About the Owner
Maxine Fox received a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science as well as a K-12 science teaching certification from Rutgers University and has devoted both her career and hobbies to animals. She has worked in the field of veterinary medicine for over 25 years as both a technician in private practice and a veterinary scientist in industry. In addition, she spent over 10 years training her own dogs under the mentoring of obedience trainer and AKC judge Ms. Vicki Brown via the Delaware Valley Kennel Club and assisting others in basic pet and AKC competition obedience trials. She earned 2 obedience titles as well as the Canine Good citizen certification on her dogs. Experienced in training all breeds for puppy and basic obedience spanning over 20 years.
Soon after joining the Association for Professional Dog Trainers, and attending their Conference and webinars for continuing education, she became certified to train through the Council of Professional Dog Trainers, with a title of CPDT-KA.
Maxine volunteers as a member of the Training and Behavior Team with Mid Atlantic English Springer Spaniel Rescue to support people who foster or adopt dogs from the rescue. She also writes for their quarterly newsletter in the "Training Corner".
Maxine has participated with her own dogs in Therapy Dogs International and Alliance for Therapy Dogs, which is an organization that brings highly trained pets into nursing homes, schools, and hospitals.
Maxine completed an in depth training, both via a comprehensive curriculum and a hands-on practicum from the Northwest School of Animal Massage, a school which is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. The focus of the training was in rehabilitative massage, for the benefit of dogs that are geriatric, have diagnosed medical conditions from a veterinarian, and for both pre and post surgical cases.