CRDTC Instructors

Beginner Obedience:   Wendy Marcks
    Wendy became the Instructor for the CRDTC's Beginner and Advanced Beginners classes in February 2013, after serving as Assistant Instructor for several years. She is a graduate of the Karen Pryor Academy Dog Trainer Professional Program, a professional member of APDT, and an AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator. She stays current by attending seminars and workshops.

    Wendy has served as board member for CRDTC and for her breed club, the Scottish Terrier Club of New England. She performs home evaluations for the STCNE rescue organization. Wendy is an Educator for the UMassExtension 4-H Youth Development Program in Waltham.

Competition Obedience & Puppy classes:   Tracy Mulrenan

    Tracy is the instructor for the CRDTC competition classes and puppy classes. She presents special workshops and has held summer training sessions for CRDTC.

    Tracy began teaching classes in 1991 and has worked with many different breeds. She's taught puppy kindergarten, obedience, and agility. She uses a clicker and loves to keep training upbeat and fast paced. Her philosophy is to keep training fun and never skip steps. She feels a great relationship and a solid foundation are the keys to successful progressions in training.

    Tracy has attended numerous seminars, camps, and workshops, including an obedience training camp with Sylvia Bishop. She is a past board member of CRDTC, and has served as obedience chair for her breed club.

    Tracy has put over 50 obedience and agility titles on her dogs and achieved a national obedience ranking with her Novice A dog. She competes in obedience and agility with her Boxer and Border Collie.

Rally:   Betty Dannewitz

    Betty has competed in rally and obedience with her Papillons and achieved the Rally Excellent title with her dog Brio, CH Rorralore Con Brio CDX BN GN RE. Betty has also judged rally at dog club fun matches and is a past vice-president of CRDTC.

Obedience:   Geoff Stern

    Geoff is a substitute instructor for the CRDTC competition classes and has taught the summer obedience classes for several years. He is a long-time member of Charles River DTC, has many years of teaching experience, and has been training dogs for over 25 years in obedience, agility, conformation, and other activities. Geoff has earned multiple CD, CDX, and rally excellent titles with his dogs and has competed in AKC, UKC, ASCA, and Canadian obedience trials. He is currently owned and operated by three Belgian Tervuren and a Golden Retriever.

Tracking:   Roseann Mandell

    Roseann teaches the Introduction to Tracking classes each spring. She's been involved with AKC tracking since 2002 and has attended numerous tracking workshops presented by New England tracking judges. She's also organized tracking fun days for beginners. Roseann is an experienced tracklayer and tracking test secretary as well as a past board member of CRDTC. She trains for all levels of AKC tracking, including variable surface tracking and urban tracking, and has achieved TD titles and a TDX title with her Golden Retrievers.

    Roseann has been an AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator since the very early days of the CGC program. She participates in tracking, obedience, rally, agility, field, and conformation and is currently training a new Golden Retriever puppy.

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