Meet Our Instructors

General Requirements for All Instructors

In addition to attending seminars and reading books and articles on dog training, SMDTC class instructors are required to train a dog to basic titles in obedience (to teach Puppy, Home Manners, Public Manners, and any of the obedience competition classes) or agility (to teach any of the agility classes). They must assist the level they wish to teach at least twice within a year of applying to apprentice. They then must successfully apprentice the class, which requires that they take the role of “lead instructor” under the guidance of an approved instructor. Finally, they must be approved by the Training Committee.

Our Instructors

Christie Kucsik
Jane Collins

 

 

 

 

Wendy Ethie

 

 

Becky Frakes

 

 

 

Cathy Hawkins

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Kimberlin
Sarah Schroeder

 

 

 

Lorri Sheets
Pam Tynes

 

 

Ladina Vanzandt

 

 

 

Margery West

 

 

 

Terry Marinier
Joan Vandenberg
Darlene Hughson
Irene Bessette
Liz Medley
Pam Shoupe