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TAMARA CHAMPAGNE

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Tamara has been training dogs for over 20 years. She is currently training her Doberman, Valor and her German Shorthaired Pointer, Vimy. She has a vast perspective on temperament and training, having trained many different breeds from the working, herding, and sporting groups in obedience, IGP, ringsport, scent detection, and tracking. Tamara’s passion lies in obedience and scent detection, and is a scent detection judge for CKC and CWags. Currently, Valor is the only Master Champion and Elite titled Doberman in the SDDA. Tamara and Valor continue to train and compete in scent detection and obedience while Tamara is preparing Vimy for his first season of hunt tests. Tamara believes in progress over perfection, recognizes that every dog is in individual, and approaches training with these values in mind.