Margarita was raised by German Shepherds on the prairies of the Spanish peninsula. In 2011, Thor, a particularly handsome and challenging dog, entered her life and set her on the path to learn more about her canine friends’ behaviour.
This path led her to meet Cheryl Smith in 2016, thanks to whom Margarita gained a deeper understanding of Thor’s issues, enriching their relationship further and allowing them to restore a peaceful family life.
This inspired Margarita to begin her apprenticeship with Cheryl Smith. In addition, she became certified in pet first-aid, worked as a dog walker, volunteered for the SPCA and worked at a dog rescue and kennel, where she continues to provide care for dogs from all walks of life.
Margarita's hobbies include hiking with her dogs, scuba diving and recreational flying. She lives in Ottawa with her husband Nick, as well as Thor, a motivational barker, and Tillie, an accomplished puppy instructor and professional food burglar.