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9 Years of Dog Training Experience
At the heart of Martin Training & Behavior is the founder and owner, Tracy Martin. Tracy has served the pets of Kansas City since 2006 as a pet sitter and dog walker and since 2012 as a dog trainer.
Tracy holds undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Anthropology from Washburn University and a Masters in Experimental Psychology from the University of Kentucky.
Tracy is a 2017 honors graduate of the prestigious Academy For Dog Trainers, a two-year, intensive program where she increased her knowledge of animal learning theory, applied animal behavior, behavior modification and counseling. She is one of two CTC's in Kansas.
In 2018, Tracy graduated from Malena DeMartini's three-month, landmark Separation Anxiety course for dog trainers, where she learned the specifics of applying behavior modification techniques to the canine disorder of home alone anxiety. Tracy is the only Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer in the Kansas City Metro.
Also in 2018, Tracy became one of only three Fear Free Certified Professional trainers in the Kansas City Metro.
In 2019 and 2020, Tracy certified with two prestigious UK based scentwork organizations to teach pet dog scentwork and is currently pursuing certification with NACSW.
Tracy shares her life with two black and tan Littles: Doc Holliday, who she's learning scentwork with, and Maybel, who prefers the quiet of bed snuggling. Emma, a striking calico kitty, keeps them all on their toes! Any spare time is spent helping Community cats and getting her big dog fix volunteering at the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City.
Science-based, non-aversive dog training works because it:
Rewards your dog when they get it right, and encourages them to keep trying when they get it wrong.
Motivates your dog using food, toys, and life rewards. As a result, there are no scary side-effects-only good feels and eager learners.
Fosters and deepens the companion-guardian bond. Your dog will love to train!
Martin Training & Behavior never uses pain or fear to train your dog. My promise is that you and your dog will feel good about training.
We are whole-heartedly committed to force-free dog training that is rooted in modern behavioral science.
Can you Guarantee You'll Fix My Dog?
Offering a guarantee is a red flag if you are searching for a dog trainer. It is unethical to guarantee training results. There are too many variables involved. We will, however, do everything in our power to ensure that you and your dog are HAPPY and SATISFIED.
Consumer protection warning:
In the US, and in most other countries, dog training is an unregulated industry. There are no minimum educational or experiential requirements. Click here to review the American Veterinary Society for Animal Behavior's position statements to guide dog families in choosing a trainer.