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Our Story

Mark Myer

Hi, I’m Mark Myer from Sydney, Australia.

I’ve never had a dog until recently and after my kids begged to have a dog, I finally decided to bring Rio home, our new fluffy and adorable little boy.

As a no-clue and first time dog owner I was lost on how to take care of my fur baby, so I joined a puppy school for advice. It was helpful but I was left with more questions than answers.

I went online and look for information about how to transform my little dog into a well-behaved and obedient dog. I felt there were too much information spread over the internet and I was looking for simple easy to follow information I could use with my dog.

So I decided to create Your Dog Academy and help a lot of dog owners out there that enjoy the companionship of their four legged friend and want to provide the best training possible.

Welcome to Your Dog Academy!

Marina Somma

Marina is a certified exotic animal trainer and dog behavior specialist from Florida and has been working with clients to help them have obedient dogs of all sizes.

Marina is responsible for the advice and content of Dog Savvy, our small dog training course, and is bringing all her experience with little dogs.

Before joining our team, Marina previously ran her own in-home dog training business. In her spare time, she now runs Dark Wings Wildlife, an education and outreach program dedicated to teaching the public about misunderstood species.

Marina, Graduated From Monmouth University with a B.A. in Psychology and a B.S. in Marine and Environmental Biology & Policy. She has over 8 years of experience in Zoological and Domestic Animal Care, working at Facilities all around the country, and 5 years of experience in private animal training.

You can learn more about Dark Wings Wildlife here: https://www.facebook.com/DarkWingsWildlifeEducation/