Wag Instructors

All WAG Instructors must successfully complete an internal certification process including a hands-on apprenticeship before they are approved to teach each level. Instructors train a wide variety of breeds and compete in many different organizations.

Instructor Bios*

InstructorLevels ApprovedPrivate Lessons?
Beth Diehl3,4No
Bob Schumann1,2Yes
Donna Cordoba2,3,4Yes
Gayle Pluta1,2,3,4No
Jan Sund1, STAR Puppy, CGC, CGCA and Tricks All Levels.No
Jim Payne 2,3,4No
Kelly Schumann1, Tricks (All levels for DMWYD and AKC), AKC STAR Puppy, CGC, CGCA, Fit Dog Level 1& DMWYD Canine ConditioningYes
Kris Kamholz2,3,4No
Loret Bartol2,3,4Yes
Margaret ThiessenAKC STAR PuppyNo
Mary VanderBloomen1,2,3,4Yes
Mary Ann Pecen2,3,4No
Pam Delaney2,3No
Patti Jo Yuswak1,2,3,4, STAR Puppy, CGC & CGCAYes
Renee Menini1, 2, 3No
Rick RubasAKC STAR PuppyNo
Robin NewmanAdvanced Skills, Puppy Foundation Agility, 3, 4Yes
Robin TaylorNosework, Advanced Skills, Foundation Puppy Agility, 3, 4No
Rosanne Hatcher-PientokNovice Rally, Advance/Excellent RallyYes
Roxanne TapinenNoseworkNo
Sally BankaObedienceNo
Shelly Weeks1,2,3,4Yes
Simone Szulc-CieplickiNose Work- IntroductionYes

*Updated instructor photos provided courtesy of Scott Persky of Photos by Toto unless otherwise indicated.