LUIS and TINA
training and working with dogs and their owners for well over 35 years
combined. Both have participated in dog sports with their own dogs (Border
Collies, Airedale Terriers, Welsh Terriers) and encourage their clients to
have fun with their dogs in a variety of ways. Having recently acquired 2
Border Collie puppies they hope to jump back into the world of dog sports!
Luis and Tina are members of the Association of
Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) and several local and national dog clubs.
Through the Certification Council for Pet Dog Trainers, a national
organization, they have earned the designation of
Certified Pet Dog Trainers (CPDT). They
have also been approved by the American Kennel Club as Canine Good
Citizen Test Evaluators.
Tina is a graduate of the Dog Agility Instructor Certification Course
(White Mountain Agility School; New Hampshire) and has assisted with the
Instructor Training Course and Advanced Instructor Training Course (Dogs of
Course at Sue Sternberg's Rondout Valley Kennels; New York). Luis is a
graduate of the Instructor Training Course (New York) and has been a
professional handler and groomer for many years. Both Tina and Luis have
conducted dog training classes at the Tufts University School of Veterinary
Medicine in North Grafton, MA. Both are involved in continuing education
courses in behavior and training each year. Additionally, Tina holds a
Masters Degree in Education from Northeastern University. Both Tina and
Luis have been leading classes for many years - over 20!
Luis and Tina's compassionate care, expertise and the friendly
environment they create has produced many happy dog/human partnerships.
"Working" with shelter
at Sue Sternberg's in
Tina with Ruby and Luis with Jaxon