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Mary Green

Mary has been training and showing dogs since the mid-1980s, competing in obedience, agility, rally and conformation. In 2001 dog training became her full-time occupation. As a credentialed professional, it’s important to Mary that K9 Manners & More trainers and programs achieve the highest professional standards in the industry. She is a guest expert on The News on 6 (KOTV) noon news, answering viewer questions, and is a columnist for Tulsa Pets Magazine. Mary does behavioral counseling for aggression, anxiety, fears and phobias, and private lessons in Agility and competition obedience. She teaches classes in K9 Nose Work, Agility, Topics, Rally and Interns. Mary coaches the Hot Doggies drill team.

Credentials and professional affiliations:
  • CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed); one of the first in the state of Oklahoma
  • CDBC (Certified Dog Behavioral Counselor) certified through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants
  • CNWI (Certified Nose Work Instructor) National Association of Canine Nose Work
  • AKC Breeder of Merit (border collies) under the Bordertown kennel name
  • Professional Member, Association of Professional Dog Trainers

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Kim Sykes

Kim became a dog trainer largely because she owned a dog and human aggressive border collie (who went on to earn many titles in obedience and agility). She has rescued and re-homed many dogs over the years. Kim does behavioral counseling and private lessons in addition to teaching from Puppy K through ACES. She enjoys competing in obedience, agility, rally, conformation and herding events with her border collies. Kim also runs the retail shop at K9 Manners!

Credentials and professional affiliations
  • CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed); one of the first in the state of Oklahoma
  • AKC Breeder of Merit (border collies) under the Bordertown kennel name
  • Professional Member, Association of Professional Dog Trainers
  • AKC Canine Good Citizen and CGCA evaluator
  • Member, Border Collie Society of America

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Stacey Ludlow

Stacey started her dog training career as a volunteer puppy raiser, having raised two dogs that became service dogs. She is enjoying training her first competition dog, Fiona, in obedience and herding. Stacey especially enjoys the families who bring their dogs to Puppy K and COEDS classes. Stacey works with dogs in our day training program, does private and behavioral training, and teaches Puppy K, COEDS and Model Citizens.
Credentials and professional affiliations
  • CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed
  • Professional Member, Association of Professional Dog Trainers
  • AKC Canine Good Citizen and CGCA evaluator

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Therese D.

Therese competes in Rally and Agility with her two dogs, a Labrador retriever and a spitz-mix. Both of her dogs are rescues! Therese enjoys teaching the COEDS and Model Citizen classes, and runs the front desk. She is on the Hot Doggies drill team.

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Jackie R.

Jackie works with our Day Training dogs. She is especially great at teaching gentle handling for accepting grooming. She has two cocker Spaniels, and is also training a service dog. Jackie is on the Hot Doggies drill team.

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Frances S.

Frances competes in Agility and Rally with her border collies, who are known for their lightning speed! She loves to see students get hooked on agility and just have a blast with their dogs. In addition to teaching Rally, Frances teaches many agility classes. Frances is on the Hot Doggies drill team.

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Mary B.

Mary has the perfect combination of family dogs; Golden retriever, Labrador retriever, and border collie. She has trained several service dogs, and has been competing with her dogs in Rally and Agility. Mary B. teaches COEDS and Model Citizens, and runs the front desk. Mary is on the Hot Doggies drill team.

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Sharon C.

Sharon has trained and shown many dogs in obedience and agility, having competed at the highest levels. Her passion is agility, and she is always ringside to support her students. Sharon teaches Agility.

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Cathi M.

Cathi has a very cool dog to compete with in Rally and Agility. Marli, a rescued dog, is an Italian Greyhound/Cattle Dog mix. Cathi is on the Hot Doggies drill team, and teaches Rally and Model Citizens.

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Khara Schneutzner

Khara has worked with animals most of her life. As a teenager, she helped run the family farm. Khara volunteered with the Chicago Anti-Cruelty Society, and has over 1,000 hours working with a variety of dogs in shelter work and dog training. She furthered her expertise by graduating from the Anti-Cruelty Society School of Dog Training. Khara gives talks to the public regarding multiple dog households, house-training, and dog language.

Credentials and professional affiliations:
  • BS Zoology
  • CPDT-KSA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge and Skills
  • CNWI (Associate Certified Nose Work Instructor) National Association of Canine Nose Work
  • AKC CGC Evaluator
  • Professional Member, Association of Professional Dog Trainers
  • Member International Association of Animal Behavioral Counselors

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