Cofounder: New England Old English Sheepdog Rescue, Inc.
Trained in obedience with the following professionals:
Mary Steward (in Washington state) 1958-60
L. Lee Schulmann 1960 - 1964
Phillip Jacobs 1960 - 1962, again in 1988
Owned, trained, and handled first OES bitch in the world to obtain
Utility Degree in obedience competition. BoPeep is written up in
several books pertaining to OES.
Bred 19 Champion OES under the "Ambelon" prefix. Sold every puppy
with a strict hip, eye, and take-back contract. Owner handled two-time
Best of Breed winner at New England Old English Sheepdog Club (NEOESC)
Specialty, the second time from the Veteran Class.
Provided weekly "Open House" for any OES owner to bring their dog
to grooming and training with hands-on supervision.
4H Leader in Dog Program 1964 - 1970
Professor 1974 - 75 at Holliston Jr. College teaching: Kennel Management,
Grooming, Show handling, Obedience, Conformation
12+ years professional groomer all breeds - specializing in difficult
to handle dogs - including OES. Provided specialized long-term boarding
during grooming career. Shipped OES to foreign countries (Japan,
Iran) as contracted for their owners.
Taught group obedience classes and individual training, 1965 - ongoing.
Attended numerous seminars on canine behavior and obedience problems
with such specialists as Amy Marder, DVM; Michael Fox, DVM; Jennifer
Kesner. Worked with Dr. Nick Dodman of Tufts; Dr. Amy Marder and
Dr. Schunk of Angel Memorial Hospital and J. Livingston.
Attended seminars related to Pet Therapy with Leo K. Bustad, DVM;
Alan M. Back, Sc.D; Aaron Honori Katcher, MD.
Engaged in Pet Therapy visitations in nursing homes and in the hospice
setting. Lectured on same to several groups. Long-time member of
Attended 3 annual all-day seminars on Rescue Programs sponsored
by the Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue, Inc.
Founded a Rescue Program which was officially turned over to the
NEOESC in 19734. Chaired NEOESC Rescue Committee for 20+ years; followed
written, strict rules and procedures. Placed first Rescue dog, Charlie,
Lectured to All Breed Clubs and Specialty clubs on how to set up
a Rescue Program based on ours.
Served on OESCA Welfare Committee to set up National OES Rescue
Program. Continued in advisory capacity.
Appeared on several television programs including a feature segment
on "Evening Magazine", and "Littlest Hobos".
Made myself available to answer thousands of telephone questions
regarding OES care, behavior, breeding, etc., and supervised placement
of over 900 unwanted OES.
Current member of the following charitable dog-related organizations: