1575 E. North Territorial Rd  
  Whitmore Lake, MI 48189
  734-995-2801

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    Jean Ackley

    In 1998 Jean started training and showing her German Shepherd in agility. Since then, sheís acquired a Border Collie. Jean has trained/shown her Border Collie in obedience and rally and has earned a CD title. Jean is now concentrating on agility, working on upper level agility titles. Jean teaches agility classes.


    Betsy Baird

    Betsy has been tracking since 1994 when she started training her first German Shepherd. She teaches and is approved to judge Tracking, Tracking Dog Urban, and Tracking Dog Excellent.


    Pamela Bannick

    Pam has been training and showing dogs since 1975. She has trained/shown terriers (Westies and Australian terrier) and now trains/shows Golden Retrievers. Pam shows her dogs in obedience, rally, and agility; and, has previously shown in conformation. She has earned agility titles on her dogs and has also multiple obedience (thru UDX) and rally titles (thru Rally Excellent) on her goldens. Pam teaches Household and Competition Obedience classes.

    Sharon Bauer

    About 25 years ago, Sharon started training and showing Bouviers. Now she trains and shows Bouviers and Border Collies. Sharon has trained, shown and titled her dogs in multiple venues, including conformation (CH.), obedience (thru UD), tracking (TD), agility (thru open), rally (thru Rally Excellent), and herding (HT). Sharon teaches tracking classes.


    Janice Blackledge

    Janice has been training and showing dogs since 1974. She has trained a number of breeds, including cocker, golden, and sheltie and has since settled on the Labrador Retriever. Janice shows her dogs in obedience, rally, and conformation. She has earned multiple titles in obedience (thru Utility) and in Rally (thru Rally Excellent). Janice teaches the 5-12 month Puppy and Household Obedience classes.


    Mary Burney

    As a teen-ager Mary started training the family dogs. Then in the mid-1970ís, she began to actively show in obedience and conformation. While she has had a number of breeds (Afghans, Dobes, and Ibizian Hounds) in the past, Mary now concentrates on her English Springer Spaniels. Mary shows her dogs in obedience, rally, agility, and conformation. She has earned breed (CH), obedience (CDX), rally (thru Rally Excellent), and agility (thru Excellent) titles on her Springers. Mary teaches Household, Rally, and Competition Obedience classes, as well as Friday evening Puppy classes once a month.

    Neva Bus

    Neva has been training dogs since the early 1980ís. She primarily had mixed breeds. She is now training and showing her rescue Corgi and a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever in agility and flyball. Neva teaches Puppy and Household Obedience classes.


    Ralph Chapman

    Ralph has been training and showing golden retrievers since 1999. He trains/shows his dogs in obedience, rally, agility, field, tracking, and conformation. Ralph has shown to a CDX title in obedience and has multiple agility titles, including an MX and MXJ. Ralph teaches Agility classes.

    Lisa Chomic

    Lisa began training and showing dogs in 1990. Lisa has trained and shown in obedience and agility, although now she focuses exclusively on agility. Lisa owns shelties which she actively trains and shows and has earned multiple obedience (through Utility) and agility titles (including MX and MXJ titles). Lisa teaches Agility classes.

    Daena Grifka

    Rescue Australian Shepherds are the dog of choice for Daena. She has been training and showing rescue Aussies for 10 years in agility. Daena has earned multiple agility titles on her dogs including MX and MXJ titles. Daena teaches Beginning level Agility classes.


    Debbie Harrison

    Deb began training agility in 1992 with her Dalmatian. Since then she has added Parson Russell Terriers and Border Collies. Deb trains and shows her dogs in conformation, flyball, rally, obedience and multiple venues of agility. Her Dalmatian and one of her Parson Russell Terriers are each the most titled dog in their respective breedsí history. Deb has earned titles in conformation (CH), rally (thru Rally Excellent), obedience (CDX), flyball, and agility (MACH). Deb teaches Agility classes.


    Pat Heinzelman

    In 1988 Pat started training and showing her Miniature Schnauzer. Since beginning, Pat now owns both Miniature Schnauzers and a Portuguese Water Dog. Pat has trained and shown her dogs in conformation, obedience, agility, and flyball. Patís dogs have earned multiple titles in obedience (multiple UDXs), agility (MACH), and conformation (CH). Pat teaches competition obedience classes.


    Raissa Hinmann

    In the late 1980ís with her first Malamute, Raissa began actively training and showing her dog. The Northern breed is Raissaís preference ad she keeps her dogs busy with conformation, obedience, agility, sledding, and weight-pulling. Raissaís Malamutes have earned multiple titles in conformation (CH), obedience (UDX), rally (thru Rally Excellent), and agility (MACH). Very few Malamutes have earned a MACH and Raissa owns four MACH Malamutes. Raissa teaches Household and Competition Obedience classes.

    Georgette Holst

    Georgette started training dogs as a teen in the mid-1960ís. Her favorite breed is the German Shepherd. Georgette has shown her Shepherds in various performance events and her dogs have earned multiple obedience titles (thru UD), rally, tracking (TDX) and agility. Georgette teaches Household and Competition Obedience classes.

    Rob Hower

    Rob grew up with toy poodles, however, when he got his first Saint Bernard in 2003 he began seriously training dogs. The breeder encouraged him to train his dog in obedience, because Saints had to be trained or they would not behave well. What great advice. Rob started with puppy classes and books, training through the Canine Good Citizen title (CGC) with his first dog. When he got his second Saint he started seriously training his dog in agility, obedience, rally, and conformation (breed). Rob teaches household obedience and Novice competition classes.


    Jerry Koszednar

    Jerry has been training dogs for over 25 years. Jerry has always had rescue dogs that he has trained in obedience, agility, tracking, and freestyle. Jerry now concentrates his training/showing with his Labrador Retrievers in flyball. Jerry has his CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer) certification. Jerry teaches Household Obedience classes and teaches how to use a clicker in training.


    Melissa Liebaert

    Since the late 1970ís, Melissa has been training and showing dogs. She has had a number of dogs in the past and now concentrates on her Portuguese Water Dogs. Melissa has trained/shown her dogs in obedience, rally, agility, tracking, and conformation. She is now showing her dog at the obedience Utility level Melissa teaches the Puppy obedience classes and also the Friday evening Puppy classes once a month.


    Stan Liebaert

    In 2002, Stan began training and showing dogs his Portuguese Water Dogs in agility. To date Stan and his dogs have earned thru the AX and MXJ level titles. Stan also does water work with his dogs. Stan teaches Agility classes.


    Judy Munday

    Although Judy has owned many breeds, she started actively training and showing in 1999 when she got a Parson Russell Terrier. Now the proud owner of multiple Parson Russells, Judy trains and shows her dogs in obedience, rally, agility, tracking, conformation and terrier earth dog trials. She has earned multiple agility titles (MX and MXJ) on her terriers and is training/showing at the Utility level in obedience. Judy teaches Beginning level Agility classes.

    Aida Peterson

    Aida began training her mix breed dog in 1989. Shortly thereafter, she acquired an Australian Shepherd. Aida now trains and shows her Australian Shepherds in flyball and the various agility venues. Aida has multiple flyball and agility titles on her dogs including FGDCH in flyball and MACH and ADCH titles in agility. One of her Australian Shepherds earned 25 different agility titles last year. Aida teaches Agility classes.

    Tammy Rhoades

    Tammy began training her mix breed dog in the late 1990ís. Since then Tammy has added a number of Miniature Schnauzers and Border Collies to her home. Tammy actively trains and shows her dogs in agility and has earned multiple titles including a MACH on her Miniature Schnauzer. Tammy teaches Agility classes.


    Beth Santure

    In 1985 with her first Miniature Schnauzer, Beth began training and showing. Her preference is Miniature Schnauzers and she has kept her dogs busy showing them in conformation, obedience, and now is concentrating on agility. Beth has titled her dogs in conformation (CH), obedience (CD) and agility (AX and AXJ). Beth teaches Household Obedience classes.

    Jan Sinclair

    As a teen-ager, Jan started training and showing the familyís Springer Spaniel to a CD title. She has had dogs as small as a daschund and Norwich to as large as a Doberman and Great Pyrenees. Jan has earned obedience (CDX) and tracking titles (TD). She is now concentrating on showing her Border Collies in agility. Jan has earned an MX and MJX agility title and is working on a MACH . Jan teaches Agility classes.


    Kathy Sweet

    Over 30 years ago, Kathy started training and showing dogs. The breeds she has trained include the Labrador retriever, Flat-coat retriever, Brittany and Schipperke. She now is concentrating on her Brittanys and Schipperke. Kathy has trained/shown her dogs in obedience (thru OTCH), agility (AX and AXJ), tracking (TDX), and conformation (CH.). Kathy has two of the top obedience Brittanys in the U.S.. Kathy teaches the Competition Obedience classes.


    Karla Taylor

    Karla had dogs as a child, in the bad old days when her local club did not accept puppies for any kind of training until they were at least six months old. So her Sheltie was a DIY job, complete with all the quirky solutions improvised by a know-it-all 12-year-old. She finally got another dog in 1999: a Pembroke Welsh Corgi—whereupon more regular training became a must, with a breed known as easy to train, but assertive, with their own ideas about things. She now does agility with two corgis; since they can often invent their own fun, her goal is to make them love the teamwork more than anything else. After taking both dogs through puppy, household, and basic obedience as well as agility classes (they have earned CGC and CD titles as well as many agility titles), she now teaches puppy classes, with the same goal: to make them love the teamwork more than anything else.

    Mary Westhoff

    Mary had dogs as a child, however, didnít start formal training of her dogs until the late Ď70ís. Labrador Retrievers are her favorite breed. Mary has shown her Labs in the various performance events and her dogs have earned titles in obedience, rally and agility. Mary teaches Puppy and Household classes.


    Corinne Williams

    In the mid-1990ís Corrine began to actively train and show her Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers. Corrine shows her dogs in conformation, obedience, agility and field. Her dogs have earned multiple titles in these venues. Corrine teaches Puppy and Household Obedience classes.


    Bruce Willoughby

    In 1997 Bruce started training and showing his Newfoundland in conformation and obedience. While he has had a Basset Hound, Irish Setter, and Shih Tzu, his preference is the large, friendly Newfoundland. Bruce and his wife, Tracy, have shown and titled their Newfoundlands in breed (CH), obedience (CD), rally (RN), and draft. Bruce is one of the Canine Good Citizen evaluators in the Club. Bruce teaches the Puppy Obedience (5-12 Month) S.T.A.R. classes and also, once a month the Friday evening Puppy classes.


    Tracy Willoughby

    In 1997 Tracy started training and showing her Newfoundland in conformation and obedience. While she has had a Basset Hound, Irish Setter, and Shih Tsu, her preference is the large, friendly Newfoundland. Tracy and her husband, Bruce, have shown and titled their Newfoundlands in breed (CH), obedience (CD), rally (RN), and draft. Tracy is one of the Canine Good Citizen evaluators in the Club. Tracy teaches the Puppy Obedience (5-12 Month) S.T.A.R. classes and also, once a month the Friday evening Puppy classes.


    Carol Yarrington

    Carol has been actively training and showing her Poodles for the last six years. With her current poodles, Carol is concentrating on agility and her dogs have earned multiple agility titles. Carol teaches Beginning Agility classes.