Soshana loves teaching agility and is skilled at communicating complex handling maneuvers as well as explaining the theory and fundamentals behind the handling method. Soshana advocates a dog-friendly, positive-reinforcement training style and strives to promote a fun and healthy learning environment for all handlers and their dogs.
Constantly trying to augment her knowledge and increase her skill as a trainer, handler, and teacher, Soshana aspires to stay in the foreground of a constantly evolving sport. She encourages her students to think creatively, take risks, and to believe in themselves and their dogs.
In 2014 Soshana embraced the methodology of OneMind Dogs and has traveled extensively to Finland as well as around the country to work intensely with Jaakko Suoknuuti and Janita Leinonen. Their imaginative style and emphasis on agility from the dog's point of view perfectly coincides with Soshana's perspective. She is honored to have been chosen as one of 6 OMD Coaches in the US.
Soshana is thrilled to have won a spot on the 2017 AKC European Open Team USA with her Border Collie, Glance, and is looking forward to competing in Italy this July.
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Photo Credit: Jukka Patynen, Koirakuvat.fi