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We Are Untamed

Meet The Trainer

Mariano Alvarez is the founder and head trainer of un|TAMED Dog Co. His training career began during his time in the United States Air Force. It was at the kennels at Lackland AFB that his love of dog training was born. Since then, he’s quickly been climbing his way up the training ladder. He’s already recognized as one of the best trainers and behaviorists in all of Arizona. He believes in looking at things from a practical, scientific approach. He believes in delivering results for his clients. And he believes in the value of being a good teacher and mentor for owners and newer trainers alike.

What Is Untamed?

Dogs have been our loyal companions for tens of thousands of years. They deserve nothing less than the absolute best. The best in obedience and task training. The best behavior modification practices. The best socialization and desensitization methods. And the best drive and confidence-building techniques. We, the Untamed training team, are devoted to continuing to progress as trainers. This ensures that we will always be able to offer you and your loyal companion top-tier dog training. As well as the latest in cutting-edge human teaching methods for our clients. Untamed is our iteration of the best and most effective dog raising, training, and behavioral practices to date.


Untamed was started by Mariano. He had worked with two of the major extremes in the dog training world. He’s worked with military dogs during his time in the Air Force at Lackland AFB. He’s also worked with civilian clients teaching them how to raise their puppies, teach behaviors, and take their relationships to the next level. These can definitely be looked at as two very different worlds in dog training. Oftentimes, with very little, if any blending or integration between them. Mariano saw this as an opportunity as there are plenty of lessons to be learned in either discipline that would greatly aid trainers in their pursuits of mastering the other. This merger between these two worlds is what Untamed is all about. Bringing the best of both worlds to our clients and their loyal companions.

We Service ...

The greater Phoenix area and the whole central valley. However, we have clients all throughout the country. We often get dogs sent to us from other US states and even Canada. We love that people are willing to take these steps because they trust in our process and knowledge. We’ve also spent years developing a system to help clients continue to progress with their dogs via virtual follow-up lessons.