricki
“I have taken group classes and worked with individually with Marge and can say she is a highly adept instructor in both the group and individual setting. Marge has a gift for breaking down big information into small, user friendly bits. And although you think she is training your dog, you will come to realize she is instead equipping you to train your dog – and she does this artfully…. “ – Suzanne N
“When my rescue pup and I first began working with Marge he wouldn’t get close to her, now after 8 training sessions he has gone from a fearful guy afraid of strangers, hats, trash cans, etc, he was anxious about everything, to a much calmer pup. Marge taught me how to recognize when he was anxious by watching his body language, she showed me how to reassure him by rewarding his good behavior. She has taught us so much and I will also always be grateful for her expert teaching and amazing knowledge, and most of all helping my pup become a good citizen. Thank you Marge, we love you!” – Julie N.