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Betsy follows in the footsteps of two previous generations of canine professionals. She has spent her lifetime living with - and learning from - hundreds of dogs. She has 40 years of training experience and 30 years of coaching experience.
Betsy currently trains and competes with her dogs in hunt tests, obedience, agility, rally, nosework, and dock diving.
She has also spent decades working with rescue dogs - from coaching rescue dog families in her classes, to fostering and placing rescue dogs, to raising rescue dogs of her own (right now which is a Jack Russell Terrier mix), to founding an organization for local Labrador rescues - to funding, supporting and training dogs from the Katrina catastrophe.
Betsy has donated several puppies from her purposeful breeding program through Thunder Myst Retrievers to the Paws with a Cause organization, and several Thunder Myst dogs have spent their lives enhancing the lives of others.
Thunder Myst Retrievers are making their mark in the detection dog world. Several are certified and working throughout the country in school systems and with private agencies.
Certified Dog Obedience Trainer/Instructor
Michigan's first C-WAGS licensed Scent Work program judge
AKC Scent Work judge
Member in good standing of:
German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America
Great Lakes Obedience Club of Michigan (Lifetime Member)
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