collage-5-compressedDogwood Dog Training and Sport Center is fortunate to have some of the best trainers in the country! All of our instructors have years of hands on experience training dogs of all shapes, sizes and types!

Dogwood instructors readily train and compete in various canine performance events including obedience, agility, herding, tracking, retriever hunt tests and field trials.

Training for multiple venues gives the Dogwood instructors a wide range of insight and experience unequaled at any other dog training facility in the Houston area.

Regardless of whether your dog is destined to be a well mannered family member or a top competition dog, Dogwood is the place to train! If you are interested in joining our wonderful group please contact us.


Debby Quigleyinstructors_debby
(Head Trainer)

Experience: 30 years

Breeds: Border Collies, Shetland Sheepdogs (Shelties), Siberian Husky and Golden Retrievers

Activities: Obedience, Agility, Herding, Retriever Hunt Tests, Freestyle, Nosework and Tracking.

My Dogs:
Riker – Oelamp’s Make It So Number One OA OAJ OF
Sly – MACH2 Patriot Rq Single Shot MXG MJG
Rip – MACH PACH2 Patriot’s Rq Ready, Aim And Fire CD RN MXS MJG  MXP5 MXPS MJP5 MJPS PAX2 XF
Solo – OTCH Tejas Just One More Time VCD2 UDX5 MX MXJ
Easy – CH OTCH Tystar Easy Does It VCD1 UDX6 PT OA NAJ TD
Du –  OTCH Shorelands Kandu Too UDX TD JH OBHF
Nessie – My Wee Loch Nessie CDX
Khan – Kublia Khan CDX
Rasha Shanna Slater CD

Accomplishments: Over a dozen – 200 Obedience Scores, placed 3 times at AKC Obedience Invitational, 2nd Place in Super Dog at the 1999 Pup-Peroni Regional, 1st Place in the Novice Division at 1998 Pup-Peroni Classic, and 1st place in the Utility Division at 2000 Detroit World Series. Placed 4th at 1995 Central Regional in Novice, High Score 1995 Central Regional and High Super at the 2000 Classic. She has also attended multiple National events as well as World team try-outs in Obedience and Agility. She has obtained 4 OTCHs, multiple MACHs, PACHs, and PAXs. Debby had the #1 Border Collie in 1998 in the Nation. She has achieved over 100 High in Trials (HIT), over 100 High Combines (HC), and numerous titles in Obedience, Agility, Tracking, Nosework, Herding and Hunting venues. She authored the Book “Success is in the Proofing“, and gives seminars and workshops around the country.

Andrea Friedelandrea

Experience: 10 years

Breeds: Border Collie, Minature Pinscher, Yorkshire Terrier, Mixed Breeds

Activities: Agility, Obedience, Rally, Nosework, Houston SPCA foster and volunteer program, Therapy Dog programs.

My Dogs:
Ace – PTE PTM PTS PTA PTN Visions Ace Of Spades CD BN RA MX MXB MXJ MXF T2B           TN-E, WV-E, EAC, TG-O, HP-N, OJC
Posh – NV NE PTE PTM PTS PTA Visions Livin The Posh Life MX MXB MXJ MJB MXF T2B           CGC: USDAA titles,  AAD ASA AJ SR NJC, NAC, NCC, TN-O, WV-N

Accomplishments: AKC registered ACT Evaluator. Multiple agility titles in AKC, USDAA, and NADAC, AKC Obedience and Rally titles, CGC and Herding IT, multiple UKC nosework titles.  Qualified for AKC National Agility Championship.  Member of the Delta Society Therapy Dog team and the Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dog Team.  Certified Equine and Canine Massage Therapist.

Amy ParkerAParkerBioPic

Experience: 7 years

Breeds: Border Collies

Activities: Agility, Obedience, Nosework,

My Dogs:
Cricket – AI AC NN PTE AV, MACH G Force Cricket MXS MJS XF T2B CGC; USDAA Titles; AAD, JM

Accomplishments: AKC CGC Evaluator.  Agility Titles in AKC, USDAA, and NADAC, including an AKC MACH. Qualified two years for AKC National Agility Championship. Nosework titles in UKC and NACSW ORT. Assistant in Reactive Dog Classes. Member of the South Texas Nosework Dogs Club. Stewards and is part of the ring crew for agility trials.

Kathy Bradykathy-brady

Experience: 32 years

Breeds: Mixed Breeds, Golden Retriever, German Shepherds, Shetland Sheepdogs

Activities: Agility, Obedience, Rally, Nosework, Schutzhund & Tracking

My Dogs:
Journey – Kiefert’s Never Ending Adventure BN RE
Ana – EV MI AN Deana vom Dreieck UDX2 OM1 RE BH MXB MJB MFB T2B NW1
Tracker – Sunfire’s Show Me the Way UDX2 OM1 TD RN

Tahnee – UAG1 Tahnee von der Sandkautschneise UDX5 OM1 TDX FH FH2 AX OAJ
Anja – Anja von der Dreieck Sch1 UDX3 TD
Amo – Amo von der Dreieck CDX
Bacchus – Bacchus von der Dreieck CDX
Inca – Inca vom Landschaft Sch2 UD
Philos – Cita vom Landschaft Sch2 CDX
Rogue – Rogue vom Landschaft CDX
Corey – Corey von der Felzen Haus CD
Brandy – Brady’s Brandywine AMBOR (American Mixed Breed Obedience Registry) CD

Accomplishments: Taught obedience for 5 years in Illinois; AKC CGC Evaluator and ACT Evaluator. Multiple AKC Obedience titles including UDX’s and Rally titles to RAE’s, multiple AKC HIT’s and HC’s, OM’s, multiple AKC agility and tracking titles. GSDCA-WDA Schutzhund Level 2, GSDCA-WDA Advanced Tracking titles (FH & FH2), UKC Agility level 1 title, UKC Elite level Nosework titles, and NACSW Level 1 Nosework title. Received the Winifred Strickland Challenge Award in 2016 and had the #3 German Shepherd Dog in Obedience in 2005. AKC Obedience Invitational Qualifier in 2005. Member of the German Shepherd Dog Club of America (GSDCA), South Texas Nosework Dog Club, and the National Association of Canine Scent Work (NACSW). Stewards for obedience, agility, tracking, nosework and Schutzhund shows.

Karol WoodwardKarol

Experience: 15 years

Breeds: German Shepherds, Shetland Sheepdogs, and Golden Retrievers.

Activities: Agility, Obedience, and Rally

My Dogs:

Accomplishments: Multiple AKC Obedience and Agility titles.  Trained a working service dog.  Internship in training narcotic detection and search and rescue dogs. Owner and operator of Paws For A Memory Videography.

Lorri Niskalalorie staff1

Experience: 40

Breeds: Ibizan Hounds, Italian Greyhounds (IG’s), Portuguese Podengos, Great Danes, Great Pyrenees

Activities: Obedience, Rally, Nosework, Conformation, Agility, Lure Coursing, Tracking

My dogs:

Accomplishments: Multiple AKC Obedience and Rally titles, multiple AKC Breed Championships, and multiple UKC Nosework titles.

Giovanna Imperiaguivonna

Experience: 11 Years

Breeds: Portuguese Water Dogs

Activities: Agility,  Nosework, Obedience, Rally,  Water work,  Conformation

My dogs:

Ollie – SN CH MACH Mariner Olivia Imperia UD RA MXB MJS MXP2 MJP2 MJPB OF T2B, PWDCA Titles: CWDX GROM MAC3
Gigi – EN CH Mariner Verdemare Imperia CDX BN RA MX AXJ XF; PWDCA Titles: CWD MAC4

Accomplishments: AKC Scent Work judge, MACH and advanced agility titles, multiple Rally titles, CDX titles and UD title. Multiple Master and Elite Nosework titles on two dogs, advanced water title on two dogs including one Excellent Courier Water Dog title, and 2 Championships (CH) titles. Giovanna and Gigi are the first PWD (Portuguese Water Dog) team to earn the highly coveted UKC’s Elite Nosework title and is the 16th team to have earned this title in the country. Current President of the South Texas Nosework Dog’s Club (UKC) and the Houston Area K9 Scent Work Dogs Club (AKC).

Sandy Bertramsandy b

Experience: 40 Years

Breeds: Cocker Spaniels, English Springer Spaniels, Doberman Pinschers, Belgian Sheepdogs

Activities: Obedience (20 years experience in teaching dog obedience classes), Rally, Conformation, Tracking, Freestyle, Flyball, and Scent Hurdling.

My Dogs:
Maile – CH Epic’s Calypso CD, BN, RN,
Kiko – Epic’s Dreamcatcher CD, RA, BN
Isabella – Epic’s Fascination UD, RAE, CGC, ASCA Titles CD
Mele – Epic’s Midnight Hour UD, TD, RAE, CGC, ASCA Titles CD, U-CDX
Cindy –  CH Kekoa’s Sassy Cheerleader CDX, TD, CGC, ASCA Titles CDX, U-CDX
Bosco – ILP Rescue CD, TDX, CGC
Magic – CH Sandstone’s Black Magic CD, TD
Pili – Cinberlin Special Delivery CDX, TDX, CGC, Scent Hurdle Racing, Lure Coursing
Tinker – Keikilani Eleele Kukana – CD

Accomplishments:  Multiple AKC Obedience HIT’s’s and HC’s, multiple AKC Obedience, Rally, and Tracking titles. Conformation championships on Doberman Pinscher, English Springer Spaniels, Belgian Sheepdog and Clumber Spaniels.  Competed in 1998 Novice Division Puperoni Classic, Received Invitation 2016 Novice Division AKC Obedience Classic, Competed in National Freestyle Event, Member First Place Team Hawaii Top Team Competition Two Years.  Taught pet obedience classes for Obedience Training Club of Hawaii for 10 years as well as tracking.  Have held multiple officer board and Chairman positions for multiple obedience clubs. Taught pet obedience classes for a local Houston obedience club for ten years as well as member of their board. Received Sportsmanship Award.  Member of the Dallas Fort Worth English Springer Spaniel Association and English Springer Spaniel Field Trial Association (National Breed Club). Steward annually for Houston Sheltie Specialty Obedience shows and various Houston obedience club shows.

Kym ThomasKym&Leah1

Experience: 20+ Years

Breeds: Akitas, Rottweilers, and German Shepherd Dogs (GSD)

Activities: Obedience, Agility, Nosework, GHGSD Rescue and foster

My Dogs:
Roper – In nosework and obedience training
Reischa – Reisha Zet Eurosportu CD BN RE
Leah – PTM PTE AE NC NV Ophelia Z Eurosportu CDX BN RAE2
Lucy – Jailbirds Lawless Lucy CDX RAE2 OA OAJ & Canadian agility titles
Gordy – Jailbirds Governors Pardon CD AX AXJ AD BH
Riley – Riley MX MXJ AD AAD

Accomplishments: Multiple AKC Obedience HIT’s, HC”s, and RALLY HC’s, multiple AKC obedience, Raly, and Agility titles, Multiple USDAA Agility titles, Agility Association of Canada Agility Titles, and UKC Nosework titles. Riley was the first Akita in the USA to earn an USDAA AAD title and an AKC MX and MXJ Agility Titles, and the number 1 Akita in the USA in AKC Agility 2000 and 2001. Reischa was in the Front and Finish top 10 in 2016 for her breed. My Rottweilers and GSD’s were and are regularly in the top 10 AKC Obedience and Agility. Qualified for and competed in 3 AKC Rally National Championships. Received 8th Place at 2015 AKC Rally National Championship and HIT in Agility at American Rottweiler Club National Specialty. Obedience Judge for 4H Regional Shows. Fosters and places numerous foster dogs in adoptive homes, and works with the Greater Houston GSD Rescue’s with GSD’s who are reactive or have little to no manners/obedience skills to prepare them for foster and adoptive homes.


Kathy Danielinstructors_kathy

Experience: 40 years

Breeds: Pembroke Welsh Corgis and Vizsla

Activities: Obedience, Rally, Tracking, Conformation, work with Corgi Rescue

My dogs (some of them):
J-Lo  – Ch Foxlair Take a Bow BN, RE, TD, CGC
Money – Bailiwick Maristel Take the Money and Run BN, RN, CGC
Cooper – Cooper Dechaumes  BN, RN, CGC
Spring – Ch Triad Mindspring CD, RN, TD
Remi – Bailiwick Oh So Remarkable, CD, RE, TD, CGC
Dory – Ch Elfwish A Little Jazz TD, CGC
Velvet – Bailiwick Velvet Paws BN, RE, TD, CGC
Justine – Bailiwick Just Desserts BN, RN, TD, CGC
Panda – Bailiwick Sweet Talk CD, TD

Accomplishments: Provisional AKC Tracking judge. Multiple CD’s and CDXs on Pembroke Welsh Corgis, multiple AKC Rally and Tracking titles. Finished 9 Conformation Champions, and bred 6 Conformation Champions. AKC Junior Hunter title on a Vizsla. Treasurer of Southwest Tracking Association, Recording Secretary and Show Chairman for the Greater Houston Pembroke Welsh Corgi Fanciers, former member of the Board of Directions for the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of America. Stewards at agility, obedience and rally trials. Co-ordinates ring stewards for Beaumont Kennel Club at NRG dog show, Houston, TX. Participates in Meet the Breed at NRG. Volunteers herself and her Corgis for Finals Stress Relief at Rice University’s Baker Hall, and holiday gift wrapping at Barnes and Noble Book for the benefit of Corgi Rescue.

Lorena Padrón Pernía

Experience: 5 years

Breeds: All American Dogs, German Shorthair Pointer and a Siberian Husky

Activities: Rally, Obedience, Nosework and Flyball.

My Dogs:

Tinker Bell – VIII(Chiweenie)- CGC RA BN
Bela- Bela II (Border Collie)-CGC RE
Alaska- Alaska the Unknown White (All American) – CGC RN
Max- Max Van Natta (Terrier Mix) – CGC PCD
Orion- Orion Rising in the Sky (Border Golden) – CGC
Tango- Whisky Tango Foxtrot The Small Hunter (Scoodle)
Sailor- Newpoint Ski Colorado (GSP)
Nanuk- Running Eskimo of Texas (Siberian Husky)

Accomplishments: Qualified and competed in the 2016 AKC Rally Nationals with an All American Dog. Handle and train a pack of eight to get them to perform and compete with me in Rally, Obedience, Nosework and Flyball. Fostered dogs through rescues and independently and have handled a large variety of different breeds and sizes of dogs in different environments through my Family Pet Photography company.

Pat Roddy

Experience: 5 years for nosework and showed Dachshunds in obedience in

Breeds: Rescues, celebrate diversity!

Activities: Agility, Nosework, Barn Hunt.

My Dogs:
Kia – Kia Ora AX AXJ OF SCN, UKC titles – NN, NADAC titles – OAC OJC TN-N,
USDAA titles – SJ SSA
Sugar – Brown Sugar! NA NAJ NF

Accomplishments: Trained a Dachshund in the 1980’s to CDX and won high
scoring hound in obedience several times. Showed two Jack Russells (Bert &
Ernie) to USDAA Agility Dog titles in 1995. Currently active in South Texas
Nosework Dog Club and Houston Area K9 Scentwork Dog Club (AKC).