Bridget Carlsen has been training dogs for over 30 years. She has put over 100 titles (and counting!) from the sports of Obedience, Field and Agility on ten Golden Retrievers and a Norwich Terrier. Her accomplishments include 6 Obedience Trial Champion (OTCH) titles, 9420 lifetime OTCH points, over 200 High in Trial (HIT) awards, over 200 High Combined (HC) awards, and multiple perfect 200 scores in both Open and Utility. She has the first and only Obedience Trial Championship (OTCH) on a Norwich Terrier, "Hemi". Bridget and Golden Retriever "Soupy" also won a placement while representing the United States in international obedience competition at Crufts in England. She has had at least one dog (and sometimes two) ranked in the AKC Top 25 All Breed Obedience Dogs in 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008. She is also an accomplished field trainer putting Master Hunter (MH) titles on five dogs.
Bridget won her first trophy in dog sports at the age of 6, handling a field dog that her mother trained. At age 11, she got her own dog to train and completed his first title when she was 13 years old. That dog, Chances Are Wizard of Wonders, acheived a Working Certificate Excellent (WCX) in Field and both a Utility Dog title (UD) and points toward an Obedience Trial Championship (OTCH) in Obedience. They also won a High in Trial award out of the Novice A class.
After years of success with her own dogs, Bridget is sharing her training philosophies and techniques with others. She is now available to teach Obedience seminars at your club or dog training facility.She is also offering private lessons on a limited basis as well as video lessons.
Bridget has owned and operated K9 Cuts, a grooming shop in Plano, Illinois, for 20 years. Her schedule is kept full by loyal customers. As a result, she is not currently accepting any new clients.