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.

Meet Maegan Payne, an instructor with Tao of the Hound who also offers group classes at AnnaBelle's.  Maegan became interested in dogs as a young child and spent much of her time reading and learning as much as possible about them. After spending her childhood fascinated by animal behavior. she began to expand her animal knowledge to sheep, which she raised and showed in middle school. This rooted her interest in a variety of animal species and behavior, leading Maegan to earn a degree in Animal Science at Michigan State University.

Maegan has worked with at least 15 different species of animals including ponies, donkeys, goats, pigs, poultry, llamas, alpacas and some exotic animals. Maegan has been an Assistant Trainer at Tao of the Hound,LLC for three years and has become an invaluable member of the training team. Maegan's education in dog and other animal behavior has continued with her completing a week long training program at the Karen Pryor National Training Center (The Ranch), the Karen Pryor Clicker Expo, a Behavior Adjustment Training (B.A.T.®) seminar, an International Dog Parkour Association Instructor course, and a Puppy Start Right instructor course. Maegan enjoys competing in Barn Hunt, Rally and Parkour with her dog Danny. She is also active in volunteering for the Capital Area Humane Society, fostering and rehabilitating dogs. Currently, Maegan is offering a Boredom Busters class and a Puppy Control Unleashed® class.

 

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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This short summer session is all about having a cool city dog! Come work on the basics of being a good dog in the big(ish) city! Option to test for AKC Urban CGC will be available at end of term.

Sunday, 5:15-6:15 pm.  Four weeks: 6/3-7/1* *no class 6/24
**Class taught by Maegan Payne**

Price: $60.00
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Do you love being outside and exploring with your dog? This short summer session will give you and your canine partner the skills to enjoy the summer sun. We'll focus on outdoor recall, long leash use (perfect for hikes in the woods), and games that will help make camping that much more fun!

Sunday, 4-5 pm.  Four weeks: 6/3-7/1* *no class 6/24
**Class taught by Maegan Payne**

Price: $60.00
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Control Unleashed® (CU), developed by Leslie McDevitt ,and Behavioral Adjustment Training (BAT 2.0)®, developed by Grisha Stewart, rehabilitate and prevent dog reactivity. This 14 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 2.0 build confidence by teaching dogs how to control their environment with little interference from us. CU and BAT 2.0 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. 
  • Both the Control Unleashed® and the BAT 2.0® books are required reading for this class and can be purchased at AnnaBelle’s. 
  • Class size limited to 4 dogs per class.

Tuesdays, 6-6:45 pm. 14 weeks: 5/15-8/14* *no class on 5/29/18
Tuesdays, 7-7:45 pm. 14 weeks: 5/15-8/14* *no class on 5/29/18
Tuesdays, 8-8:45 pm. 14 weeks: 5/15-8/14* *no class on 5/29/18

Price: $215.00
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This time is available for current students or long time clients to work one on one with Karen Ryder of Tao of the Hound. It can be used for problem behaviors, coaching for competitive dog sports or learning new skills. You may book one session or as many as you would like. $20 per one 30 minute session.

PRIVATE SESSIONS ARE FOR ESTABLISHED CLIENTS/STUDENTS ONLY!

Saturdays 3-5:00 pm beginning 1/6/18.

IF YOU REGISTER FOR A PRIVATE TRAINING SESSION WITH KAREN RYDER AFTER 5 PM ON THE FRIDAY BEFORE THE SCHEDULED SESSION, PLEASE CALL HER DIRECTLY AT 517.589.5436 AND LET HER KNOW THAT YOU'VE REGISTERED.

Price: $20.00
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This time is available for current students and long time clients to work one on one with Karen Ryder of Tao of the Hound. It can be used for problem behaviors, coaching for competitive dog sports or learning new skills. You may book one session or as many as you would like. $20 per one 30 minute session.

PRIVATE SESSIONS ARE FOR ESTABLISHED CLIENTS/STUDENTS ONLY!

Saturdays in April 3-5:00 pm *no classes on 4/7

IF YOU REGISTER FOR A PRIVATE TRAINING SESSION WITH KAREN RYDER AFTER 5 PM ON THE FRIDAY BEFORE THE SCHEDULED SESSION, PLEASE CALL HER DIRECTLY AT 517.589.5436 AND LET HER KNOW THAT YOU'VE REGISTERED.

Price: $20.00
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This time is available for current students and long time clients to work one on one with Karen Ryder of Tao of the Hound. It can be used for problem behaviors, coaching for competitive dog sports or learning new skills. You may book one session or as many as you would like. $20 per one 30 minute session.

PRIVATE SESSIONS ARE FOR ESTABLISHED CLIENTS/STUDENTS ONLY!

Saturdays in May 3-5:00 pm *no classes 5/19

IF YOU REGISTER FOR A PRIVATE TRAINING SESSION WITH KAREN RYDER AFTER 5 PM ON THE FRIDAY BEFORE THE SCHEDULED SESSION, PLEASE CALL HER DIRECTLY AT 517.589.5436 AND LET HER KNOW THAT YOU'VE REGISTERED.

Price: $20.00
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This time is available for current students and long time clients to work one on one with Karen Ryder of Tao of the Hound. It can be used for problem behaviors, coaching for competitive dog sports or learning new skills. You may book one session or as many as you would like. $20 per one 30 minute session.

PRIVATE SESSIONS ARE FOR ESTABLISHED CLIENTS/STUDENTS ONLY!

Saturdays in June 3-5:00 pm *no classes 6/2, 6/30

IF YOU REGISTER FOR A PRIVATE TRAINING SESSION WITH KAREN RYDER AFTER 5 PM ON THE FRIDAY BEFORE THE SCHEDULED SESSION, PLEASE CALL HER DIRECTLY AT 517.589.5436 AND LET HER KNOW THAT YOU'VE REGISTERED.

Price: $20.00
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Dog Parkour TM combines elements of human parkour and dog agility to create an accessible activity for dogs and humans alike. Dogs get introduced to the world of jumping, climbing, balancing over, crawling under, and going around different obstacles in their everyday world. Parkour can be done anywhere and is limited only by one’s imagination. Dog Parkour helps with confidence and overcoming fears, and it is a low impact but challenging activity for any canine athlete. 45 min. class sessions.

Thursdays, 7:45-8:30 pm.  Eight weeks: 5/24-7/19* *no class on 6/21
**Class taught by Maegan Payne**

Price: $120.00
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This eight week class is based on the book by Leslie McDevitt  "Control Unleashed®, the Puppy Program" and is meant to be preventive  "medicine" as  many common behavior problems can be prevented or minimized by giving your puppy a solid foundation from the beginning.  This class will teach the dog and handler skills to cope with stressful situations, giving the dogs the ability to stay calm when faced with the common triggers that cause inappropriate reactions. This class provides a solid foundation to teach puppies how to cope in a chaotic world in an effort to help prevent unwanted behaviors. 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. 

Thursdays 6:45-7:30 p.m. Eight Weeks: 5/24-7/19* *no class on 6/21
**Class taught by Maegan Payne**

Price: $120.00
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The Control Unleashed® class is for fearful/reactive dogs. This six week class will teach the dog and handler skills to cope with stressful situations,giving the dogs the ability to stay calm when faced with the triggers that cause inappropriate reactions. This class is limited. PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED IN ADVANCE IN ORDER TO HOLD CLASS SPOT.

Tuesdays 6:30-7:15 pm. Eight weeks:  3/13-5/1

Price: $120.00
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