Instructors

BARBARA DOERING
Obedience Competition

Barbara is AKC Obedience Judge and a member of the National Association of Dog Obedience. Barbara has obtained many advanced AKC Obedience Titles with her dogs. Using her years of experience training dogs and working with owners, Barbara assesses the needs of each dog based on age, size and temperament. Her teaching style is clear and easy to understand even for owners who have never trained a dog. Dog and handler alike enjoy her positive approach. Participants interested in training and handling tips for competitive obedience will find Barbara’s instruction invaluable.

LORETTA CLEVELAND
Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced

Loretta is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer (CPDT) with the Council for Pet Dog Trainers and a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT). She has been training and competing with her own dogs for 15 years while teaching Beginner to Advanced group classes. She strives to provide the most effective convenient solutions for her clients’ dog training needs, by using a mix of verbal praise, toys and, of course, food rewards. Loretta is an AKC Approved CGC Evaluator.

CAROL HOUTON
Puppy Kindergarten and Beginner

Carol shares her love for dogs with her students in Puppy Kindergarten  and Beginner classes. She believes it is very important for young puppies to get the proper socialization and training they need to become good lifetime companions. She stresses the importance of building a strong relationship between puppy and owner by using a positive approach to training. She also reinforces the concept of being a responsible dog owner. Carol strongly believes that every dog should have a background in obedience training. She has taken every dog she has owned to at least one obedience class. Two of her Dobermans have attained advanced titles in competition Obedience and Rally. Carol is an AKC Approved CGC Evaluator.

JEANNE-ANNE POLICHETTI
Rally

J-A teaches the Rally classes and has the RACH (Rally Champion) and Obedience UD (Utility Dog) with her Great Pyrenees. She is also a director of the Penn- Dutch Great Pyrenees Club.