brings a diverse background in behavioral education to her
learning sessions. She has accumulated 30+ years of experience
in special education working in the fitness area with extremely
challenging populations. Lynn also accrued 6 years of coaching
experience, and more recently, 7+ years of work with
Connecticut Valley Dog
Training under Martha Bailey.
Lynn began working with dogs in 1978 when she was coaching
women's college basketball and one of her players arrived at
practice with a puppy in every pocket of her jacket. The
puppies were abandoned during the blizzard in the
Northeast! From that venture, she sought to increase her skills
in the canine world. She was gifted to share 17.5 years with
"GEORGE" a behaviorally creative "mix" from that rescued litter.
Lynn regularly attends behavioral seminars. She has attended
canine seminars and workshops with John Rogerson, Steve White,
Patricia McConnell, Debbie Hutchinson, Terri Cesarak, Brenda
Aloff, Ray Wheeler, Judy Reilly, Pat Miller and Mary Jo Lavin. She credits most of her
hands on learning to Martha Bailey, Monique Plinck, Ray Wheeler, Kathy Shea,
and Sue Sternberg.
Lynn specializes in
directional activities designed to build confidence and improve
the human/handler connection in the pre-novice and novice level
spends the majority of her time outdoors, enjoying life and
"Cross-Training" her dogs, a method which integrates confidence
and directional work with various movement activities.
places the human-canine "TEAM" connection above all other
skills. She has enjoyed "playing" FORMAL agility since 2000 with
Buddy, a robust rescue Labrador retriever, who has been one of
her greatest agility instructors.
Buddy taught LYNN how to guide him to his C-atch, Nadac Elite
titles and the level of Excellent in AKC.
More recently, Billy Joe has joined the family. Billy has
achieved his Mx, MxJ, C-atch, and Elite Nadac titles. Known for
having fun - Q or NQ - you can often catch them smiling as they
negotiate their courses.