Suzanne Deghi

Suzanne has been involved in the sport of dogs since the age of 14.   She has been a trainer and instructor since 1973.  She has owned, trained and shown many breeds in conformation including Borzoi, Standard Poodle, German Shepherds, Pembroke Welsh Corgis, Cardigan Corgis and an Australian Shepherd.  Her first love is the borzoi which she has bred and shown since 1974 under her kennel name, Oronzova.  Her dogs are always breeder owner handled.  Suzanne has earned various titles on these dogs including conformation champions, obedience, agility and rally titles.  Many of her borzoi have been ranked in the top 10 dogs in the nation and she has bred multiple specialty winners.  Cody, one of her champion borzoi was the first borzoi to have attained the agility title of MX and MXJ. 

Obedience and conformation classes are taught by Suzanne using only positive methods in order to build a strong, lasting bond between the student and her canine companion.  

Suzanne is also a certified massage and accupressure practitioner for animals and humans.

Suzanne is a life member of County Wide Dog Training Club, Borzoi Club of America and the Borzoi Club of Northern California.

Suzanne’s current dogs are:


GCH. Oronzova Steppes Solar Fire, RA, TKN, SC, CGC - Flare is a Best In Specialty winner.  

Oronzova Fire In The Sky, RA, TKN, CGC.  Sky is just starting her show career

Miniature Poodle 

Oronzova Tali, NA -Tali 

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Nancy Dougan

Nancy Dougan

Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced Obedience, and Tricks.

Nancy Dougan is a CPDT (Certified Pet Dog Trainer), a professional member of the APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers), Member of the CWDTC (County Wide Dog Training Club), and WASOC (Western Australian Shepherd Obedience Club).

Nancy’s goal in training dogs is to create a better relationship between owner and canine companion through positive reinforcement and strong leadership, by developing good communication and enjoyment between dog and owner.

Nancy has over 15 years experience working with dogs of all breeds, ages, and temperaments. She has completed the comprehensive 6-month Canine Instructor Training Academy course given by renowned trainer and behaviorist Trish King of Marin Humane Society. This course covers learning theory for canine behavior, canine body language, diagnosing and treating dog aggression, clicker training, and much more. She is dedicated to staying current on the latest breakthroughs in behavior and training by attending educational courses and seminars that are offered throughout the year. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from UC Davis.


  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT)
  • Professional member, Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT)
  • CITA I & II, Canine Behavior and Training Academy, Marin Humane Society
  • Vice President, Norcal Australian Shepherd Rescue, 2003-2007
  • BS Animal Science, University of California, Davis

Dog Competition Titles:

  • Obedience titles: 5 CDs, 4 CDXs, 1 UD, and multiple HITs through AKC, ASCA
  • Agility titles: Multiple titles with 5 dogs. Orgs: AKC, ASCA, NADAC, USDAA

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Tim  Gulley    

Tim has enjoyed living with dogs all of his life including; Golden Retrievers, a Chesapeake Bay Retriever, 3 Bassett Hounds, 2 Corgis, and now 2 Irish Water Spaniels, who happen to be mother and daughter.

Tim began training in agility with his first Irish Water Spaniel, Keeva, in 2014. He trained and trialed with Keeva in agility, his wife handled her in conformation. Tim earned multiple titles in agility in AKC, USDAA, and UKI events.

Keeva was bred in 2016 and he kept one of her pups, Calypso. Tim decided he wanted to handle Calypso in conformation. He began learning conformation-handling skills and started training Calypso very early. His first time in the ring with her earned a Group 4 placement in the 4 – 6 Month puppy class. In the next couple of years, they earned many owner-handler group placements, bred-by-exhibitor group placements, a regular group placement. Tim has also earned Best in Show and Best in Show Bred By Exhibitor at several IABCA events.
But Tim’s most special achievement was winning Best In Show with Calypso at a regional specialty in 2019.

Tim became interested in competing in Rally and Obedience with both Keeva and Calypso several years ago. He began taking classes in those disciplines at County-Wide Dog Training Club. He has earned Rally Master titles on both dogs, as well as a CD on Calypso.

Tim loves working with his dogs, and Irish Water Spaniels can be challenging because they are so smart and inquisitive. He trains with them almost daily to improve his knowledge and skills. He is very competitive by nature and strives to do better at each trial or show.

Tim lives in Santa Rosa with his wife and two Irish Water Spaniels. He has two grown daughters and continues to work full time as a foreman/superintendent for an engineering construction company in Marin county. He has also raced sailboats on San Francisco bay for over 30 years.

GCH CH Blackthorn’s Keeva Crompton, CGC, RM, AX, AXJ, SF, TKN  (Keeva)
BISS CH Blackthorn’s Lass That Loves A Sailor In Wicklow, CD, RM, CGC  (Calyspo)

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Linda Hause

Linda Hause

Training Director for County-Wide Dog Training Club

Linda teaches Beginning classes and several of our specialty classes such as Jump Training, Open/Utility Proofing, Clicker Training, Fronts, Focus and Finishes, Attention, Heeling and Stays, and Rally Signs.  (Specialty classes are not always available.)

Linda has been involved in the sport of obedience as an exhibitor and instructor since 1974, as an AKC obedience judge since 1991 and as a rally judge since 2009. Her first training effort was with Siren, her in-law's 6 month old red Doberman puppy. Linda did basic obedience training earning her first CD with Siren in 1974. Linda's primary breed is the Siberian Husky although she has also owned and trained a Doberman, a black Labrador Retriever and a Finnish Spitz.

Linda has earned multiple titles on her dogs in obedience, agility, rally and conformation. High points in her show experience include finishing two Utility titles within 10 minutes (one on her Labrador Retriever and one on her Siberian Husky) and finishing the first AKC Agility Excellent title on a Finnish Spitz.

In over 45 years of training and teaching experience Linda has worked with dogs and handlers of every description. She has also attended numerous seminars addressing a variety of topics including (but not limited to): teaching dog training classes, various behavior problems in dogs, working with rescue dogs, clicker training and training for obedience competition.

Linda lives in Santa Rosa with her husband and two Siberian Huskies. She has two grown children. Linda has worked in special education at the high school level since 1983, retiring in 2018. She has taught classes covering basic pet obedience through competitive obedience since 1974 in both Sonoma and Marin Counties, currently teaching obedience classes for County-Wide Dog Training Club.

Titled Dogs:

  • Prinz Erik's Red Siren CD (Doberman)
  • Thor's Midnight Thunder CD (Siberian Husky)
  • Kuchada's Toly Yarki Zarya CD (Siberian Husky)
  • Gitana's Zarniva Keeta UD (Siberian Husky)
  • Miss Money Penny UD (Labrador Retriever)
  • CH. Kalavala's Bo D Badman CD, AX, CGC (Finnish Spitz)
  • Alcinta's Fancy Lady CD, RE, OA, NAJ, CGC (Siberian Husky)
  • Zarniva's Going To The Sun RN, CGC (Siberian Husky)
  • Zarniva's Rising Sun RN, CGC (Siberian Husky)
  • CH.Debalys Jasper of Zarniva RN, RI, TKN, CGC, CGCA (Siberian Husky)
  • Debalys Dyson RN, RI, TKN, CGC, CGCA (Siberian Husky)

Total of 7 CD, 2 CDX, 2 UD, 2 NA, 2 OA, 1 AX, 1 NAJ, 5 RN, 2 RI, 1 RA, 1 RE, 2 TKN, 6 CGC, 2 CGCA and 2 Breed Champion titles.

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Lee James

Lee James

Puppy Kindergarten, Intermediate, and Advanced Drop-In

Lee first started training and showing dogs in AKC obedience at age 8. She started teaching classes in 1977 and she founded HumDog in Arcata. She has taught all levels of classes in Arcada and Fortuna. She founded HOT Dogs in Healdsburg. She taught all levels of classes at the Healdsburg Animal Shelter. She organized dog drill teams for local parades. She has taught all levels of obedience with County-Wide Dog Training Club. She taught Beginning Obedience at Sonoma County Dog Training Club. Lee's dogs have placed in many Gaines Super Dog competitions and she took High-In-Trial at Golden Gate Kennel Club. Lee has put on scent discrimination demonstrations with vegetables which was broadcast on television.

Lee has attended many training seminars in the 1980's and has trained one dog through a TDX and many CD, CDX, and UD titles.

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Pat Moffitt

Pat Moffett

Trick Dog

Pat Moffett has worked and trained Bloodhounds for Law Enforcement and Search and Rescue since 1980. She has been involved with some high profile cases and also has been team leader for the Search & Rescue K-9 team and was the bloodhound trainer for the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office.

She has also travelled to Ireland to teach the use of Bloodhounds in Law Enforcement and search and rescue.

Pat is currently an AKC Scent Work judge, NACSW judge and Sniffing Dogs Nose Work judge. She is also an evaluator for Canine Good Citizen, Trick Dog, Farm Dog and Therapy Dog International.

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Simone O’Brien

Simone has been a member of County Wide Dog Training Club for more than 10 years. She has been training dogs since she was 12 years old and showing dogs since 2008. Her primary breed is the German Shepherd.

She currently has two 8-year-old Shepherds and a 14 week old GSD foster puppy. Simone has earned several CD's, a CDX, and a Rally Excellent title with her German Shepherd Dogs.

For several years, Simone has been an assistant instructor for puppy and Intermediate Obedience classes. She recently taught a puppy class as the main instructor.

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Angela Silvestri

Angela started in dog sports in 1997 with her mixed breed dog, Sasha, from the Sonoma County Humane Society and shifted to Belgian Malinois in 2004.  Angela has earned titles in a variety of sports including agility, herding, IGP (formerly Schutzhund), conformation and more.  She has taught beginning obedience and trick classes intermittently as her work schedule has allowed since 2000. 

Angela is a certified trick dog instructor with Do More With Your Dog, and an AKC CGC evaluator, Farm Dog Judge, and Fit Dog Instructor. 

She is also a member of Vaca Valley Stockdog Club, American Working Malinois Association, and Pacific Malinois Club. 

Angela’s current dogs are:

Belgian Malinois




Silverthorn’s Spice Runner RN SBN SCN TKI VHMP CGC ORT DN ITD 2K9 RATI

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Debbie Stoner

Debbie Stoner

CGC Evaluator

Debbie is a Life-Time member of County-Wide Dog Training Club. When the AKC first established the Canine Good Citizen test Debbie assisted fellow member Sandy Perez to hold them. When Sandy could not continue running the test, Debbie took over and has been running them ever since. Debbie helped establish the Pet Assisted Therapy program with her friend Sandi Brown for the Sonoma County Humane Society and suggested using the CGC tests at County-Wide to help screen pet therapy prospects for them. Debbie is the Volunteer Coordinator for the Humane Society's Pet Assisted Therapy program.

Debbie began teaching Agility classes for County-Wide a number of years ago. She now teaches Agility classes at her own school, Wheee Agility. She has been the Trial Chairperson for County-Wide's Agility trial for more years than she would like to count. She also was the club's Recording and Corresponding Secretary for several years. She has also been a member of The Bay Team Agility club for many years.

Debbie's new love and dog sport is K9 Nose Work that she is enjoying very very much with her sweet little Fox. Debbie is now a CNWI (Certified Nose Work Instructor).

Her three performance trained dogs are:

  • Golden Retriever: Tristan Stoner
  • UD AX CGC EAC EJC OGC Pet Therapy Dog for 13 years
  • Papillon: ADCH MACH Matanzas Little Big Man
  • Papillon: MACH Matanzas Special Agent Fox

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