Mari is a dog trainer and puppy raiser with Instinct East Harlem, offering consultations, private coaching, and home school programs for clients living in Manhattan. She has been working with & training dogs in NYC for more than 5 years, and has experience working with dogs of all sizes, ages and breeds. Mari is passionate about using kind, positive methods to strengthen the bonds between dogs & humans and create lasting behavior change at both ends of the leash. Mari holds her Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-Ka) certification through CCPDT and her CCDT certification through CATCH Canine Academy. She also has a BA in Theatre Performance from Wagner College with a minor in Spanish.