Star of the new Discovery+ reality show, “THE MIGHTY UNDERDOGS”
I began training/showing dogs in 1963. Since then, I’ve worked with hundreds of dogs in home, class and shelter situations. Competitvely, with my own dogs, I’ve earned more than 32 AKC Companion Dog titles, 8 Companion Dog Excellent titles and 4 Utility Dog titles as well as more than 64 other AKC Championship, Rally and Obedience titles. Most recently, I brought a little rescue dog all the way to his AKC Trick Dog Elite Performer title, one of a handful of dogs to reach this level. I’m a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, and certified as a Dog Trainer through The Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. Additionally, I serve as an AKC Canine Good Citizen, Canine Good Citizen Advanced and S.T.A.R. Puppy Evaluator . I am also one of a select group of AKC evaluators eligible to do Temperament Testing. I am proud to be one of the most successful coaches of Junior Showmanship competitors in the country whose kids regularly qualify for National Finals and rank among the top juniors in the nation. Finally, teamed with my Clumber Spaniel Josey, we deployed multiple times as a certified Search and Rescue team, assisting local law enforcement in locating missing persons.