Carolyn started training in 1995 with her families first dog, a Golden Retriever, Taffy. Taffy earned her Canine Good Citizen title and was a registered Therapy Dog. Her next two dogs were accomplished obedience dogs, Kylee, her Novice A dog, earned a Utility Dog Excellent 7, Obedience Master 2, Graduate Open, & Rally Novice titles. Kody earned a Utility Dog Excellent 8, Obedience Master 8, Beginner Novice, Graduate Novice, Graduate Open, & Rally Excellent titles. Both Kylee and Kody were OTCH pointed and earned a number of placements during their obedience careers. Her current dog, Keeper, at 2 years old has earned his Beginner Novice, Graduate Novice, Companion Dog Excellent, Graduate Open & Rally Novice titles. He is well underway for his obedience career.
In 2013 Carolyn started teaching dog obedience for a local dog club. She has also done an extensive amount of work with obedience trials, holding positions of obedience trial chairperson, committee member, chief ring steward, and ring steward. She has been and currently judges many obedience fun matches.
Her experience includes working with pet parents who would like to have an obedient family pet, and obedience and rally competitors who want to learn and improve their skills for competition.
Lynn started training in 1968 with a Wire Fox Terrier that earned an unprecedented UD, her next two dogs were German Shepherds which earned a CDX and a UD. Lynn has earned 7 OTCH Titles, one on a Shetland Sheepdog, and the other six OTCH’s were on Golden Retrievers, Coaster, Chemo, Toasty, Scanner, Bouncer & Tapper.
Lynn had the Honor to win the First American Kennel Club National Obedience Championship in 1995 with OTCH Meadowpond’s High on Chemo UDX (6th Highest Rated Golden Retriever in Obedience History) and to win it again in 1999 and 2000 with OTCH Sunfire’s Toast of the Town UDX (The Highest Rated Golden Retriever EVER in Obedience History to date).
In 2001 Toasty won the Obedience Dog Of The Year Award being the top Obedience Dog in the county.
In 2016 & 2017 Tapper had the honor to win ‘Dog Of The Year’ awards.
Chemo still holds the record for being the youngest Golden Retriever to obtain an OTCH, he was 23 ½ months old.
As of August 20, 2018 Lynn has earned 671 High In Trial’s, over 774 High Combined Awards, 28 Perfect “200” Scores and 23,062 OTCH points and still counting.
Lynn brings her extensive experience and knowledge to her classes where her students benefit from her expertise and guidance. She encourages novice students to set and attain their goals and mentors experienced exhibitors who are honing their competitive skills.
Francis Field Dog Obedience School
801 E. Francis Road
New Lenox, Ill