Ms. Lynn A. Currie
37 Hedgerow Ln.
Commack, NY 11725
CELL: (631) 495-3983
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My love affair with the sport of Obedience began in January, 1996 when I traveled to Virginia to watch my sister finish a 'CD' Title on her Sheltie. The Sheltie did great, but what really impressed me that weekend was a tiny Chihuahua doing scent discrimination. The articles were the size of Q-Tips, and I thought it was the "coolest" thing I had ever seen. I was getting a German Shepherd puppy later that year, and I knew then and there that I wanted to teach this "stuff" to my new dog. I enrolled in my first Obedience Class in October of 1996 and the rest is history.
My German Shepherd did go on to learn scent work, even though she was retired due to back problems before she could compete in the Utility Ring. Prior to her retirement, she completed multiple Obedience Titles and she also introduced me to the sports of Agility and Rally. My next competition dog was a wild and crazy Border Collie named Rain. Rain and I competed in many venues (Obedience, Rally and Agility) and he is my first AKC UD Titled Dog. While Rain is retired now, at almost 14 years of age his zest for life and willingness to play any game mom wants to play lives on in his niece Spirit, my current competition dog. I also have a young German Shepherd who has just started showing in Rally and Obedience.
I am an Officer for Suffolk Obedience Training Club on Long Island where I teach competition obedience, rally, puppy foundation and CGC Classes several nights a week. I am also a member of the Obedience Stewards Club, the German Shepherd Dog Club of America, the Border Collie Society of America, and the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT). I became an AKC Rally Judge in 2008, and an Obedience Judge in 2009. I am also a WCRL and UKC Rally Judge, and a CDSP and ASCA Obedience Judge. Becoming an Obedience and Rally Judge is a way for me to give back to the sport that has given me so much over the past 19 years.