Mary Maltbie has been training dogs and teaching family dog obedience classes since 1990 through local dog obedience clubs. She started teaching competition obedience classes since 1997 and has taught all competition levels (Novice, Open and Utility) for many years. Mary is also a member of the International Association of Canine Professionals. Mary brings a wealth of dog behavior and training knowledge to this area and has worked with many dog breeds and handlers in fulfilling their goals for the obedience ring.
Mary has competed in obedience (AKC and UKC) since 1993 and competed in Agility (AKC) starting in 1995 with her own dogs. All of her dogs have done very well in their show careers.
Mary strongly believes in the importance of furthering her education. She has been fortunate to train with Diane L. Bauman for over 14 years in obedience and agility. She furthers her education by attending seminars and continually researches other training methods by referencing available videos and books in order to expand her knowledge of training methods and relationship building with our canine companions. Photograph courtesy of Karen Hocker Photography.
U-UD DNA's Polymerase UD, JH, WCX, Member of the Golden Retriever
Obedience Hall of Fame (call name Pol). Pol: her Novice A dog won several High in Trials and 75 OTCh points before retiring.
U-CD DNA's Random Reaction UD,JH,AX,AXJ,NF,WC (call name Random).
Random did very well in the obedience ring. He placed 4th at the All
Star International Obedience Competition in the Novice Division. While pursuing his CD, U-CD and CDX, his qualifying scores earned him the
Front and Finish Excellence Award Obedience Gold and Front and Finish
Excellence Award Obedience Platinum.
KC's Spirit Valley CDX,JH,OA,NAJ,OF,RN,GO,WC (call name Simi). Simi and Mary
are competing towards her Utility Dog Title from the AKC.
Simi has placed in every leg towards her CD and
CDX titles including a second place at the Golden Retriever National in her
first appearance in Open.
New Addition to the group, Otterbrook's Song of Ice and Fire
(call name Steel).