A Common Bond
by Deb Neufeld
Deb is known across the country as a keen advocate for Dog Obedience and Rally competitions. She has extensive knowledge as a dog trainer, competitor, and judge. Beyond Deb's performance skills she is known as one of Front & Finish's most distinguished authors.
Deb's comprehensive writing style conveys her considerable experience in the sport. She has been a member of two AKC Advisory Committees and was the former vice-president of the Dog Obedience Clubs of Florida (DOCOF). DOCOF is an organization that connects all obedience clubs in the state of Florida for the betterment of the sport. Deb has been involved with obedience competition since 1981 and she was one of the early adopters for Rally Obedience, initiating her interest at the onset of the sport in 2000. Deb officiates as a judge at AKC Obedience and Rally competitions.
By Janice Gunn
Janice Gunn started training dogs 35 years ago. When she was 14 yrs old, her first competition dog, a Dalmatian earned a 198 in Novice A and gave Janice the obedience bug that she still harbors today!
Today along with her husband John, she owns and operates TNT Kennels and Training Center in Abbotsford, BC. Her students have earned numerous High in Trial awards.
Janice’s retrievers are strong performance dogs. Not only are they High in Trial, OTCH dogs, they also compete in the demanding game of field trials, and sport titles of FC, AFC, FTCH , AFTCH and Master Hunter. Janice has learned how to achieve a flashy, focused dog in obedience, and along with her husband John, maintains incredibly competitive field trial dogs. Balancing a multi-tasking dog at the highest levels is very demanding, yet incredibly rewarding.
Janice has earned titles on her dogs in obedience, tracking, agility, hunt tests, field trials and conformation. She owns multi dogs that have reached their OTCH titles, and has earned numerous perfect 200 scores with 5 different dogs. Her methods are well balanced and successful with all breeds of dogs. She has produced 5 best selling DVD’s on competition obedience, and is an Internationally recognized trainer. For more info on Janice & her dogs visit www.tntkennels.com.
Janice heeling with OTCH MOTCH TNT’s Run Raisin, UDX, WCX, MH Photo by Kelly Tynan
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