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 25 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! Loving dogs is essential, but working 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, Border Collie Society of America, HMB Chamber of Commerce, and other dog training/herding clubs. She has trained thousands of pet dogs and performance dogs in obedience, herding, rally, lure coursing, tracking, and therapy. Served as a 4H Dog Project Leader for 5 years. Serving in Greyhound Rescue since 1995. AKC and AHBA herding judge and competitor; also competitor in ASCA. Obedience, Tracking, and Rally trial 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 for San Mateo Dog Training Club on Belmont/San Carlos border
- all breed stock dog training and handling--now training in Sunol off I-680, east of Milpitas
Contact information: Marian Pott at 650-712-1192h; 650-888-7445c
CONTACT Marian for registration flyer: "PUPPIES ONLY" Summer Class--4 Thursdays in August:
7, 14, 21, 28 at 6:30p at HMB Veterinary parking lot, 719 Main Street, HMB; 12 weeks-6 months old.
2014 SUMMER Group Indoor Classes--Thursday eves beginning June 5 for Levels I and II in Half Moon Bay at Ted Adcock Community Center. To register or to see full class descriptions: www.hmbcity.com
The classes are listed under "Recreation." You can also pick up a brochure and/or register at HMB City Hall downtown at the corner of Main Street and Kelly Avenue.
Thursdays June 5, 6:30p-7:25p Level I: Beginning Dog--(4 months on up; adult dogs welcome); this class emphasizes foundational obedience skills and socialization between human and canine and canine to canine.
Thursdays June 5, 7:30p-8:30p Level II: Beyond the Basics/Intermediate (any dog which has completed beginning level training). This class will emphasize greater control with both on and off leash exercises; also Canine Good Citizen skills. Both are 7-week classes/indoors--call or email for detailed course descriptions. NOTE: No classes will be held on JULY 3. FALL session begins mid-September.
San Mateo Dog Training Club: Monday eve indoor group classes ongoing at club building: Beginning 6:30-7:30p; Intermediate 7:30-8:30p--contact Marian for more information or check the club website: www.smdtc.com
Continuing sessions every 8 weeks--check website for current schedule. Next session for both levels starts in September.
Contact Marian for more information and specific training questions regarding above group classes.
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 Milpitas. Lessons also available some Saturdays at Herding4Ewe in Vacaville--call or email for schedule.