Angela began competing with her dogs in 2005. She began officially offering classes to the public in 2008 after assisting other instructors for a few years. She became an AKC CGC evaluator in 2009, a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) in 2013, an AKC Farm Dog Judge in 2018, an AKC Temperament Test Judge in 2019, and an AKC FIT Dog Instructor (Level 1). She has a Bachelor's degree in Biology, Psychology, and Sociology. She has a Master's degree in Counseling. She is currently working on her PhD in Clinical Psychology. She is an active member in multiple dog clubs/organizations. She values continuing education and is especially interested in conducting and reviewing dog related research!
Her dog related CV is available here.
Bella began training and competing with dogs in 2016. She first began by showing in AKC Juniors Showmanship, then moving into AKC Conformation showing. She has handled a variety of breeds including Belgian Malinois, Manchester Terrier, Boxer, and Alaskan Malamute. She has titled several dogs to their Championship, CGC, and/or Trick Novice titles. She also enjoys coursing dogs in AKC Coursing Ability and FastCat trials. Bella has requested to teach the class "Kids & Dogs Class", where dogs will learn basic manners and children will learn safety and dog training skills. She is an equestrian and all fees collected for attending her class will go into her equestrian fund!
Jeremy began training and competing with his own dogs in 2005. He began assisting group classes at the Springfield MO Dog Training Club and CADA in 2005/6 and then began to teach group classes. He is an AKC CGC Evaluator. He has experience working with a variety of breeds and ages. He has been a training decoy since 2016 and continues to work to take his skills to the next level. He is a member of various dog clubs and the Protection Sports Association. He has a B.S. in Biology and Environmental Management and a Master's degree in Environmental Management. His interests include protection sports, obedience, and scent work.
His dog related CV is available here.