Hi, I’m Cathy and I’d like to share a little information about myself.
I have been lucky to have been in the company of dogs all of my life. At an early age, I had the opportunity to attend an AKC All Breed Obedience Trial and I thought, “Wow! I want to do that!” Lacking contacts, information and money, my parents enrolled my sister and I in 4-H. They offered dog training! I learned a lot working with our family pet, until I was able to purchase my own purebred German shepherd.
The German Shepherd Dog Club of WI (GSDCW) was not far from home, so I became a member and learned a whole lot more. I have been an active member since 1970 and have been instructing since, also serving in various positions, but becoming an Obedience instructor was/is the best.
I have been involved at GSDCW, a variety of kennels, rescue organizations and other training facilities. I show and title my dogs in AKC Conformation, Obedience and Rally. We also train in Agility and Tracking. I started in Rally-O in 2005.
Throughout the years I have attended numerous seminars and workshops concerning health, behavior and training methodologies.
I am a Certified CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Evaluator and I really enjoy helping people have a good relationshiop with their dog, where ever they want to go; whatever they want to do.