KAREN PROFENNA ~ TRICK DOG INSTRUCTOR
Karen Profenna is a Certified Trick Dog Trainer (CTDI), and member of the National All Star Performance Team. Karen is also an AKC Trick Dog & CGC Evaluator & ACT Evaluator. She has been training with her dogs, Hailey, and Sophie since 2006. Her first dog Hailey knew about 177 tricks and her current dog, Sophie knows about 180 tricks. Hailey also competed in Agility, Rally and obedience and was a certified Therapy Dog (TDIEVA) who did over 200 visits a year and had her Elite Performer Trick Title with AKC. Hailey had her own agent and did TV commercials and print ads. She has performed at the closing ceremonies for the International Macabee games, 500 seniors for Senator Carlucci and in Newtown, CT. Hailey and Sophie enjoy freestyle dance and frisbee in their spare time. Sophie also has her AKC Trick Dog Elite Performer title and Grand Champion Title with Do More With Your Dog, and also has an agent. Sophie is also a certified therapy dog and performs in excess of 200 visits a year. She has recently made a video to be played on a hospital tv for the patients. She is also involved in agility. Karen has previously given seminars in New Jersey, Connecticut and Long Island.