Meet Your Team
Beth Sautins, CTC
Mary Angilly, CTC, CPDT-KA
Beth is a Geek for Dogs! She uses her extensive knowledge of dog behavior, animal learning, and proven training techniques to help dogs with all sorts of training and behavior issues. Beth’s empathy for dogs and families means you will be supported and encouraged through the training process.
Beth is a certified dog trainer. She received her Certificate in Training and Counseling after graduating with Honors from The Academy for Dog Trainers, one of the most rigorous, advanced programs in dog behavior and training in the world.
Beth has a wide range of experience working with dogs of all sizes, breeds, and ages. Her special interests include working with dogs who are fearful or anxious, dogs who overreact while out on leash, dogs who are afraid or uncooperative at the vet, as well as dogs who need better play skills. And of course, puppies!
When not working, Beth likes to cook, make art, and spend time outdoors. But mostly she loves spending time with her husband Andy and two senior coonhounds, Nathan & George.
Mary’s entire professional career has been spent working with animals and her dedication to helping dogs, keeping them in their homes, and improving their relationships with their humans has been demonstrated in a number of capacities.
She is committed to force-free, evidence-based training and streamlining the training process for you and your dog. While she works with all aspects of dog behavior and training, she specializes in fear and reactivity.
Mary spent several years working as an Animal Care and Adoption Counselor, then as the Adoption Center Supervisor for the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals before relocating from Boston to Boulder in 2015 to pursue her passion for dog training and behavior at the Humane Society of Boulder Valley’s Training and Behavior Center. She also worked as a veterinary technician and in animal welfare legislation for the Humane Society of the United States. Currently, Mary deploys several times a year, working as a Professional Behavior Responder for the ASPCA’s Anti-Cruelty Behavior Team.
In her free time, Mary enjoys climbing, skiing, running, soccer, and taking her goofy adopted Chow mix, Buster, on hikes in beautiful Colorado.
We are dedicated to working with guardians and their companions utilizing the most up-to-date research-proven, rewards-based training methods to help you and our dog with life skills, solving behavior problems, and nurturing your human-canine relationship.
Knowledge & Experience
With our formal education of animal behavior and learning couple with our hands-on experience, we are able to help with any behavior issue, from puppy training to fear & aggression.
Best of all, we can explain it in plain language!
Compassion & Teamwork
No judgement here! We are dedicated to helping you understand your dog's behavior, and support you throughout the training process.
Our job is to make it easier for you to work with your dog, and achieve your goals.
Efficient & Transparent
Our use of proven techniques makes for efficient training, saving you time and money.
We will always explain exactly what will happen when your dog gets it right or wrong and it will never involve pain, fear, or intimidation.
Consumer Protection Warning
Many people are surprised to learn that dog training is a completely unregulated industry. Anyone can call themselves a dog trainer, and there are no requirements for licensing, education, or experience. Add to that a wealth of information and misinformation on the web and TV, and dog owners are left out on their own looking for proper help for their canine family member.
When speaking with a dog trainer that you may hire, ask about their specific training approach. A dog trainer should be able to explain their training methods in detailed, easy-to-understand language.
It can be helpful to ask the following questions:
What exactly will happen when my dog gets something right during training?
What exactly will happen when my dog gets something wrong?
If you’re not comfortable with the answers, keep looking for a trainer you are comfortable with.
Here are helpful articles about choosing a dog trainer:
How to Choose a Dog Trainer LINK By Zazie Todd, PhD Companion Animal Psychology
Position Statements on Dog Training LINK - By The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior
How to Choose a Dog Trainer LINK- By The Association of Pet Dog Trainers