For dogs of distinction
Dog 101 Class
May 5 – 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
June 22 – 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
July 1– 10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
In 1972, after training as a hobby and doing some AKC Obedience Competition, Jo Ann Geeslin left her job in order to open her own dog training school. The business grew quite quickly and became an endeavor which would require some participation from each member of her family. Her daughter, Donna Eddins, has been training dogs professionally since her early teens. Mother and daughter eventually began to run the business as partners until 2003 when Jo Ann retired. Donna and her son, Michael, are the instructors today
Michael has returned to Dog Woods after a childhood of working with animals.
The owner and leader at Dog Woods with over forty years of experience instructing people and their dogs. Her expertise is valued by several local organizations, such as Mid South Therapy Dogs and Memphis Kennel Club. A.K.C. regularly utilizes her as an obedience judge at it's trials, even having her judge their National tournament in 2014. Dog Woods classes are mostly made up of people who received word-of-mouth referrals and repeat customers; which she takes a great deal of pride in. Daily, Dog Woods has callers who attended class 15, 20, even 30 years ago who say they need to sign up for a class taught by Donna.