I have been training, starting with basic puppy obedience through obedience and then advanced competition rally and obedience for over 30 years. I've been associated with Chuckanut Dog Training Association as their head dog trainer for over 8 years and have received numerous accolades for my approach to training. Many of my students continue the Advanced Competition Rally classes to sharpen their skills and have been awarded many levels of achievement in the Dog Obedience and Rally competition world for their effort.
I‘m a certified AKC FIT DOG instructor level 3, and AKC Temperament Evaluator skilled in dealing with behavior issues.
In addition to training, I also judge Obedience and Rally at numerous venues and have been rated in the top 5 in the USA for my work as a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator.
My firm belief is that a dog and its human caregiver should have a unique bond, so focusing training with both in mind is paramount to providing a lasting and healthy relationship. I strongly believe in positive training with treat or toy reward.