Name: Jean Location: Canada Dogs: Onyx (female Siberian Husky) & Chase (female Border Collie) Activities: Going for hikes, Training Obedience and Tricks, Getting my dogs to pull me on skis (skijoring), Playing Retrieving & Frisbee. Dog Tricks: Onyx can Sit, Down, Stand, Shake Paws, High Five, Speak, Bow, Back Up, Are you Shy (Hit her nose with her paw), Put her toys away, Play chess, Roll Over, Crawl, Spin, Turn Around, Turn Either way, Weave in & Out of my legs, Stand on my arm, Howl, Fetch a Flower, Jump over me, Back Up... Chase can Heel, Sit, Down, Stand, Shake Paws, High Five, Crawl, Fetch, Find objects, Discriminate scents, Find my keys, Play basketball (a small one glued to the door), Weave in & Out of my legs, Roll over, Spin, Turn around, Jump in my arms, Jump Over me, Jump On me, Play Dead (BANG), Go Touch Wall or Target (from distance), Go around post (from distance)... How they found me: I got Onyx at a local breeder who had huskies for sledding. She was the only female in the litter and was my first dog. I learned a great deal about dogs by having her. She is a typical Siberian husky, very stubborn and easily distracted, but the challenge is what made me the trainer I am today. Two years later I decided to get myself a more workable breed, thus I decided to get Chase, a border collie, from a breeder. She was extremely cute and friendly, and she loved toys. Her name there was Kisses because she kissed everybody in sight. (Which is still an appropriate name for her!) Areas of expertise: Positive training methods, mainly luring and shaping. I always use clickers, or verbal marker signals during my training methods. I don't claim to be an expert on anything, but I figured if what worked with my dogs, should work with other dogs as well. Breed Choice: I really love my Siberian Husky for her unique personality, but a Border Collie suits more my style. I dedicate myself to training and a border collie mimics my energy. They give out 110% every time and it is very satisfying.