Trainer Profile
APDT Member Since 2009

 
Dog Obedience Training. Group Classes: San Gabriel and Pasadena. Kindergarten puppy classes, Novice Obedience, Advanced Obedience. Limited private/in-home training consultation.
 
 
Training Equipment: Equipment is based on the need of the individual upon evaluation if outside the normal scope of training.
 
Training Philosophy: Training you to train your dog(s). Training is geared towards the individual around a core program. I believe training needs to be positive, fun, balanced, and motivating to keep both owner and dog interested.
 
Locations Served: Training Locations: Community Companion Animal Hospital, Temple City Brookside Park, Pasadena
 
Over 40 years experience as a trainer, exhibitor and breeder in conformation, obedience, rally, agility, CGC, and herding performance events. I have owned, bred, and shown champion and obedience Samoyeds for over 35 years. Several High-In-Trial Obedience dogs were also American and International Champions; including Best in Show and/or Best in Show Specialty winners with National standings. I have shown in AKC, UKC, and International Shows; with several of my Samoyeds being highlighted in “The Complete Samoyed” Book series and used for commercial and advertising photo shoots. I believe training needs to be fun, balanced, and motivating to keep both owner and dog interested. Communication and behavior are heavily emphasized, because often the dog’s mistakes are due to failure to understand what was communicated. I never tire of watching the dog-owner relationship develop through understanding, communication, and learning – especially the puppies – which is the best time to start training!
Services Offered
AKC Obedience
CGC Training
Group Training
Rally