Cathy Jahelka's Experience
I have been training dogs since the age of 12 as a member of a "dog show family". I have extensive expertise in obedience and canine behaviors and I have been teaching all breed obedience classes for the non-profit organization, Pasanita Obedience Club, Inc. in Pasadena for over 25 years. In all these years of professional training I have had to deal with the entire range of behavior problems and issues with all breeds and sizes of dogs. In 25 years I've helped train a lot of "problem dogs" as well as their owners.
In addition to teaching dog training, I have also been actively training and competing in all levels of AKC Obedience Trials with my own German Shepherds nonstop for 25 years. With the addition of Rally to AKC obedience competitions in recent years I've also begun training and competing in that as well. Over the years I have obtained multiple Obedience and Rally Titles for each of my dogs. I have competed in AKC, UKC, Mexico and International obedience competitions, local Dock Jumping events, and I am currently training in livestock Herding.
I am an AKC-approved AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator.
Finally I am also a proud Member of the Pasanita Obedience Club, Inc. where I have long been Training Director. I continue to teach all breed group obedience and rally classes for the club and City of Pasadena. I am also a member of the German Shepherd Dog Club of the San Gabriel Valley, where I am also a Board Director and Obedience Chairman.