Ann Marie Scripko

Ann has 31 years of experience training dogs for Obedience and 20 years of Agility competitions. Ann previously was a professional horse trainer and competed successfully in ‘three day events’.   Ann now devotes her full energy to dog training .

Ann has a Bachelors degree in Equine Studies from Centenary College (Hackettstown, New Jersey), She has studied teaching Equitation, show jumping, dressage, combined training, and the training of ‘green’ and ‘problem’ horses. Ann draws upon her equine experience and training for her canine training programs. Ann’s dog training classes combine positive reinforcement, compulsion, attention games, and relationship building to train both dog and handler.

Ann enjoys working with students and dogs to develop common understanding and goal orientation. Ann believes that patience builds stronger relationships between dog and handler. With this better relationship both become better competitors and dogs become more thoughtful pets.   Ann Believes you should be the pack leader in your relationship with your dog .  Ann understands the challenges of ‘traditional’ and ‘non traditional’ training and their application to re-directing the ‘problem dog’. Ann’s experience with "special" training needs, includes achieving Obedience, Rally and Agility titles with a rescued greyhound, a rescued flat coated retriever, and a border collie with Addison’s Disease. Ann’s students have achieved Thousands of titles, countless placements and wins in agility, rally, and obedience, Including  High in trials and High combined, and Obedience and Agility Championships.

Ann’s dogs have also achieved countless obedience, rally and agility titles, ‘High in Trials’,  High Combined ,  Championships, 1st places, and national tournament placements.  Her Dogs have earned MACH's, ADCH's,  OTCH,  and multiple 200 perfect scores. 

Tournaments include:
-1995 Gaines Central Regional 7th Place Open
-1995 World Series Open 6th Place
-1997 Pupperoni Eastern Regional 3rd Place Utility
-2010 All Star Obedience Open 6th Place
-2015 AKC Obedience Classic Utility
-2016 AKC Obedience Classic Open 8th Place
-2017 AKC Obedience Classic Open 6th Place
-2018 AKC RAlly Nationals Excellent 6th Place
-2018 AKC Obedience Classic Utility 4th Place

-2021 AKC Obedience Classic Open 6th place 
-2021 AKC Obedience Classic Masters 8th place 

-2011 Steeplechase Finalist USDAA Northeastern Regional 4th place
-2011 Steeplechase Semi finalist USDAA Nationals 12 inch Louisville Kentucky
-2011 Steeplechase Semi finalist USDAA Nationals 22 inch Kentucky
-2011 Grandprix Semi finalist USDAA Nationals 12 inch, Kentucky
-2011 AKC Invitational Semifinalist Orlando Florida
-2012 Eastern Regional Finalist Steeplechase and Grandprix 2012 Steeplechase Semi finalist USDAA Cynosports World Games 22 inch class, Colorado
-2012 AKC Nationals 12 inch competitor, Tulsa Oklahoma
-2012, 2013, 2014, AKC Invitational Competitor, Orlando Florida -2013 AKC Nationals 12 inch and 20 inch Competitor, Harrisburg PA
-2014 AKC Nationals 20 inch Competitor , Reno Nevada
-2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 AKC Nationals 20 inch Competitor,
-2012 USDAA Cynosports World Games Semin finalist , Kentucky
-2013 USDAA Cynosports World Games Semi-Finalist Steeplechase. Murfreeboro Tennessee
-2014 USDAA Cynosports World Games Semi-Finalist steeplechase and Grandprix Denver Colorado and 2017 Murfeeboro TN
-2015, 2017 USDAA Cynosports Word Games Semi-Finalist SteepleChase and Grand prix , Murfeeboro Tennesse
-2015 USDAA Cynosports World Games 1st Place Perfomance Snooker 20 inch
-2017 USDAA Cynosport World Games

Ann's Current competition dog is Blink. He is a son to her dog Ty and the father of her young Border Collie Rain.   Blink is OTCH UDX3 OM6 RM AX AXJ XMF   has shown at several National Competitions, always placing, Classic Open 8th, Classic Open 6th, Classic Utility 4th and 10th at the NATIONAL OBEDIENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS in 2019 and 8th place 2020.  He also won 2020 Rally Nationals in Masters.   He earned a 200 last year and countless High in Trials and High Combined over the years.

Border Collie Rain finished her Beginner Novice and Companion Dog Titles in 3 shows each, including a 200,  199.5 and two 199's and High in Trial.   by 2 years old she also has won her way all the way to Excellent Agility.

Ann's  First Dog , a   Golden Retriever , Ben got her started in the sport . She took him From Novice A to UDX with multiple high in trials, 1st places and National Tournament placements.

Her 2nd dog,border collie Ricochet retired (with Addisons Disease) from obedience competitions after competing at the UDX level in Obedience, Excellent Level in Rally and Excellent level in Agility. (Ricochet passed away in Fall of 2008)

Her border collie Ty just recently passed away at 16.5 , . he retired at the Masters level in agility and the UDX level in Obedience. In 2008 Ty earned his UKC CD in 3 shows with a 196.5, 199, and 198 , two firsts and Two High in Trials . Ty earned his AKC CDX in 3 shows and 2 first places in 2009. He earned his UD in 2012 and his UDX .    He Had countless High in Trial and High combined. He loved showing and competed at numerous National competitions in obedience, rally and agility Before receiving an injury in March of 2009, Ty Finished his AX and AXJ and MXF . Ty came back out at the end of 2010 and earned his MX, MXJ and placed 6th at the All Star Tournament in Open Obedience.    Ann and Ty also compete in USDAA agility. They have earned their AD , AAD , and MAD and ADACH.. Ty has also earned the Tournament Bronze Masters title. They were Semifinalists in Steeplechase for the USDAA Agility Nationals in October of 2011 and 2012 and 2013, 2014 AND 2017

Ann Also competed with a Swedish Valhund named Wolf. l. Ann and Wolf were 4th place Semi finalists at the USDAA Northeast Regionals 2011. They were semifinalist in steeplechase and Grand Prix at the USDAA nationals in October 2011 . Wolf was #3 in the country in Agility for Valhunds and competed at the AKC Invitational in December 2011. He was #2 in 2012 and again competed at Invitationals. He finished his MACH in 2013

Ann's next Dog is Ruby, a rescue Border collie. She retired at  12 years old , a rescue who is a MACH 2 and ADCH She competed in 2014 at the AKC Nationals and has qualified and gone almost every year since. 

Ann And Flat coated Retriever Seeker finished their CDX, NAJ, and OA in 2009 with multiple first places. In 2010 they finished their OAJ and U-CDX. He had to be retired due to a heart condition and has since passed.

Ann’s other titled dogs includes helping  train and show another  Flatcoated retriever Echo and Breeze , Belgian Malinois, greyhound , and a Pembroke Welsh Corgi.

Ann resides in New Jersey with her husband Mike, who also trains canine athletes, and their two children Kyle, age 23, and Kaitlyn, age 21.  Kyle previously competed at the Excellent level in Agility with his 7 year old Belgian Malinois, Dash. They won the 24 inch division at the first ever AKC Junior Competition at the 2011 AKC Invitational and Won Novice level with BC Whim. And Won 20 inch division with Border Collie Ruby.

  Kaitlyn took 3rd place at the same event with Chancy in the 8 inch division. She finished his MACH in 2013. Kaitlyn can be seen running agility at the Masters level with her , Border collie Flip.

Kyle and his Border collie Leia compete at the masters level and have been to numerous world international tryouts.

Ann's Husband Mike competes at the masters level with his border collie Whim .

Dog showing is truly a family Affair in the Scipko household. The rest of the Scripko family includes  horses, a mini horse and mini donkies and chickens. When Ann is not teaching, she enjoys her free time with her husband …and with her kids…training her own dogs…….. and riding her horse.

We love to take pictures and show them to the world.