Nan Bonnell

My love of animals started from a very young age. My Mom was born in East Texas, where animals were a way of life. Dusty, a wonderful field Cocker, was a family member before I came along. He shared my life for seventeen years. I got my first pony, Scout, when I was five years old. I also grew up with cats, chickens, ducks, and a goat in the hills of Pompey. 

I met Dottie about 11 years ago.  She has been the backbone of my training, for  all 3 dogs.

I started taking obedience classes 11 years ago, with my Doberman Pinscher, Sueshe. I had planned on taking only one or two classes, to teach her basic obedience, but fell in love with dog sports. I never dreamed that I would put obedience, rally, and agility titles on Sueshe! Unfortunately Sueshe went to the "Rainbow Bridge" in May, 2009.

I am currently having fun with my 2 Australian Shepheards, Player (age 7) and Skeet (age 2). After having Player altered, I showed him in ASCA (Australian Shepherd Club of America) conformation, finishing his Champion title in five shows. The thrill of my life was when Player was Winners Dog/Best of Winners at the 2007 ASCA nationals. Player has his AKC and ASCA CDX.  We also have our RAE2.  I hope we will enter the utility ring in 2012. 

Skeet has been a total joy to trial.  He earned his BN in 2010.  This year he earned his RN and RA, with 2 perfect scores.  I plan to finish his RE this year (2011).  We will enter the Novice B ring in 2012.

I love teaching rally and obedience classes. It is fun to see those wild young pups develop into canine good citizens. And it warms my heart to see students and their dogs start working as a team!

My dogs:

Sueshe - Jaladeck's Lil Red Sueshe AKC/ASCA CD, RA, NA, NAJ, CGC (will see you at the bridge)

Player - A-CH Hearthside's Lookin' To Score AKC/ASCA CDX, RAE2

Skeet - Hearthside Don't Bug Me CD, BN, RA

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