Peg Munves grew up in Connecticut but has spent most of her life in New York City. In 2014, she and her husband decided to live year-round in the home they have owned in New Lebanon since 1989. Peg has always loved dogs, and has lived with many over the years. In 1991, she was introduced to the world of training animals for advertising when a talent scout came to her training class looking for dogs. Peg found that she had a knack for training and working with animal actors, and made a career out of it. She mostly works with animals in commercials and print ads, as well as a bit of film work.
Peg became a full-time professional trainer in 2004, and is certified through the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers. She has taken formal classes and continues to attend workshops to hone her skills. In addition to basic training, Peg trains dogs to compete in “Rally” obedience and “Nose Work” events. She also competes in events with her dog and serves as a judge. These competitions aim to make training and obedience work fun for both people and dogs.
Peg’s favorite part of her job is “helping people learn to love their dogs.” The relationship between dog and person is at the center of all her training. This relationship has been a part of human socialization for thousands years. “I think that without dogs we wouldn’t be where we are,” Peg says.
You can find out more about Peg and her business at http://pegmunves.com