For 50 years raising dogs and training them as good citizens is my highest priority with soundness of mind, and body. I have been a small scale breeder of Alaskan Malamute’s. I have attended seminars presented by Rachel Page Elliot and Dr. Quinten La Ham, these seminars were in the anatomy, structure and movement of the dog. My activities include: sledding, obedience, agility, and actively showing in conformation. Multiple Championships have been obtained, with yours truly as well as use of a handler. Most recently December of 2015 a Championship was obtained with a bitch just 23 days shy of her 11th birthday. Awards have been received over the years from the Alaskan Malamute Club of America and the Yankee Alaskan Malamute Club of New England. These awards were in New England and Nationally. I have judged Multiple Alaskan Malamute Sweepstakes one of these being in San Diego, California 2014 which was a national voting membership to obtain the prestigious event. I have also Judged The Working Dog and the Top Twenty Dog Showcase at our Nationals.
Instructor experience is in level 1 obedience and conformation handling. Obedience students were usually owners who wanted some training techniques. Conformation students have gone on to be owner handlers showing their dogs to Championships and winning over handlers.
Conformation classes are upbeat, intuitively instructive, with gentle critiquing. Music is used to understand rhythm. Instructions include: treats, training/showing equipment, anatomy, stacking, gaiting, patterns, dogs that are stacked on tables and understanding dog shows. Open discussion in the importance of comfortable clothing, proper shoes, and color of clothing in showing dogs. Examples of basic color plagues of cloth are used to demonstrate the best color to compliment you dog.