- I started in dogs in 1971 after finally moving to Pa. Working
having dogs was a childhood dream that after 40 plus years still
remains my passion. I love training dogs and building a
relationship with them. To date I have owned and trained over 20
Flat-coated retrievers and 9 English cocker spaniels to over 16
championships ( most were owner handled), over 30 obedience
various venues, 12 working certificates, 4 working certificate
excellent, 9 junior hunters, 1 senior hunter plus over 20 titles
Rally both in the US and Canada. I have also run multiple dogs
agility gaining over 15 agility titles also in various
addition some of the dogs have placed and won sporting groups, 3
achieved high in specialty trials awards and many have been
rated in various registries.
I have been training for TSDOC since the mid- 70's having
apprenticed under some of the best trainers during that period.
to keep current with training methods by attending seminars
am past president of the Flat-coated Retriever Society of
was a delegate to the AKC for many years and am currently
the Westchester Retriever Club. After all of these years I still
the most satisfaction out of teaching the beginners class and
dog and handlers become working teams.
Clemmons - AKC RALLY INSTRUCTOR FOR 4 YEARS-
Before my involvement with dogs I worked with horses most of my
During that time I owned, trained, showed and instructed. In
took my first obedience class at TSDOC with my German Shepherd
I wanted a well behaved dog. Later, I began training my Pug,
This is when my interest in training dogs for competition began.
and I earned titles in Rally, Obedience and Agility. We are
working towards her U.D. and excellent agility titles. My
Bulldog, Holly, has earned AKC Rally and C.D. titles and is now
towards her C.D.X.
I own six dogs, ranging from a Chihauhua to a Great Dane. My
husband and I, along with our children started a 4-H dog club
K-9 Frenzy. I was lucky to start AKC Rally at its inception and
attended seminars while working through my Novice to Excellent
I was asked to teach a class at TSDOC and found I really enjoyed
Overall, for me, it is not the titles that are most
important, but the people I have met and helped along the way,
especially those who have helped and supported me.
Pauline Imbro-Allen - has grown up
with dogs always in her life.
She was a trainer for the Pocono Mountain Kennel Club from 1994
2002 and occasionally called in to teach there.
Pauline teaches Puppy
Kindergarten, Beginners as well as Advanced programs for them.
She is currently a member of Tri-state Dog Obedience Club, First
Obedience Club of No. NJ, The Yorkshire Terrier Club of America,
Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), National Association of
Nose Work (NACNW). She is Certified Pet Tech Instructor #1510
teaches Pet CPR and First Aid classes. Star Puppy & Canine
Citizen Evaluator for AKC, as well as recently becoming an
for Therapy Dog International.
She has put Rally and Obedience titles
on small and large breed dogs from Novice through Utility both
United States and Canada and Champion Titles on her Yorkshire
Pauline has been an Instructor for Tri-State teaching Pre-novice
classes as well as Therapy team work. She currently has a
named Twiggy who volunteers up at the Hawley Library and the
Wallenpaupack School district in the Reading Programs. Her dogs
been featured on Animal Planet's Dog's 101, The Yorkshire
series, as well as her Puppies in the series on Puppies. Her
appear in Dogs.com
catalogs, For the Love of Yorkies calendar and much
more. You'll enjoy working in her classes.
Husson - Linda has been involved in dog
training since 1986. Her first dog was a Shetland Sheepdog named
"Kelly", and after attending a Beginners Obedience class at
Dog Obedience Club, Kelly went on to compete in Obedience trials
became a Utility Dog. While Linda's foundation lies with
main focus is now Agility.
"I believe that dog training should not be a chore but
something that is enjoyed by both dog and human. From basic
to the more advanced varieties of training, it's about the
the destination. Positive reinforcement, clarity, consistency
mutual respect are key elements for building a solid &
"Kelly" (Sheltie) - Obedience: Novice A to AKC &
UD; Dog World Award
"Teddie" (Sheltie) - Obedience: AKC UD, UDX and OTCH
Trial Champion), Canadian OTCH.
- Multiple High in Trial & High-Combined awards; 2 Dog World
- Competed in several regional & national level tournaments,
placing 4 times at Gaines Eastern Regional
Tournaments (once in Novice, and 3 times in Super
1990 & 1991, ranked as one of the top 10
Shelties in AKC Obedience.
- AKC Herding Tested title on sheep
- Agility: USDAA MAD & JM; AKC MX
"Robin" (Border Collie) - Obedience: AKC and Canadian CD.
- Agility: AKC MX & MXJ; USDAA ADCH (Agility Dog Champion)
Lifetime Achievement Award (Bronze)
- 1999 PupPeroni Classic Agility Tournament, 3rd place in the 24"
"Toss" (Border Collie) - Obedience: AKC CD Agility: USDAA
Agility Dog Champion; AKC MX & MXJ.
- 1999 Eastern Regional PupPeroni Agility Tournament, Winner of
"Token" (Border Collie) - Agility:
USDAA ADCH (Agility Dog Champion), Tournament Master-Bronze and
other titles; AKC AX, OAJ & XF. Flyball: FMCH (Flyball
"Tripper" (Border Collie) - Agility: USDAA ADCH &
Achievement Award (Bronze); AKC MXJ & OA.Flyball: FDX
"Dandy" (Border Collie) competes in both Agility and
earned his USDAA Master Agility Dog title at age 2, and his
Championship at age 3. In Flyball, he has earned his FMX title,
averages 4.0 as start dog.
"Tempo" (Border Collie) competes in
Flyball and is in training for Agility.
Barbara Miller - began her interest in
dog training in 1979 and her association with Tri-State
Club started shortly thereafter. Barbara's first dog, a
named Ferdinand, completed his Mixed Breed Companion Dog
title at a
TSDOC match show back in 1986. Since then Barbara and her
earned well over 100 titles in Obedience, Agility,
Flyball and Conformation. She has achieved several breed
including the first AKC agility title on a Basset Hound
and the first
VCD1 (CD, NA, NAJ, TD) on an American Foxhound. Her
Corgis, Australian Cattle Dogs, Foxhound and Basset Hounds
consistently been top ranked Nationally in Obedience,
Rally and Agility.
Barbara teaches Puppy Kindergarten and Agility at
Dog Obedience Club. She believes that building a strong
foundation early in a dog's life is crucial to a
"There is no end to what a dog can do when he discovers
early on that learning is fun! I get the greatest
seeing an owner returning to Puppy Kindergarten with a new
a long and loving life with one of my graduates from years
Richard "Mack" Mackintosh - has owned
Retrievers since 1976, bred by Valerie Bernhardt. His very
competition dog was in 1977 when he first joined TSDOC. He
his dogs to numerous Obedience, Agility and Conformation
titles and has
always competed since that very first dog. He has competed
Obedience, Conformation, Agility and brought dogs up to
Certificate for field work.
Mack taught basic Novice Obedience classes for First Dog
of Northern NJ for 18 years and Novice and CGC classes for
High School Adult classes for around 10 years. He was one
of the first
CGC Evaluators for the AKC, and for a while was an
Therapy Dog International. He was an instructor for
Skyline Agility in
Haverstraw, NY for over 10 years. He is still a Certified
Control Officer for the State of NJ and for a time was a
member of the
Bergen County SPCA law enforcement division. When he
retired from the
Mahwah, NJ Police Department he became an AKC Agility
Judge and in 2005
was asked to take on a full time job with the AKC Agility
an Agility Field Representative and he is still at it.
He is presently working with his Flat-Coat "Ridley" and
anxiously getting ready to try for their Utility and Rally
Mack has a passion to be around dogs and feels blessed to
be a part of
the dog world. "I am a firm believer that dogs were
because of their ability to want to please and work for
us. Our job is
to show them what pleases us and not spend a whole bunch
of time on
what doesn't. "
Betty Padgett -
Started in dogs around 1969 when she brought her collie to
classes at TSDOC. She started competing in dog obedience
thereafter with her Shetland Sheepdog. In the 1970's
competing in sled-dog races with a variety of breeds from
Siberian/Alaskan Huskies to Labrador Retrievers and
Her team of Labrador and Dobermans took 2nd place in the
State Sled-dog Championships in 1986.
Three of her dogs, Australian Shepherd – Tucker, and
Border Collies -
Ben and Jake, qualified for and competed in five Obedience
Regionals. Tucker won High in Trial at the Ralston Purina
Obedience Invitational in Nova Scotia Canada in 1993. Ben
AKC & ASCA Utility titles and was OTCH pointed.
He also ran
lead-dog on her racing sled-dog team. Jake was a multiple
High in Trial
winner in obedience, earned his VCD2, Utility, Tracking,
agility, Rally Excellent and PT herding titles.
Her home-bred Border Collie Tarquinn has completed his AKC
Utility title, his HXAdM title and his Herding
Championship. He came in 4th in the JL Versatility
Competition at the 2010 BCSA National Specialty and is a
multiple High in Trial winner. He has his Novice Agility
Jumpers and Open Standard titles and currently working on
his Tracking title. Her Border Collie Lex has his
Herding Championship and in August 2012, Lex took
3rd place at the AllStar Dog Obedience Championships Open
class. Lex is a High in Trial winner in obedience
and herding. Her young Border Collie Terra has just
finished her CDSP-CD obedience title and is currently
working on her Herding Championship with multiple High in
Betty is a CGC Evaluator and instructs Obedience for
Although this class is geared for the discipline of the
ring, it is flexible for the pet owner who desires to work
well-trained canine good citizen/companion.
Rose Robischon - At present Rose is
President of the National Owner Handler Association, Inc.
to this area she was president of the Nassau/Suffolk
Chapter of the
Owner Handler Association as well as their handling
conformation. She has been President of the Tri-County
Association and trained and shown Collies in breed and
their championships. She is a board member and AKC
delegate of the
Wallkill Kennel Club. She is also Vice President of the