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Evie Van Uden iwsimist@aol.com  716-280-3728

I like to think, "dogs are not my whole life but they make my life whole”. My interest in training began when a friend invited me to a dog training class and I was "hooked".  I have trained a variety of my own dogs including a Basset, Pointer, German Shorthair, Poodle, German Shepherd, Belgian Sheepdog, and currently Irish Water Spaniels.

Having trained a variety of breeds has given me a better understanding of training dogs and it is not "one size fits all”. I have titled dogs in all Obedience & Rally levels including the first OTCH in Western NY owned and trained by my husband and myself. 

I now judge all AKC Obedience and Rally classes.  I am also a breeder and have shown my dogs in Conformation for many years.   My love is training, teaching and seeing my students succeed.   I look forward to the opportunity to working with the students at Southtowns.

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Lynn Reece Broderick



Lynn Reece Broderick is a member of The Pet Professional Guild and is an AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator.  Lynn began her career in animal behavior in 1999 at the Erie County SPCA here in Buffalo NY, developing and directing the innovative Animal Behavior & Training Department, but left the SPCA May 2005 to start her professional pet training business, Pet Works.

Lynn discovered dog agility in 2000 and has put countless titles on her dogs and friend's dogs. She started teaching agility in 2005, and loves sharing new techniques and handling strategies with her students. She and her dog Amber have competed in four CPE National and two NADAC Championship competitions, as well as the 2011 Purina Incredible Dog Challenge Large Dog Agility event. Lynn is actively involved in the Four Seasons Agility Club and Up and Over Dog Sports.

Lynn enjoys working with and teaching the owners as much as she enjoys the company and training of the animals! She believes that training and living with dogs should be fun and rewarding, and when she creates a training program, she always tries to make sure everyone, human and canine, is enjoying the experience. Her philosophy on training is to understand why dogs do what they do, and to use scientifically proven positive reinforcement techniques to teach new skills while also teaching the owner how to communicate confidently, consistently, and happily with their dog. 

For more information on Lynn's agility classes, please visit www.PetWorksBuffalo.com


Peggy Doster

Peggy Doster is an owner/handler/breeder of American Staffordshire Terriers. She has shown dogs since 1981. Mentored by some of the areas finest trainers, she has trained and handled her dogs in conformation, obedience, rally, and agility. Peggy is a member of Southtowns Dog Training Club, Hamburg All Breed Obedience Club and the Kennel Club of Buffalo in addition to the Staffordshire Terrier Club of America and American Dog Owners Association. She is an all breed judge for the United Kennel Club and the National Canine Association.

(new video coming soon)


Cindy Rathbun  cindyr4324@gmail.com


Cindy has been involved in training dogs for over 17 years.  Her Irish Water Spaniel, Sullivan, completed his OTCH and also has titles in agility, tracking, and rally. 

Cindy's German Shepherd, Shogun, had titles in obedience, agility, herding, and rally.  Cindy is presently training her young Irish Water Spaniel, Rugged, and her German Shepherd, Truffle in obedience, rally and tracking.  

Cindy has mentored under Evie Van Uden and Terri Clingerman and has taken lessons from Evie, Terri, Noelle Nasca, Jerry Burke, and Ena Hillmayer.  Additionally, Cindy has actively participated in seminars with Fred Hulme, Terri Clingerman, Jane Jackson, Bridget Carlson, and Sylvia Bishop.

Cindy is a member of the Irish Water Spaniel Club of America and Southtowns Dog Training Club.


 Cindy and Sully

Joyce Tischler

Phone # 716-627-9858

Email GTisch1035@aol.com

I have owned Vizslas since 1995 and have been training dogs all of my life.  I have competed in the AKC events of conformation, hunting tests, field trials for pointing breeds, agility, obedience and rally.  My dogs are titled in Conformation, hunting, obedience, rally, agility and Canine Good Citizen.  I have bred Vizslas since 1992 and have worked nationally with the Vizsla Rescue Program.  I believe in treating dogs with positive methods, patience and fun.  



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