Professional association memberships:
APDT Professional Member
AKC CGC/Tricks Evaluator
Wendy Marcks has extensive experience with various large and small animal species and behavior. During her 23 year professional career as the northeast MA regional UMass Extension 4-H Educator, she earned a national
award by researching, designing, and managing the MA 4-H COMPACT Program (Companion Animal-Assisted Activities) as part of her M.Ed. thesis in 2003.
She joined Charles River Dog Training Club in 2005, serving on the board for many years. She was assistant trainer for CRDTC Beginner and Advanced Beginner Obedience classes before becoming lead trainer in 2013. Graduating from the Karen Pryor Academy with distinction in 2014, Wendy revamped the basic obedience courses to better serve owners’ training needs of the surging population of rescue dogs. Companion Obedience Foundation Skills and Companion Obedience Canine Good Citizen Skills
classes use all positive reinforcement methods, attention work, and targeting to strengthen trust and set the stage for success for dogs and handlers.
Wendy is a long standing member of the Scottish Terrier Club New England, having served on the board of directors and remains active with their Rescue
ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Ronni received her ABC dog trainer certification in 2009 and has been teaching dogs and their people in Massachusetts for over 10 years.
She continues her education by attending various seminars, such as those held by Michelle Pouliot, Sue Sternberg, Sumac Grant.
She has titled her personal dogs in AKC and WCSP Rally, AKC and CDSP Obedience, and NACSW Nosework.