Thelma Elizondo

Thelma has been actively involved in training and showing dogs for 20 years. As a child she spent time spectating shows with her mother and memorizing all she could from the AKC New Complete Dog Book. She spent her teenage years volunteering at an animal shelter playing match maker for potential adopters and grooming and training the shelter dogs.

In 2001 she acquired her first show dog and has since owner handled all of her dogs to a championship and titled many in obedience, rally, lure coursing, and agility. She has enjoyed many years of doing pet therapy with her English Setters as well. She is passionate about breeding versatile English Setters, mentoring those new to dog sports and sharing her hobby with her family.

Classes taught by Thelma Elizondo

Radiant Rally Foundations

Rally – Novice foundations. This class is for those just starting out in the sport of Rally. Rally is all about teamwork. You and your dog will navigate a course together, side-by-side, at a brisk pace. The course will have signs where you’ll perform different exercises which will include various...

Conformation Training

This class will focus on helping you and your beginner  dog or puppy prepare for the show ring. And this session is also great for seasoned dogs to practice their skills! This class will be an opportunity to use positive reinforcement to teach and improve ring quirks and the overall...

103 – Brilliant Basics: Manners & Basic Obedience

This 6 week class is perfect for the beginner dog owner or for experienced owners with a new addition! Learn how to communicate better with your dog, establish a mat behavior, walk on a loose leash, and more. Dogs and handlers of all ages are welcome! This class is a...

104 – Canine Good Citizen (CGC)

The Canine Good Citizen program was created by the AKC to promote responsible dog ownership and encourage the training of well mannered dogs. The test itself is a series of ten skills that focus on making you and your canine partner just that…good citizens. In this class we will broaden...

105- Advanced Canine Good Citizen (CGCA)

Looking for something to do with your furry companion after you pass the AKC CGC test? What about increasing your dog’s level of basic obedience and manners within the community by learning skills for the Canine Good Citizen Advanced title? This too, is a 10-step test of skills that dogs...

Healing Paws – Therapy Dog Class

Are you and your dog ready to be a therapy dog team? Do you and your friendly pup want to make a difference, come see what this rewarding hobby is all about. Learn what it means to be a therapy dog team and what it takes to get certified.  This...

Junior Handler Classes

These classes are designed specifically for kids under the age of 18 who want to improve handling skills and teamwork in dog activities!

Puppy Potty and Crate Training Basics

This is a group discussion session for dog owners only that will include instructions on how to set up a workable schedule for helping your puppy/dog successfully potty train.  Topics will focus on trouble shooting common potty training problems and methods for overcoming these problems.  Participants will learn how to train puppies/dogs to love...

Beyond Brilliant Basics

This 6 week class is perfect for the beginner dog owner or for experienced owners with a new addition! Learn how to communicate better with your dog, establish a mat behavior, walk on a loose leash, and more. Dogs and handlers of all ages are welcome! This class is a...