“Start small have a goal in mind. Reward yourself for small successes. Each time you feel that you’ve achieved something, build on that and try something a little bit differently next time so that you can achieve the goal.”
– Marilyn Wolf
from Public Speaking Super Powers
Marilyn Wolf, with a Bachelor of Science in Communication and Business from the University of Maryland, is the Managing Member of Korrect Kritters, LLC, and a Pet Trainer and Behavior Consultant. Decades of being a hobby trainer preceded becoming a professional after moving to Florida in 2000. Marilyn is a parent, stepparent, and grandparent who has lived with dogs of all sizes, ages, and temperaments over the years. She uses skills such as analysis, team building, and managing multiple projects which were applied in manufacturing (in the Midwest) and the Federal government (in the Northeast).
Marilyn has lived with pets her whole life. Mostly dogs and cats but also birds, skunks, a groundhog, rabbits, a pig, horses, and others and learned to read their body language long before the term “body language” hit popular culture.
She started studying training in earnest when she adopted Tommy at about two months of age. Before Tommy was a year old, he had decided his job in life was to be the Sheriff. He took his job very seriously. The fat, round puppy grew into a 90-pound dog that was solid muscle. He would lunge at people, he was scared of loud noises, he had separation anxiety, he destroyed the doorway twice. To be as good a partner as possible, Marilyn learned training techniques, behavior analysis, and environmental management. She learned and used every tool she could find to help him.
Currently, she works with dogs and birds. She is a Director and Secretary/Treasurer with the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, an Associate with the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, Professional Dog Trainer with the Association of Animal Behavior Professionals, Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, and adopted, foster and trainer for Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida.
For more information: www.KorrectKritters.com
Listen to Marilyn Wolf’s Podcast Episode