Complete Canine

offers comprehensive dog training and behavior modification services creatively catered to the individual. Marianna Peterson, owner of Complete Canine, has spent nearly a decade studying and developing a “dog-centric” approach to help you and your dog foster a balanced relationship based on mutual trust, respect and understanding. Whether your dog is your hiking companion, competition teammate, or working partner, Marianna will work hard to develop a training plan and creative solutions designed to meet your unique goals.


Marianna Peterson

Owner + Trainer

Marianna Peterson is a Canine Behavior Specialist, IACP Certified Dog Trainer, and AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator having received her degree in Zoology from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2010.

She began her dog training career as Southern IL and Southeastern MO Regional Dog Training Manager for Petco before meeting internationally-renowned trainer Behesha Doan of Extreme K-9 and spending the next two and a half years under her mentorship. At Extreme K-9, Marianna gained a wealth of information and priceless hands-on experience rehabilitating hundreds of behaviorally challenged dogs, as well as developing skills for precision obedience training. Marianna was able to learn from Behesha’s methods and high standards for business and kennel practices, assist with law-enforcement apprehension and detection training, and also train service dogs for Behesha’s non-for-profit This Able Veteran. In 2011, Cesar Millan presented Marianna with the Captain Haggerty Scholarship Award at the IACP Annual Conference in San Diego, CA.

Later that year, Marianna and her husband Ted moved to Boulder, CO where Marianna began working at Longmont Humane Society, quickly becoming Training and Behavior Department Coordinator. For fun, Marianna periodically competes in AKC Rally with either her Border Collie mix Coda or her Australian Shepherd Cache. Additionally, Marianna was Training Coordinator and Operational Member of the Boulder-based canine search and rescue (SAR) team Front Range Rescue Dogs.

In May 2013, Marianna launched Complete Canine to offer a full range of training and boarding services.