Instructors

Ron Webb   Handling
   

Ron has been a dog handler/owner for more than 15 years.  He is a multi-breed handler, although, he has bred, trained and raised German Shepherd Dogs (GSD) for more than 20 years.  Ron is a superb instructor and his classes are always well attended.  Check our website for the current schedule.

     
Jessica Miller   Scent Work
CPDT-KA, CNWI, PMCT  

Jessica has been training dogs professionally in Washington County since 2010, after years of working as a shelter volunteer throughout the tri-state area. She was employed a Head Dog Trainer at Briggs Animal Adoption Center and worked as a lead trainer at Peaceable Paws in Fairplay, MD for several years before opening her own training company Go Pawsitive.

Since 2013, she has been teaching K9 Nose Work® classes in the 4-state. In 2014, she completed a year long program with NACSW K9 Nose Work® to become a Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI). Since then Jess has worked for NACSW as a Trial Coordinator, Certifying Official and Judge for ORTs, as well as hosting NACSW sanctioned trials and workshops.

In 2017 Jessica became the first person in the state of Maryland to be licensed as an AKC Scent Work judge and is approved to judge all levels of AKC Scent Work from Novice through Detective Class. She is also a certified AKC CGC Evaluator and Trick Dog Evaluator.

She continues to train her 3 Australian Shepherds (Cassie, Penny and Elle) in Rally, Obedience, Herding, Agility, Tricks and of course, K9 Nose Work & AKC Scent Work.

   
     
Alyssia Black   Agility
   

Alyssia has been involved in training and showing dogs for the last 15 years. She acquired her first dog in 2001 and quickly found the sport of agility. She has trained, shown, and competed in agility, conformation, hunt tests, Dock Diving, Fast CAT, Barn Hunt, and Rally-O and has successfully earned a variety of titles and championships across venues. She currently competes in AKC and UKI agility with her 8 year old Smooth Fox Terrier, Asti and her 3 year old Golden Retriever, Fahren. Asti has finished the last 4 years as the #1 Agility Smooth Fox in the country and has been invited to compete at the AKC Invitational Championship the last 5 years. She is working on earning her 4th Master Agility Championship (MACH) title. Fahren is just starting her agility career and has hit the ground running by being selected to represent TEAM USA in the 2020 Americas & Caribe de Agility tournament in Itu, Brazil. Alyssia loves welcoming new teams into this sport and seeing their relationship as a team grow through training. She enjoys teaching the foundation and fundamentals that allow teams to be successful in all their training endeavors.

   

email: agilitymarvel@gmail.com

Michele Beatty   Puppy Kindergarten
   

Michele has been involved with dogs her whole life.  There isn’t a time she can remember not living with or training a dog.  She is passionate about developing strong bonds with our four-legged family members.

She has worked with and trained many breeds, from Basset Hounds to German Shepherd Dogs.  She is a graduate from Kutztown University Canine Training and Management program that focused on positive dog training methods and understanding canine behavior.

She and her husband currently breed German Shepherd Dogs.  They started Mickena German Shepherds to put well bred dogs with great temperments into family homes.  She has bred or owned several show Champions and Grand Champions. She has also titled dogs in Scent work and Rally Obedience.

    email: mickenagsd@gmail.com