My name is Renee and I have been training dogs for 17 years. I have expereince in all breeds including retrievers, terriers, shepherds and various other breeds. I classify myself as a "balanced trainer" but definetly use more positive methods than adversives. That being said I do believe each dog is an individual and not every training method works for every dog. I am very into operant conditioning. My personal dogs hold high level rally obedience and agility titles, along with titles in conformation, dock diving and obedience. I am always continuing my education when it comes to dogs and regularly take classes to learn the latest training methods. I have been a dog groomer for 13 years and it is truly one of my passions. I have certificates in canine nutrition and dermatology along with "master groomer" certification in Sporting breeds. Away from dogs I am a mother of two toddlers. My husband serves in the Navy and we live in Norfolk. On the weekends you can find us showing dogs most of the time. I hope to get to learn more about your family soon!
Who is Disi?
"Disi" is what we in the dog show world refer to as my "novice A" dog. He is my first well-bred, purebred dog. He is my first dog I ever put AKC titles on. He has spent the better part of the last 9 years by my side. He is what they call a "heart dog". He's watched me grow from wreckless teenager into a wife and mother. He's introduced me to people I would have never met. He's made me laugh and he's humbled me. Disi has taken me all over the country showing and is always ready for our next adventure. I'm sure every one of you have a "Disi" in your life and I promise to care for them just like my Disi.
AKC GCH/ UKC CH UWP Deep Run's Zoom Zoom CGC BN CD RE NA NAJ NF AXP AJP XFP DSA DM AMX3 TKI "Disi"- Flat Coated Retriever 08/16/2010