Breeds Handled/Trained: I have owned Rottweilers for over 20 years, and I now have my first Border Collie. I have worked with a variety of breeds and people in my classes.
Venue & # Titles Earned: I have shown in AKC, UKC, CPE, and USDAA agility. I also compete in AKC & UKC obedience and AKC tracking.
Levels Currently Taught: Levels 2 & 3
Private Lesson Instruction: Yes, all levels from puppy to masters/excellent
Private Lesson Availability: Privates are available on weekdays and some Saturdays. I usually have a waiting list for privates.
Comments: I got my first Rottweiler 20 years ago, and have had four of them. I still have Lindy, age 8, who is retired from all sports because if injury. My Rottweilers all titled in obedience, agility and tracking. Brandy became a champion tracker, and Sassy earned her MX & MXJ. After Lindy was injured, I was privileged to be able to show one of my instructor’s BCs and a student’s Flat Coated Retriever. At the urging of my instructor, I entered the “dark side” and got a Border Collie, Ricki. Ricki (dob 3-4-2012) and I are beginning our journey into the wonderful world of competition. We enjoy agility and obedience, and will probably add tracking to our list of sports in the future.
I have been teaching agility at WAG on Tuesday mornings for over 10 years. I love watching my students improve their skills and communication with their partners. I attend seminars, take instruction with the area’s best instructors, and read/study to try to stay current in the dog training world (obedience & agility). I bring back to my students what I have learned.