As a competitor, Denise is best known for her flashy and precise obedience work, as demonstrated by two AKC OTCH dogs and perfect scores in both schutzhund and Mondio Ringsport obedience.
She has titled dogs in obedience, tracking, schutzhund, mondioring, herding, conformation, and agility.
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She is a recognized expert in developing play, motivation, and engagement in competition dogs, and is known internationally as an engaging speaker and an expert in no-force training for sport dogs.
Denise has consistently demonstrated the ability to train and compete with dogs using motivational methods in sports where compulsion is the norm.
Denise and OTCH Raika SchH2, MR1 in Mondioring
Photo credit: Jason Roberts.
Denise and Lyra TEAM3 play during a training session.
Denise has written several additional books on her own..
Denise works tirelessly to break down barriers that prevent people from obtaining a truly interactive and enjoyable sport relationship with their dogs. As a result, she created both the Fenzi Dog Sports Academy (FDSA) and the Training Excellence Assessment Modules (TEAM) program.
Denise with her dog, OTCH Cisu SchH3 FH
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