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Bow Wow Basics & Canine Capers

The Humane Society of the Flint Hills is proud to offer multiple dog obedience classes. Learn more about our trainers below and contact us at for more information on upcoming classes.

Elita Baldridge, IAABC-ADT, NADOI Certified Member 1144/C

Although Elita's formal training was in Ecology, receiving her doctorate in 2015, she is equally as passionate about dog training, having grown up around dogs and dog shows.   She is an Accredited Dog Trainer with the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC-ADT), a Certified Member (1144/C) of the National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors (NADOI), an American Kennel Club (AKC) Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Evaluator, AKC Trick Dog Evaluator, and AKC Fit Dog Instructor.  She is an active competitor in AKC Obedience with her beautiful and charming Borzoi, Dreamer, who has her Companion Dog (CD) title in Obedience, her Canine Good Citizen (CGC) title, and her Trick Dog Elite Performer (TKE) title.  Elita particularly enjoys working with dogs with behavior challenges, particularly shy or nervous dogs.


Eileen Holland

Eileen was in the third grade when she taught the family poodle to shake hands and has been keen on training ever since.  She has a masters in learning disabilities which helps in keeping dog training classes interesting and fun.  She’s taught dog obedience classes for over thirty years.  Eileen has the best job ever as the groomer for the Dorsey Animal Clinic. She’s had oodles of experience with lots of breeds, mixed breeds, and shelter rescues.  Eileen has achieved AKC Companion Dog (CD) Obedience degrees showing with multiple dogs, and continues to compete in AKC Obedience.  Her current dog, Guppy, an Airedale Terrier, has earned the highest level trick dog title, Trick Dog Elite Performer (TKE), and knows forty tricks, and has earned her Companion Dog title.

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