About the Trainer

Vickie Marx has more than three decades of experience. She has been featured in The LA Times, OC magazine & Beach City Styles.

She is an AKC-Certified Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Evaluator.

She has been a guest on TV and Radio programs, Pet Files, the Pet Place, and The Pet Cast.

Animal Assistant Groups, Veterinarians, and a Grooming School, have used her expertise for various seminars and lectures.

Vickie’s BA degree in Psychology has aided her career in dealing with negative behavior in dogs.

She has served as a Director of The Pet Education Center, Humane Society of New York. She is also endorsed by The United Humanitarians of Orange County.

She is a published writer for Animal House & Awareness magazines, The Orange Coast Rhodesian Ridgeback Club's newsletter, “The Ridgeback Rambles,” and the Facebook site "Griffology."

Vickie has developed several programs utilizing her “Reward and Praise” method, and each program is designed to achieve specific results. Her approach is not a one size fits all.

Some of Vickie’s programs include:

  Vicki's dog Zane, an AKC Dual Champion Rhodesian Ridgeback, shown with professional handler Geri Griffin
  • All Dogs and All Ages
  • Basic and Advanced Obedience Training
  • In-Home and Group Obedience Training
  • Behavior Training
  • Behavior Management
  • Housebreaking
  • Destructive Behavior, Separation Anxiety
  • Excessive Barking, Jumping, Wildness,
  • Nipping, and Mouthing
  • AKC Canine Good Citizen Preparation and Testing
  • Show and Lure Coursing Preparation

Zane, Winning Best In Field. Oakland CA

The West Coast Academy of Dog Training and Vickie Marx service all of the following cities: Aliso Viejo, Costa Mesa, Coto De Caza, Dana Point, Foothill Ranch, Irvine, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Newport Coast, Rancho Santa Marguerita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Trabuco Canyon & Tustin.