Marin COVID Restrictions
Due to the latest Stay at Home order, Mary's Angels Dog Training is CLOSED.
The latest orders are indefinite, but we will reopen as soon as we are legally allowed to.
Thank you for your support and understanding.
Mary Stompe, KPA CTP
Mary grew up training dogs, and her experience shows in her natural communication with dogs and their owners.
Mary became a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner in May 2018. The Karen Pryor Academy is a rigorous 6 month course that includes instruction in the science of learning as well as hands-on experience teaching people and multiple species of animals.
From February 2015 to August 2017, Mary worked as a Receptionist and Veterinary Assistant at a veterinary hospital in San Anselmo. There, she learned about animal behavior as it pertains to health and safety, and gained invaluable experience.
Mary earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Biology from the University of California, Davis, in 2014. While at Davis, she interned with the late Dr. Sophia Yin, a pioneer in animal behavior and training. Mary credits Dr. Yin as the mentor who changed her focus from veterinary medicine to dog training and helped her realize her talent.
From the ages of 12 to 18, Mary volunteered at Marin Humane as a Dog Training Assistant, among various other positions. She has always had a passion for helping animals in need, and is thrilled to put that passion to use in her work.
Ellen formerly from Terra Linda
I adopted Vito, and he was shy, scared, and lacked confidence. Over the course of our training, Vito blossomed into a different dog. He gained in personality, confidence, and happiness! Mary's ALL about positive, and being truly supportive. I could not have chosen a better trainer for US. Vito continues to be happy, obedient, and thrive since Mary helped bring out his true personality. If you're needing The Best trainer, she's it! I'm forever grateful.
Rick from Novato
Mary is a very knowledgeable dog handler & trainer, always positive in her training. Our dog Rusty is a highly distractible, curious Red & White Irish Setter. Mary helped us to help Rusty stay focused so he would take enjoyable walks, respond to commands, and overall channel his curiosity into a positive strength rather than a distraction. Highly recommend!
Rachel from Petaluma
Mary was amazing! She explained everything very clearly, answered all of my questions, and was such a calming presence for our energetic pup. Mary is very knowledgeable and provided us with lots of information about the different behaviors we were seeing as well as why they may be occurring. She set us up with a wonderful plan and even gave us a sheet with information about the different skills she taught us that day.
Update: I just wanted to add an update upon completing our 8 week training program with Mary. She is honestly the best dog trainer! Our pup had some sensory sensitivities and Mary was continuously researching different methods to best support his specific needs. It is clear she truly loves what she does. Ollie is like a completely different dog since working with Mary! It is amazing!! I would recommend Mary to anyone looking for a trainer for their dog. She went above and beyond for our family!
Jen from Novato
Mary is literally amazing. Our Boston came to us without socialization with humans and seems to be scared of basically everything. Mary has taught our little Reese to interact with us and she just keeps blossoming after each session we have. Thank you so much for helping us to see our puppy for who she is and to help her excel. Thank you!! We are looking forward to the future and are thrilled to know Reese is happy and thriving with your continued assistance.