Bubbles

Bubbles

My name is Bubbles and I traveled from Lake Tahoe Nevada to Pennsylvania to meet my new parents. My arrival at the Baltimore Airport was very exciting after spending nearly 12 hours waiting to meet my new family. They were so excited to see me and well prepared for my arrival. I was placed in a leopard carrying case with a new toy and I knew life was going to be great with my new parents. I entered my new home and became quite a handful. No matter how many new gates came, I jumped over them. I was way too smart with lots of energy and became a difficult dog, so they explored different options for my behavior. They came across this school with all kind of activities and now every Thursday my master and I head off for my agility classes. I enjoy seeing all the other dogs and their handlers. This was just what the doctor ordered. I have my own personal trainer and her name is Donna. I love to perform for her and anyone else who wants to watch me. She has the best treats and two beautiful golden retrievers. A special thanks to Valli and Rick for giving me this great place to play and show off and deplete all my...

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Jo Ritzenthaler

Jo Ritzenthaler

I can’t believe I’ve been training with Valli for almost a decade. I just wanted to do puppy classes and then move on to beginner agility and obedience. It just mushroomed from there and kept right on going. When I did start competing in agility I just thought it would be nice to get a “Novice” title. I did not even know what a MACH was. Vanna awards rope rope and scott gretta rope barkley lauren me As time went on, thanks to Valli’s training techniques, patience and perseverance, I was able to accomplish soooo much more. Winning several titles and multiple MACH’s with four wonderful working companions. It has been such a pleasure learning and working with her, and I am still learning. Thanks for the memories, with more to...

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Lynne Gale

Lynne Gale

Agility with Chihuahuas!? Rally/Obedience with Chihuahuas!? Nosework with Chihuahuas!?  Sure, if you are doing your training at Paws-tively Obedient Dog Training School with Valli Rovenolt and her wonderful teachers! LandMarc Photography Lynne 2 LandMarc With their excellent training they have taught me how to be an effective handler of my three Chihuahuas.  One of my Chihuahua’s, Matia, has her Master’s in Standard and JWWs. Another, Sucia, needs only three legs in JWWs for her Master’s, she also has her Master’s in Standard.  My little “man” took a different path – he loves to do Rally and Obedience and is thrilled that he can use his nose – he loves to do Nosework.  Paws-tively offers such a variety of activities for handlers to do with their dogs!  I look forward to my classes there where I can enjoy the teachers, the other students and train/bond in a special way with my dogs!!  Love it!   (Photocredit LandMarc...

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Michella McLaren

Michella McLaren

At the Paws-itively Obedient Dog Training School, I absolutely love 
taking classes there with my dog, Lassie. The classes at this school 
are wonderful and informative. When I came to this school a few years 
ago, I was in need of assistance in learning about dog training. At 
my first visit, I only had the desire to correct my dog, Lassie’s 
behaviors. Instead, Paws-itively Obedient Dog Training School 
exceeded my expectation than just to “simply correct Lassie’s 
behavior” – the facility taught me other ways to reinforce Lassie. 
They suggested activities to benefit Lassie. One of the activities 
were to have Lassie participate in dog agility classes. This lead to 
their guidance in training Lassie to move from Agility to Rally- 
Obedience. I am forever grateful for their past and ongoing support. 
As a matter of fact, I still enjoy attending classes and activities 
with Lassie at Paws-itively Obedient Dog Training School. And 
furthermore I have gained special friendships with the people that 
comes to the school with their dogs. With much gratitude, thank...

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Sue Churn

Sue Churn

On November 2003, I brought home a 9-week old red and white Cocker Spaniel puppy that I named “Angel”. She was going to be my obedience dog. I started puppy classes right away. She was eager to learn but started to develop some behavioral problems. Where I was training at the time, they didn’t have the proper training methods for her. Someone told me about Valli Rovenolt. The rest is history. We started with Valli and she took the time to build the dog’s trust and confidence. We worked through several obedience classes and it wasn’t long before we were training in Agility and competing. On June 6, 2009, Angel got the MACH for the Paws-itively Obedient Dog Training School. I will always be forever grateful to Valli for helping Angel and I to become a working...

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