A little about myself...
I have been competing with my dogs in Obedience since 1983, Tracking since 1994 and Rally since 2003. I've trained and handled three of my dogs to a UD title, trained and handled two to be Champion Trackers, trained and handled a Senior to RN, one to RE and one to an REA title. My dogs all have earned both a CGC and Therapy Dog titles. Two have had a TDIA (over 50 visits). I had a Rescue dog for 3 years who lived to be 16 years old. She earned her Canine Good Citizen at age 15! My dogs have all been my home companions!
I've been thoroughly involved with AKC Rally since January 2003. I've attended several AKC Rally & many Obedience seminars and have taught Rally and Obedience for 3 different dog training clubs. Many students have received titles, including many placements.
My training methods include the use of treats, toys, motivation and operant training in my obedience classes. In the Advanced classes, using these methods along with heeling, retrieving, jumping, stays and recalls constitute a well balanced team for competition.
Training dogs since 1983, Training Classes since 1998 - currently an Obedience and/or Rally trainer at:
- Town & Country DTC, Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, San Jose - Wednesday evenings (indoors from Nov - April)
- Member of 2006 AKC Rally Advisory Committee member
- Currently an AKC Provisional Open judge and AKC Rally judge
Private lessons in Rally and Obedience in the following levels:
- Obedience Beginning, Novice, Open, Utility
- Rally - All levels