The Owner

Valli Rovenolt



Owner of Paws-itively Obedient Dog Training School

I discovered the pure and unconditional love of dogs when I was quite young and have been devoted to the care of these wonderful companions all my life. My goal and hope is to try to return that love in helping others to build lasting and loving relationships with their dogs.

My true passion for training and showing dogs started about 30 years ago. I began training with my pet mixed breed but soon became addicted to the love of dog sports and began my “show dog” career.

In addition to training and showing dogs, I worked as a veterinary technician for several years. I also completed the NY School of Dog Grooming courses and was the owner of a professional grooming business for over 15 years.

My family consists of several Giant Schnauzers and my husband Rick Rovenolt.

Accomplishments with which my dogs have blessed me:

  • Bred and owner handled 13 Champions with wins at the National and Regional Level and group placements in the United States and Canada
  • Completed multiple Obedience and Rally titles through Utility and Rally Excellent earning top scores, placements
  • Earned AKC Agility titles through Master level on multiple dogs
  • Our Giants have rated #1 and in the top 5 of their breed in Agility, Obedience, Rally and Tracking
  • Winner of Top Ten Obedience Event at National Specialty
  • Second Giant and Third Giant to earn NW1, NW1 and NW2 with 2 Pronounced Awards
  • Invited to AKC Agility Invitationals with multiple Giant Schnauzers

Member of:

  • Williamsport Dog Training Club
  • Giant Schnauzer Club of America
  • Qualified as:ownercredentials
    • CGC Evaluator
    • Puppy Star Program Evaluator
    • Associate Nose Work® Instructor


Additional Education:
Attended multiple seminars, workshops, clinics on Performance Venues, K9 Nose Work® and Behavior Concerns