Megan has been competing in agility for just shy of 20 years.
She has put 11 AKC championships(MACH/PACH) on her dogs that she has competed with over the years.
She has compeated at several national events, placing multiple times in the top 10 or 15 of her dogs height class in the country. Megan has been teaching competitive agility for 6 years.
She has taken several seminars with different instructors, most notably Nancy Gyes, Tereza Kralova, and Lisa Frick.
Megan believes that if your not having fun playing agility, your not doing it right!
I have owned Vizslas since 1995 and have been training dogs all of my life. I have competed in the AKC events of conformation, hunting tests, field trials for pointing breeds, agility, obedience and rally. My dogs are titled in Conformation, hunting, obedience, rally, agility and Canine Good Citizen. I have bred Vizslas since 1992 and have worked nationally with the Vizsla Rescue Program. I believe in treating dogs with positive methods, patience and fun.
Michelle “Missy” Hoelcle
Missy has been showing dogs since she was 12 yrs old as a Junior Handler. She is now a professional handler and has finished several Champions and Grand Champions.
She has competed at Westminster and has handled several different breeds.
She knows the ins and outs of the show ring procedures and rules.
Amy is a long time member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, Southtowns Dog Training Club and Volunteer at the Erie Co. SPCA.
She has been involved in Private Dog Training and a Dog Walking Service for the past 6 years.
Amy has assisted and has been mentored by a number of excellent trainers in the area and regularly attends seminars focused on both dog training and behavior issues.
Doing Private Dog training has helped her to incorporate real life challenges people face with their dogs into class room training to address their issues. Being a long time volunteer in the SPCA's Enrichment program has given her a unique opportunity to work with many shy, fearful dogs, many puppy mill dogs and plenty of "rough around the edges" dogs who were never given the chance to be all they can be.
Amy believes dogs and their humans learn best when they are having fun and her classes are geared to building a wonderful relationship with our dogs. Amy shares her home with 2 rescue dogs: Barney, her Obedience, CGC, agility dog and Opie her sound sensitive, storm phobic shy guy.
"No dog is too young or too old to learn new behaviors when we train with gentleness and respect for the incredible animals we have".