Mara Velez, the owner and trainer at the Cherished Canine, provides remote training services and behavior modification plans that integrate science and practical solutions for you and your cherished canine companion.  


I use humane reward-based training methods.  I employ the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) to address problem behaviors.  I strive for learner-centered, minimally stressful, and thoughtful training sessions with all species.


Tools that I regularly recommend are harnesses for walking, a clicker, and reinforcers specific to the animal and situation (e.g.: food, play, or access to a desired resource).


I do not use, nor endorse, the use of prong, choke, or electronic (shock) collars.

I am no longer accepting private clients

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