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

Conformation Foundations

This class will focus on helping you and your beginner  dog or puppy prepare for the show ring. This class will be an opportunity to use positive reinforcement to teach and improve ring quirks and the overall presentation of your dog. Here you will find a positive environment to learn all about conformation!

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 out those ten skills and emphasize on the good manners and well rounded principals that come with them. Obedience training will be our main focus as well as working on communication between dog and handler. CGC is a great relationship builder between you and your dog and open to all breeds and ages. At the end of the six weeks the CGC test will be conducted

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 six week course will focus on educating handlers and familiarizing canines with different types of visitations and skills needed to excel in this venture.

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!