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Joanne Fleming-Plumb has been most successful as one of the top Schutzhund coaches in the country, having coached the 1997 and 1998 Vice World Working Dog Champion. She is best known for her powerful motivational system for competitive working dog training.
Well known as a coach and competitor, Joanne's students have achieved multiple high-in-trials, Regional and National wins as well as international placements. Joanne's club member and student, Sue Nesbitt, has represented LV America 3 times with two different dogs. Club member Lisa Little represented LV DVG America in 2013 with her Malinois Hailey.
Joanne has earned the opportunity to represent North America in International competition 7 times, in 2005 with two dogs, a Belgian Malinois and a German Shepherd Dog, receiving the highest placing of any North American in 2005. Having represented LV America at the DVG Bundessieger-Prüfung from 2005-2007, Joanne also won the 2007 LV America Championships with her dog Enno, then went on to place 5th at the DVG BSP in Germany. Joanne has also found time to pick up high-in-trials in both AKC and CKC obedience competition along the way and her students have picked up multiple HIT's and HOT's.
Having competed with 5 breeds in multiple disciplines with tremendous success, Joanne attracts crowds at her many seminars on multiple continents. In these productions, Joanne details how to create a true partnership with your dog and lay the foundation for world-class working dog performance whether a Schutzhund competitor, kennel club enthusiast or owner of a lively and companionable pet.
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Megan and her new working line GSD puppy joined the RRWD club in early 2018 and are working to learn the sport and become competitive in the coming years. Megan is an active hunter in north Texas and is always an active, intelligent partner at club trainings. We look forward to seeing Megan develop in the sport and excel with her pup.
Jess and his Doberman are new to the sport of IPO and looking forward to gaining more skills to work toward their BH this year. These two have a very close relationship and we look forward to seeing that transition to this fun, competitive sport here at RRWDs.
Andrew is a Certified DVG Level 3 Helper and Classified USCA Helper who brings with him 4 years of IPO experience and 3 years of French Ring experience. Andrew titled his Doberman to APr 3 and a French Ring Brevet, and has put multiple BHs on his and his clients' dogs. He did the Helper Work/Protection Training for his wife's Doberman who is one of the few Dobermans to ever title with both legs in French Ring 1. Andrew is the IPO Chair for 2017 UDC nationals and is the President of a Kentucky IPO club and has helped multiple club members earn titles on their dogs. And, he's just a good guy who loves to develop dogs that are happy and full of drive.
Dawn brings with her several years of experience with dogs. She is certified as an AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator, including the AKC Star Puppy Certification.
Over the years, she has trained well over 1,000 owners and their dogs and currently offers dog training classes. Dawn is the owner/operator of Pets Etc Grooming & Training in north Texas where she has been providing grooming and basic through advanced dog training services since 1977. She has earned numerous titles on her dogs, from simple AKC CDs to Schutzhund titles.
Dawn's grooming and training company can be found online at:
Pets Etc Grooming
Jasmine Watkins and her husband Trey initially got Samson for their son, Travis who chose the big black German Shepherd puppy. Samson was to be his service dog. Unfortunately, while Samson was being trained, their son passed away. They had to find something else for Samson to do. He loves to work so they got involved in Schutzhund. Jasmine is new to the sport, but with her competitive nature and eye for detail, is enjoying learning and making real progress quickly. Samson also enjoys running marathons with Jasmine. They both enjoy their time learning and growing together.
Christina and her young female Rottweiler come to us with lots of training experience and insight. Christina is a professional dog trainer jumping into the world of IPO sport. We look forward to the insight and enthusiasm that Christina brings to the RRWD team.
Terry has a lifetime of experience working with animals -- from growing up hunting with hounds in the mountains of Washington State with his father, to raising, training and competing with American Quarter horses in reining and working cow.
Busy with his work as the Operations Vice-President of a major national commercial construction company, Terry's main role at Red River Working Dogs is constructing the field and equipment, and supporting the team to ensure they have everything they need to train their dogs -- including a supportive, "can do" attitude and a sincere love of the dogs.
Always present with a sharp eye for details (something he honed in his years competing with his Quarter Horses), Terry is a great spotter and is learning the fundamentals of the sport, in anticipation of jumping in with his own dog when he retires.
The club wouldn't be the same without his support -- and his great sense of humor and high standards for everything he does.