Currently Elice enjoys teaching the AKC Headstart Puppy Class and serving as Applewoods Training Coordinator to support the larger team of instructors. She also bred Miniature Poodles ages ago and fostered a 9 week old Doberman puppy in 2013.
With a background in equine sports (riding, training and competing horses) for over 20 years gave Elice a unique perspective on animal behavior. As a licensed U.S. Equestrian official she worked as a liaison between competitors and management, explaining the complex rules as needed.
Elice got into serious dog training at Applewoods with her current Standard Poodle , Caruso in 2008 when she returned to Margot Woods for help with this new puppy. Having been a student in 2000 with her former Standard Poodle, it was only logical to come again for more in depth training. AKC titles thus far:
- Standard Poodle/Caruso : CD, 3 trials, 3 placements
- Standard Poodle/Caruso : CDX, 3 trials, 3 placements
- Standard Poodle/Caruso : RN
- Miniature Poodle/Derek : BN, 3 trials, 3 placements
- Miniature Poodle/Derek : CD, 3 trials, 3 placements
- Miniature Poodle/Derek : RN
- Miniature Poodle/Derek: CDX, 3 placements
- Toy Poodle/Shadow : BN, 3 trials, 3 placements
- Toy Poodle/Shadow : RN, 3 trials, 3 placements
An injury sidelined her Standard Poodle so he could not complete his Utility Dog training. Elice is working toward a Novice title for a client’s Toy Poodle as well as preparing her Miniature Poodle for Utility.