Competition Obedience: Teaching, Motivating and Proofing the Open and Utility Exercises

Happy Dogs Training Center is proud to be hosting Betsy Scapicchio & Linda Brennan on September 25th & 26th 2020 for a Competition Obedience Workshop.


This workshop will building on the fundamentals and take your training to the next level. Learn how to teach, motivate and proof the Open and Utility exercises. You will acquire a solid understanding of the exercises and learn how to perform confidently, and precisely in the ring.

Avoid having to fix problems later by following the step-by-step Top Dog approach. Betsy and Linda’s method for teaching the exercises has been proven by their student’s success in the ring.

Join us for this workshop. It will provide you with a wealth of information and prepare you and your dog to tackle your next training challenge.


Betsy and Linda specialize in workshops where all working participants have an opportunity to get out on the floor and WORK their dogs. Dogs and handlers of all levels are welcome.


Betsy Scapicchio is the owner of “Top Dog Obedience School.” She has over 35 years of dog training experience and has done it all including placements at national competitions and 32 perfect 200 scores, over 200 High in Trials and over 4500 OTCH points.

Linda Brennan joined Betsy at “Top Dog Obedience School” in 1991. Her passion is to work different breeds of dogs including her own Welsh Springer Spaniels and a Norfolk Terrier. She has back-to-back wins at the Masters Class at the AKC Classic and all five Westminster Master Obedience Championships with her current partner, Heart. In addition to obedience, Linda trains and competes in agility, rally, hunting, herding, conformation, scent work and other dog sports where she has earned many titles including OTCH, MACH and Champion.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from Betsy Scapicchio & Linda Brennan!