Ziva, owner of Nava, German Shepherd, 5 titles RN, RA, RE, TDE, CDX
Laurie, owner of Tassa, Anatolian Shepherd, 1 BN title
Graduate of my FOUNDATION Course - Loose Leash Walking
Yes, I have been blessed to have earned or been awarded a great deal of ribbons, pictures and trophies. So what?
Fall – 2016
Ellen, owner of Joy, Labrador, 1 CGC Title
Graduate of my FOUNDATION Course - Loose Leash Walking Course, Retrieve Course, and FFW Course
Sam, owner of Betsy, Golden Retriever, 1 CD title
Graduate of my online Titling a Dog Couse & FOUNDATION Course - Loose Leash Walking Course
Wendy, recent new owner of Swag, an adopted 4.5 year old Border Collie, 1 BN title
Graduate of my online FOUNDATION Course - Loose Leash Walking Course
Summer - 2016
Lori, owner of 9-month old Copper, Labrador, 1 CGC title
Graduate of my Mannerly Puppy Course& FOUNDATION Course - Loose Leash Walking
Ziva, owner of 10- month old Iko, German Shepherd Dog, 1 CGC title
Graduate of my Mannerly Puppy Course & FOUNDATION Course - Loose Leash Walking
Ellen, owner of Joy, Labrador, 1 CGC title
Ziva, owner of Nava, German Shepherd Dog, 1 CGCA title
Spring - 2016
Ellen, owner of Joy, Labrador, 2 titles – BN & CD
Spring - 2016
Ali, owner of Iris, Labrador, 2 titles – BN & CD
Graduate of my FOUNDATION Course - Loose Leash Walking, Retrieve Course
*Sugar competed in the All Stars 2014 and placed # 9
*Sugar was part of the Applewoods Team to make a movie for Museum of Maritime History
What does that mean to you, the owner of a dog that ignores you and your commands?
These ribbons represent approximately 60+ minutes of training, 6 days a week, for 6+ years, with Sugar,
*Sugar competed in Orlando, Florida at AKC Classic
*Sugar was the # 2 ranked Utility Dog, to lead Team Applewoods, to 2nd in place at All Stars 2014
*Sugar was ONLY 11 months old when he earned his Companion Dog title
Lori, owner of Raya, Labrador retriever, 4 titles – BN, CD, CGC & CGCA
Ziva, owner of Nava, German shepherd, 2 titles – BN & CD
Sam, owner of Betsy, Golden Retriever, 1 BN title (via my on-line training program)
Tracy, owner of Ghost, Samoyed, 2 titles, CGC & CGCA
*Pree was only 15 months old when she did her AKC CGC, CGCA & her AKC JH Tests
*Pree was less 11 months old when she competed in the LRCP Speciality
the yellow dog on the left. I started training Sugar as a 10 week-old puppy hoping for a dog that I could go hunting with in the field. I got way more than that simple goal.
Back then I knew nothing about solid obedience training … the kind of solid obedience training that works in everyday life, in all kinds of situations, with your dog on-leash and off-leash. Sugar ‘learned how to learn’ as I learned how to fairly and consistently communicate to him what I wanted him to do. That was the beginning of my dog training career.
Pree, the black Lab on the right, is less than a year old in this photo. I have been training her since bringing her home as an 8 week-old puppy. Pree’s knowledge and training far exceeds what Sugar knew at this age.
I became an Instructor of this training method which produces a reliable, well-behaved, well-mannered and obedient dog
No bribery, no luring, no toys, no treats or food. My dogs choose to do the right thing because doing the right thing earns them praise. My praise. Quiet praise, earned honestly, goes a long way in a dog’s mind and helping them make the right choices.
My students have the same results with their dogs.
My students want a well-behaved, obedient dog they love to live with and can enjoy.
That relationship is possible once their dogs have a solid obedience foundation
and their owner knows how to communicate fairly with their dog.
With a solid obedience foundation, all the fun stuff becomes doable.
The ribbons and titles? Those are just icing on the cake called “Obedience”.