Owner and Head Trainer at Top Class K-9 LLC. Sylvie had trained and competed with many different breeds. She shares her life with rescues and breed dogs alike. Sylvie began competing in Obedience, Rally, Trick Dog, Herding, K-9 Nosework and Agility with her rescued and breed dogs, earning many titles in those disciplines. Her goal is to prove that any dog is capable of demonstrating high levels of skills reliably regardless of their origin.
Sylvie cares about her students and their dogs. She makes learning interesting and fun. Sylvie’s belief is that training is a lifestyle and she will teach you how to engage your dog in learning. She will also teach you how to utilize your newly learned skills in every day life in order to retain the skill level.
Sylvie and her Australian Shepherd, Drake, earned his OTCH (Obedience Trial Champion) title in five months and just a few shows before age 3. Drake and Sylvie have been invited to Westminster Master Obedience Championships and also the AKC National Obedience Championships. Sylvie also has earned Utility and Utility Excellent degrees in formal obedience on four different American Staffordshire Terriers. Two of her American Staffordshire Terriers have been invited to the AKC National Obedience Championships in 2018, 2019,2020, 2021. Sylvie and Brynna (American Staffordshire Terrier) attended the National Obedience Championship in 2019 and placed first in her group and made it to the Top 50 on the first day, ranking #36.
Sylvie and her Australian Shepherd, Drake, continue to train and trial successfully in formal obedience. Brynna, her American Staffordshire Terrier is retiring from and illustrious career in formal obedience to pursue new goals in K-9 Nosework and Barnhunt.
What Can Top Class K-9 LLC Offer You and Your Dog?
Dogs are individual in their likes, dislikes, fears and learning aptitude. Working with your dog’s specific personality type, utilizing a large variety of techniques, we are able to produce impressive results.
Our Services Include:
- Results-oriented DOG TRAINING by knowledgeable, experienced DOG TRAINERS.
- We train any breed of dogs including mixed breeds.
- We offer you training for the very BEGINNER DOG to ADVANCED COMPETITION.
- Experience our REAL LIFE OBEDIENCE SKILLS TRAINING for the family companion
- Have fun bonding with your dog in our COMPETITION OBEDIENCE, and RALLY classes
- Take advantage of our superior BOARD AND TRAIN program where we train your dog for you!
- Top Class K-9 offers AKC CANINE GOOD CITIZEN testing as well as EVALUATIONS.
- PRIVATE, semi-private and GROUP CLASS instruction is available.
- Our group classes are small ensuring each dog and handler quality instruction time and personal attention from our trainers.