What sets Maryna Ozuna apart in the dog training field is her 30 years of hands on experience working with dogs of all different breeds and temperaments, in a wide variety of contexts from training 1000s of pet dogs of all sizes, shapes and ages, to setting up a sports therapy program for a 100 dog sled dog kennel in Munich, Germany, to consulting with breeders, sports competitors and colleagues from around the world. Her premier board and train program is sought after for her work with puppies; starting young dogs — especially the sporting breeds such as labs, goldens, vizslas, weimareiners, pointers and spaniels, and their cousins the doodle crosses; and her specialty breeds, Shiba Inu and German Shepherds, which she owns and competes with. Her small dog expertise and her ability to problem solve their unique behavioral and training needs is unparalleled.
Maryna holds a J.D. from Thomas Jefferson School of Law and a B.S. in Biology and Russian from Vassar College. She is a Certified Member and has been a featured speaker at the International Association of Canine Professionals, and consults with colleagues from around the world on topics ranging from kennel management, complex behavioral problems, and movement evaluation. She travels around the country for her sought after Canine Kinasthetics™ clinics. She is one of only three trainers nationwide whose work was incorporated into the current revised edition of The Art of Raising a Puppy by the Monks of New Skete.
She incorporates her experience as the founder of Canine Kinesthetics™ because when your dog feels better they can do better!
Canine Kinesthetics™ is designed to find and relieve the problem areas of discomfort, pain, or restricted movement, as well as address the complex behavioral needs of dogs. Physical limitations are at the root of many behavioral tendencies in the dog. world, from overt aggression to subtle variations in confidence. A dog’s entire social language is contained in their body. If the body is impaired in any way, social communication suffers whether the communication is with other dogs or with us humans.
Kinesthetics™ helps decrease aggression, increases; confidence, learning capacity, coordination, flexibility, range of motion, concentration, focus, cooperation, tolerance, overall sense of well being and prevents injuries, minimizes wear and tear, relieving trauma and can be an aid to post surgical or injury rehabilitation by strengthening the immune system and overall health.
Maryna is bilingual in Spanish and English, enjoys travel, birding, and landscape photography.
“Happy Thanksgiving, Maryna! We took Rumble on a walk through a busy area with lots of resort holiday visitors this morning that really showcased her training! It was so incredibly pleasant. She did fantastic. Thank you again. And kisses to Kerrtu from Ramble.”
“I took Kanga to see Maryna for a private session. Maryna corrected the shoulder injury, her gait, as well as her temperament. The night after attending class with my other dogs was one of the most peaceful evenings I have spent with these three dogs. Kanga is now far softer and has been able to accept appropriate dominant gestures from Kai and Todd- without fighting. I can now feed all 3 dogs in the same room, and Kanga has begun to initiate play with the other dogs without aggression.”
New Paltz, NY