Judy McManus

Unlike many dog lovers, I did not get my first dog until I was in my mid-40’s and since then, my life has truly “gone to the dogs”!  My first dog was a little black cocker spaniel boy who had finished his championship and who was being retired.  Jimmy was the perfect dog for a newbie owner.  We went to an obedience class and I was hooked.  I have attended and still attend classes with all of the cocker crew.  We trial in agility and rally and I have recently returned to obedience with Joey and Tommy.  

I have been teaching all of my adult life, first as an elementary school teacher and later as an employment counselor doing adult workshops, seminars and employment-related training.  I started teaching at SOTC about 10 years ago and have taught basic and advanced obedience, a puppy class, and lots and lots of rally classes!  I hope that my students enjoy the classes as much as I do.

The most important lessons that I have learned were from my buff boy, Edward.  Edward went several years between his first Q in agility and his second.  He taught me that both members of the team need to enjoy the sport, that these are games that we play together and that I shouldn’t take myself too seriously…all good lessons! 


My Current Dogs:

Joseph (Joey) - CH Marshens Technicolor Dream RE BN NAJ OF NJP OJP NFP; CPE CL3 H CL3 S CL4; ASCA RN; USDAA ADJ SS

Thomas (Tom) - CH Marshens  Showin’ Me the Way RAE NA NAJ OF; ASCA RN; CPE CL2 S CL3 S CL3 F

Agatha (co-owned) - Marshens Who Dunnit??? RA; ASCA RN

Oliver -  Full of the Dickens (living up to his name!!!)


Waiting at the Bridge:

Jimmy - CH Kittcarrs Jimmy Valentine CD

Chester - Chesterfield of A’vantage CD NAJ OJP

Edward - Marshens Edward McBear  RA NAJ  OF NFP;   USDAA SG SPK ADJ;  CPE CL3 F  CL3 S

Andrew (co-owned rescue) - McJammah Comes Home   RA NF NAJ; CPE CL2 F CL2 S






























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