Currently Elice is enjoying teaching the AKC Headstart Puppy Class at Applewoods. Elice manages the Applewoods’ pack of daycare and boarding dogs on a regular basis & assists instructors as needed. Elice 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.