Toni has been an instructor with us since the end of 2018 but has been involved with the club training her own dogs for the past 6 years. She currently teaches puppy 1. She has a Yorkie named Penny as well as three cats (one that steals socks). Her first yorkie, Spencer is what brought Toni to us in 2017. She hadn’t had enough of us so she joined the team.
Toni is also the secretary of the Western Province Dance Association. She is a mom of three and all the family are animal-crazy. Although dance and dogs are her major passions, she also enjoys reading, anything needlework related and crocheting.
“Dog training is about humility, patience, perseverance, people, dogs and being in a place of constant learning. There is nothing dull in each interaction that I have in a teaching role and when I am working with my own dogs. Set your goals and once you achieve them, set new ones. Realistic ones. The dog club is my other happy place. I've met some amazing people and made really good friends. We laugh. A lot. What more could one ask for?”