Class Instructors

Brad Briscoe

Brad Briscoe

Conformation

Nan Franceschini

Nan Franceschini

Obedience: Beginning, Novice, Open, Utility

Nanette Franceschini has been training and showing dogs since 1984. She started with a rescued mixed breed, then got her first Australian Shepherd (Levi), another rescue. She started taking lessons at San Lorenzo Dog Training Club in 1984. Levi earned his Utility title. Then came Missy, another Australian Shepherd, who earned her Utility title and UDX in AKC, and her OTCH in the Australian Shepherd Club of America, and herding titles. For several years she was in the top 10 obedience dogs in the ASCA club. Boomer, her Golden Retriever, also earned his Utility title.

Nanette now has three Australian Shepherds: Raven, who has her AKC UDX and Rally Excellent titles, and her ASCA OTCH. For several years, she was in the top 10 obedience dogs in ASCA. She is now retired and does demos for graduation nights. Chance has his AKC CDX and Rally Advanced titles, and ASCA herding titles in sheep and cattle (also working on duck titles). Panda has earned her Rally Novice title, and is now working on her Rally Advanced and Novice titles; she is also learning to work sheep and do agility.

Nanette has been a member of SLDTC since 1984, and has served on the board, including as Training Coordinator. She started teaching classes in 1996. She teaches beginning, novice, and open classes on Thursday nights, and can substitute for the Utility instructor.

Judy Gamet

Judy Gamet

Canine Freestyle (Dog Dancing)

Judy Gamet, BS Dance Education; has loved and trained rottweilers for the past 17 years. She proudly includes San Lorenzo Dog Training Club as one of her West Coast training locations. A dog and handler team that "moves as one" in the obedience ring or whose movement flows effortlessly in the Rally ring leaves an unforgettable, breathtaking impression. Add music that matches the dog's gait and you have not only a sport, but an art.

For more information, visit www.DogsCanDance.com. Questions about classes? judy@DogsCanDance.com.

Josette Kimes

Josette Kimes

K9 Nose Work

Josette is a Certified Nose Work Instructor and has been training with the founders of the National Association for Canine Scent Work (NACSW) for several years and loves working with others training their dogs. This sport teaches dogs how to focus on searching and gain confidence. This sport is fun for you and your dog. She loves that scenting can be done rain or shine, anywhere, and that dogs have fun doing something so natural to them.

On November 6, 2010, Josette and Riley traveled to Arroyo Grande, CA, to trial in Nose Work 1 (NW1). Josette and Riley did well in the Trial. They completed all elements receiving the NW1 title ribbon. They placed first in the vehicle search finding the odor in 17.96 seconds, and were awarded 3rd place over all for completing all 4 four searches in 1 minute and 34 seconds. Elsa trialed in May 2011 and received her NW1 ribbon also.

She has owned several breeds over her life time and says any breed can benefit from this sport and size is not an issue. She currently owns 3 Entlebuchers (1 Male, and 2 breeding females), the smallest of the Swiss Mountain dogs.

She is an accredited obedience dog trainer using positive reinforcement in Fremont. She is a member of the Association for Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, and holds the position of co-event chair for the National Entlebucher Mountain Dog Association (NEMDA).

For information on classes or nose work contact, info@noseworkfun.com.

Denise Laberee

Denise Laberee

Obedience: Puppy, Beginning

Denise Laberee first came to San Lorenzo Dog Training Club when she enrolled her first Guide Dog puppy she was raising as her 4-H project in 1967. And she has been involved with the club ever since. Denise has gone on to raise over 43 puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. She even started her apprentice training under 2 of the clubs founding trainers: Peggy Tokes and Ginger Vallandigham Zuppen. Her veterinary background included working mostly in the Specialty Surgical Practices and in Emergency Care. She spent many years obtaining Obedience and Conformation Titles not only on her own dogs but also those of her clients. Today she can be found teaching Puppy Socialization and Beginning Classes on Tuesday Evenings, but she has extended her experience to include Home Training with emphasis on People and/or Animals with Special Needs. She has also worked closely with rescue agencies during disasters, and has rescued and fostered dogs most recently two from Hurricane Katrina that after a year of fostering have become family members. Come by and see us.

Pam Lister

Pam Lister

Conformation

Thanks for joining me in Corformation class and letting me get to know you and your dogs!

I started in this sport in 1984, when I purchased my first Samoyed dog. Since then, I have bred Samoyeds selectively, had a Pembroke Welsh Corgi litter and primarily shown thes 2 breeds in the conformation ring. I have bred 4 champions. I finished the championships on 4 other Sammies, 2 of which a friend sent out to me from Kansas and Wyoming. I believe in owners learning to show their own dogs and have had the opportunity to teach at Del Valle Dog Club in the past and currently with our SLDTC.

I have used my dogs as therapy dogs in my work with inpatient psychiatric care and with chemical dependency recovery. I am just starting out in obedience and appreciating it. I'm currently working on conformation and obedience with my Samoyed male, "R&B". When he was coming home as a puppy, he wouldn't settle down until he heard the radio play rhythm and blues music, hence the name. He is the the sixth generation I have bred from my foundation. My kennel name "Zvyezda" means 'star' in Russian, as the Samoyede people (in Siberia) had the stars and their dogs to gude them in their Nomadic travels.

Sue Luebbert

Sue Luebbert

Obedience: Utility

Sue Luebbert trained her first dog, a Dachshund named Maggie, at the San Lorenzo Dog Training Club (SLDTC) in 1964 with the club's first instructor, Peggy Tokes. Around 1973 she began teaching classes for the Fremont Dog Training Club (Fremont DTC) which she continued to do for more than 20 years, sometimes as often as five nights per week. Sue became an AKC obedience judge in the late 1970s and retired from judging in 1988. Over time, she moved from teaching classes at Fremont DTC to teaching classes at SLDTC, where she taught all levels. She is currently teaching Utility classes on Monday nights.

Sue has owned and titled many dogs over the years, including four Labrador Retrievers, six Border Collies, and one Shetland Sheepdog. Her dogs have earned titles in AKC and Canadian obedience, AKC agility, and AKC hunt tests including ten CDs, eight CDXs, six UDs, two TDs, four Canadian CDs, three Canadian CDXs, two NAs, two NAJ, and one JH. Two of her dogs have also earned OTCH points (50 and 79 out of 100) and several have run in scent hurdle races for SLDTC. One of her dogs was the top Novice dog in northern California, and one was the top Utility dog in northern California. They went on to compete in the North South (California) competition for the top dog. She is currently training her Border Collie Toss, for his CDX title in obedience and his Open Agility and Open Agility Jumpers titles.

Sue is grateful for all of her wonderful dogs through the years and most of all the friendships she has made along the way. They will never be forgotten.

Here are Sue's current dogs:

Brie at 14 years Brie at 14 years
Stitch doing what he likes best - herding Stitch doing what he likes best - herding
Harlow the Lab running Harlow the Lab running
Toss herding sheep Toss herding sheep

Penny Proctor

Penny Proctor

K9 Nose Work

Lynn Ungar

Lynn Ungar

Obedience: Beginning, Novice, Open, Utility

Lynn Ungar started training dogs in 1974, when, at age 11, she finally convinced her parents to let her have a dog. She lucked into classes with renowned obedience trainer and competitor Judie Howard, and ended up training two dogs to advanced AKC titles before going off to college. Lynn now trains and competes in AKC obedience and rally and in canine musical freestyle (dog dancing) and is starting as a total neophyte in agility. In the last few years she has been studying clicker training, and has a clicker trained cat in addition to her two dogs (Bernese Mountain Dog, Coretta and Belgian Tervuren, Taz) who have been trained through some combination of clicker and traditional methods.