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About Your "Trick/Stunt Dog" Trainer

Trainer: Dalana Bewley Huss

Background:

  • CTDI, Certified Trick Dog Instructor, DMWYD (Do More With Your Dog)
  • Stunt Dog Judge, DMWYD
  • Member of Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT)
  • AKC (American Kennel Club) Trick Dog/CGC Evaluator - Approved to Offer Testing/Titling Opportunities for: CGC, CGCA, CGCU, AKC Star Puppy, & All Levels of Trick Dog: Novice through Performer
  • UKC (United Kennel Club) SPOT Evaluator
  • Nearly 17 years of experience handling/training/competing with dogs in multiple venues, including: AKC, UKC, IABCA, BHA, UAD, NADD, DMWYD
  • Trained & Titled dogs in: Obedience, Rally, Nose Work, Agility, Therapy Dog Work, Canine Good Citizen, SPOT, Lure Coursing, Barn Hunt, Dock Diving, Trick Dog, Stunt Dog, Weight Pull, Farm Dog & Conformation!
  • Have earned multiple Trick Dog titles with my own dog, Chip, including: AKC Trick Dog Novice (TKN), Trick Dog Intermediate (TKI), Trick Dog Advanced (TKA), Trick Dog Performer (TKP), & Trick Dog ELITE PERFORMER (TKE); as well as DMWYD Novice Trick Dog (NTD), Intermediate Trick Dog (ITD), Advanced Trick Dog (ATD), Expert Trick Dog (ETD), and Trick Dog CHAMPION TITLE (TDCH).
  • Have earned multiple Stunt Dog titles with my dog, Chip, including: DMWYD Stunt Dog Novice, Stunt Dog Open, Stunt Dog Proven, & Stunt Dog Professional.
  • 2018 Inaugural DMWYD National Trick Dog Championships participant
  • Earned 4 titles at the 1st Annual DMWYD National Stunt Dog Championships
  • Performed Trick Dog Demonstrations & Performances in front of live audiences with my dog, Chip
  • Twelve years of experience caring for & loving my customers' canine & feline kids, as owner/manager of Atta-Boy! Pet Guardian
  • Former Member of Portuguese Water Dog Club of America & Mayflower Portuguese Water Dog Club
  • Current Member of Staffordshire Terrier Club of America
  • Member of Golden Retriever Club of America
  • Former member of National American Pit Bull Terrier Association
  • Editorial Committee member for National Breed Club: Staffordshire Terrier Club of America, STCA Magazine, 2016-Present
  • Performance Committee member for National Breed Club: Staffordshire Terrier Club of America, 2017-Present
  • Working Therapy Dog handler/team, certified by Pets & People Foundation & Therapy Dogs International, since 2015
  • Owner/Trainer of Benny, an American Pit Bull (Staffordshire) Terrier who became the #2 "Most Multi-Titled UKC Dog" in the History of His Breed;
  • Owner/Trainer of Chip, an American Staffordshire (Pit Bull) Terrier who, at 4 years old, has earned 70 Titles in a variety of performance & conformation venues, including 3 Grand Champion titles, 8 Champion titles, & 32 Advanced/Expert/Master/Elite/Superior titles!
  • Owner of 5 Conformation Champions, including: 2 American Staffordshire (Pit Bull) Terriers, 2 Golden Retrievers, & a Portuguese Water Dog.
  • Loved/owned/trained & competed with my two best canine buddies, Benny & Chip, in a multitude of dog sports, earning a combined total of nearly 140 Titles & Designations between these two Amstaffs! 

Additional Background Experience/Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communication; Major: Advertising; Minor: English; Specialization: Professional & Technical Writing - University of South Florida, Tampa
  • Associate's Degree with General Business & Literature focus - North Central Texas College
  • Teacher Certification program - iteachtexas
  • Certified classroom teacher in Texas & MA
  • Taught middle school English & reading classes in public school system

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