Ann has 24 years of experience training dogs for Obedience and  14 years
for Agility competitions.  Ann previously was a professional horse trainer
and competed successfully in ‘three day events’.  Ann now devotes her full
energy to dog training

Ann has a Bachelors degree in Equine Studies from Centenary College
(Hackettstown, New Jersey), SHe has studied teaching Equitation, show
jumping, dressage, combined training, and the training of ‘green’ and
‘problem’ horses.

Ann draws upon her equine experience and training for her canine training
programs.  Ann has also studied under the well known dog trainer Terri
Arnold since 1997 for obedience and Kathy Walker.  Ann has trained Cherie
Fischer, Ann Braue, Jen Pinder, Jen Crank, Elicia Calhoun, Karin Shapiro,
Terri Arnold  in agility.   

Ann’s dog training classes combine positive reinforcement, compulsion,
attention games, and relationship building to train both dog and handler.   
Ann enjoys working with students and dogs to develop common understanding
and goal orientation.  Ann believes that patience builds stronger
relationships between dog and handler. With this better relationship both
become better competitors and dogs become more thoughtful pets.  Ann
Believes you should be the pack leader in your relationship with your dog

Ann understands the challenges of ‘traditional’ and ‘non traditional’ training
and their application to re-directing the ‘problem dog’.  Ann’s experience  
with "special" training needs,  includes achieving Obedience, Rally and
Agility titles with a rescued greyhound, a rescued flat coated retriever,
and a border collie with Addison’s Disease.

Ann is a member of APDT, ASPDA, USDAA group affiliate and an AKC
Canine Good Citizen Evaluator.

Ann’s students have achieved over 500 titles, countless placements and wins
in agility, rally, and obedience and High in trials and High combined.  Ann’s
dogs have also achieved countless obedience, rally and agility titles, ‘High in
Trials’, 1st places, and national tournament placements including:

1995  Gaines Central Regional 7th Place Open
1995  World Series Open 6th Place
1997  Pupperoni Eastern Regional 3rd Place Utility
2010 All Star Obedience Open 6th Place
2011 Steeplechase Finalist USDAA Northeastern Regional 4th
2011 Steeplechase Semi finalist USDAA Nationals 12 inch
Louisville Kentucky
2011 Steeplechase Semi finalist USDAA Nationals 22 inch
2011 Grandprix Semi finalist USDAA Nationals 12 inch,
2011 AKC Invitational Semifinalist Orlando Florida
2012 Eastern Regional Finalist Steeplechase and Grandprix
2012 Steeplechase Semi finalist USDAA Cynosports World
Games 22 inch class, Colorado
2012 AKC Nationals 12 inch competitor, Tulsa Oklahoma
2012, 2013, 2014,  AKC Invitational Competitor, Orlando
2013 AKC Nationals 12 inch and 20 inch Competitor, Harrisburg
2014 AKC Nationals 20 inch Competitor , Reno Nevada
2015 AKC Nationals 20 inch Competitor,
2012 USDAA Cynosports World Games Semin finalist , Kentucky
2013 USDAA Cynosports World Games Semi-Finalist
Steeplechase.  Murfreeboro Tennessee
2014 USDAA Cynosports World Games Semi-Finalist
steeplechase and Grandprix Denver Colorado
2015 USDAA Cynosports Word Games Semi-Finalist
SteepleChase and Grand prix , Murfeeboro Tennesse
2015 USDAA Cynosports World Games 1st Place Perfomance
Snooker 20 inch

Her First Dog ,  Golden Retriever , Ben  got her started in the sport .  
She took him From Novice A to UDX with multiple high in trials, 1st places
and National Tournament placements.

Her 2nd dog,border collie Ricochet retired (with Addisons Disease) from
obedience competitions after competing at the UDX level in Obedience,
Excellent Level in Rally and Excellent level in Agility.  (Ricochet passed
away in Fall of 2008)

She currently is showing in Agility competitions with her border collie Ty at
the Masters level in agility and the Utility level in Obedience
.   In 2008
Ty  earned his UKC CD  in 3 shows with a 196.5,  199, and 198 , two
firsts and Two High in Trials . Ty earned his AKC CDX in 3 shows and 2
first places in 2009. He earned his UD  in 2012 and his UDX  He is
currently working  OTCH with several  High in trials and High combined

Before receiving an injury in March of  2009, Ty Finished his AX and AXJ
and MXF .  Ty came back out at the end of  2010 and earned his MX,
MXJ and placed 6th at the All Star Tournament in Open Obedience.  He  
is currently  working on his MACH and OTCH.  Ann and  Ty also compete in
USDAA agility.  They have earned their AD , AAD , and MAD and are
working on their ADCH.. Ty has also earned the Tournament Bronze
Masters title. They were Seminfinalists in Steeplechase  for the USDAA
Agility Nationals in October of 2011 and 2012 and 2013

Ann Also competes with a Swedish Valhund named Wolf that she co-owns
with Elinor Lerner.  Wolf is now at the Excellent and Masters level.  Ann
and Wolf were 4th place Semi finalists at the USDAA Northeast Regionals
2011.  They were semifinalst in steeplechase and Grand Prix at the  
USDAA nationals in October 2011 .  Wolf is #3 in the country in Agility
for Valhunds and competed at the AKC Invitational in December 2011. He
was #2 in 2012 and again competed at Invitationals.  He finished his MACH
in 2013 and is working on MACH 2

Ann's next Dog is Ruby, a rescue Border collie.  She is 5 years old and
just finished Her MACH! She competed in 2014 at the AKC Nationals and is
already qualified for 2015.

Ann's youngest dog is Blink.  He is 2 years old, and Ty's son.  In 9months
he went from Novice to Excellent in agility.  Blink has also earned his RN
rally title in 3 shows with 3 first places.  I think there might be some
obedience in his future too!

Ann And Flat coated Retriver Seeker finished their CDX, NAJ, and OA in
2009 with multiple first places.  In 2010 they finished their OAJ and U-
 He is currently retired due to a heart condition.

Ann’s other titled dogs  includes training and showing of a golden retriever ,
Belgian Malinois,  greyhound and a Pembroke Welsh Corgi.  

Ann resides in  New Jersey with her husband Mike, who also trains canine
athletes, and their two children Kyle, age 16, and Kaitlyn, age 15. Kyle
currently competes at the Excellent  level in  Agility with his 7 year old
Belgian Malinois, Dash.  They recently just one the 24 inch division at the
first ever AKC Junior Competition at the 2011 AKC Invitational.  Kaitlyn
took 3rd place with Chancy in the 8 inch division.  She finished his MACH in
2013.  Kaitlyn can be seen running agility at the  Excellent level with her
New dog, Border collie Flip.     Ann's Husband Mike competes at the
Excellent level in Agility with his Flat coat Seeker. He just recently
started show his young BC, Whim at the Novice level.  Dog showing is truly
a family Affair in the Scipko household.  The rest of the Scripko family
includes 3 horses, 1 cats and 1 goats.

When Ann is not teaching, she enjoys her free time with her husband
…and  with her kids…training her own dogs…….. and training her horse.
About Ann Marie Scripko
The Dog who started it all....BEN