Dog Days Dog Training


Joan Armstrong
Beth Fabel
Dee Pigman
Cheree Roberts
Judi Truskey

General questions: or call Lee at 360-241-1844

Puppy, Companion Dog, Tricks, and Really Reliable Recall classes: EMAIL DEE or call at 503-807-1212

Connection, Cooperation & Control (CCC), Over-Greeters, Reactive dog classes, and behavior help: EMAIL CHEREE or call at 913-522-7475

Rally Obedience: EMAIL DEE or call at 503-807-1212

Foundations for Performance, Beginner Novice, Loose Leash Walking Classes: EMAIL BETH or call at 360-989-4803

Competition Obedience: EMAIL JOAN

Joan Armstrong

Nick, Frannie, Joan, and Q (2002):

Joan is the owner of Dog Days Dog Training. She has studied learning science, dog behavior, and competition obedience since 1994 with Karen Pryor, Bob and Marian Bailey, Ian Dunbar, Suzanne Clothier, John Rogerson, Sue Sternberg, Patty Ruzzo, Denise Fenzi, Ellie Wyckoff and many others. She has worked with many breeds and mixes from Rotts to Rat Terriers to Pharoah Hounds. Joan specializes in performance sports, especially competition obedience.

Joan loves dog sports and actively competes in AKC/UKC/ASCA obedience, rally, agility, tracking, hunt tests, and herding trials.

Joan teaches competition obedience group classes and private lessons. Member APDT and IAABC.

Joan's dogs: At the Rainbow Bridge watching out for us all: Frannie, Nick, and Q.
12 year old Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Aanya, 8 year old Australian Shepherd Stealth, and 2 year old Australian Shepherd Cosmo.

Beth Fabel

Beth, Swiffer, Argos, and Jasper:

Beth Fabel has been training dogs and their humans since 1992. As a rescue volunteer and an animal shelter worker, she learned that issues with behavior were the number one reason for dogs being given up by their owners and wanted to help change that. Beth's educational background as an occupational therapist gives her a unique perspective of the human end of the team that enhances her skills as a trainer. She enjoys helping people learn to communicate with their dogs and enjoy a more fulfilling and interactive relationship with them. She is an expert at finding humor in our lives with dogs.

Beth has trained and titled several varied breeds in obedience and agility and also participates in herding, tracking and K9 Nosework. As an active trainer and competitor in dog sports, she works year round with her own dogs and regularly attends seminars and workshops to exchange ideas and further her education.

Beth teaches the Fundamentals for Performance and Beginner Novice Competition Obedience classes.

Dee Pigman

Dee, Brody, and Jasmine:

Dee has been working with dogs and horses all of her life. She got her first horse, Cherokee, at 13. She then trained and showed several horses in 4-H, Equitation, Trail, Jumping, Halter and Dressage for over 20 years.

Dee fell in love with Competition Obedience and Rally when she got her first Papillon in 2008. She currently lives with two Papillons, Jasmine and Brody, and one Border Collie, Riley. They have earned AKC titles in Obedience, Rally and Agility. They also compete in ASCA Obedience.

Dee loves learning about dog training and attends seminars and lessons regularly to improve her knowledge and skills. She teaches Really Reliable Recall, Canine Good Citizen, Rally, Companion classes and Puppy kindergarten. She really enjoys helping others improve their relationships with their dogs. Member APDT. Certified CGC and Trick Dog Evaluator.

Cheree Roberts CPDT-KA, CCC-C1

Cheree with Django and Klia:

Cheree has always had a deep love for animals. Her career with them includes 15 years at the Kansas City Zoo. While there, she supervised hospital and quarantine personnel, assisted the lead veterinarian in all procedures and hand reared numerous animals across a wide range of native and exotic species.

After moving to Washington in 2008 she began training with Joan Armstrong. She enjoys participating in competition obedience, rally, tracking and nose work with her two German Shepherds. Cheree is a Karen Pryor Puppy Start Right instructor graduate, a certified professional dog trainer (CPDT-KA), a certified instructor for CCC, and a certified Control Unleashed instructor. She continues to expand her knowledge and love of dogs by attending seminars in training and behavior.

Cheree teaches Connection, Cooperation & Control (CCC), Over-Greeters, Puppy K, Companion Dog classes, and reactive dog classes.

Judi Truskey

Judi Truskey has been a TTouch Practitioner since 1999. Her background in engineering (she was a design engineer for the most powerful commercial jet engine in the world) and her experiences with her personal dogs and clients all lead her to believe in optimizing the dog-human relationship as a whole, rather than "fixing" just the dog or just the person.

Judi shares her life with two Australian shepherds who have been variously trained in conformation, obedience, agility, canine musical freestyle, and herding. In addition to TTouch, she swims dogs for fitness, water safety, and graceful aging.

Judi teaches Companion Dog 1 and the TTouch classes at Dog Days.

Many thanks to the amazing Bob Bailey