I began obedience training with my Brittany Spaniel in 1959. As a very young girl I showed in both obedience and conformation. At age 12, I was showing in the breed ring at the Westminster Kennel Club Show. I joined Azalea Dog Training Club in 1995 after bringing my 11 year old daughter and her Affenpinscher to classes there. My daughter and I bred and showed Papillons for ten years. My dogs are an important part of my family, and I train them so they are enjoyable to live with in our home. I believe that positive reinforcement and praise creates a relationship of trust between people and dogs. I am a strong supporter of dog rescue.