"Quincy and Gibbs"
I am one of the Therapy Dog Prep Class instructors, and Director of Therapy
Dogs International (TDI) Northwoods Chapter. Assisting dog/handler
teams to become certified for visits to hospitals, nursing homes, schools and
other institutions is a special passion of mine.
My current therapy dog, Quincy, achieved his TDIG status (Gold), the
highest honor TDI awards for making over 500 therapy visits. He also holds
his Tail Waggin’ Tutor title, and his DSR (Disaster Stress Relief) certification.
Under the patient and wise tutelage of Nicole at the Canine Center,
Quincy and I started competing in agility trials five years ago, and just
recently, Quincy achieved his Championship title. I have a second
golden, Gibbs, who at this point is still immature and in training, and
teaching me daily lessons in patience!
I love all dogs, and all breeds, purebred or mixed.
Watching a prospective dog/handler team develop and grow, to me, is
While many dogs provide love and companionship in the home, not all
dogs are qualified or have the temperament to be a therapy dog. Nor do
all handlers have the innate ability to be a volunteer. But it is my honor to
try and help you and your dog figure out what your abilities are as a team,
and assist you to achieve your goal.
I welcome the chance to meet you both, and encourage you to explore
the opportunities that await you.
"Iko and Journey"
I have been working with dogs for years.
I am an instructor for the therapy prep
class, and a member of Therapy Dogs
I have taught good manners classes,
intermediate classes as well as
obedience and rally.
I am the lead instructor for E-Collar
lessons and continued training.
I am also an approved evaluator for the
I love to see people and there dogs
make the connection and succeed to
becoming a team.