The Deep Peninsula Dog Training Club sponsors Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced Intermediate, Advanced, Show Novice, Open, and Utility classes every Monday evening behind the main building in Rengstorff Park in Mountain View. Attention classes may be offered in the spring and summer. Both purebreds and mixed breeds are welcome!
Jan trained her first dog when she was ten years old. Growing up with a father who handled police dogs for the Staffordshire Police Force gave her a great beginning.
Back in 2004, Jan was an evaluator and a safety Officer for German Shepherd Rescue when she heard of a nine-month-old female Shepherd who was about to be euthanized for aggression. Today Hilde is trained up to Utility level, has competed in Rally Excellent, worked as a therapy dog for the elderly, given many Obedience demonstrations, and was used as the test dog for other Shepherds in need of rescue. Not bad for a throw away dog!
For the last fourteen years Jan has led the Rolling Hills 4-H Dog Project and teaches dog obedience and dog care to children age 7 through 19 years. Jan uses Hilde and her mini Australian Shepherd, Frankie, to help the children succeed in their first attempts at dog training.
Judy Cummings teaches Utility 5:30-6:30 p.m., Open 6:30-7:30 p.m., and Show Novice 7:45-8:45 p.m.
Judy has been teaching classes for Deep Peninsula for 10 years now, after assisting with various classes for 6 years. She especially enjoys the Show Novice class because it is here that dogs and handlers learn the solid foundations of obedience teamwork that form the basis for success at the upper levels. She loves sharing in the excitement when a student completes that first Companion Dog title!
She brought home her first collie pup in 1966, but it wasn’t until the third collie, in 1978, that she got bitten by the obedience bug. Judy started training classes with Rosalie and Pat Alvarez and discovered obedience competition. Since then, obedience training theory and techniques have fascinated her.
Judy has trained 6 tricolor rough collies to advanced obedience titles. Her first was Cummings Highland MacGregor, CDX. He was trained through Utility, but could never manage the bar jump (36 inches in those days!). Then came U-UD Blossom Hill Rob Roy, UD, CGC, HIC, VC, followed by U-CDX Blossom Hill Highland Piper, UDX, CGC (She was the 2nd collie to earn the UDX title and had 30 OTCH points when she retired). Her successor was Geordie, U-CDX Sunrise Diane Celtic Dream, UDX, CGC, HIC, A-AOM I, II, & III, VC. Geordie earned all three AKC titles in his first three trials, completed his CDX with a Dog World Award, placed 4th in Open in the 1998 Pupperoni Western Regional, and was the Top Delaney Collie for 1996 and Top first and Foremost Collie for 1999 & 2000. He was followed by Jamie, VCH U-CDX Barksdale Expressly Yours, VCD1, UDT, AXJ, MJP, JHD, HRD-Is, HT, CGC, BPD. Because of Jamie’s early fear issues, Judy branched out into herding, tracking and agility to build his confidence, and he competed in the 2006 AKC National Obedience Invitational. Closely related to Jamie is Drummer, Barksdale Regimental Colors, VCD2, UDT, NA, NAJ, OAP, AJP, HIC, CGC, VC, who is currently active in obedience and agility. The new boy now waiting in the wings is Tavish, LegendHold Con Te Partiro, just a puppy at this writing.
Judy is involved in obedience or agility events almost every weekend, either competing at trials or attending workshops and seminars. She also maintains a database of collies in obedience and reports monthly obedience rankings to a national collie magazine, as well as to the annual Collie Club of America Yearbook. In addition, she and her friend and teacher, Diane Hemphill, have contributed a monthly training article to the magazine, Collie Expressions, since 1992. Lastly, Judy is Editor for the American Working Collie Association’s quarterly newsletter, as well as Secretary, and has served on the national obedience committee for the Collie Club of America.
Bea Moore teaches the Rally class, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Advanced class, 6:30-7:30, and assists in the Show Novice class, 7:45-8:45.
Bea has been involved with training dogs since 1984. She has trained three dogs to a UD title, earned many Rally titles, put Champion Tracker titles on two dogs, and earned Agility titles, field titles, and CGC / TDI certificates. Her dogs have worked as Therapy dogs over the years in Senior Day Care Centers, Alzheimer Units and Assisted Living facilities.
Bea has worked with Rosalie Alvarez since 1999 and has been an Obedience trainer and a Rally trainer since April 2003. Her tracking experience began in 1994 and she teaches tracking.
Bea is an AKC Novice & Open Obedience Judge and an AKC Novice, Advanced & Excellent Rally Judge.
Anne Robinson co-teaches the Beginning class at 6:30 PM and the Intermediate class at 7:45 PM for Deep Peninsula Dog Training Club.
She has been training and showing her collies in obedience, rally, and agility since 1999, and together, they have enjoyed herding, lure coursing, calendar modeling, conformation, backpacking, and tracking. Her collies have also worked as Therapy Dogs, visiting Senior Centers, Alzheimer's Center and hospitals and participating in READ-type programs through local libraries and elementary schools.
Anne has been active in collie rescue, becoming a foster home to numerous collies who have come into rescue from various situations in Northern California. She has socialized the unsocialized, taught manners to the unmannerly, and introduced basic obedience skills to her foster dogs, preparatory to finding their forever homes.
Anne contributes a monthly obedience training article to the magazine, Collie Expressions, and is the Treasurer for the American Working Collie Association.
Lora Cox teaches in the Open and Utility classes.
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