In 1993, after 20 years of teaching school, I retired and began teaching people how to train their dogs. Besides obedience training I am also involved with service dog and therapy dog training (both of which require strong obedience training) , personal in the home consultations and obedience lessons( including help with problem dogs).I also hold group basic obedience classes from Missoula, MT down to Hamilton, MT. For 12 years I was involved in AKC competitive obedience in which I was able to title my dogs all the way from Novice up to the Utility level which was valuable, personal hands on obedience training for me up to a very high level. I am also a handler and evaluator for Pet Partners out of Bellview WA, which is an organization that trains and certifies handlers and their dogs to become Therapy Dog teams. This is the most gratifying work I do with my dogs.