Trainer Profile
APDT Member Since 2006

 
I offer dog obedience classes-- puppy kindergarten, beginners, prenovice, & rally obedience, & fundamentals of agility. In home training and behavior consultations are scheduled by appointment.
 
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Training Equipment: I help customers choose the minimum collar & leash that will keep their dog's attention, & keep the dog under control.
 
Training Philosophy: My mission is to help people understand & train & manage the dogs they choose as pets, so that they can live together in harmony for a lifetime. I suggest attention exercises to engage the dog & use of praise & reward for cooperation.
 
Locations Served: Cumberland & Salem Counties & Southern Gloucester County--Bridgeton & surrounding townships, Salem area, Mullica Hill.
 
For the last 25 years I have trained my own St. Bernards & Rhodesian Ridgebacks in obedience & agility & have earned AKC titles in each sport plus have shown & earned breed Ch. titles. I train with instructors who have earned the highest titles in obedience--the OTCH & UDX, & in agility, with an instructor who has multiple MACH titles (the highest award in agility) The AKC titles I have earned are Canine Good Citizen, Companion Dog, Companion Dog Excellent, Rally Obedience Novice, Rally Obedience Advanced, & breed Championships in both of my breeds. I also have earned in agility the Novice Standard, Jumpers With Weaves-JWW-Novice & Open Preferred. I have held basic obedience classes @ Cedarview Kennel in Bridgeton for the last 15 years & @ the Decktor Veterinary Clinic in Woodstown for 10 years. When students have completed the basic classes I offer, I suggest instructors who can sharpen their skills so they can be competitive in AKC sports. I love to acquaint dog owners with the variety of sports available to them & their dogs, & encourage them to build a bond of trust & love with their dogs so they can work as a team. Now that our remote area has FIOS high speed internet I will explore the possibility of taking online courses given by APD!!!.
Services Offered
AKC Obedience
Behavioral Consultation
CGC Training
Clicker Training
Group Training
Private Lessons
Private Training
Rally