About Maryam

You can find my professional bio below, but I wanted to share with you what my goals are.

I feel that all of us dog lovers have one thing in common, and that is we all want to see every dog in the world happy, safe, appreciated and loved. There are times though that things don’t go as planned. The prefect puppy or dog that we have dreams and aspirations for, just doesn’t quite behave the way we want her/him to. Or we do all the things that we believe are right, yet we don’t get the results that we are looking for and we end up criticizing ourselves or even others in our household.

My goal is to make sure that no dog is lost in translation, and no human is left feeling defeated. Through training, which really is all about understanding, proper communication, and setting ground rules for all involved, we can set and achieve realistic expectations and goals.

How often have we been in situations where we've had difficulties communicating with, or making ourselves understood by the members of our own species? Now what we want is to have a harmonious relationship and life with members of other species that have much sophistication and intelligence. The first step is to learn their language and the way they perceive the world around them, and this is where I come in!

I am learning everyday, as this is a never ending process, and I am so excited to share with you and your furry friends all that I have been learning!

Cheers to pawfect relationships!

Professional Bio

Maryam is a passionate animal lover who grew up with all types of house pets where she spent a lot of time observing and learning about animal behaviors and their interactions with each other and with their human companions. She is currently an active volunteer at Marin Humane Society and Vafa rescue group, and finds much joy in saving dogs’ lives and improving the quality of their lives.

Maryam specializes in Pet Dog Obedience Training, and Canine Behavior Evaluation and Modification. She uses science based, positive reinforcement and reward-based training methods, which have been proven to be most effective in teaching any dog new behaviors, or to modify unwanted behaviors while improving the relationship between the dog and his human family members.

Maryam graduated from Animal Behavior College and Canine Behavior Academy I and II. She believes in continuing education and learning about the best and most effective ways of understanding and training dogs, by attending workshops and seminars around the country given by renowned behaviorists, trainers and educators in the dog training world.

Maryam is also a member of APDT, Association of Pet Dog Trainers