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Maureen Cucinella AKA "Mo"

Owner and 2x Certified Professional Dog Trainer

Maureen's journey as a dog trainer started at the young age of 16, when she brought home Celia, her very first German Shepherd puppy. Eager to raise her new puppy properly, she began to research how to train and effectively communicate with dogs. She began reading books, watching videos, volunteering at the local humane society, and talking with other trainers. Before she knew it, she had taught her dog over 100 different behaviors from simply sitting, to doing advanced tricks such as putting laundry in a washer and painting pictures. When her puppy became an adult dog, she began to show concerning behaviors such as aggression and reactivity. This is where Maureen's knowledge was put to the test.

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Training her personal dog sparked a passion for which she ended up turning into a career where she began with helping local pet owners manage and communicate with their dogs. In 2014 Maureen attended the Tom Rose School under the instruction of Dave Van Garderan, Kari Koch, Nathan Schoemer, and Jacob  Plascencia. Maureen graduated after 5 months of intense training. From there, she trained dogs at multiple kennels all over the eastern U.S.

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With an undying need to learn more, In 2023, Maureen attended Ivan Balabanov's school "Training without Conflict" and graduated this program in 2024. This program further tested her knowledge, taking it to the next level.

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She is an open-minded individual who utilizes many innovative, versatile techniques; applying them in an individualized manner depending on the needs of the dog/handler team. 

 

Maureen currently owns three German Shepherds Reagan, Griffin, and Smith along with an Australian Cattle Dog who she competes in sports such as AKC Obedience IGP, and frisbee.

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MEET THE PACK

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Reagan

4 Year Old solid black German shepherd

Accomplishments: BH, AD, IGP1, KKL, SG2 Show score

Griffin

10 Year Old Male Sable German Shepherd

Accomplishments: BH,TR1, CGC, CD, CDX, TDI Registered Therapy Dog

Smith

9 Year old Bicolor Male German Shepherd

Accomplishments: BH, IGP1

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Monster

4 Year Old Australian Cattle Dog

Accomplishments: World level frisbee competitor

From Couch Potato to Athlete: A Step-by-Step Guide to Treadmill Training for Dogs
09:27

From Couch Potato to Athlete: A Step-by-Step Guide to Treadmill Training for Dogs

Welcome to today's video on how to teach your dog to run on a treadmill! Dog training expert, Maureen, will be explaining and demonstrating the training process. Get in touch with Maureen for in-person or Zoom dog training sessions at the following: Location: Blue Ridge, GA 30513 Email: Maureen@SpiritedK9.com Website: https://www.SpiritedK9.com/ Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpiritedK9/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5PRQlY3iuS9oBXhXEo9Lfg Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spiritedk9/ ๐Ÿ“š Get a copy of my dog training manual: https://amzn.to/2P2tyQH ๐Ÿฆฎ Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/NateSchoemer ๐Ÿ’ฌ Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NateSchoemers ๐Ÿ›๏ธ Nate Schoemer shop: https://nateschoemershop.com/ Don't forget to follow us on social media and subscribe for new dog training videos each week! Instagram: http://instagram.com/NateSchoemer Facebook: http://facebook.com/NateSchoemer TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@nateschoemer Enroll your furry family members in Prudent Pet insurance for the best coverage and protection. Get 5% off when you sign up through our link. Discount not available in FL, ME, TN, PA, and SC. ๐Ÿ”— https://www.prudentpet.com/internet/NATE For a comprehensive breakdown on how to train any dog with proven success, watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQRgci18tvY&t=6802s Fun Fact: The Australian Cattle Dog, also known as the "heeler," was developed in the 19th century to assist with the herding of cattle in Australia's harsh outback. They are known for their intelligence, athleticism, and strong work ethic.
5 Fun and Unique Dog Tricks That Will Make You a Hero to Your Pet!
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5 Fun and Unique Dog Tricks That Will Make You a Hero to Your Pet!

Welcome to today's video! In this episode, Professional dog trainer Maureen will be showing you how to teach your dog five unique and impressive tricks. Don't miss the timestamps below to jump to your favorite trick: 00:17 - Wipe Your Paws: This trick is not only fun, but it also has practical applications for keeping your floors clean. 2:26 - Shame on You: This trick is guaranteed to get a laugh from your friends and family. 4:53 - Jump Into My Arms: This trick is perfect for showing off your dog's agility and trust in you. 8:41 - Toes: This trick is a great way to engage your dog's problem-solving skills. 11:21 - Army Crawl: This trick is sure to impress and is perfect for a Halloween costume or just for fun. If you want to learn even more about training your furry friend, don't hesitate to contact Maureen at Maureen@SpiritedK9.com or visit her website (https://www.SpiritedK9.com/). You can also follow her on social media (https://www.facebook.com/SpiritedK9/, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5PRQlY3iuS9oBXhXEo9Lfg, https://www.instagram.com/spiritedk9/) for more great content. Don't forget to give this video a like and subscribe to the channel for more helpful training tips. As a professional dog trainer, I offer high-quality products that I use and recommend on my Amazon store (https://www.amazon.com/shop/nateschoemer). Your purchases help support my YouTube channel and bring valuable resources to the community. Shop now to make a positive impact on the lives of dogs and their caregivers. Want to learn even more about training your furry friend? Get a copy of my dog training manual here (https://amzn.to/2P2tyQH). Don't forget to subscribe to my channel for new dog training videos each week, and consider becoming a channel member (https://www.youtube.com/nateschoemer/join) to get exclusive access to live Q&As, custom emojis, badges, and more. For just $1.99 per month, you can help me continue to bring valuable content to the community. Don't forget to subscribe to my channel for new dog training videos each week, and consider becoming a channel member (https://www.youtube.com/nateschoemer/join) to get exclusive access to live Q&As, custom emojis, badges, and more. For just $1.99 per month, you can help me continue to bring valuable content to the community (including all you Australian Cattle Dog lovers out there). Need some extra guidance with your pup? Consider scheduling an in-person or Zoom dog training session with me by emailing NateSchoemer@gmail.com. I'm happy to help you and your Aussie Cattle Dog reach your training goals. Don't forget to visit my website (https://www.nateschoemer.com/) and follow me on social media (http://instagram.com/NateSchoemer, http://facebook.com/NateSchoemer, https://www.tiktok.com/@nateschoemer) for more great content. And if you're looking to support my channel, consider joining my Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/NateSchoemers), checking out my shop (https://nateschoemershop.com/), or becoming a Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/NateSchoemer). For a comprehensive breakdown on how to train any dog (including our beloved Australian Cattle Dogs) with proven success, watch this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQRgci18tvY&t=6802s). It may seem long, but the content will be invaluable to building a stronger and happier relationship with your pup. And make sure your furry family members (like our Australian Cattle Dogs) are protected with pet insurance from Prudent Pet (https://www.prudentpet.com/internet/NATE)! With customizable plans and a 5% discount when you sign up through my link, you can't go wrong. *Discount not available in FL, ME, TN, PA, and SC. Five fun facts about Australian Cattle Dogs: - Australian Cattle Dogs are known for their high energy and intelligence, and require regular exercise and mental stimulation to stay happy and healthy. - These dogs have a short, smooth coat that requires minimal grooming, making them a low-maintenance breed. - Australian Cattle Dogs are generally healthy and have a lifespan of around 12-15 years. - These dogs have a strong work ethic and excel at tasks such as herding, obedience, and agility. - - - They make great companion animals for active families."
Amaze Your Friends with These 5 Easy-to-Learn Dog Tricks
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Amaze Your Friends with These 5 Easy-to-Learn Dog Tricks

Welcome to today's exciting and informative video! In this episode, Maureen, a highly skilled and experienced dog trainer, will be sharing her expertise and showing you how to teach your dog five amazing and unique tricks. Get ready to impress your friends and strengthen the bond with your furry companion. Don't miss out on these fun and useful tricks, and use the timestamps below to jump to your favorite trick: 00:16 - Rebound: This trick is perfect for showing off your dog's agility and coordination. 7:06 - Rewind: This trick is a great way to engage your dog's problem-solving skills and have some fun. 10:50 - Limping: This trick is sure to get a laugh from your friends and family. 15:45 - Nod Your Head: This trick is a fun and unique way to show off your dog's communication skills. 18:19 - Cover Your Eyes: This very cute trick is perfect for a Halloween costume or just for fun. I offer a variety of high-quality products that I personally use and recommend to support your training journey. You can shop my selection at my Amazon store (https://www.amazon.com/shop/nateschoemer) and make a positive impact on the lives of dogs and their caregivers. Your purchases also help support my YouTube channel, so thank you for your support. Don't forget to follow Maureen on social media and visit her website for even more helpful training tips and resources. With her expertise and guidance, you and your dog can achieve anything. If you want to learn even more about training your furry friend, don't hesitate to contact Maureen at Maureen@SpiritedK9.com or visit her website (https://www.SpiritedK9.com/). You can also follow her on social media (https://www.facebook.com/SpiritedK9/, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5PRQlY3iuS9oBXhXEo9Lfg, https://www.instagram.com/spiritedk9/) for more great content. Don't forget to give this video a like and subscribe to the channel for more helpful training tips. Welcome to my YouTube channel! I'm a professional dog trainer and I'm here to help you build a strong and happy relationship with your furry friend. If you want to take your training knowledge to the next level, be sure to check out my dog training manual (https://amzn.to/2P2tyQH). And if you want even more exclusive access to live Q&As, custom emojis, badges, and more, consider becoming a channel member (https://www.youtube.com/nateschoemer/join) for just $1.99 per month. If you need some extra guidance with your furry friend, you can also consider scheduling an in-person or zoom training session with me by emailing NateSchoemer@gmail.com. Don't forget to visit my website (https://www.nateschoemer.com/) and follow me on social media for more great content. And if you're looking to support my channel, consider joining my Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/NateSchoemers), checking out my shop (https://nateschoemershop.com/), or becoming a Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/NateSchoemer). I've also started my own dog food company named after my two dogs Arih & Charlie. Check out their website (https://www.arihandcharlies.com/) for more information. And if you want a comprehensive breakdown on how to train any dog with proven success, be sure to watch this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQRgci18tvY&t=6802s). It may seem long, but the content will be invaluable to building a stronger and happier relationship with your dog. You can also find me on social media at: Instagram: http://instagram.com/NateSchoemer Facebook: http://facebook.com/NateSchoemer TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@nateschoemer And last but not least, make sure your furry family members are protected with pet insurance from Prudent Pet! With customizable plans and a 5% discount when you sign up through my link (https://www.prudentpet.com/internet/NATE), you can't go wrong. *Discount not available in FL, ME, TN, PA, and SC. Thank you for stopping by and I hope to see you in my next video!
Avoid These Common Mistakes and Raise the Perfect Dog with Maureen Cucinella | Episode 13
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Avoid These Common Mistakes and Raise the Perfect Dog with Maureen Cucinella | Episode 13

Welcome to today's episode, where certified professional and master dog trainer Maureen and I will be discussing the most common mistakes made by dog owners. Whether you're new to dog ownership or you've been a dog owner for years, it's easy to make mistakes. But don't worry - Maureen is here to help! With her expert knowledge and experience, she'll provide valuable insights on how to avoid common pitfalls and raise the perfect dog. And, if you want even more expert advice from Maureen, be sure to check out her website: https://www.SpiritedK9.com/ You can also follow her on social media: https://www.facebook.com/SpiritedK9/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5PRQlY3iuS9oBXhXEo9Lfg https://www.instagram.com/spiritedk9/ Don't miss out on the opportunity to learn from the best and avoid common mistakes in dog ownership. Hey there! Are you ready to transform your pet into a well-trained, obedient companion? As a professional dog trainer, I'm here to help. My Amazon store (https://www.amazon.com/shop/nateschoemer) offers high-quality products that I use and recommend, and your purchases help support my YouTube channel and bring valuable resources to the community. Looking to take your dog training skills to the next level? Get a copy of my dog training manual (https://amzn.to/2P2tyQH) and become an expert in no time. And don't forget to subscribe to my channel for new dog training videos each week. Want even more from your dog training experience? Become a channel member for just $1.99 per month and get access to live Q&As, custom emojis, badges, and more. Sign up here: https://www.youtube.com/nateschoemer/join. Need some extra guidance with your pup? I offer in-person and zoom dog training sessions. Email me at NateSchoemer@gmail.com to schedule yours today. For more great content, visit my website (https://www.nateschoemer.com/) and follow me on social media. You can also support my channel by joining my Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/NateSchoemers), checking out my shop (https://nateschoemershop.com/), or becoming a Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/NateSchoemer). Don't miss my comprehensive video on how to train any dog with proven success on my YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQRgci18tvY&t=6802s). You can also catch me on ANIMAL PLANET's hit show Rescue Dog to Super Dog. Follow me on social media to stay up to date: Instagram (http://instagram.com/NateSchoemer), Facebook (http://facebook.com/NateSchoemer), TikTok (https://www.tiktok.com/@nateschoemer). Lastly, make sure your furry family members are protected with pet insurance from Prudent Pet (https://www.prudentpet.com/internet/NATE). With customizable plans and a 5% discount when you sign up through my link, you can't go wrong. *Discount not available in FL, ME, TN, PA, and SC.
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Inspired By

Celia

2011-2024

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Celia was a spirited dog who loved to learn, play, and expolore. During her life, she earned a BH and TDCH.

 

She was the best teacher, partner, and friend. 

 

We did it all for her; she will be forever loved and missed.

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