Rene has always been a dog lover, and she started obedience training when she was 15 years old with her Irish Setter. Her love for dogs and dog training grew over the years as she delved into the dog world. She became an American Kennel Club Agility Judge, has completed championships on dogs that she has bred in AKC conformation events, picked up a few Rally titles, and has achieved many Master Agility Championships with her dogs. Rene has now been competing in and judging AKC Agility competitions for over 30 years. She currently competes in dog agility with her Sheltie, Parker, her Pomeranian, Roscoe, and her English Cocker Spaniel, Lexa. Rene shows in AKC Conformation events with Parker and Lexa as well. Rene and her husband, Jerald are the owners of Top Dog Training Center. Rene is the trial secretary for the AKC Agility trials and teaches Conformation group classes.