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By Susan Frisch

Sue Frisch is a professional dog trainer with 25+ years of experience working with dogs and their owners. She is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) and the National Association of Canine Scent Work (NACSW) and Tri-State Dog ...

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Sue Frisch is a professional dog trainer with 25+ years of experience working with dogs and their owners. She is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) and the National Association of Canine Scent Work (NACSW) and Tri-State Dog Obedience Club (TSDOC). After 25 years managing an animal shelter while also running a dog boarding business at her farm and teaching training classes at night, Sue’s expertise includes everything from basic manners training and behavior modification to dog psychology, nutrition, and exercise. Over the years she has worked with hundreds of families and their pet dogs. Sue knows that the science of canine behavior and training—and the resulting training techniques—is a field in constant development, and she makes sure to keep abreast of the latest discoveries. She regularly attends seminars with eminent behaviorists and dog trainers, and reads every significant book and publication on relevant topics. She is currently an American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, is in the instructors training course for K9 Nose Work and studying to become a C.L.A.S.S. evaluator for the APDT’s Canine Life and Social Skills program. Through her business, Your Dog’s Place, Sue helps dog owners train dogs of all sizes, ages, and temperaments to be polite four-legged family members—and she gives dogs a home away from home when they board at her farm, Countryside Kennels. Sue lives in Honesdale, PA, with her four dogs, Mackie, April, Mystery, and Monkey.

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Marilyn Sheridan & Lilly, Joyce Mielnik & Oreo, Sue Frisch, Instructor, with Monkey & Mackie, Stephanie Hebelka &Penny, and Nancy Ference & Grace.
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Pictured from Left to Right Marilyn Sheridan & Lilly, Joyce Mielnik & Oreo, Sue Frisch, Instructor, with Monkey & Mackie, Stephanie Hebelka &Penny, and Nancy Ference & Grace.
By Susan Frisch
Jan. 30, 2013 11:27 a.m.



 Several students of Your Dog's Place Dog Trainig, a Honesdale based dog training facility recently received ribbons and titles in the popular dog sport of Rally Obedience. Rally is a fun and exciting team sport for dogs and their handlers! In Rally, dog and handler teams navigate a course with numbered signs indicating different exercises to perform such as Sit-Down-Sit, Sit - Walk around dog, Right, Left and About Turns, Figure 8 around cones, Send Over Jump, Recall Over Jump. Teams navigate the course at a brisk, continuous performance without direction from the judge. The dogs must stay with the handler during the course, walking politely on their leash in level one, and off leash in higher levels, while responding to the handlers request to perform the exercises instructed on the signs.  Handlers are encouraged to talk to their dogs during the performance and may reward their dogs in the ring.

  The exercises in Rally are great practice for good manners in real life, and through dog and handler teamwork, help

to improve the dogs focus on the handler.  An attentive, well mannered dog is a pleasure to live with and easier to

take places than an inattentive dog that lacks manners.  Dogs of any age can participate in Rally, as can dogs of any breed or mix and dogs with disabilities are also encouraged.

  While many people enjoy competing with their dogs in Rally, it is not a requirement in Rally.  Time spent working with your dog is always time well spent and many students attend weekly classes for the sheer enjoyment of spending time with their dog in a structured environment, while learning more focus and control.  For more information about Rally, visit  http://www.apdt.com/rally/about/.  To learn how to sign up for an upcoming Rally class, or other dog training classes contact Sue Frisch at Your Dog's Place at yourdogsplace@yahoo.com or 570-729-8977.

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