Jeannie has been training dogs for over 40 years. Her personal dogs have included Terriers, Golden Retrievers, Border Collies. She has worked with students owning a variety of breeds, many who have achieved OTCHs. Jeannie has earned numerous advanced titles in obedience, rally, tracking, agility, herding, dock diving and field. She even put breed championships on two of her performance dogs, a Golden Retriever, and a Border Terrier.

Jeannie’s passion has always been competition obedience. She has earned ten OTCHs; four on Golden Retrievers and six on Border Collies. She participated in obedience at Crufts in 2010 and 2011 with her Border Collie, Kick. Jeannie, with Prada, her current Border Collie, is the winner of the 2021 Masters Class at the AKC Obedience Classic.


ATTITUDE IS #1! The most important aspect of my training philosophy is fostering the “right” training relationship by building the dog’s “want to” attitude BEFORE adding the “have to.” It is also important for me to keep the dog’s attitude positive throughout their long show career by making training sessions fun.

BUILD ON SUCCESS; NOT FAILURE – I create and maintain the finished dog with error-free training and positive proofing to build a confident and consistent performing dog.

REWARD-BASED TRAINING I control the rewards and use them correctly to train, motivate and get the most out of my dog.

CONSTANT FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS I never stop reinforcing the individual pieces that make up the obedience exercises.


The morning session will focus on Heeling and Attention, Ring Entries, Transitions & Engagement. The afternoon will focus on Problem Solving. Working participants will be invited to submit a description of the problems they would like Jeannie to cover in the afternoon. Jeannie incorporates positive proofing into every aspect of her training and will provide examples of how she does that throughout the day.  


Seminar hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The building will open at 8:30 a.m. each day.

Limited Working Sports $100 – Auditors $50.
Lunch available for $10 Deli Sandwich, Chips, Cookies and Beverage