Instructors

Rally


Ann Mandelbaum, CPDT-KA

Ann Mandelbaum, CPDT has been training dogs for 30+ years. She earned her first title in 1979 with her Novice A dog, Nobble. Since then she has earned over 30 titles in Obedience, Rally and Agility, in the United States and Canada, on six different dogs, including several Obedience Highs in Trial. Four of her dogs have earned the Utility title.

She as been teaching for about 25 years, helping others learn to enjoy their dogs and to earn more titles than she can keep track of. As a Certified Pet Dog Trainer (CPDT) she is required to maintain ongoing training in approved dog-related seminars, etc. for periodic recertification.

Currently she teaches competition obedience at PCOTC. She also teaches obedience, rally and Leslie McDevitt’s “Controll Unleashed” program and works with clients privately on dog training and behavior issues.

Ann can be reached at amandier6@yahoo.com.


Audrey Woods

Teaching and training has been a life-long pursuit for Audrey. She has spent the last 16 years teaching children and the ten years before that, training adults. Having dogs around for most of her life, she has enjoyed training and competing in performance events, particularly Rally Obedience, with her four Bearded Collies.

As a Psychology major in college, Audrey became fascinated by the behavior theorists and found that the principles of operant conditioning were an excellent way to motivate and reward children and adults, as well as an effective method for training dogs.

Audrey has put a number of titles on her dogs, including CGC, TDI, RN, RL1, and HIC. She is a member of APDT and firmly believes in the potential of dogs to do well in a variety of performance venues with proper training and positive reinforcement. The key to success, she feels, is to make having fun the number one priority for both the handler and the dog.

You can reach Audrey at ajwx3@aol.com