Over the past 40 plus years I have been involved in the sport of dogs. Starting with obedience and evolving into conformation, field work and limited breeding of English Setters.
I started instructing conformation to local breed clubs such as Bichon Frise, Afghan Hounds and Irish Water Spaniels which grew in to private classes with numerous other breeds and individuals. I taught conformation classes at Show Quality Pet Products, Pet Junction and Cloud Nine dog Training Centers.
I am a Junior Showmanship judge and belong to numerous clubs such as the English Setter Association of America, Lake Minnetonka Kennel club, St. Croix Valley Kennel Club and I am currently serving as President of our local Minnesota English Setter Club. I have served on previous board positions as well as show chair for our local Setter club.
I have finished many breeds of dog as well as my personal breed. I have judged sweepstakes for most of the sporting group. Over the years have won many specialty honors, Best in Show, breed wins and group placements. My English Setter was in the top 20 in the country recently and I was in the top 10 Owner handlers for our breed.
My gratification comes from personal involvement with my students. Love of dogs and commitment to the sport of dogs.