Carol Voelker with Denizen, PJ, Myra, Chetyre, Nystka, Kynetic, and Cats Isabou & Navarre
I earned my BS in Education from St. Cloud State University. Teaching methods and the basics of behaviorism were studied. I rescued my first dog in 1993 and quickly got into the sport of dog Agility. Within 4 years I had 4 adult rescue dogs, all with different issues. To help them I spent a lot of time and energy researching, attending seminars and classes. It all paid off, earning several top titles from the United States Dog Agility Association (USDAA), and American Kennel Club (AKC), as well as other titles in Canine Performance Sorts (CPE) and North America Dog Agility Council (NADAC).
I started teaching Dog Agility for the St. Cloud agility group (CACM) around 1995, developing a Beginners and Novice Program for them. I moved to Little Falls in 1997 and opened Tails In Motion the next year. At first I only offered agility classes, then in 2007, after receiving many requests, I started teaching Obedience classes.
I use positive training methods and behavior shaping with clickers. I continue to attend different seminars so I can bring back new ideas to all my students. In 1997 I became a USDAA Advanced level judge, and in 2000 a Masters level judge. I have judges at 4 different US Cynosports International events as well as judge Internationally.
Currently I am owned by Zyme (Heeler X Border Collie), Gyza (Border Collie), Keyayra (Pomeranian X Jack Russel Terrier) and Adryk (White Shepherd). I compete in USDAA, CPE and UKI Trials.
Training should not be a chore, it should be fun for both you and your dog.