Lynn Spagnesi:

Lynn 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 team. Lynn 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.

Lynn 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.
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