“The GIRL” –
Deb Bruner – is:
an accomplished dog trainer and competitor in various dog performance events, including agility, Rally, barn hunt, and conformation showing. Deb competes in both AKC and NADAC agility and has attended national competitions in both venues. Deb’s Schip Blitzen is consistently ranked one of the top agility Schips in the United States. At the time of this writing (2021), he is the only Schipperke in the U.S. to hold a Grand Championship in both AKC Agility and in conformation.
Deb typically has more than the 3 Schipperkes she had at the time of opening the Canine Lodge. But those original 3 Schipperkes were life changing! Deb does her best to expose Campers and their humans to current training techniques (in general, positive-reward based; more specifically, based on Fenzi Program techniques and with the incorporation of games).
Deb has vast experience with dogs of all types, from purebreds to rescues. She is a former board member of the Whatcom Humane Society and for a number of years was active in rescue and fostering with Furbaby and Seattle Purebred Dog Rescue. Deb maintains active ties with veterinarians and trainers and strives to be a helpful resource to all her clients.