Ann Scripko Owner and Head Trainer .
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I have been involved with Belgian Malinois since 1998, acquiring my first dog, UCD Tresbecc Veagas Lights
CD, NAP, NJP as an obedience prospect. During the first 3 years of owning Veagas, my husband and I were
given a finished champion bitch named Ch Tresbecc Mo’ Than Enough. That is when I was first introduced to
the world of Conformation Showing. Belle was a wonderful teacher and in 2001 I campaigned her to the
number 2 Malinois Bitch in the country, getting her to the first Eukanuba Invitational.
As time moved forward I began to show on a more frequent basis and to date have finished to their
Championship 6 of dogs we either own or bred. Shown only by me, my first home-bred, Ch. Tresbecc
Phantom Image CD, RA, ATTs HSAs,HTD1, began his show career at the age of 6 months and was an
undefeated champion one month later.
Our dogs compete under the kennel name of “CF Phantom” not only in Conformation, but also have
successful achievements in Herding, Obedience and Agility.
I have taught show handling for approximately 10 years and have had the honor to judge “All Breed
Matches” for the Monmouth County Kennel Club, Twin Brooks Kennel Club and the Empire Alaskan
Malamute Club. In 2009 I will be judging the Sweepstake entry for the Berkshire Belgian Tervuren Specialty.
My students have been successful showing and handling their own dogs and most recently one has
garnered the most sort after title, that of “Best in Show”
Our current K9 household consists of 8 Malinois:
UCD Tresbecc Veagas Lights CD, RN, NAP, NJP
Ch Tresbecc Phantom Image CD, RA, HSAs, ATT, HTD1
UKC & AKC CH UCD Clyde du Hameu St.-Blaise CD, RA PT, ATT
Ch Tresbecc Woop Dare It Is HSAs
Ch Tresbecc Phantom Journey
Phantom’s Mrs. Peel PT, JHD
Phantom’s Foreign Intrigue
Phantom’s Doc Dangerous
One GSP: Stelor’s Chairman of the Board
One rescue beagle- Bean
I am a Graduate of Starmark Academy school for professional dog trainers in Hutto Texas. Starmark is an
intensive dog training program, including a balanced training approach useful for a variety of different
training applications. Training at Starmark includes the teaching and rehabilitation of multiple shelter dogs.
While at Starmark I worked with extremely aggressive shelter dogs. This experience has lead me to a special
interest in behavior modification, and management of problematic canine behaviors in and outside of the
I have been training dogs since I was 10 years old.
I trained my first dog to a canine good citizen,
then to a therapy dog certification and then went on
to train and compete with her in agility. I showed my
first dog as a junior handler in the conformation ring.
I have competed in AKC agility competitions at the local,
national and international level, from novice, through
Masters and Premier. I currently enjoy competing i
n agility and training other handlers to compete in the
sport of agility from beginning through the Masters Level.
I chose to become a professional dog trainer when I saw how many people required help with their dog's
training. I attended Starmark Academy in Texas to learn about dog behavior and motivation. This intensive
educational experience gave me a well rounded understanding of dogs and dog training, and specifically in
regards to canine behavior and how to solve behavior issues. I am always distressed when I hear stories
about dogs having long term behavior issues and ending up in rescues because the owner was unable to
manage their dog.
I enjoy training and helping people live happily with their dog.
.I find helping people with competition dogs achieve and succeed to the best of their abilities very rewarding!
Martha Windisch CPDT-KA CNWI and owner of Personalized Dog
Training LLC has been involved in training dogs for over 20 years.
Through her in-home business, she teaches pet owners how to better
communicate with their dogs. Martha is a Canine Good Citizen evaluato
r and also trains Home Companion Dogs and does Service Dog follow-up
through the Division of Developmental Disabilities Self-Directed Services
Program. She currently has five Golden Retrievers, Spring, Clue, Sobey,
Ghetty and Melt. She competes with/trains her Goldens in obedience,
rally, hunt tests, agility, tracking and K9 Nose Work. Her various Goldens
through the years have earned hunt test titles up to MH, obedience titles
including UDX and 98 OTCH points, tracking titles including TDX, rally
titles up to RE, and agility titles up to AX and AXJ.
In 2010, soon after the “California-developed” sport of K9 Nose Work (www.k9nosework.com) came to the
east coast, Martha decided to attend an Intro to K9 Nose Work seminar to check it out. She has since then
attended additional K9 Nose Work seminars and instructor training courses, attended a Nose Work class
with a Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI), volunteered at Nose Work Trials including the first K9 Nose
Work Trial held in New Jersey, passed the ORT (Odor Recognition Test) for birch with two of her Goldens,
and attained the designation of CNWI. Martha’s Golden, Spring has earned her NW1 title and Sobey is
ready to compete in NW1 - she passed a mock NW1 trial at the PA Nose Work camp.
From her childhood game of teaching her shepherd-collie mixes to follow looping hotdog trails to a piece of
hidden hotdog, to her AKC tracking experience and working with a friend whose German Shepherd was
being trained for search and rescue, plus the find-the-hidden-toy games her Goldens love to play at home,
she knows that dogs love to play games using their amazing sense of smell. She likes that Nose Work can
be taught both inside and outside and unlike tracking does not require large fields. She also likes that Nose
Work requires no prerequisite training, can be played either for fun or with the goal of competing in trials, is
good for old dogs (i.e. dogs that are retired from other sports), young dogs (a great way to socialize a puppy
and teach a fun game that can be used for life), dogs that need to build confidence (hunting games are
great confidence builders) and for dogs that need an energy outlet (Nose Work is a great energy outlet due
to the problem-solving the dog has to do).
Martha teaches K9 Nose Work at Clever K9 because she enjoys helping students discover the new
sport/activity with their dogs. She also enjoys helping students learn to observe their dogs’ sometimes subtle
body language while finding the hidden scent.
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