Maureen Cucinella AKA "Mo"

Owner and Certified Professional Dog Trainer

Maureen's journey as a dog trainer started at the young age of 16, when she brought home 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.

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 Schomer, 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.

Maureen has trained and imprinted various dogs in the areas of competition such as obedience, service, therapy, tracking, agility, scent discrimination, frisbee, and protection. She has also helped countless pet owners teach their dogs manners and obedience. Maureen has also rehabilitated numerous aggressive, fearful, and reactive dogs; some of which were extreme cases.

 

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 Celia, 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

Celia

11 year old Female Patterned Sable German Shepherd

Accomplishments: TDCH, BH

Griffin

8 Year Old Male Sable German Shepherd

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

Smith

7 Year old Bicolor Male German Shepherd

Accomplishments: BH, IGP1

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Monster

2 Year Old Australian Cattle Dog

Accomplishments: Frisbee Titles

Where it all began with Celia, the German Shepherd