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Tiffany teaches Beginners and Advanced Beginners Agility at the kennel club and has done so for 6 years. She began training her first dog, a Scottish Collie at the age of 10. She has taken instruction from nationally and internationally ranked agility teachers. Tiffany has trained and competed three Scottish Collies and is currently competing two Border Collies. She comments that she loves teaching people the art of training and working together as a team with their dog and truly loves being with her dogs.
Chris has been teaching AKC Tracking for 5 years and we are pleased to now offer this at the kennel club. Chris jumped right in with both feet to learning the sport of tracking by mentoring under his instructor and attending numerous tracking events. He became an assistant training and then moving on to teaching his own classes. Chris has Basset Hounds and Beagles currently but has owned Bloodhounds, Miniature Schnauzers and a Lab in the past. He also participates in AKC conformation, obedience, rally and agility with his Basset Hounds.
Debbie has been teaching various Agility and Obedience classes at the kennel club for over 25 years. Debbie has been training dogs since 1986 and has learned to instruct by using her many years of experience and attending a variety of training seminars. She has Border Collies and Borzoi.
Josephine is an instructor for:
- Rally Novice Mini-Course
Nancy currently teaches Rally Obedience and Novice/CGC Obedience. She is a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator who has been teaching at WKC for 12 years. Nancy became qualified to teach by apprenticing with experienced instructors at the kennel club, attending rally and obedience seminars, and attending AKC judges seminars.
She currently owns a Labrador Retriever who has earned her UD and REA2 titles. Her pup also holds her CGCA title, as well an agility title, Therapy Dog Excellent and her Trick Dog Performer Title. She is working on her Barn Hunt Title. Nancy and Honey are a therapy dog team with PAWS for People.
Amy has been teaching AKC Tracking for 3 years and we are pleased to now offer this at the kennel club. Amy started out teaching dogs obedience and rally by assisting with classes and learning from the judges in the field. She has English Foxhounds, Dachshunds, and a Golden Retriever. She is active in obedience, rally and confirmation currently but has also participated in agility. She has multiple dogs with therapy and trick dog titles.
Shelly has been teaching various Agility and Obedience classes at the kennel club for over 20 years. Shelly along with her Siberian Huskies they have earned multiple titles in various areas of competition. In Agility - Master Agility Dog Championships (MACHs), Obedience – Utility Dog (UD) titles and Conformation – AKC Championships.
Pam has been teaching Beginner Obedience and Advanced Beginner obedience at the kennel club for 5 years. Pam has taken obedience workshops with Connie Cleveland and Linda Kohuty. Pam is also an AKC CGC Evaluator. She has owned Labradors for twenty years and currently has two. Pam has put CD, RN, and CGCA titles on her dogs. Her youngest dog is currently training to compete in Novice and Open Obedience.
Michael has been teaching Show Handing classes at the kennel club for 5 years. Michael has been handling his Chow Chows for over 20 years, taking many of them to their championships and beyond earning placements at his National club and Westminster Kennel Club. He learned his skill by taking handling classes and various training seminars. He also breeds chow chows under the name of Fair Hill Chows.
Rhoda is a rotating instructor for:
- Conformation/Show Handling
Robin has been teaching puppy obedience since June of 2018. She has honed her teaching skill by taking obedience classes for 6 years with her puppies and adult dogs. She has mentored with the puppy obedience instructor.
Robin currently competes her “Sammys” in Conformation. She has competed in Rally and Obedience. She is taking instruction in Weight Pulling and has done agility.
Linda has been teaching various levels of Obedience classes at the kennel club for over 25 years, but she has 43 years of training experience. Linda founded our Obedience training program here at WKC. Linda and her Standard Poodles are experienced in many sports, leading her to owning top ranked Standard Poodles in the USA. She has titled multiple dogs in obedience, agility, rally, retriever hunt test, spaniel/upland tests, trick dog and therapy work. She is a member of Poodle Club of America, First State Retriever club, Susquehanna Retriever club, DelBay Retriever club and Versatility In Poodles.
Val is a rotating instructor for:
- Conformation/Show Handling