We are happy to welcome Denise Lacroix into our pack here at The Right Paw Obedience School!
Denise started showing and training dogs 44 years ago.
Her journey with in the 'dog world' started with two breeds; Great Danes and Alaskan Malamutes, followed by Pembroke Welsh Corgis and a Standard Poodle.
She showed her Malamutes and many of her Corgis to their Confirmation Title of CH (Championship). Her standard Poodle ‘Lily’ was her first dog that she worked through obedience to the highest level UD (Utility Dog title).
Since 1973 she has competed in Confirmation, Obedience, Rally, Tracking, Herding, Barn Hunt and Agility.
Two of her Corgis have earned their * VCD 2's (Versatile Companion Dog)
Two more earned the * VCD 1's (Versatile Companion Dog)
through the AKC.
( * please see the pink sidebar )
Denise started judging AKC/(American Kennel Club) Obedience in 2001
and AKC/(American Kennel Club) Rally-O in 2005.
NOVICE/ INTERMEDIATE/ ADVANCED/ EXCELLENT/ MASTERS
She is also certified to judge the CGC (Canine Good Citizen)
and TRICKS through the AKC.
Denise is also certified to judge all levels of Obedience and Rally within
the ASCA/(Australian Shepherd Club of America)
NOVICE/ OPEN/ UTILITY
NOVICE/ ADVANCED/ EXCELLENT/ MASTERS
Denise currently is a member in good standing of the following kennel clubs;
Mayflower Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club & The Poodle Club of Massachusetts.
She is also a Member of and a volunteer for, the Mayflower Corgi Rescue. She Fosters, transports and evaluates the dogs coming into the rescue. In addition she will evaluate potential NEW HOMES for these rescue Corgis. She herself is a proud owner of one of the foster dogs . Some would say she was a "foster failure" but she has said many times that ... " We fell in love with her during the fostering". We say what a lucky girl Maisey is! Maisey has recently welcomed her new little Corgi brother Duncan into the fold!
Denise hopes everyone comes away from her classes having learned something new and getting a better understanding of Rally and Obedience.
We are very proud to have Denise Lacroix join The Right Paw Pack!
*VCD/ Versatile Companion Dog;
is an award for teams that have earned an Obedience title an Agility title and a Tracking title.