Tammy & Tryst before a run, photo by Bruce McClelland, Bamfoto

Photo by Bruce McClelland, Bamfoto

Meet Tammy Wilson, Owner & Instructor

Tammy Wilson has always had a love for animals, especially dogs & horses. Her first experience dog training was at an early age. When she was eleven years old, she took the family Dachshund to obedience class.

Her next encounter with formal dog training didn’t occur until she was an adult. For their first anniversary, Jack & Tammy added a Cocker Spaniel puppy, Apache, to their family. At that point Tammy knew she wanted to do more with her dog and started taking obedience classes. That led to more advanced classes and competing in Obedience Trials. They also competed in Scent Hurdles.

When Quest, a Flat-Coated Retriever, joined the family, Tammy discovered new areas of dog training. Versatility is important to Flat-Coat breeders and they encourage owners to do many things with their dogs. Tammy learned about Conformation shows and trained and handled her dog to his AKC Championship title. She also competed in Obedience and hunting tests.

Then she discovered Agility in the early 1990’s. There was no going back after that and has competed in Agility trials ever since.

Over the years Tammy has attended many seminars, workshops & camps with the top professionals in their fields. These include:

  • Southern CA’s first Clicker seminar with Karen Pryor & Gary Wilkes in the early 1990’s
  • Clicker Expo (twice)
  • Power Paws Camp (many times)
  • Rachel Sanders
  • Jen Pinder
  • Mary Ellen Barry
  • Linda Mechlenburg
  • Kathy Sado
  • Greg Derrit
  • Susan Garrett
  • Nancy Gyes
  • Jim Basic
  • Karen Price
  • Ann Marie Silverton
  • William Koehler
  • Bill Koehler

Tammy continues her education at every opportunity.