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).
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.
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.
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.
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.