Meet Our Trainers
Angela Efinger is the owner and founder of Fun with Fido as well as a breeder of Border Collies under the prefix Top Notch. She's been training and showing her own dogs since 12 years old. In 2009 Angela began instructing puppy, obedience and agility classes for a veterinary hospital. She later graduated as a Certified Dog Trainer (ABCDT) from Animal Behavior College on June 1, 2010 and has since taught at several locations throughout Florida. Angela is a professional member of APDT and the PPGuild. She's also an AKC CGC Evaluator and BCSA member since 2010. She continues to educate herself on the latest training techniques through seminars, summits and online courses. She specializes in training for performance and often does private in home training for problem behaviors. She is a frequent exhibitor in Obedience, Rally, Agility, Flyball, Frisbee and Conformation. Often competing in AKC, UKC, USDAA, IABCA, and CPE events.
Bess Walmsley is the owner of K9 Best Manners LLC., a positive, family friendly dog training based business. She has been an instructor for The Greater Venice Dog Club for as long as we have been offering classes. She has taught everything from handling for the show ring, puppy classes, obedience Levels 1 and 2, Canine Good Citizen classes and "funObility". FunObility combines obedience, beginner agility and tricks and is fun and exciting for dogs and their families.
She has also taught many classes for Suncoast Humane Society, Peace River Dog Fanciers, CGC for Peace River Search and Rescue, and Suncoast Humane Society's Cell Dog program. She is a certified AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, and a supporting member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. She has traveled around the US attending workshops and seminars with the best and most knowledgeable trainers in the country and I have brought this knowledge back to share with my students. She has trained over 400 pet dogs in this area and I still learn new things. I love to show people how to read their dogs and teach them how to be happy family members.