A scientific approach to solving behavior problems

Mary Huntsberry is an Associate Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist based in Montgomery County, MD. She consults on behavior modification for problem behaviors commonly seen in pet dogs and cats. Mary collaborates with various behaviorists across the country, in addition to her clients’ veterinarian, to accurately assess and address a problem behavior. Her scientific approach to animal training often leads to immediate results.

Consults & Dog Training

Behavioral consults are conducted either in-home or at the Helping Pets Behave facility in Gaithersburg, MD. In addition to consults, Mary offers group and private training and behavior classes including a variety of puppy courses, animal assisted therapy, tricks, and special behavior topics.

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Educated Guidance

Ms. Huntsberry earned her masters degree in Behavior, Cognition, and Neuroscience from American University in Washington, DC, where she focused on the science of animal behavior.

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  • Tim B. from Bethesda, MD

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    I am thrilled that I found Mary and that she was able to help. I’ve even recommended her to our vet! The service she provides is invaluable and is money well spent.

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  • Mary C. from Columbia, MD


    Her behavior change is amazing – friends told us she’s like a new dog after just a month! Her behavior continues to improve and the best part is, we can now take her for walks without anxiety. Recruiting Mary’s help was definitely worth the investment as we now get lots of Sunny’s famous pit bull ‘hugs’.

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