Maggie Theisen professional dog trainer

Margaret "Maggie" Theisen, Professional Dog Trainer

Maggie is an experienced dog trainer and former dog daycare owner. 

She competes in dog agility with her border collie, Egg. When she’s not writing or dog training Maggie can usually be found hiking in the Montana backcountry with her five rescue dogs.


Maggie has been a professional dog trainer for more than a decade. She’s helped dogs and their pet parents with the basics like potty training, walking on a leash, and greeting strangers appropriately. She also ran a successful doggy day care where she was able to support the wide range of canine personalities through the day care experience. 

In short, Maggie has worked with and supported a wide range of canine behavior both in home setting and at the doggy day care. 

These days, Maggie is focused on applying her training skills to compete in agility with her dog, Egg. 

You can check out some of Egg’s training below. Go Egg🥚

Education & Certifications

Maggie completed the Certified Pet Dog Trainer program. 

Articles Written By Maggie Theisen

Check out the latest articles written by Maggie:

small black dog looking sad at the end of grooming

We Asked Vets: Why Dogs Behave Strangely After Grooming

My dogs rarely need more than a simple occasional brushing but have still had to get professionally groomed on more than one occasion. First, there was the “skunk incident”. Then, there was the dead fish they found during the day at the lake. Finally, there was the glitter (that’s a story for another time).  But

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small male dog with leg raised

Why Does My Dog Pretend To Pee? (We Asked A Veterinarian)

Depending on their age, diet, size, and amount of exercise, dogs can hold their pee for between 8 and 10 hours. However, most veterinarians recommend letting your dog out to pee every 6 to 8 hours for bladder and kidney health. Regardless of how long your dog can physically hold their pee, anyone who regularly takes their

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large dog sleeping in bed

We Asked A Vets: Why Does My Dog Sleep Facing Away From Me?

The following question came in through our “Ask A Dog Trainer” program: “My dog Foxie loves to cuddle, and it’s great, but she always sleeps facing the opposite direction that I do. That’s okay, but it sometimes means her butt ends up a little too close for comfort or it just gets a little funky

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