Meet Our Dog Training Team

As an AKC sanctioned club our dog training team consists of all volunteers that are members of the LBDTC. The trainers offer a wide-range of skills and experience using positive reinforcement techniques with your dog and you. They strongly encourage dog owners to implement our training motto: Practice, Praise, Patience = Performance.

Trainers

Judy is the Training Director and Instructor for LBDTC. She has 30 years of training experience with LBDTC and has previously trained at Riverside, Suburban, Up Front, and Walker. Judy specializes in Confirmation, Obedience, Rally, Herding, Therapy Dogs, AKC CGC Evaluator, and has volunteered at numerous Agility and Obedience Trials.

Robin has been raising Rottweilers for 33 years. Merlin is her 5th Rottweiler. Robin is the Co-Training Administrator and Instructor for LBDTC. She has 4 years of training experience with LBDTC where she specializes in Puppy Socialization, Basic Beginner/Advanced Obedience classes and has volunteered at numerous Agility and Obedience Trials.

Judi is a long-time club member and has been training dogs for 25 years. Previously she trained at SDTC for 15 years and has attended workshops and seminars at Top Dog and K9Jym. Judi has many years’ experience in Confirmation, Obedience, Tracking, Herding, and Barn Hunt. Her first Rottie was a Therapy dog. She has held many board positions at LBDTC and has volunteered at numerous dog trials where she has also been a Trial Chair.

Donna has been a member of LBDTC for 5 years and has spent 3 years teaching Rally. She is a CGC and Alliance Therapy Dog Evaluator. Donna has many years’ experience in AKC/UKC Confirmation, Obedience and AKC/UKC/WCRL Rally Trails, Herding and Lure Coursing, Crisis Response, and enjoys taking Maverick for therapy work at hospitals. She has also spent one-year teaching at Cool Dog Gear and has volunteered at numerous Agility and Obedience Trials.

Roger has been a member of LBDTC for 3 years and has spent 1 year teaching Rally Novice. He competes in Obedience, Rally, Barn Hunt, and Dock Driving events. Roger has volunteered at numerous Agility and Obedience Trials and has been a member of the LBDTC’s Board for 1 year.

Assistant Trainers

Ken has been a member of LBDTC for 9 years where he is a part-time trainer and full-time assistant for the Beginner/Advanced Obedience classes. He is a Training Committee Member, and Publicity Committee Chairperson. Ken assists with LBDTC’s pet food drives and volunteers at numerous Obedience, Agility and Obedience Trials. Ken has also been involved with the Women’s Animal Center for the past 8 years.

Carol has been a member of LBDTC for 9 years where she is a part-time trainer and full-time assistant for the Beginner/Advanced Obedience classes. She is a Training Committee Member, Board Member, and Co-Training Administrator. Carol has also been involved with the Women’s Animal Center for the past 8 years. She is involved with Novice Obedience, Nose Work, and Rally Tracking. Carol has volunteered at numerous Agility and Obedience Trials.

Helen has been a member of LBDTC for 7 years where she has spent 5 years as a trainer. Helen and Rookie enjoy doing therapy work at schools and nursing homes.

Diane has been a member of LBDTC for 10 years. She has spent 6 years teaching Rally and 10 years teaching Beginner/Advanced Obedience. Diane and Mollie do Therapy Work at hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and libraries. She has entered many Rally trials and has assisted with LBDTC’s pet food drives and numerous Rally Trials.

Barbara was a LBDTC member from 1976 to 1990. She rejoined the club in 2018 and has been providing Beginner/Advanced Obedience training for 1 year. She has also trained at Philadelphia Dog Training where she Apprenticed under PHA (AKC dog handlers – confirmation). Barbara is on the Board of Directors for the Welsh Springer Spaniel Club of America and was the Shelter Manager at the Norfolk & Virginia Beach SPCA.

Barbara has 52 years of experience with Labrador Retrievers, Welsh Springer Spaniels, and American Cocker Spaniels. She has bred 5 litters resulting in 5 AKC champions and 1 AKC CD.

She has exhibited in AKC confirmation shows (25 AKC Champions), obedience (2 dogs) and TDI Therapy (3 dogs). She judged AKC sweepstakes for Golden Retrievers and Welsh Springer Spaniels and an all breed local show for Welsh Springer Club of South Wales – UK.

Claire-Amy has been a member of LBDTC for 5 years and has spent 2 years teaching Obedience and Rally. She has also trained at The Pet Campus and Up Front Dog Training Center. As an LBDTC member she has volunteered at the club’s Rally, Obedience, and Agility Trials and has assisted with the club’s pet food drives. Claire-Amy has also entered Rally matches and trials.