Hi! I’m Dr. Mary Rose J. Magpily or Doc Marose, a veterinarian, dog behavior consultant and the instructor for Pet Centrics Dog Training Courses. My home-based business Pet Centrics has been providing dog behavior consulting and dog training services in Quezon City, Manila, Philippines since February 2011. In addition, I also like to write about animal care topics in the Philippines and abroad. Read my full story HERE.
My Educational Background / Qualifications:
- Diploma in Canine Behavioral Science and Technology
Companion Animal Sciences Institute, Canada (2011)
- Certificate Course on Canine Training and Behavior
Triple Crown Academy, Texas, USA (2010)
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
University of the Philippines, Los Banos (2007)
- Bachelor of Science in Biology
University of the Philippines, Diliman (2001)
Pet Centrics Training Philosophy
What I endeavor to teach at Pet Centrics is that dogs can be taught WITHOUT force or coercion, WITHOUT the use of punitive or harsh punishment intended to inflict pain to intimidate them into submission and obedience.
Training can be achieved by providing the dog with proper motivation and by directing the dog to appropriate behaviors and teaching the dog what we want him to do.
I want to be clear that references to reward-based or positive training, of which I am a proponent, in no way means that these methods are permissive or that we spoil our dogs and let them get away with bad behaviors. Positive training refers to structured training: Rules, discipline and consequences for poor performance still apply. However, the owner must recognize his responsibility to create an environment that guides the dog into making good choices and prevents him or her from making mistakes. At the same time, the dog is taught appropriate behaviors that provide the dog with mental and physical stimulation and that are useful for our daily life with him or her.
My training philosophy is heavily influenced by a variety of trainers and animal behaviorists, most notably Karen Pryor, Dr. Ian Dunbar, Nicole Wilde, Dr. Sophia Yin, Patricia McConnell, Jean Donaldson, Denise Fenzi, Deborah Jones, and Susan Garrett – to name only a few of the professionals that I have studied over the years. These trainers employ what have been described as reward-based, choice-based, or even relationship-based methods that emphasize a dog’s willing and happy participation in the process of training, the end result being that there is clear communication and teamwork between the human and his/her animal companion.
Ready to begin your dog training journey with me? LET’S BEGIN