I have competed in a wide range of dog sports – titling dogs in obedience (AKC and UKC), tracking (AKC and schutzhund), schutzhund (USA), mondioring (MRSA), herding (AKC), conformation (AKC), and agility (AKC). I am best known for my dog’s flashy and precise obedience work – as demonstrated by two AKC OTCH dogs and perfect scores in both schutzhund and Mondio ringsport obedience.
While a successful competitor, my real passion lies in training dogs and solving the problems that my own dogs and my student’s dogs present. I am a recognized expert in developing drive, motivation, and focus in competition dogs, and am known internationally as a presenter and an expert in no force training for sport dogs. I have consistently demonstrated the ability to train and compete with dogs using motivational methods in sports where compulsion is the norm.
In addition to training and speaking, I am a prolific writer. You can find me here and also on Facebook; follow me there to learn more about my range of interests in addition to dog training. Working with Deb Jones, we have recently finished a four-book series, “Dog Sports Skills” which has received widespread acclaim in the dog sports community. In addition, I have written additional books on my own, including “Train the Dog in Front of You”, “Beyond the Back Yard; Train Your Dog to Listen Anytime, Anywhere!” and, for the younger audience, “Blogger Dog, Brito!” Several of these books have won Maxwell awards for Best Training and Behavior book from the Dog Writers of America.
I work persistently to break down the barriers that prevent people from obtaining a truly interactive and mutually enjoyable sport relationship with their dogs. Fenzi Academy is the culmination of my efforts as a forward step in providing progressive information to any trainer who wishes to learn.
I also own an online store, The Dog Athlete, where you can buy my books, or just pick up a bunch of free downloads. For the freebies, go to the above website, select “free downloads” from the left-hand menu, and help yourself!