meet the crew

Our Dream Team

Each instructor at Spot On K9 Sports is an experienced, positive reinforcement trainer who enjoys teaching people as much as training dogs. We are a CPDT (Certified Professional Dog Trainer) or CPDT candidate through the independent Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (https://www.ccpdt.org).

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Julia Lane, CPDT-KA

Owner/Director of Training

Loves teaching: Agility, Downtown Hound, Reactive Rover, Really Reliable Recall

Julia has been learning about dog behavior and training since 2001, when she first volunteered at the Louisiana SPCA in New Orleans. Since then, she has owned and loved a variety of breeds and mixes, from Border Collies and Dalmatians to Chow and Pit Bull mixes. She has titled her dogs in agility (AKC, NADAC, USDAA), tricks, and rally obedience, and enjoyed dock diving, herding and nosework. Her late Dalmatian, Darby Lynn, is still only the second Dalmatian to finish her ADCH (Agility Dog Championship). Her Border Collie, Magnum, is her most recent ADCH teammate. She is a CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed) and an AKC Evaluator for STAR Puppy, Canine Good Citizen and Trick Dog. She enjoys family time with her husband, young son, four dogs and one cat, plus reading, writing, running and outdoor activities.

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Donna Orlowski, CPDT candidate

Loves teaching: Agility, Puppy Kindergarten, Obedience

Donna first saw agility at an outdoor festival in California and couldn’t wait to try it with her Pug, Kiya. Together, they competed in AKC and NADAC, and making many friends along the way. She has a rescue mix, Josie, and currently competes in AKC agility with her Border Collie, Cash. She is an AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator and will complete her CPDT certification in Fall 2022. Donna loves weekend getaways with her husband and dogs, reading, walks in nature, and babysitting her two grandchildren.

Donna's Upcoming Classes

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Ginger Jensen, CPDT candidate

Loves teaching: Nosework, Competition Obedience

Ginger has been breeding and competing with her Labrador Retrievers since 2000. She has competed in multiple venues (AKC, UKC & NACSW) and titled her dogs in conformation, obedience, nosework, agility, hunt test and dock diving. She is an AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator, has passed the Karen Pryor puppy start right program, and will complete her CPDT certification Fall 2022. Ginger especially loves spending time with family and being outdoors.

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Carrie Rzewnicki, CPDT-KA

Loves teaching: Agility, Canicross, Puppy Kindergarten

Carrie is the Canine Foster, Rescue, Volunteer Coordinator at DuPage County Animal Shelter. She has competed in a variety of dogs sports, from agility to rally obedience. As a CPDT-KA and Fear Free certified trainer, she has served as lead trainer at several dog training facilities over the years. Carrie enjoys time with her young daughter, three rescue dogs, plus running and canicross.

Carrie's Upcoming Classes

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Coralyn Pedota, ACDBC, CPDT-KA

Loves teaching: Rally Obedience, Tricks, Reactive Rover

Coralyn has a passion for the science of behavior. Their connection with animals began with their childhood dogs, and their interest in training started with horses. While still in high school, they worked & performed at the equestrian theater, The Noble Horse Theatre (yes - horse circus!). Coralyn started their canine career in Chicago, then interned at a working dog kennel in West Virginia, where they learned about socialization for future police, military, and sport dogs, odor detection imprinting & more. In addition to dogs and horses, they even learned how to clicker train chickens! In their free time, Coralyn trains for dog sports with Mars (Cattle Dog) and Cupid (Dutch Shepherd), & continues their journey of education. Their non-dog hobby of choice is aerial dance!

Coralyn's Upcoming Classes

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Tony Sulita - Agility

Tony Sulita

Loves teaching Agility from Foundations  to International Handling

Tony started teaching obedience in 1993, with a focus on achieving results with a more positive & creative approach than what was common at that time. Over the last 30 years, he has worked not only as a trainer but also as a boarding & grooming facility manager, a client service manager in a veterinary rehab & sports medicine clinic, and a director of training. He started competing in agility in 2010 & immediately fell in love with the sport. Two years later he began teaching agility classes to share his passion for the sport with others. Tony loves to help teams problem solve their individual training opportunities while building a happy & energetic relationship for the dog & handler.

Tony currently competes in AKC, UKI & USDAA Agility, as well as training his youngest girl Sypha in Nosework, Dock Diving, & to be his Diabetic Alert Dog.

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