Karen Ryder

Karen Ryder

Karen Ryder of Tao of the Hound started her journey of training and competing in 1983, when her husband-to-be gave her a lovely Belgian Tervuren. That set in motion an ongoing adventure in training and competing with dogs. Karen initially started training and competing in formal obedience, but she has competed successfully in a wide variety of canine sports.  Karen currently has 70 titles on 9 different dogs in Obedience, Rally Obedience, Agility, Weight Pull, Lure Coursing, Drafting, and Freestyle.  Karen also does tracking, Treibball, nosework, and therapy dog preparation. Karen’s love for the elderly prompted her participation in the weekly pet therapy program at the Ingham County Medical Care Facility in Okemos, Michigan and offer classes to prepare future therapy dogs for their certification test.

 

Karen’s impressive list of accomplishments includes:

  • 2009 St. Hubert’s National Ranking Award #1 Utility A Class with Diego
  • (BT Manhattan God’s Open Window)
  • Two UKC ultra dogs (Ultra dog #2 and #3)
  • AKC, UKC, and St. Hubert’s titles on nine dogs of multiple breeds
  • Titled obedience dogs through utility.
  • Have perfect scores in both formal and rally obedience.
  • Titled seven dogs of multiple breeds in UKC weight pull since 2002, four with national rankings, one still holds record of “Highest Percentage per Body Pound” on wheels
  • Currently a UKC weight pull judge
  • President of Midwest Weight Pullers from 2003 to 2010
  • Titled three dogs of multiple breeds in agility
  • Worked as assistant instructor for the Canine Training Center for seven years.
  • Participate in the weekly pet therapy program at Ingham Medical Care Facility since 2007
  • Offer Therapy Dog International test preparation classes
  • First Doberman to earn a UKC Lure Coursing title.

 

Be sure to check out Karen’s amazing freestyle competition videos! 

 

Karen Ryder

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Control Unleashed® (CU), developed by Leslie McDevitt ,and Behavioral Advancement Training (BAT) rehabilitate and prevent dog reactivity. This 16 week class will examine the function of growling, lunging, or fleeing behaviors and help the dogs learn socially acceptable behaviors that serve the same function. CU and BAT build confidence by teaching dogs how to control their environment with little interference from us. CU and BAT will empower you and your dog as you learn how to understand your dog while your dog learns to safely interact with people and other dogs. You will learn:

  • How to encourage or shape a "replacement behavior" that provides your dog with the same function as the unwanted behavior.
  • Why it's important to keep your dog calm in the presence of a trigger while teaching him to make good choices.
  • Practical ways to keep your dog from being pushed into a reactive state in and around your home and on walks.

The first night of class will be lecture only, please do not bring dogs to class.

Please bring your dog to class on a soft buckle collar or front clip harness, a six foot leather or nylon leash. No retractable or chain leashes allowed. No prong/pinch collars allowed. Bring 2-3 quart bags of soft, small, easily eaten treats such as hot dogs, cheese or chicken. Bring an inexpensive, portable mat. 

  • You will need a 15 – 20 ft. long line and a front attached harness for the later portion of the class.  Both long lines and harnesses can be purchased at AnnaBelle’s. Training clients receive 15% discount off all leashes.
  • Required reading for this class can be purchased at AnnaBelle’s. 
  • Class size limited to 4 dogs per class.

Tuesdays, 6:30-7:15 pm. 16 weeks: 5/7-8/20
Tuesdays, 7:30-8:15 pm. 16 weeks: 5/7-8/20

ATTENTION:

All students must fill out a training survey.

Please provide proof of vaccinations on or before the first night of class.

Please note the BAT portion classes will be located at a different location & driving to that location is involved

Due to high demand, AnnaBelle's does not offer refunds on classes after the class has started

Price: $435.00
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This eight week class helps build confidence by fostering a sense of accomplishment and independence. Additionally, scentwork provides an engaging outlet for anxious dogs to focus their energy on a productive task, while also improving the bond between the dog and their owner, creating a secure and trusting relationship.

Wednesdays 3:30-4:15. 8 Weeks: 4/10-5/29

ATTENTION:

All students must fill out a training survey.

Please provide proof of vaccinations on or before the first night of class. Can now be uploaded at sign up, but not required.

Class size limited to 5.

Due to high demand, AnnaBelle's does not offer refunds on classes after the class has started

Price: $189.00
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This 8 week class is fantastic for improving your dog’s level of impulse control by teaching your dog to relax when something stimulating, unpredictable, or unexpected occurs. When your dog understands the basic exercise and is able to remain relaxed in response to each of the distractions listed in the individual sections, the exercise can then be adapted for use during many other situations such as front door greetings, exposure to stimulating events, relaxing around other dogs, etc.

We will be using Dr. Karen Overall’s Relaxation Protocol

Wednesdays 4:45-5:15. 8 Weeks: 4/10-5/29

ATTENTION:

All students must fill out a training survey.

Please provide proof of vaccinations on or before the first night of class. Can now be uploaded at sign up, but not required.

Class size limited to 5.

Due to high demand, AnnaBelle's does not offer refunds on classes after the class has started

Price: $130.00
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This 8 week class will introduce you and your dog to the sports of  nose work and RAT ( Rodent Adventure Tracking). Every four weeks a new sport will be introduced.

Please bring your dog to class on a flat buckle or martingale collar and six foot leash. No prong, shock collars or flexi leashes. Please bring a variety of high value treats for your dog such as chicken, cheese or hotdogs to class. No dry kibble or biscuits. Class size limited to 6 dogs.

Fridays, 5:30-6:15 pm.  8 weeks: 4/19-6/7

ATTENTION:

All students must fill out a training survey.

Please provide proof of vaccinations on or before the first night of class. Can now be uploaded at sign up, but not required.

Due to high demand, AnnaBelle's does not offer refunds on classes after the class has started

Price: $189.00
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This eight week class will teach dogs to alert to the odor of birch hidden in boxes then in objects in a room and teach the handlers how to read their dogs .

Using their nose to explore the world is a natural and enriching behavior for all dogs. The sport of scent work turns a dog’s favorite activity into a rewarding game. It’s a fantastic sport for all kinds of dogs and is a wonderful way to build confidence in shy and reactive dogs.

Modeled after working detection dogs, this activity provides a safe and enriching scenario that can be done anywhere and builds a trusting relationship between dog and handler.

The concept of scent work is that all dogs should have the opportunity to participate and experience success.

All containers and birch will be provided.

*class size limited to 6*

Fridays, 7-7:45 pm. 8 weeks: 4/19-6/7

ATTENTION:

All students must fill out a training survey.

Please provide proof of vaccinations on or before the first night of class. Can now be uploaded at sign up, but not required.

Due to high demand, AnnaBelle's does not offer refunds on classes after the class has started

Price: $189.00
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