Debi has been professionally involved in dogs for over 20 years. Prior to her canine training career, she taught at the Maryland School for the Deaf as a behavioral specialist for deaf children with multi-handicaps. At home, Debi teaches obedience and Agility training and she competes in agility with her own dogs. Debi has titled dogs in NADAC, USDAA, and AKC.
In learning her craft, Debi has taught and titled and qualified many breeds. The list of breeds she has successfully titled includes All Americans, Beagles,
English Cockers, Golden Retrievers, Akitas, Border Collies, American Eskimos, McNab’s, Shetland Sheepdogs, Wheaten Terriers, Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, and Labradors. Her classes include dogs of all heritages and she enjoys working with dogs who are not among the most popular agility breeds. Debi’s personal achievements include being among the top contenders (top 3) in her classes at several NADAC Championships; Winning the 16” division at the NADAC Championships; having multiple dogs in the NADAC top 10 through the years Many of her students have often made the top 10 rankings for their breeds nationally and have won their divisions in ASCA and NADAC at the championships. Currently, Debi is trialing her beloved old Border Collie Josh, her devil dog McNab Chime and her dearly loved but learning disabled Border Collie Garen. She finds each to be a challenge in different ways and loves and enjoys them all but Garen is her delight. Each little bit of progress he makes is remarkable and she appreciates the effort he must put into all that he does. She says he came to remind her why she started in agility – to have fun with her dog and watch him smile!