Lana Kline, IACP-CDT (see: "About Lana") Lana teaches the competition obedience classes at Paw & Hand, and is the owner and training director.
Lana's accomplishments include earning 49 titles in AKC, UKC and CDSP obedience and performance titles on 4 dogs, including 2 Utility dogs, 9 CDX titles, 4 Canine Good Citizens, with five High in Trials, one High Combined, three perfect scores of 200, and a 4th in Open at All Star in 2014. Her current utility dog, Jypsy has UDX legs in both the regular and preferred classes, and is also working on OM and OTCH points. Lana is available for private lessons in basic pet, companion dog manners, fundamentals, and problem-solving. Lana teaches all the competition classes at Paw & Hand, from Beginner Novice through Intermediate Utility.
Sis Taylor teaches our tricks classes and some of the pet/basic classes. Sis, well-known in our area for her lifetime of training and showing horses, and decades of teaching riding lessons, brings to Paw & Hand incredible intuition and skills for reading animals and training. Sis has earned 45+ AKC, UKC and CDSP titles and CDSP High In Trials. Chase has his UD, is working on his UDX and OM and OTCH titles, and his
CDSP UD-C, UDX-C, and his OTCH-C.
Jeanmarie Keller assists with our pet/basic classes and teaches some daytime STAR Puppy. Jean has been training with us at Paw & Hand for 4 years, with 4 different dogs. Her first two dogs had dog-to-dog reaction/aggression issues, but her third dog, Kane, a mixed breed rescue, has earned his CDSP Starter Novice, Starter Novice Championship and Novice titles, and is working on his Novice Championship. He has also earned his AKC Beginner Novice and Rally Novice titles. Jean's 4th dog is a young Blue Heeler, Raine.
Beverlee Forster & Sasha Hovak are our Therapy Dog experts at Paw & Hand. Both ladies have decades of experience in therapy work, and as Occupational Therapists, decades of experience working in medical settings. Bev currently does visits with her black lab Lilly. Check the training page and the Calendar for future seminars and presentations on Therapy Dogs.
Sallie Jordan offers instruction in Rally Obedience. Sallie has competed in Rally Obedience long before it was an AKC sanctioned event. She earned a RAE2 with her Weimaraner, Gracie. She is now training her 2 yr old Weimaraner, Stitch, and will use her as a demo dog in class. Sallie and Gracie won many Rally classes, with scores 100 - 98. They were rarely out of the ribbons, and their wins were long before clubs were offering a Rally High Combined award. Check the schedule for workshops, seminars, classes and run-thrus.
Becky Dewire assists with pet, basic, STAR Puppy, and rally classes. Becky began training with us in 2013 or 2014 with her then 8 or 9 year old beagle mix, Ike. Ike is the poster child for training an older dog! Ike seemed to love the training, learning, and spending the quality time with Becky. His tail goes constantly and he gets so excited about working. He is delightful to watch.