Marisa has years of experience working around the world with exotic and domesticated animals; safeguarding and training animal actors on set in film and television. She holds degrees in Wildlife Photojournalism and Equestrian Management and is a Certified Dog Trainer, Certified Canine Fitness Trainer and an approved Canine Good Citizen evaluator from the American Kennel Club.  


A published writer and photographer, Marisa has been interviewed in several national media outlets, including: "CNN," "The Boston Globe," "Bark Magazine," has been a guest speaker at events for The Director's Guild Associations and The Boston Animal Rescue League. 

Recent training credits include: "Little Women," "Wonderland," "The Vault," "Suspicion," "City on a Hill," "Jungleland," "Equalizer 2," "Smilf & Smilf 2," "Daddy's Home 2," "The Burning Woman," and "CastleRock S1 & S2" With a foundation of welfare oversight that includes such programs as: "SeaBiscuit," "Elf," "Prince of Persia," "Law and 0rder," "SNL," & "The Walking Dead," among others.


Becky has over 25 years of Equestrian experience coupled with 14 years of teaching and is passionate about teaching both children and adults all aspects of horsemanship and riding. 


Becky holds her Massachusetts Riding Instructor's License in addition to her accreditation through the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, an international organization that promotes equine assisted activities for individual's with special needs. 


In all of her classes, Becky explores the human-animal connection, focuses on developing rider-confidence and teaches fundamental horsemanship skills. Becky believes in having fun, while promoting a safe, relaxing and supportive environment


Carol started as a confirmation handler while attending college, showing her Fox Terrier “Otto”. She now competes with her Tervuren and Malinois Shepherds in Agility, Obedience, Confirmation, and Nosework.


Carol is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) and Karen Pryor Academy Certified Partner (KPA-CTP). Some of her professional credentials include: AKC CGC Evaluator, Fear Free Pets Trainer, ABCDT Alumni and Mentor.


Carol is a member of IAABC.


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My Rottweiler Colt’s (and my) first ever experience on a film set couldn’t have been more exciting,

or a more enjoyable learning experience.

Excited and nervous that Colt had a ‘speaking’ part in Stephen King’s Castle Rock, I was hoping he just didn’t completely mess up. But Marisa from AMB Training was so professional and kind, that we had a wonderful behind the scene experience, and Colt made a whole slew of new friends, his favorite pastime!

And he hit his mark every time!

Marg Bryan 


Marisa’s "Acting Like Animals" class is a very fun and rewarding experience!!!  


Her organized way of breaking down complex movie scenes into exercises that even the most basic handler can follow is amazing.


She’s right next to you giving clear instruction and cheering you on.  What a thrill when your dog performs what is asked of him in the class!!!  We had a blast!!!  Not to mention, Marisa has many fabulous, funny stories from her training adventures in the entertainment industry!  


I would recommend Marisa’s unique and engaging class to everybody....she makes you and your dog feel like Hollywood stars!!! :)


Melissa Giordano 


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