Annette Flippin (Pierce) Growing up I always wanted a dog, but my parents wouldn't allow it, so I had to wait until I was an adult. I got my first dog, a Labrador, in 1996 and wanted a well-behaved pet so I looked into training classes at a nearby club and promptly became hooked on training and eventually on competitive obedience. That dog became my Novice A dog and went on to earn a UD and multiple UDX legs before having to be retired due to health issues. All of my subsequent dogs (all Labradors) have earned at least a UD and my most recently retired girl an OTCH. I am currently showing her littermate daughters which has been a fun challenge. One of them was invited to compete in both Masters Obedience at Westminster and the National Obedience Competition this year. I am hoping her sister will be joining her at both next year. My "day" job involves teaching in a graduate psychology program including a class on Work Motivation - you would be surprised how much overlap there is between motivating humans and training dogs! When not teaching and training my favorite activity is to go hiking with my dogs.
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