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INSTRUCTORS AND ASSISTANTS

Marylou Carafello

  • Experience in dog training since 1982
  • Member - Sarasota Obedience Training Club (SOTC)
  • Puppy, Beginners Level 1, Beginners Level 2 and Rally Assistant Instructor
  • Trains own dogs in obedience, rally and agility
  • Earned AKC titles in Rally with her Aussie "Cassie" (RN & RA)
  • Earned CGC on her own dogs
  • Has 2 Aussies (Riggs & Cassie)

JoAnn Klinetop

  • 2 master's degrees: certified as a elementary school teacher, special education teacher and speech pathologist.)
  • Showed horses in hunt seat and dressage.)
  • Began training obedience in the 70's, and agility in the 90's. )
  • Featured in a book on training open and utility obedience.)
  • Just attended obedience Supercamp with a working spot, also takes classes and private lessons in obedience.)
  • Attends several agility camps each year, has learned 3 different international methods, and takes private agility lessons.)
  • Female vizsla retired at age 7 with a health issue, has earned 44 titles in obedience and agility, including an agility championship.)
  • Male vizsla earned 2 agility championships with 46 titles in obedience and agility, and was ranked #3 vizsla in the country.)
  • Currently working Border Collie, Zippity who just earned his 50th title at age 6, and is working on 2 championships. Zippity was named the fifth fastest dog in 24” agility in the country in April 2014.)
  • Puppy in training is 5 months old and is taking obedience classes and private lessons, as well as private agility lessons.

Joan Leopold

  • Experience in dog training since 2003
  • Member - Sarasota Obedience Training Club (SOTC)
  • Member of 2013 DOCOF Team
  • Instructor - Beginner Level 1 Obedience
  • Assistant Instructor - Beginner Level 2 Obedience, CGC
  • Former Rally Instructor all levels in W. NYS
  • Trains own dogs in Obedience, Rally and Agility
  • Earned AKC titles in Obedience and Rally
  • Earned CPE titles in Agility
  • Owns two Australian Shepherds
    Tracker: RAE, CGC, CL1-R, CL1-H and Finn: BN, CD, RE, CGC

Fran Lindstrom

  • Sarasota Obedience Training Club - President 1996-2001, 2011-2013
  • Member - Sarasota Obedience Training Club (SOTC) for 20+ years
  • Obedience Trial Chairman
  • Former Agility Instructor - all levels
  • Former Agility Assistant Instructor
  • Participates in several Therapy Dog programs with own dogs
  • Obedience Instructor
  • Advanced Rally Instructor
  • Dog sports participant and trainer for over 25 years in confirmation, obedience, agility, rally and flyball
  • Horse and rider training (English/Dressage) over 30 years
  • Member SOTC DOCOF team for many years
  • Member - Schipperke Club of America
  • Member - Schipperke Club of Central Florida
  • Member - Australian Shepherd Club of America (ASCA)
  • Member - Florida Australian Shepherd Association (FASA)
  • Titles earned in Agility - AKC, UKC, NADAC & ASCA
  • Titles earned in Obedience and Rally - AKC, ASCA, UKC and WWKC including:
    • First Schipperke with RAE2 - 2008
    • High in Trial and Dog World Awards
    • Ranked #1 Schipperke in 2002 First and Foremost Rating System in Open A (for 2001)
    • Ranked #3 Schipperke in 2002 First and Foremost Rating System all levels (for 2001)
    • Ranked #7 Schipperke in the 2001 Delaney Rating System (both are national all breed Obedience ratings systems)

Nancy Murphy


Angie Schuhmann

  • Obedience I & II Class Assistant/Instructor
  • Attention Class Instructor
  • Intermediate class instructor
  • Novice/Open Class Instructor
  • Rally Novice /Advanced instructor and assistant
  • Experience in dog training since 1992
  • Obedience Trial participant since 1993
  • Earned conformation and obedience titles in AKC, ASCA, WWKC & CKC on her own dogs including HIT
  • Earned CGC on her own dogs
  • Former SOTC Board member at large
  • Current Obedience Training Director
  • Currently training in Obedience, agility, Flyball, Tracking and Dock Diving
  • Former member of Sarasota Search & Rescue Team
    • Search dog
    • Land navigation
    • Therapy dog - CISD (Critical Incident Stress Debriefing)
    • Obedience consultant
  • Former Member - Australian Shepherd Club of America (ASCA)
  • Former Member - Florida Australian Shepherd Association (FASA)
  • Angie has been to numerous seminars with some of the top trainers in the country over the last 20 years. She has taken private lessons from those top trainers when lessons were offered. She believes in building a great working relationship with lots of play, treats and tricks.

 

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