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CNY Canine Academy: 

Get to know Valerie:

Valerie of CNY Canine Academy has been professionally training and handling dogs for over 24 years, and has experience with all breeds, sizes and temperaments. She has trained and competed in the following venues; conformation, obedience, rally, herding, dock diving, scent work / nose work, barn hunt, and carting.

For several years she has focused on the sport of conformation, and she has trained and campaigned numerous dogs of various breeds to be top ranked in the country, as well as training and completing championships on hundreds of dogs over the years.

She started in the horse world and trained her first unbroke pony at the age of 13. She has brought much of her experience and knowledge from the horse world, with her to the world of dog training. She has specialized in working with difficult, shy or fearful dogs over the years, and feels that helping dogs to overcome these issues, to live a more happy and balanced life is a truly rewarding experience.

Her training methodology is a balanced approach, which is centered around positive reinforcement and motivational methods. She believes that training should be fun for both dog and owner, and truly enjoys seeing the bond between dog and owner develop and grow. This bond is strengthened and cultivated by increasing the level of understanding and trust between dog and owner through clear communication and focused training strategies.

The Collegiate Canine:

Get to know Jess:

Jessica has been serving the pet community since 1999 offering in home dog training and group classes ranging from basic manners, competitive obedience and nosework to more complex behavioral work since 1999. She teaches a variety of classes in the area, and offers private in home consultations for a more specialized approach. She is very active in the dog community, and enjoys training her own dogs.

Her own dogs have won multi High In Trial / High Combined awards at all-breed and specialty obedience and nosework trials, have been nationally ranked in Novice, Open and Utility within the breed, and have achieved a variety of obedience, scentwork and rally titles.

 Her current dogs include Rottweilers:

Cici Rider Von der Aunkst UDX OM2 RE SIN

Ch Zirkcreek all that Flash CDX RE NW3

Ch Eis Haus Quick off the Line BN RN SEN

GCH Eis Haus Firestorm RI CS

CH Eis Haus Trial by Fire

She enjoys teaching and laying a strong foundation; if you don’t have a strong foundation, you have nothing to fall back upon. Her methods are motivational and balanced, with a strong emphasis put upon the relationship - as it all starts there! She was blessed to train with Celeste Meade for 10 years, and has taken seminars from: Julie Hill, Betsy Scappichio and Linda Brennen, Temple Grandin, Pat Hastings, Denise Fenzi, Sylvia Bishop, Jean Donaldson, and Patricia McConnell amongst others in the field, studying topics ranging from aggression and body language to problem solving for the competitive obedience or nosework student. She believes that education is continuous, and is constantly studying, looking for better ways to teach and train. She looks forward to working with you and your dog!

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