started obedience training a dachshund in 1971. Training and showing
dachshunds led to an expanding interest in other hounds, including
training and showing whippets and basenjis. The hounds led to an
interest in the sporting group, starting with conformation, then back
to obedience. A retired obedience dog inspired a beginning in agility,
and from there to rally. The dachshunds were a natural for field trials
and go to ground trials, and the whippets were in at the beginning of
lure coursing. In the sporting group, English cockers led to hunt tests
and working tests sponsored by the American Spaniel Club. There have
also been a few herding dogs in obedience, agility, rally and herding.
Since 1971 Ann's dogs have earned more than 50 titles including
conformation and field championships, working test titles, 3 UDs,
master agility titles, and more recently titles in rally. Ann is a
graduate of the Karen Pryor Academy Dog Training Program.