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Trainers – Babette Haggerty

Babette


 

Babette began the South Florida school in 1989. As an experienced trainer and dog owner, she fully understands the need of owners to live a stress-free life of harmony and balance with their dog. As a mom to two young children, she knows first-hand the needs of the family who may be bringing home a new baby or have children who need to be able to control the dog as well as mom and dad. Many times you will even find that her two children participate in lessons teaching dogs to take direction from children and solve problems such as jumping up on children or nip at their heels.

Was elected as a member of the Board of Directors of the elite International Association of Canine Professionals

Wrote the Community Canines column for the Jupiter Courier

Has been voted "Palm Beach's Favorite Dog Trainer"

Was selected by Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control to develop shelter dog training programs for the volunteers and staff.

Assists with training and behavioral problems for Peggy Adams' Animal Rescue League

Has been billed " The Miss Porter's of Dogs"

Attends at least 60 hours of canine seminars each year

Has bred Champion Belgian Malinois

Was a handler for the periodic drug search on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

Had her first theatrical dog training job for a Black and Decker commercial featuring former Dallas Cowboy Bob Lilly in 1979

Supplied and handled dogs for "The Guiding Light" and "All My Children"

Assisted in the training of the first Australian Shepherd used for Guide Dog work

Was a Keynote speaker for the International Association of Assistance Dogs Partners 1997 Conference

Was a keynote speaker at the International Association of Canine Professionals in 2001 and 2003.

Has presented seminars to AKC judges on the German Shepherd Dog & Belgian Breeds

Wrote the critically acclaimed book Woman’s Best Friend: Choosing and Training the Dog that is Right for You, published by McGraw-Hill which sold out of its first printing in six weeks.

Has been featured numerous times at the national and local level on radio, newspaper and television, as well as in Pet Business and Dog Fancy magazines for her expertise.

Has written articles for various national and local publications, including DOGS USA and Off-Lead magazines.

Babette Haggerty with Tom O'Shea at the Dog Writers Association of America dinner in February 2009. Both Babette's dad and Tom O'Shea were inducted into the DWAA Hall of Fame.
Babette Haggerty with Tom O'Shea at the Dog Writers Association of America dinner in February 2009. Both Babette's dad and Tom O'Shea were inducted into the DWAA Hall of Fame.