Dog training is in Donna's blood, as her grandfather was a dog trainer and competed in obedience in the early 50's. This, coupled with her love for dogs, led Donna to pursue a career in dog training. She began her journey nearly 30 years ago by training, instructing, competing, and titling in obedience. Donna has also been an AKC CGC Evaluator since the program began.
When Rally obedience appeared on the scene, Donna though it would great fun and immediately began training her own dogs. She began to compete very successfully in 2009, earning numerous perfect scores and titles, and began teaching Rally classes as well.
Over the years, Donna has gone in many different directions and has titled dogs in Agility, Coursing Events, Tricks, ATT, and CGCA. She currently owns her first ASCA pointed Confirmation dog - her first three shows out, she went BOB, but they're still chasing those Majors!
Donna considers herself a positive reinforcement trainer and especially loves shaping behaviors to create a "thinking" dog. The process is kind, not to mention fun, and so very rewarding for both dog and handler alike. The possibilities are endless!