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Industry Sports or Recreation
Occupation Owner of dog training school
Location Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Introduction I've been training my own dogs since 1985, and teaching obedience since 1988. I started Northfield Dog Training in 1990. I've been married to Fritz since 1984. We have two sons, Chris ('89), who recently graduated from The Natural Gourmet Institute in NYC, and Ryan ('92), who runs his own recording studio.
I strive to continue my own education in what works most effectively to train dogs and how best to communicate that to the people training those dogs. I work with many owners of diverse breeds of dogs.
I have written and self-published two books on competition obedience, and recently finished an extensive update to a video on retrieving. My goals for my business are to continue my own education and to help people enjoy their dogs through training.
I'm excellent at breaking dog training tasks into the smallest task needed by a given dog/owner team. I have helped people with diverse learning styles train their dogs. I'm flexible about what training techniques to use, striving to find the best and most efficient solution for a given team.
Interests Dog obedience, retriever training for hunt tests, singing, quilting, Curves for Women, organic vegetable gardening.
Favorite Movies Star Wars 1-VI, The Sound of Music
Favorite Books Almost anything by Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb.