Claudia is a former technical writer that has been training dogs and people with dogs since 1996.
dogs have earned titles in tracking, obedience, herding, and agility.
successfully competes at the Excellent and/or Masters level of AKC and USDAA agility registries.
also competes in AHBA, ASCA, AKC
, and USBHCA herding with her
Their accomplishments include: USDAA ADCh title and AKC MACH for Giddy Up!; AKC HXAS title for Max; AHBA HTCh and AKC HXAS for Jade; Bartleby: Top Winner (national ranking #1) for Novice A Standard Agility in 1997 and Top Winner (national ranking #1) for Novice B Jumpers with Weaves in 1999 by the Bernese Mt. Dog Club of America based on perfect qualifying scores of 100 and placements; Giddy Up!: 4th place cumulatively after 3 runs at the 2006 AKC National Championship competing in the Finals and finishing in the top 14 out of 300- 20? dogs; semifinalist in 2005, 2007, and 2008, and finalist in 2009 USDAA Grand Prix at the USDAA World Cynosport Games in Scottsdale, Arizona; sixth placement in the Dog Agility Masters Team Tournament in 2009 with ?Cyclone? and ?Ruthless? (run by fellow ACA instructor, Kristen Clarkson); Kestrel: USDAA ADCH title; semifinalist in the 2007 and 2008 USDAA Grand Prix, semifinalist in the 2009 Performance Grand Prix, and finalist, finishing in 4th place in Performance Speed Jumping at the USDAA World Cynosport Games in Scottsdale, Arizona.
husband Jim, and their eight Border Collies, and two cats live on a small farm in Berryville, VA. In her
spare time, she
enjoys reading, writing, playing with her
dogs (training, training, training!), as well as attending camps, lectures, and classes to further her
education in dog training, operant conditioning, and teaching.