Hi, I’m Andy Merryman.  I’m a certified positive reinforcement dog trainer and behavior consultant who has worked with animal shelters since 1999, and in training and behavior since 2009.


I am currently a contracted consultant for both the Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA) in Washington, D.C. and the Humane Society of Boulder Valley (HSBV), in Boulder, Colorado. Both organizations have nationally recognized, leading edge training and behavior departments, utilizing modern, science-based techniques. I am also the owner of Merry Mutts, LLC.



Graduate of Academy for Dog Trainers


Master Course – Aggression in Dogs
Michael Shikashio – CDBC


MA in Management
Johns Hopkins University – Baltimore, MD


BA in Education
Rollins College – Winter Park, FL