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
Kathi McBrideAKC STAR Puppy & Level 2 AgilityYes
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, 3Yes
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
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.