Instructor, pet training classes, Rally and Therapy dog Evaluator

Wendy Kinnear

 My love of dogs, and all animals, has lead me to instructing Pet Classes at Clever K9. I have four small dogs: Annie is an 11lb Toy poodle, Poki is also a 6 year old Toy Poodle weighing only 5 lbs, Twinkles is a Shih Tzu weighing in at 15lbs. She was rescues from The Blind Dogs Alliance and last but certainly not lease is Louie. He is a mix breed with predominate genes being that of a Chihuahua and in weighs 12 lbs. He was rescued from Almost Home Dog Rescue. I started Annie and Poki in S.T.A.R. Puppy Class and then continued my training at CK9. Within several years they both earned several AKC Titles. Annie was invited to Nationals in Rally. Annie and Poki have shown in National/ International Competitions. They both have climbed to the top of obedience skills. Twinkles with limited vision in only one eye has gone another route. She is certified as a Therapy Dog with her speciality work with children. She is also certified as a Reading Education Assistance Dog (R.E.A.D.) Twinkles goes to the local Intermediate School and lets the children that are below grade level with their reading, read to her. She is non judgmental, never makes fun of the child and the children love to go the library to pick out books they want to read to Twinkles the next time she comes. Twinkles loves the children, love to snuggle and even will plant a kiss on them, if asked. It is a wonderful and rewarding experience for for everyone. Louie is my 2 year old wild child. His excitability level off the charts, so we work hard on impulse control with Louie . He is now working at the Novice Level and beging to learn the skills of Open. My love of training my dogs is equal only to that of teaching Pet Classes. I enjoy working with people and their pets so that their dog becomes a great family pet and a welcomed member of their community. I am an AKC Evaluator and also an evaluator for the Bright And Beautiful Therapy Dogs, Inc. Oh, how proud I am when my students earn a S.T.A.R. Puppy Title or a Canine Good Citizen Title, or a Trick Dog Title or when I can certify a Handler and Dog Team as a Therapy Dog. I feel honored that Ann, who is the top Trainer and owner of Clever K9, has put her faith in me to teach Pet Classes. Annabelle BN, CGC, CD, GO,RAE 4, THD,CDX, UD, B&B Therapy test Dog Poki (Princess Pokihontas) BN, CD, CDX, RE, UD Twinkles CGC, Therapy Dog, Therapy Dog Test Dog and a Reading Education Assistance Dog Louie has his S.T.A.R. Puppy Award 

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