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Joan Armstrong
Beth Fabel
Dee Pigman
Cheree Roberts
Kimberly Harney
Judi Truskey
Paula Zickert
Chet Wise
Carmen LeBlanc

Joan Armstrong
info@dogdaysnw.com

Nick, Frannie, Joan, and Q:

Joan is the owner of Dog Days Dog Training. She has studied learning science, dog behavior, and competition obedience since 1994 with Karen Pryor, Bob and Marian Bailey, Ian Dunbar, Suzanne Clothier, John Rogerson, Sue Sternberg, Patty Ruzzo, Denise Fenzi and many others. She has worked with many breeds and mixes from Rotts to Rat Terriers to Pharoah Hounds. Joan specializes in performance sports, especially competition obedience.

Joan loves dog sports and actively competes in AKC/UKC/ASCA obedience, rally, agility, tracking, hunt tests, and herding trials.

Joan teaches competition obedience group classes and private lessons. Member APDT.

Joan's dogs: At the Rainbow Bridge watching out for us all: Frannie, Nick, and Q.
8 year old Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Aanya, and 5 year old Australian Shepherd Stealth!


Beth Fabel

beth2112@gmail.com
360-989-4803

Beth, Swiffer, Argos, and Jasper:

Beth Fabel has been training dogs and their humans since 1992. As a rescue volunteer and an animal shelter worker, she learned that issues with behavior were the number one reason for dogs being given up by their owners and wanted to help change that. Beth's educational background as an occupational therapist gives her a unique perspective of the human end of the team that enhances her skills as a trainer. She enjoys helping people learn to communicate with their dogs and enjoy a more fulfilling and interactive relationship with them. She is an expert at finding humor in our lives with dogs.

Beth has trained and titled several varied breeds in obedience and agility and also participates in herding, tracking and K9 Nosework. As an active trainer and competitor in dog sports, she works year round with her own dogs and regularly attends seminars and workshops to exchange ideas and further her education.

Beth teaches the Fundamentals for Performance and Pre-novice Competition Obedience classes and oversees our curriculum.


Dee Pigman

deepigman@comcast.net
503-807-1212

Dee, Brody, and Jasmine:

Dee has been working with dogs and horses all of her life. She got her first horse, Cherokee, at 13. She then trained and showed several horses in 4-H, Equitation, Trail, Jumping, Halter and Dressage for over 20 years.

Dee fell in love with Competition Obedience and Rally when she got her first Papillon in 2008. She currently lives with 2 Papillons, Jasmine and Brody. They have earned AKC titles in Obedience, Rally and Agility. They also compete in ASCA Obedience.

Dee loves learning about dog training and attends seminars and lessons regularly to improve her knowledge and skills. She teaches Really Reliable Recall, Canine Good Citizen, Rally, Companion classes and Puppy kindergarten. She really enjoys helping others improve their relationships with their dogs. Member - Association of Professional Dog Trainers. Certified - CGC Evaluator.


Kimberly Harney

kimberly1488@hotmail.com
503-348-9545

Kim came to Dog Days in 2013 after spending the prior 10 years managing a dog daycare and boarding facility where she taught Canine Good Citizen and Focus classes. She raised 17 Guide Dogs For The Blind puppies while working at the daycare.

She is currently a Coordinator at Oregon Dog Rescue and an AKC CGC evaluator. She teaches the Companion Dog and CGC classes at Dog Days. She lives with 4 yellow labradors and many foster dogs.


Cheree Roberts

breaktimepc@gmail.com
913-522-7475

Cheree with Django and Klia:

Cheree has always had a deep love for animals. Her career with them includes 15 years at the Kansas City Zoo. While there, she supervised hospital and quarantine personnel, assisted the lead veterinarian in all procedures and hand reared numerous animals across a wide range of native and exotic species.

After moving to Washington in 2008 she began training with Joan Armstrong. She enjoys participating in competition obedience, rally, tracking and nose work with her two German Shepherds. Cheree is a Karen Pryor Puppy Start Right instructor graduate and a professional member of APDT. She continues to expand her knowledge and love of dogs by attending seminars in training and behavior.

Cheree teaches puppy and Companion Dog classes.


Paula Zickert CNWI

smartdogs4@gmail.com
360-798-2554

Paula began training dogs almost 20 years ago when she got her first GSD. She fell in love with competition obedience and later with rally obedience and now is focusing on the new sport of K9 Nose Work. She has put many titles on her dogs including a Utility title on her Border Collie Scott. Now her main training partner is Grace, a female GSD who has titles in AKC and UKC obedience and recently received a Nose Work 3 title, shared with only about 10 other teams nationwide. Paula participated in the first ever Mock NW trial and the first ever Nose Work 1 trial in the PNW, not only competing in them but also in organizing them.

Paula is a Certified Nose Work Instructor by the National Association of Canine Scent Work.

Paula is passionate about dogs and has attended many workshops and training seminars through the years including John Rogerson, Ron Gaunt, Patty Ruzzo, Suzanne Clothier, Ian Dunbar, Bobbie Anderson, Sylvia Bishop, Denise Fenzi, Leslie McDevitt and several others.

Her affiliations are with the National Association of Canine Scent Work organization and the UKC and AKC kennel clubs and is vice president of the Canine Action Pack UKC club in Portland Oregon. She is also involved with the training program to become a certified instructor with the NACSW.

She lives in Camas Washington with her husband Bill and four dogs.

Paula teaches the Nose Work classes at Dog Days.


Chet Wise

logos423@gmail.com
360-624-8115

Chet has lived with dogs since early childhood, at one point living in a rescue environment caring for more than thirty dogs (among other creatures). He has dealt with many types of training issues and tried many kinds of training techniques. After running dogs in agility, taking freestyle dance classes, performing with a doggie entertainment group, assisting other instructors with classes, he finally found an organization promoting tricks as a sport. Through learning and teaching tricks he was able to discover the power of positive reinforcement. He became certified through Kyra Sundance's Do More With Your Dog as a Certified Trick Dog Instructor.

Chet is also the assistant trainer for the Portland Tail Blazer flyball team which holds practice Sunday evening. Please contact him if you are interested in the sport of Flyball.

Chet currently lives with four dogs, one cats, and a Conure.

Chet teaches the Tricks!, Companion 1 and 2 classes. He is available for in-home training in the Vancouver and North Portland area.


Judi Truskey

jltruskey@comcast.net
360-624-6632

Judi Truskey has been a TTouch Practitioner since 1999. Her background in engineering (she was a design engineer for the most powerful commercial jet engine in the world) and her experiences with her personal dogs and clients all lead her to believe in optimizing the dog-human relationship as a whole, rather than "fixing" just the dog or just the person.

Judi shares her life with two Australian shepherds who have been variously trained in conformation, obedience, agility, canine musical freestyle, and herding. In addition to TTouch, she swims dogs for fitness, water safety, and graceful aging.

Judi teaches the TTouch classes and assists with many of the other classes at Dog Days.


Carmen LeBlanc

carmen@waytobehave.com
541-400-0738

Carmen and Nutmeg:

Carmen LeBlanc's love of animals started early, growing up with a horse, guinea pigs, cats and dogs. She first trained her family's German Shepherd in 4-H, and kept on going. Today she is an Associate Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist (ACAAB), with a master's degree in animal behavior (AKA experimental psychology, the science of learning) and a graduate specialty in Applied Behavior Analysis (the science of behavior change). She's also a valedictorian graduate of the Academy for Dog Trainers (known as the "Harvard of dog training schools") and a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT).

Carmen brings 15 years of experience in behavior consulting with dog and cat owners and teaching classes and private lessons. She worked for 5 years as the Director of Behavior & Training at Cascade Pet Camp in Hood River, and for 6 years in humane societies in Washington, Oregon and Illinois, where she developed programs and trained staff in animal training and enrichment. She presents at and attends professional and academic conferences to keep abreast of developments in the field of animal behavior. Carmen has titled her own dogs in Rally, Competition Obedience and Canine Freestyle. She and her company Way To Behave are devoted to science-based training that is proven effective and pet and people friendly.

Carmen teaches the Confidence & Control and Reactive Rover classes, and does private behavior consultations.

Website: www.WayToBehave.com


Many thanks to the amazing Bob Bailey: