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Awards/Accomplishments

  • Nominated for Dog Writers Award, 1996

  • Achieved 16 perfect scores of 200 in obedience on four different breeds (Golden, Belgian Tervuren, Keeshond and Pomeranian)

  • Trained the first AM, Can, OTCH (Obedience Trial Champion – the highest AKC Obedience Award), TD (Tracking Dog) Keeshond in the history of the breed

  • Trained OTCH Pomeranian (Rescued from a shelter at the age of six)

  • Trained the first OTCH, UDX (Utility Dog Excellent – the newest high AKC Obedience Award) Pekingese in the history of the breed (Rescued from an animal shelter at 10 months)

  • Four OTCH’s (Golden Retriever, Keeshond, Pomeranian and Pekingese)

  • Awards in USBCHA Border Collie trials 

  • Five Tracking Titles (Golden, Keeshond, Papillon and Cocker Spaniel, Icelandic Sheepdog) Trained the first Icelandic Sheepdog in history to earn a tracking degree from the AKC

  • Put Breed Championships on two Keeshonden and two Afghan Hounds

  • Placed fourth in Open and second in Utility with a Pekingese at the Gaines/Cycle Eastern Regionals

  • Won the Canadian Centennial Obedience competition with a Keeshond

  • First AKC Master Agility Excellent (MX, MXJ) Afghan in the history of the breed

  • Another MX, MXJ Afghan Hound under the age of 2!

  • Third Master Agility Champion (MACH) of any breed in the history of Agility with a Cocker Spaniel

  • Member of the AKC World Agility Team 1998, 1999 and 2000, winning gold and silver medals with a Black American Cocker Spaniel

  • MACH 4 on a rescued Border Collie

  • First herding title  on an Icelandic Sheepdog in US, now with a second herding title HS

  • First tracking title ever on an Icelandic sheepdog in US

  • 2006 Placed sixth over all breeds at AKC Invitational with an Afghan Hound in agility