Maryna OzunaMaryna Ozuna (Ma-ree-nah O-zoo-nah), nee Sheryl Studley, is the owner and director of training for Arizona Doggy Dude Ranch and the founder of the Kinaesthetics system of bodycare for humans, horses, and dogs. She also consults in movement cases with the Animal Care Center of Green Valley, AZ.

For over 25 years, Maryna has been at the forefront of innovative strategies for a holistic approach to animal behavioral and physical care. She has pioneered the concept that physical issues can be at the root of behavioral problems in dogs and horses, and worked to develop alternative training strategies to help foster more effective partnerships between humans and animals.

She has been a featured speaker at the IACP (International Association of Canine Professionals)Annual Conference, and regularly teaches at Canine Kinaesthetics clinics around the country. She has worked with thousands of horses and dogs in both Europe and the U.S. from intimate consults on an aging canine companion to World Championship equine competitors to designing a complete sports therapy program for a 120 dog sleddog kennel.

Known for the accuracy and depth of her analysis of movement patterns in both animals and humans, Maryna's involvement in the world of the moving body began early. Raised in the Hudson Valley area of New York, Maryna began coaching soccer at the age of 16, became the first female soccer referee at the age of 17, and co-founded the first girls' soccer league. She later taught recreational skiing and horse back riding, and was an Instructor for T.R.O.T., Therapeutic Riding of Tucson.

For many years, she was deeply involved in the sport of endurance riding (long distance horse races) as competitor and crew, where she pioneered the introduction of concepts of sports therapy into the sports horse world. She would go on to apply what would become Kinaesthetics tm to elite athletes from the disciplines of competitive trail, cutting, dressage, driving, endurance, eventing, racing, roping and vaulting, including winners of the Tevis Cup, and World Championship in Rome, Italy 1986 and the World Equestrian Games in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1990.

Maryna holds a B.S. in Biology and Russian from Vassar College, and a J.D. from Thomas Jefferson School of Law.

AZ Doggy Dude Ranch Dogs..

Arizona Doggy Dude Ranch Dogs Learn To:

  • Come when called every time...on or off leash!
  • Sit or down when asked...for as long as you want!
  • Walk like a gentleman or lady on a loose leash!
  • Pay attention when you need them!
  • Be wonderfully well-mannered pets inside and outside the home!


Shellie Ferguson

hot-dogHi there -

Thought I'd send a quick pic and an update on Brody since he has hit his one year anniversary from "boot camp" already.



AngelsThe girls were so good in the car and also at the rest stop....

What a wonderful, exhilerating, educational, awe-inspiring experience we had with you.  You certainly exceeded our expectations with the girls.


Marc Goldberg - CDT

Marc GoldbergMaryna has an amazing touch with both dogs and people. Rarely does one dog trainer ever permit another to work with his dogs. Dog trainers are very particular about how their pets are handled. Maryna has worked with my own dogs at my request.
Even though I have been training dogs for over 30 years, in just a few moments, Maryna taught my pets a few new tricks, calming them significantly and quickly. What pleased me most was how gentle and loving Maryna treats dogs. They respond to her very quickly with trust and love.



EmmaJust a note to let you know that Emma (and I !!) are doing very well....we walk every day and she does a great job in sitting and staying...and quite well at heeling....


Deb Tollefson

Deb Tollefson, Retired
Veterinary Technician
Office Manager, Co-owner--Veterinary Clinic
I am sharing something with you that you may or may not be interested in, but I was so impressed yesterday at what I observed that I just couldn't sit on it.
My friend Maryna, who has been keeping my neck and back healthy for years, has a home full of her own very well-behaved dogs. I was always impressed that they never tried to jump on me and always responded so well when given commands. Mostly, if they were in the house they just looked up from their appointed resting places, and then ignored me.

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