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Meredith Lunn CDBC

Meredith has been teaching dog training classes and doing behavior consultations for many years, and was one of the original instructors when the Upper Valley Humane Society in Enfield NH opened its training center in 2002. She continued to teach classes and offered consultations for UVHS until the program closed in 2012. She is certified as a dog behavior consultant through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. She is a Maxwell Award winner from the Dog Writers Association of America for the behavior column she wrote for the Australian Shepherd Journal from 2002 until 2010. She's been raising Australian shepherds since 1982 and her Tricorn kennel name is permanently registered with the Australian Shepherd Club of America. She is a registered Canine Good Citizen evaluator with the American Kennel Club. She's been teaching dog bite safety to children since 1992 when she started the humane education program, The Community Dog. Over the years, she has participated in a variety of dog sports with her dogs and is currently training with her Aussie, Sam Malone. She lives a very active life with her husband, 3 grandsons and 3 Aussies.


Kim Branch

Kim has been involved with dogs for many years. Her favorite breeds are English mastiffs and Australian shepherds. She has raised and rescued English mastiffs and is owned by Teah, a gentle giant who is Queen of the castle. Her Aussies are Tex and Lola. She competes and has agility titles on Tex. He also has his Canine Good Citizen certificate! She is training Lola to be an agility dog and also to do humane education with children. She has been assisting Meredith since 2010. Although she enjoys teaching all classes, she especially likes teaching agility and puppy classes. She loves to hike with her dogs, using those opportunities to train her dogs with distractions - a devoted dog trainer!


Emily Neily 

Emily loves dogs and has worked in different areas of the dog care and training fields. She has gained a wealth of experience working with shelter dogs and training them to be good pets in their new homes. She and her Aussie Maddie help assess shelter dogs for dog to dog behavior issues. With Maddie, she assists Meredith in consultations and specializes in dog to dog aggression. She works well with shy and fearful dogs, helping them gain confidence. She has been working with Meredith since 2010 with both shelter dogs and assisting in her classes. 


Annette Teitz

Annette shares her life with 3 big  dogs! She has competed in conformation and agility with her Golden retrievers McKinley, Denali and Rainier, and is training in rally obedience. Two of her dogs are registered therapy dogs with Therapy Dog International (TDI). She is a registered Canine Good Citizen evauator with the AKC and is working towards her evaluator's certification with TDI. She has assisted Meredith in classes since 2011 and enjoys teaching Headstart and Courteous Canines. She loves to hike and snow shoe with her gang. Her dogs love to travel with her and are in the car faster than you can say 'road trip'!