Marge Rogers, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA,  and Lisa Mallory, CPDT-KA, CNWI, offer private training sessions and group training classes at The Center for K9 Excellence in West Jefferson, NC.  These two experienced, certified professional dog trainers have partnered to bring you the latest in modern dog training methods and behavioral science.

Certification Matters – Validated Knowledge. 

Our team offers the High Country’s only Certified Behavior Consultant Canine – Knowledge Assessed (CBCC-KA) and the only Certified Professional Dog Trainers – Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA).  What does that alphabet soup mean? It means that both Marge & Lisa’s knowledge of canine behavior and training have been independently tested and certified and that they adhere to a code of ethics. They also use methods consistent with those recommended by veterinarians who specialize in animal behavior.

Simply put - We know what we’re talking about.  You don’t have to take our word for it. Our knowledge of canine behavior and the science of how dogs learn has been independently validated by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, the leading organization offering independently validated exams for our profession.  The exam does not reflect the teaching of a particular school or philosophy.  It tests the applicants knowledge of behavioral science, animal husbandry, business ethics, ethology and more. Sitting for the exam is voluntary, but is quickly becoming the benchmark for our profession.  It takes more than a love of dogs to understand the science of behavior. Certification matters. Choose a dog training professional certified by the country’s leading professional organization.

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Modern, Reward-Based Dog Training Methods.

Dog training – it’s not rocket science.  It is behavioral science. We use the same type of training marine mammal trainers and zookeepers use. Watch as trainers at Atlanta Zoo take the blood pressure of an awake, adult male Gorilla. While we probably won't take your dog's blood pressure, we will use the same type of training to help your dog become a wonderfully well behaved family pet or performance dog.

Dog training for Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, West Jefferson, Ashe, Avery & Watauga Counties, NC

The Rewarded Behavior Continues Difference

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The only team of Nationally Certified Trainers and Behavior Consultant in the High Country!

Online Video Reference Library of Training Exercises

This is one of our clients’ favorite features.  Owners who purchase a training package gain access to the “Client Area” of our web site. There are over 50 training videos there. Clients can review training videos at their convenience.  Some even work ahead of our lessons, at their own pace, to get the most out of their training investment.   Video categories include – Impulse Control, Foundation Skills, Leash Manners, Come to Me!, and more.

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We Get Results.  

Again, you don’t have to take our word for it.  There are videos throughout this web site, on the Rewarded Behavior Continues Facebook page  and on our YouTube channel showing other owners working with their dogs.  Does your dog pull on leash? Come when he wants to? Bark, growl and lunge at strangers or other dogs?  We can help.  Whether you want to teach your dog or puppy basic manners or need help with behavior modification – we can help.

Rewarded Behavior Continues – We are your source for positive dog and puppy training, obedience  training, and Nose Work training in Boone, West  Jefferson and surrounding areas of Ashe, Avery and Watauga counties in North Carolina. We will teach your dog or puppy polite manners, help with socialization,  address behavior issues such as aggression, fear, thunder storm phobias, body handling issues and more.  Scroll down to find out why so many veterinarians refer their clients to us.  Improve your dog’s behavior and create a stronger bond – start today!