Gayle started training dogs at the age of 14 and got her first Companion Dog title at 16, as young as the AKC allowed at the time. She went on to get Open and Utility titles with her Sheltie, who she took to college. Over the years, Gayle has competed and/or participated in AKC obedience, Schutzhund, field trials, agility, Rally-O and freestyle. She worked at PetSmart for ten and half years as the Area Trainer (training trainers), and taught approximately 16 classes a week. A passion for training and watching people enjoy their dogs is Gayle’s priority. She uses positive reinforcement and creates an upbeat and fun atmosphere in her classes. Gayle has trained well over 150 dog-and-parent “teams” to become Canine Good Citizens and Therapy Dogs, and relishes having her former students bring joy to others. Gayle has been with the Licking County Humane Society for the past three years and loves being affiliated with this wonderful organization, staff, and volunteers.