Author of : The Rally Course Book, a Guide to AKC Rally Courses, Revised 2017, Published thru Alpine Publications, Inc. www.alpinepub.com Janice lives near Colorado Springs, Colorado with her husband, Steve, 87yr old mother, and 5 dogs on a 2 ½ acre lot with lots of room for all the dogs. Mrs. Dearth has exhibited in Obedience in AKC and ASCA for the past 20+ years. She has put 2 Utility titles on her Aussies, 2 Open titles, and 6 Novice titles, 2 of which are on one of her Smooth Fox Terriers, and a West Highland White Terrier. Janice has been involved with Rally since it began as a non regular class in AKC in 2001. She has judged over 4000 teams in all classes from 2001 to present. She has judged many shows, and in many states, including Hawaii, over the past 5 years since Rally became an AKC titling event. UKC Rally became titling in January of 2010. ASCA (Australian Shepherd Club of America) became all breed Rally titling in June of this year. [Read more…]
Amber is the owner of a canine rehabilitation company, Canine Companions Boarding and Rehabilitation, assisting dogs and dog parents in solving even the most difficult behavioral problems. Amber lives in Bemus Point, New York, approximately one hour South of Buffalo with her husband, Tyler, two little boys, Brayden and John, and dog, Shelby. Amber has had a great passion for all animals since a very young age.
Amber has worked with dogs all over the United States analyzing and solving behavioral problems with her business. In addition to owning Canine Companions, she serves as an Adjunct Professor for Jamestown Community College in Jamestown, New York and Kaplan University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She has a desire to share her passion, knowledge and experiences with others.
Amber has earned a doctorate-level education and has taken veterinary coursework at Cornell University, Penn Foster and various other educational organizations. She continues to further her education on a regular basis to remain up-to-date in her field. She has published two books with Barnes and Noble regarding canine behavior (www.barnesandnoble.com). She has also published many articles with PetPremium (www.PetPremium) and PetFirst (www.PetFirst.com).
Joe Dwyer realized he had a passion for motivational speaking after delivering a ten-minute speech in his sophomore year of high school. He discovered his gift of compassion and energy as well as an ability to connect with his audience. He presents “The Dog’s View” series with great enthusiasm. Now with over 25 years of business and personal experience he now also inspires people to find their “treasures” through personal/business coaching. He served as an executive for Bell Atlantic and the Archdiocese of Newark. Joe is trained in martial arts and possesses a 3rd degree black belt in Karate and is a member of the National Speakers Association and Coach U (a world class coach training organization). [Read more…]
In 1998, a chance encounter with a pet parent facing the death of her pet was a defining moment for Coleen. It was the beginning of her vision of how to best meet the needs of pet parents in their desire to mourn, memorialize and pay tribute to their beloved pets when they die. In 2004, the experience of the death of her dog, Mico, guided her in starting Pet Angel Memorial Center, Inc.®, the nation’s first stand-alone pet’s-only funeral home. Soon, publications such as Kates-Boylston’s Pet Loss Insider deemed her the “most well known pet funeral director” and a true “pet loss pioneer.” In 2009, Coleen founded Two Hearts Pet Loss Center, to guide people who wish to provide meaningful pet death care services in their communities, as well to be an educational resource in the pet grief discipline. [Read more…]
Pat Engel has been an animal lover her whole life. Not surprisingly, her favorite species is Canis lupus familiaris.
Pat is the owner of Co-Pilot Dog Training in Sonoma County, California. Since 1997 she has been helping owners understand and train their dogs in ways that respect and nourish the canine-human bond.
Looking for a way to add even more fun to her training repertoire, Pat became a Certified Trick Dog Instructor in 2014. Pat, her own dogs, and her students have been having fun ever since!
When she is not training dogs, Pat enjoys practicing yoga and getting her hands dirty in the pottery studio.
Pat shares her life with Bob, her husband of 37 years, and four dogs- Jazz, a 14 year old Corgi and retired class demo dog, Rio, a 6 year old Silken Windhound who is a certified social/therapy/reading dog and a Novice Trick Dog, Foster, a 6 year old rescue Terrier cross who is a class demo dog and an Intermediate Trick Dog, and the newest pack member, Jasper, a 12 week old Aussie, who will soon be Pat’s new class demo dog, and be learning lots and lots of tricks!
Course: Six Awesome Dog Tricks