Tena is known as “discdogshayne” on the Rewarding Behaviors forum, and is always a top contender in our Clicker Trick of the Month contest. You can view many wonderful training videos from Tena on her youtube page.
Next week Tena joins us in a new capacity, as one of our Pet Experts of the Week. Tena will be discussing physical conditioning for the canine athlete, and will be answering your questions from 9/21-9/27.
More about Tena:
Tena, founder of Steel City Disc Dogs, has been seriously working with dogs for about 10 years. She started as an apprentice trainer as a teenager and worked up to being the primary trainer for a city dog pound and being the founder of a disc dog training club. She works primarily with “unadoptable” dogs at the shelter (most with aggression or fear issues) and with dogs who are learning the sport of canine disc but she has a small contingent of private clients working on a wide variety of issues, from obedience to manners. She has created curriculum for canine disc seminars, workshops, and frisbee play-days in conjunction with a local agility training club. She lives and breathes for high drive, high energy, herding dogs like border collies and cattle dogs. In all of her free time, Tena has earned her Masters Degree in Education and is an educator as her ‘day job’. She currently resides in Westchester, NY with her border collie-ish, Shayne.