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Marta has been absolutely amazing to work with! We adopted our Golden Retriever, Bailey and relied heavily on Marta’s training to teach him basic obedience, day to day behavior, and how to be more social with other dogs. She has a true gift in working with dogs and in training their owners too, realizing what special personalities they each have. After knowing her for the last 10 years, she continues to use her knowledge to teach us all new things and loves Bailey as if he were her own. I have recommended her to many of my friends and they have always been pleased with her technical expertise, knowledge, abilities, and the end results. All of her training is done with a kind heart and high level of caring for the animals she works with. No matter what needs you have, Marta can help ensure you have a happy and well behaved dog and that you understand how to continue to train to keep it that way. I am forever grateful for all that Marta has done to help us! Heather DuBois
Marta was wonderful to work with when we adopted our rescue poodle mix, Dash. First she helped our whole family understand the "psychology" of a rescue dog which enabled us to relax a little and gain lots of confidence. Then she worked with each member of our family (even our four-year-old) to teach us how to teach Dash basic commands, and most importantly, helped us help Dash alleviate his separation anxiety. I am not sure we would have been able to commit to the adoption without Marta's knowledge and expertise. I am thrilled to report that now we have a happy, active, and psychologically healthy canine family member! Kim Dash’s Mom
As a dog owner for 12 years, I feel I know the rights and wrongs of raising a puppy to adulthood to be friendly, social, obedient and well-mannered. However, often times there are situations where what I want my dog to do isn’t getting across, leading to frustration which just increases the problem. As a shelter volunteer, many times there are issues with the animals as far as leash-walking, jumping, aggressive play, and shyness to name a few. Marta regularly gives advice in each problem area and I can attest to the fact that when her recommendations are followed consistently, issues become resolved. My personal dog has benefited from Marta’s training tips making for a happy dog and an even happier owner! Regardless of any kind of problem with your dog, Marta’s experience and knowledge will get both owner and dog back on the right track. Sue Seitler
Ahead of the Pack Training was the best thing I ever did for my dogs and my family. I chose MARTA and Ahead of the Pack because I met her at the shelter where she volunteers once a week. She helped me decide that day to adopt our second dog and I am so glad we did. After that, I contacted her to come to our home. Her techniques are dog friendly, are easy to follow and if you practice them daily really work. That is key; YOU have to do your part. I am amazed at how much our two learned from Marta. She is amazing and I would definitely recommend her services. Lisa Murphee and Jacks Mom
Marta, and the training she provided was so important to the well being of my household and especially me. Ollie, my Goldendoodle, was the largest dog I had ever had, and in some ways I was not comfortable, maybe even somewhat afraid. Marta is the reason I was able to understand how he thought, what he needed, expected and explained everything I needed to be able to train and enjoy the experience. I highly recommend her. She makes training fun and at the very same time she is dead serious about making sure you totally understand how to handle things after she leaves your home. I am sure you will love her as we do! Joan charlotte,nc
I adopted Rusty from the Charlotte Mecklenburg Animal Shelter at the beginning of October. I was a first time dog owner and the first week with him was driving me crazy. I called one of the contacts at the Animal Shelter to explain my issues and she gave me Marta's number. I called her and she came to my house for a free consultation. After she worked with Rusty for an hour, I knew she could help Rusty become a more obedient dog and help me become a more disciplined owner. Four months later, Rusty is now listening 100 times better than he did when I adopted him. Thanks to Marta and Ahead of the Dog Pack Training, I am a happy dog owner now! Richard LaPradd
I was in my vet's office and saw the brochure for Ahead of the Pack Dog Training & Care and put it in my purse. My dog was 9 months old and out of control but I just thought my husband and I could handle him. I received a phone call at work from my husband because the dog had chewed or broke something and my husband was at his wits end. I took out the brochure looked up the website and filled out the questionnaire and really didn't think I would hear from anyone right away. Well that night I received a call from Marta and we chatted and I told her we needed help training this out of control dog. After talking to Marta I felt that maybe there is some hope for this dog after all. We set up a time to for Marta to come over meet our dog and see if she could help us. As I was writing the check for our sessions I thought to myself that this is probably a waste of money because my dog was not going to listen to anyone. To my surprise just after 2 sessions I could start seeing a difference in my dog. He actually listened to me and my husband. I kept calling Marta the Dog Whisperer. I was truly amazed at the training my dog received and the way my dog reacted to Marta. Not only did Marta train our dog she actually trained us on how to handle him. I am very grateful for the training we received and enjoy the moments with my dog! I will tell anyone who asks me about dog training that Marta is the one to call. Thank you Marta from Scott, Carol & Cody!
I adopted Candy from the Charlotte Mecklenburg Animal
Shelter on October 2nd. With Candy being my first dog
and with her being a rescued dog, I knew it would be
best to have professional trainer work with both of us.
A close friend referred me Marta (Ahead of the Pack
Dog Training) and after speaking to Marta on the phone,
I could tell she genuinely loves and cares about all dogs.
After Marta explained to me the training course, the price,
and how training takes place at the owner’s home, I knew
Marta was the perfect trainer. Candy and I receive
numerous compliments of how well behaved Candy is.
Training was a success and I am glad I chose Ahead
of the Pack Dog Training. I have referred several
neighbors to Marta and I will continue to refer others
in the future! Thanks Marta, Marcus and Candy
We found Ahead of the Pack Dog Training through a friend in the neighborhood. From the first phone call, I knew that Marta loved dogs! She took the time to understand our concerns and worked out a plan that fit our family’s needs. Her patience with