Meet Marli, our Dog Trainer!


Why choose Marli?

 Marli graduated at world renowned Triple  Crown Dog Training Academy in Austin, Texas in January 2008. For further  information about Triple Crown Academy go to"My  goal is to help your dog better understand his or her role in your  family's chain of command. Working with the owner along with the dog is  extremely valuable and essential for success. Dogs and their owners that  understand the rules and boundaries of dog obedience generally live  happier and healthier lives."-Marli Prather 

Training Techniques (Petiquette)

These techniques include the following:

  • Down
  • Sit
  • Stand
  • Sitting At The Door
  • Automatic Sit
  • Sit/Stay
  • Down/Stay
  • Coming when called
  • Place Recognition
  • Name Recognition
  • Heeling (walking on leash)

Behavior techniques

 Behavior and attitude of both dog and  owner are also examined. Some dog problem areas addressed are listed  below but are not limited to:

  • Growling
  • Chewing
  • Digging
  • Barking
  • Jumping
  • Running Off
  • Housebreaking
  • Dog Aggression


  •  I am very pleased the the training  offered at The Pawms. Marli is a terrific trainer who "trained" me as  well as Buster. He is now no longer a "door-buster" due to basic  obedience and One-on-One training!"
     - Janine Hagan
  • "Our family is very happy that we  found training by Marli. We have seen a huge difference in the way our  dog behaves at home. The training methods are effective and easy to  follow I highly recommend Marli to anyone who has a dog in need of  training."
     - Michael Defore
  • "We are so happy we chose Marli as our  trainer! She is always professional, prepared, knowledgeable, patient  and truly loves dogs. Her training ensured that Percy as well as his  parents, have the foundation for a truly happy life together."                            -  Jan Mattingly


Rejuvenation Treatment


 These lessons are given in the privacy of  the dog's home and/or at The Pawms. With this package of individual  training sessions we will meet once a week for 5 weeks, and each lesson  is 45min to an hour. 


Board and Train


 These personal training sessions are  tailored to the temperament of the dog and the handler. Training  sessions are scheduled for 5 consecutive days of boarding and training  at The Pawms. This helps reinforce the dog's attention to the handler in  environments outside the home setting. After the 5 days the dog and  handler enters into the Rejuvenation treatment.