Owner and trainer Marielle Lemal

Owner and trainer Marielle Lemal

Marielle Lemal began Dogwerks Training Kennel in 1992 when she was stopped on the street while walking with her multi-obedience titled Rottweiler 'Maverick' and asked if she would help to train a Rotti puppy. Her much loved hobby of dog training was the seed that grew into the thriving business that is Dogwerks today.

Training Philosophy

Marielle believes that the key to effective training is clear communication with a dog. It is essential to understand that dogs don't speak our language or share our culture. To be fair to our dogs we must step into the role of leader and interpreter for them. A dog learns (as do we) through consequences of his behavioral choices, and it is our job to provide appropriate consequences both positive and negative to help him to choose behaviors that work best for him, and for us. The goal is to provide reliable leadership so that our dogs can relax and enjoy being themselves, secure in the knowledge that they have a guide through this crazy human world.