Meet Our Instructors

Anja - Advanced Beginner, CKC Novice, Open/Utility

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Joanne - Conformation Handling

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Kathy M - Beginner Obedience

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Lee - Obedience

Lee has been a club member since 1978 and a trainer for fifteen years. She instructs beginner obedience, CKC Novice and Open, as well as spit and polish classes.

Lee owns a Brittany Spaniel who currently excels not only in the field, but also in the conformation ring. Other breeds that she has owned include German Shepherd, Brittany Spaniels and Doberman Pinschers.

Lee competes in Canadian Kennel Club conformation, obedience, and Canine Good Neighbour. She has had many accomplishments and titles including:

  • Utility Degree - Doberman
  • Companion Dog Excellent - Doberman
  • Companion Dog - Dobermans, German Shepherd and Brittany Spaniels
  • High in Trials - Dobermans and Brittany Spaniels
  • High Aggregate - Britany Spaniel
  • Canine Good Neighbour - Brittany spaniel
  • Canadian Championships - many Dobermans and Brittany spaniels

Lee enjoys the challenge of working together in partnership with the dogs to acquire titles and High in Trials as well as the many friendships made with other "dog" people.

Lydine - Obedience

Bio coming soon

Rick - Agility and Obedience

Rick is a long time Doberman Pinscher owner who has been an RKOC club member and instructor for many years. Rick is passionate about his breed, and works hard to promote their good nature. While attending RKOC demos in the community, children who are cautious of the Doberman breed quickly come to enjoy petting and playing with Rick's dogs! Rick has recently added a Standard Poodle to his family.

Rick is a diligent trainer, and keeps current on various training methods by attending seminars, taking classes from other instructors, reading books, internet articles and watching instructional videos.

Rick is very passionate about helping dog owners achieve the level of training they want for their dogs and has successfully assisted many owners with problem dogs who were unable to obtain the desired level of help elsewhere. He has a gentle, quiet nature to which dogs of all breeds respond positively!

Rick looks forward to working with you and your dog!

Riekie - Obedience and Rally-O

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Val - Conformation Handling

Val is a life member of the RKOC, and has been instructing since 1985. For years, she instructed beginner obedience but her preference now is conformation show handling.

Since 1981, Val has handled over 55 breeds, encompassing all 7 groups, to Canadian championships, American championships, as well as numerous Best in Shows, Best Puppy in Shows, group wins and placements. Everything from Miniature Pinschers to Saint Bernards! Val's OES have won over 100 All Breed Best in Shows, 50 Best Puppy in Shows, and numerous Best in Specialty and Best Puppy in Specialty wins in Canada and the Unites States.

Val's Old English Sheepdogs achieved titles in CKC Companion Dog, Companion Dog Excellent and Canine Good Neighbour.

Val has instructed several weekend handling seminars, OES judging seminars and has judged specialty sweepstakes in the United States. In May 2020 she will present a grooming seminar at the EuroShow in Germany.

Val looks forward to helping new handlers optimize the presentation of their dog.

Vicky - Juniors and Beginner Obedience for small dogs

Vicky joined the RKOC in 1976 when she became interested in obedience with her female German Shepherd Dog. She joined a scent hurdle team - The Bad News Bears - who were the #1 team in Saskatchewan for 9 years. During this time she apprenticed to become an instructor. She has been a trainer for over 30 years, and has expertise in:
Puppy classes
CKC obedience ( novice, open and utility).

Because of health issues Vicky now instructs the puppies/small dog beginner obedience classes. Vicky continues to be a valued mentor to dog/handler teams competing in many disciplines!

Vicky has achieved titles on German Shepherds, American Cocker Spaniels, Shih Tzus, and Coton de Tulears. These include Canadian Kennel Club, United Kennel Club, and American Kennel Club conformation championships, Canadian Kennel Club PCD, CD and CDX obedience degrees, and Canine Good Neighbour titles. In addition, for many years Vicky's dogs raced on scent hurdle teams and dog/horse relays for Therapeutic Riding.

Vicky has attended Bob Self obedience seminars in the USA as well as many local seminars over the years. She is a wealth of information that we regularly count on!

Vicky enjoys seeing the delight on a new dog owner's face when their pet accomplishes a feat that the owner thought they couldn't do!