Working with dogs, started for Jean with obedience and schutzhund training when she was Military Police Officer. Over the next 35 years, Jean has always had some sort of canine friend, with her primary focus whenever bringing a new pup into the family being obedience… but that lead to showing in Conformation, tilting out in AKC Rally, TDI, tracking under the direction of Susan Eldred and so much more. She began weight pulling in 2010 when introduced to the sport by her Mastiff breeder. Jean’s philosophy in regards to canine training is more learning to communicate with each other and teaching the dog carefully, to encourage a willingness to participate. Also, knowing different methods of training is useful as not all methods will work on every dog. When not competing with Micky, her Landseer Newfoundland, Jean manages a medical practice in Petoskey, MI. She had her husband have been married for nearly 35 years after meeting while both were serving in the Army and stationed at Ft. Knox, KY. They have two married sons and have lived in Michigan for the past 30 years. This is Jean’s first time at camp and she is excited to help Carey Greene, share her knowledge of this sport and is eager to meet other working dog enthusiasts.