is a lifetime dog lover, and has been owned by Doberman Pinschers since 1986. Since starting her formal dog training journey in 2006, she has added the following titles: General Manager of All Dog Adventures; Rally Obedience Judge for World Cynosport Rally Limited (WCRL) & United Kennel Club (UKC); Rally Obedience Instructor; American Kennel Club (AKC) Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Evaluator; Alliance of Therapy Dog Team Member; Caring Canines Therapy Dog Team Member; and Board Member for the All Dog Performance Sports Club (UKC) and the Cavalier Doberman Pinscher Club (AKC). As an avid Rally Obedience competitor, Melanie has earned over 40 titles competing with her dogs in multiple venues (AKC, C-WAGS, UKC, and WCRL). Georgia & Seger are her current companions with whom she enjoys training for Obedience, Rally Obedience, Tricks, and Therapy Dog work. As an instructor, Melanie finds great joy sharing knowledge and being a part of the relationship building between students and their beloved canines. She also considers it a privilege and honor to have a “front row seat” when serving as a judge.