Brenda LaLonde

While Karen has had dogs her entire life, she has been training and competing with dogs since 1997.  She has put Conformation, Obedience, Rally, and Hunter titles on her dogs and is certified in Pet First Aid and Pet CPR. 

Karen has been a member of the Idaho Capital City Kennel Club since 2000.  In the past she has served as Vice President, Membership Chairman, Trophy Chairman and been on the Board of Directors.  Karen is also a member of the Vizsla Club of America.

Currently she teaches Rally Obedience at all levels.  She also taught Conformation Handling, Puppy Kindergarten, Beginner Novice Obedience, CGC, and Junior Showmanship.  Karen is an AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Evaluator.

For clients who prefer to work one on one with an instructor or for those who would like a little extra help, private instruction is always an option.  Private lessons/consultations are available either at the K9 Education Center or in your home.  Rates are based on location and length of session.

Karen Culver

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With over thirty one years of experience training her dogs and teaching others to train their dogs, Pam Green is among the most experienced dog trainers in the greater Boise area and beyond. In addition to obedience training and competition, Pam has participated in the German dog sports, tracking and was a search dog handler for Idaho Mountain Search and Rescue (SAR) for ten years. After forming the Forensic Dogs of Idaho team another six years was spent using dogs trained as specialists in the location of human remains and blood evidence. This is used as a valuable recourse for law enforcement.

Hunt tests are Pam's latest interest with her retrievers. Rook finished his Junior Hunter title in 2012. He is now working at a Senior level with blinds and handling drills. He will compete at the 2014 Flatcoated Specialty for his Working Certificate Excellent (WCX).

Bark9 is another group she formed in conjunction with the Idaho Humane Society to provide dogs for people in need of a service dog. Dogs from the shelter are tested for suitability and trained, then placed with handlers who have special needs.

Pam teaches and shares her in-depth knowledge of dogs at her training center in Garden City, Idaho.  The K9 Education Center is an indoor training facility devoted entirely to helping dog owners achieve their training goals. The Center’s classes teach obedience skills at all levels from beginners with puppies through the highest levels of AKC obedience competition.

Pam and her assistants are modern balanced trainers who believe in the premise that you TEACH first, TRAIN second, then TEST the theory that your dog IS trained.

Pam Green

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Debbie Gschwender

Debbie has been active in the dog show world since she was a teenager, many, many years ago; first in obedience competition and later in conformation.  Her first breed was the Rough Collie. She bred and showed Collies until the early 1980’s when she bought her first Bouvier des Flandres. 

She has handled many breeds from Great Pyrenees, and Irish Wolfhounds, to Smooth Fox Terriers. She and her husband, Rick, were married in 1989, and established Rendezvous Bouviers, producing over 60 champions including National Specialty winners, and multiple Group winners.

They lived in Michigan for 22 years, and after Rick’s retirement in 2012, moved to the Boise area. Debbie enjoys gardening, photography, and driving her horses.

Debbie started judging in 2000, and currently judges all the Herding breeds, the Herding Group, and half of the Non-Sporting Group. 

Debbie and Rick currently own four dogs, three Bouvier des Flandres and one German Shorthair Pointer (Rick’s hunting dog.)

Brenda has been training dogs in competition obedience since 1988 and has competed and trained five different dog breeds, in five different dog groups. She has trained working dogs to toy breeds and holds 17 obedience titles, multiple High in Trails and has had four nationally ranked dogs. She has also put 3 working aptitude tests on 2 different Dobermans, and has four rally titles.

Brenda is currently training her Vizsla, Harley, in obedience, retrieving and agility.

Brenda believes that puppy kindergarten is the most important stage of a dogs training and no matter what aspect of dog training the dog will take it all begins at the same place. To become a stable companion or a brilliant sport or competition dog the skills needed are the same. A dog must be able to focus, have value for its handler and find joy in his work.  Her puppy Kindergarten classes teach owners how to raise and train a well-mannered companion dog, which can move on to more advanced training easily.

Brenda also teaches the AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Program. The program is a certification program that test dogs in simulated everyday situations in a relaxed, noncompetitive atmosphere.

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