Welcome! Miramar Dog Training is based in Half Moon Bay, CA. Trainer and Owner Marian Pott has been training dogs for companionship and performance for over 30 years. "Whole Dog" philosophy means looking at each dog as an individual, as well as teaching you how to be your dog's leader with motivational training techniques. All breeds, ages, and levels of training, and all types of people, too--families, seniors, teens, individual owners. Loving dogs is essential, but so is your leadership. Working successfully with people who want a better life with their four-legged companions is where true reward lies in this profession.
Marian is a member of APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers), German Shepherd Dog Club of America, Oakland and San Mateo Dog Training Clubs, Vaca Valley Stockdog Club, plus other training/herding club affiliations. She has trained thousands of pet dogs and performance dogs in obedience, herding, rally, lure coursing, tracking, and therapy. Served as HMB 4H Dog Project Leader for 5 years. Serving in Greyhound Rescue since 1995. AKC and AHBA herding judge and competitor; also competitor in ASCA herding program. AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator. Obedience, Tracking, Rally, Lure Coursing competitor.
- private obedience training on the Coast and in greater San Mateo County
- behavior consultation on the Coast and in greater San Mateo County
- group obedience classes on the Coastside (Half Moon Bay) and San Carlos for San Mateo Dog Training Club
- all breed herding dog training and handling--now training in Sunol off I-680, northeast of Fremont, and also in Vacaville by arrangement
- aggressive dog behavior consultation and training
Contact information: Marian Pott at 650-712-1192h; 650-888-7445c
2017 Summer Group Outdoor Classes at Smith Field Picnic Area/Grass--Thursday eves beginning
June 22 for Levels I/Beginning (foundational skills) & Advanced Beginning; Level II/Intermediate Skills Workshop --7 sessions total--skipped week(s) announced--including no class July 20--Field Trip for this week will be Wednesday, July 19, meeting at Coffee Co. outdoor table area for each class. To register or to see full class descriptions: Classes sponsored by City of Half Moon Bay. Contact Marian for registration information.
Thursdays beginning June 22, 6:00p-6:55p Level I: Beginning & Advanced Beginning* Basic Dog Training--(4 months on up; adult dogs welcome); this class emphasizes foundational obedience skills and socialization between human and canine and canine to canine. Family friendly environment but leash handlers must be 13+ and all minors must have adult parent/guardian present at all times. Observing children must be supervised for their own safety (no running, petting strange dogs, disruptive behavior, or interfering with family dog when working). Bring dog, 6-ft leash, plenty of yummy meaty/cheesy treats, collar, other training equipment. *ADVANCED Beginning Dogs have completed a beginning level group class but are not yet skilled and/or mature enough to go into an Intermediate level class--these dogs will work on appropriate skills at a higher level than beginning level dogs.
Thursdays beginning June 22, 7:00-8:00p Level II Intermediate Skills Workshop--dogs should have a strong foundation of training and be of appropriate maturity to work at this level. Skills emphasized: attention, hand signals, on and off leash recalls and heeling, distance stays, low level jumps, retrieves, other obedience skills. Bring dog, 6-ft leash plus any training collar, treats, toy and/or retrieve dummy/dumbbell, long line or retractable. Contact Marian if you have any questions about your dog's readiness, appropriate age, maturity, etc.
FIELD TRIP: Downtown HMB on Main Street, Wednesday, July 19--see above under 2017 Summer.
San Mateo Dog Training Club, 595 Taylor Street, Unit 2, San Carlos: Monday eve indoor group classes ongoing at club building: Basic 6:30-7:25p; Intermediate 7:30-8:30p--contact Marian for more information or check the club website: www.smdtc.com
Continuing 8-week sessions--check website for current schedule--July 3 start date for summer session. If you'd like to observe a class, feel free to contact # on website or call Marian directly.
Contact Marian for more information and specific training questions regarding above group classes or for information regarding private training.
PRIVATE TRAINING and/or BEHAVIOR CONSULTATION:
All levels of private training offered and focus on better obedience control, socialization skills with humans and other dogs, human leadership. Puppies to adopted dogs to senior citizens--dogs never stop learning! Behavior issues include but are not limited to aggression, shy and fearful dogs, destruction, family dynamics, pack dynamics. Motivational training philosophy. Performance dogs welcome!
Please email or call about an instinct test or lesson with your herding dog--all breeds. Marian regularly trains in Sunol on most Fridays and Saturdays. Sunol is off I-680, northeast of Fremont. Lessons also available other days by arrangement at Herding4Ewe in Vacaville--call/text or email Marian for availability: 650-888-7445; firstname.lastname@example.org