Allison is the owner and head trainer at Marcum K9 Obedience. She has been training dogs of all breeds and ages for 8 years. Allison began her education immediately after graduating high school. She first became a kennel tech for a dog training franchise co-owned by her father. Allison then quickly fell in love with the art of professional dog training. She went through an internship to become a trainer and excelled tremendously. Allison soon went to school and became certified dog trainer and started up her own business shortly after. Allison's believes by observing a dog's behavior, they will tell you right where he/she stands emotionally, psychologically, and behaviorally. She desires to assist families so their dogs reach fully functional, loving, and well mannered members of the family pack.
- Rocco - Belgian Malinios pupp
- Macy - Belgian Malinois
- Mason - Malinois/German Shepherd mix
- Gunner - Malinois/German Shepherd mix
Libby has had a passion for dogs for as long as her parents can remember. As a kid & teenager, her love was dedicated to riding, showing, and training horses. Her love for animals is what brought her to THE Ohio State University, where she received a Bachelors in Animal Sciences with a minor in Agricultural Communications. After she adopted her first dog (Squirt), she discovered her passion for training as well as a new purpose- to help owners live life to the fullest with their dogs. Libby attended National K9 intensive dog training school and became a certified professional trainer with endorsements in Basic Obedience, Advanced Obedience, Behavior Modification, Utility, Breed Identification, Puppy Development, Tracking, Scent Detection, Personal Protection, Police K-9, Assistance Dog, and Retrieval. She strongly believes that there are no bad dogs and loves to help people find and unlock their dogs hidden potential.
- Squirt - Rottweiler/German Shepherd mix
- Ajax - German Shepherd
Ellie is the newest member of the Marcum K9 Team. Ellie’s love for animals started when she was young. She enjoys interacting with every type of animal, but dogs have always been her favorite. She currently has one dog named Teigan and he is her world. Ellie found Marcum K9 to help her train Teigan. In turn, she developed a new and improved relationship with her best friend and found a passion for dog training.
Before she was a dog trainer Ellie worked as an ISA Certified Arborist for a company in Columbus. Her love for trees and the outdoors continues to grow, and she loves to take her dog on hikes through the woods. Eventually, her plans are to move out west and go rock climbing and canyoneering with her dog pack and to be a well established dog trainer herself
- Teigan - Beagle/Heeler mix