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Janet has been a professional dog trainer since 1997. She has trained a Golden Retriever, Boston Terrier, two Miniature Poodles, and a Terrier mix in obedience, rally and agility. She was among the elite group to take the first ever APDT Certification Exam for dog trainers, thus earning her the CPDT (Certified Pet Dog Trainer) title. Janet has worked as a professional dog groomer and veterinary hospital receptionist. She also worked as a groom for the U.S. Equestrian Three-Day Event Team riders and managed a 200-horse stable!

Janet  is currently competing with her youngest dog Kira (Shakira Salam CGC, AD, AJ, SG, NAC) a terrier mix, in NADAC, USDAA and AKC agility. Kira is also training for Obedience and Rally competition.  Her 14 year old Miniature Poodle Eliot (Ch. Rembrandt Eliot Ness), OA, OAJ, CGC, TDI, ASA, AS, AJ, O-OJC, OAC, TGN, O-TNN, WVN, is retired from a long career in the NADAC, USDAA, and AKC agility venues. Janet's Miniature Poodle Luca (Rembrandt Key To Glory) and Elliot also help in the Therapy Dog training classes.  

Seminars:

  • Amanda Shyne Handling Seminar 2015
  • Dog-Dog Group Dynamics with Sue Sternberg 2014
  • Masters Agility Handling with Amanda Shyne 2013
  • Emma Parson's Click to Calm 2013
  • Terri Cesarek's Agility Handling Seminar 2012
  • Structure in Action with Pat Hastings 2011
  • Elevate Your Training with Bob Bailey and Parvene Fashoody 2010
  • Camp Gone to the Dogs 2004-2010
  • Sue Sternberg Bite-O-Meter Seminar 2007
  • Karen Pryor's Clicker Training Seminar 2006
  • Sue Sternberg's "A Weekend on Dog Behavior," 2000 – 2005
  • Suzanne Clothier Trainers Workshop 2004
  • Gary White’s Smokin’ Sneakers Agility Seminar 2001, 2003
  • Patty Ruzzo's Cookie Power Obedience Seminar 2002
  • Clean Run Agility Camp 2002
  • Susan Garret's Ruff Love Seminar 2002
  • APDT Conference 1997 – 2002
  • Wendy Volhard's Health & Nutrition Seminar 1994, 2002
  • Gary Wilkes Intermediate Clicker Seminar 2000, 2001

Other dog-related affiliations include:

  • Teamwork Agility Club of Central Massachusetts