John is legally blind and is training his second service dog Bella . He & Gina met 30 years ago when he needed his first service dog , Nikki . Together they are training Bella to not only be helpful tool in Johns everyday life as a service dog but also as a driving dog so that he may also have transportation. Gina also trained John in the performing arts of Ballroom dancing
Loki is the Lead dog
Gina is a retired Performing Arts Choreographer and Ballroom dance adjudicator / Coach (1980-2012 )
She currently use this knowledge for fun line dances to raise funding for animal rescues.
Dance is a great outlet for the rescue workers & a source of an ice breaker/opening act for Pet Outreach Programs and the community can also learn them along with you so they can be involved in .
Paws Across America is a bicycle tour for Merlins Kids & United K9 Professionals with fundraising/promoting, rehabilitating,teaching classes and helping dogs on the Atlantic Coast from Florida to New York and raising awareness of animal related issues . We know there are kids that need service dogs and there are dogs that need another chance .
2013 Ride from Florida to New Jersey will fund raise for them and raise awareness of the Delisting of the Wolves in America. You can follow our blog here :
Her goal is to continue to help promote Merlins Kids /help rehabilitate at rescues saving dogs and to continue using dance & cycling to raise funds .
She is available for rehabilitating & reconnecting you with your dog in Florida using the "Natural K9 Technique"(™)from United K9 Professionals.
After training her own service dogs for over 30 years as well as a couple of years worth of US Air Force Military Service K-9 training Gina became involved with the United K9 Professionals which she is now completing their educational program requirements and continuing education programs.
Performing Arts Director /Choreographer /
Ballroom Dance Degree
Wheelchair Dance Sport Coach
TESLO Teaching English as a Second Language
Horsemanship Safety & Natural Training Programs for Equine Behavior
Natural K9 Behaviorist
Natural K9 Behaviorist ( ™) classes / Private lessons
Booking Merlins Kids /United K9 Professionals
Dance Routines / Choreography/ Private Lessons /classes/
Guest Speaking Seminars on Behavior Issues with Pets. Dance , Cross country cycling
The rescues will receive the video of the dance choreography for free but charge for the classes /they receive any kind of behavior issue moments for the shelter dogs for free.
Gina will work with their volunteers/foster families on the 5 fundamentals to a well behaved dog PERCH (™) …United K9 Professionals Techniques(™).
BOOK in United K 9 Professionals (™)& Merlins Kids for a Seminar …
727 239-2916 call or text
"Paws Across America" Blog
2013 Optimist Club Dance Show Rehearsal
Cheyenne & Chase Boleros Solo
Internnational Rumba Line Dance Wolf Song : Nancy Simmonds Download from I TUNES
Nancy Simmonds granted permission for the use of her music to choreograph dances to as I ride . I have choreographed line dances or couple/touch ballroom dances to her songs ....You can purchase her music at ITunes to practice these dances ....have fun! http://www.musicaltails.com/Musical_Tails/Welcome.html