Hello and welcome to Willow Acres Dog Training!
I am Terri Wilson and LOVE working with dogs and their owners.
I started teaching obedience and tracking in 1978 and in 1985 I bought a farm in North Carolina and started my own business, Willow Acres Dog Training, LLC. I have taught obedience, rally, tracking, agility, sheep herding, canine good citizen, puppy classes, tricks, K9 freestyle, conformation and most recently K9 nosework.
I would LOVE to have you and your dog come play with me!
(and, no, I no longer have a farm so no herding lessons.)
Feel free to contact me with any questions or just to talk dogs!
Dog Training and Teaching Experience -
When I graduated from high school in 1972 I joined the Army, starting my Grand Adventure that has taken me from Texas to Indiana to North Carolina to Oklahoma, back to Texas and finally to Colorado where I hope to stay until the end of my days.
Even though I worked in the computer field since I got out of the Army until my retirement, my heart has always been in loving and interacting with dogs. I have spent all my spare time training my own dogs and teaching others how to train and spreading information on how to treat our dogs with respect and love.
I firmly believe in positive, science-based dog training and I know a secret - not only is this best for our dogs but it is also the quickest and easiest training I have ever done! (and I have used every method out there).
I put my first title (AKC CD) on a German Shepherd in 1974 and have trained my own dogs and a vast number of other dogs and their owners, all shapes and sizes, in class settings and private settings continuously since 1978.
I have successfully competed in AKC/UKC/APDT obedience and rally, AKC/AHBA/ASCA herding and Border Collie trials, AKC/ASCA/NADAC/USDAA agility, AKC tricks, WCFO K9 freestyle, AKC tracking, Barnhunt and, most recently, NACSW nosework.
I have earned many CGC certificates and ATTS TT certificates.
I also have put multiple Championship and Grand Championships on my dogs.
I started with German Shepherds, have had 7 Border Collies, a Sheltie, several mixed breeds, a B&T Coonhound, 3 Great Pyrennes, 14 Tervs and have specialized in and bred Belgian Tervuren since 1985.
I work with breed rescues and have rescued and fostered many breeds, including Belgian Malinois, Tervuren and Sheepdog, Australian Shepherds, Samoyed and Border Collies.
I am currently a NACSW certified nosework instructor, an AKC/AHBA herding judge and an AKC approved CGC/Tricks/FarmDog evaluator.