Debbie presents advancing skills through the use of games in class. This is a working seminar using various games and equipment to help polish obedience. It is a wonderful lead into agility, freestyle or just plain fun for you and your dog.
Presentation by: Debbie McDonagh
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Debbie McDonagh lives in San Rafael with her husband of 23 years, Bill. Currently, they have Ellie, an 9-year-old Dalmatian, and Ernie, a 5-year-old Terrier mix. Ernie was rescued from the Madera County Animal Shelter through the MHS Pet Partnership Program. Previously, Debbie and Bill had another Dalmatian and a Vizsla, both of whom are now in doggie heaven.
Debbie started at MHS as a volunteer Dog Training Assistant (DTA) in 1994 and then became an Instructor in 2000. She teaches all levels of obedience classes. Debbie is a graduate of MHS' Canine Behavior Academy Levels 1 and 2 .
Being a part of MHS is Debbie’s third (and last!) career. After graduating from Northern Illinois University in 1976 with a degree in sociology/psychology/criminology, she was a welfare-social worker, then a group home counselor for boys aged 12–17, then she became a job counselor-coach for prison parolees. Her second career was in human resources, in which, as Director of HR, she was responsible for employee recruitment and retention, compensation planning, benefits administration and conflict resolution.
Debbie has a special affinity for high-energy, athletic dogs who like to have fun.
This video qualifies for 2.5 trainer CEUs