Lead Dog Trainer / Dog Handler for Shorty’s Rescue.
I started in agility with my Pomeranian, Tanu, in 1998 after watching an agility demonstration at a dog show. Our first show was in December of 1999.
Harley is so much fun that when his breeder informed me she has rebred his parents, that I had to have another and here comes Jumpin’Jack Flash. Otherwise known as “JJ”. Well, let me say, he is a challenge. He is quite different from his brother. He is very independent and pushy. His forte is acting and he is doing very well with movies, tv, and print work. He will challenge me at every turn and reprimand me for being slow or not giving him enough information. We are a work in progress.
Now we have gone in a new direction. My husband, Sam, wanted a Chihuahua and so now I am starting “JD”. His formal name is “Sam’s Shot of Jack Daniels.” Somehow I thought I had gone as small as I could until I started working with three and one half pound, seven inches tall, tough guy, JD. He is a blast and has a fan club at every show! He has earned his first title in agility!
I am also a studio trainer. My dogs have done movies, television and lots of print work, my Jack Russell Terrier, JJ, is currently on the Nutro Max Mini Chunks dog food bags and the biscuit boxes. He has been on General Hospital on ABC Television, a series on HBO/Cinemax, a couple of movies, calendars, dog clothing catalogs. JD, the Chihuahua has done calendars, stock photo shoots. My Rottweiler, Luna will be coming out on Nutro dog food soon, she had a small part in a movie and has done several calendars.