About The Trainer, Margi Baldwin Moore
Margi Moore loves dog training because she believes seeing handlers connect with their dogs is an amazing experience. To her, observing dogs figuring out behaviors and thinking for themselves is an incredible sight to see.
Margi started out in the horse world and rode barrel racing horses until she was 25. Some of Margi's fondest childhood memories are with an Australian shepherd named Willie. Willie was Margi's father's dog who worked with horses and cattle. He was a loyal companion and quickly figured out there were two sets of rules - rules for him to obey for dad and rules for when the kids were around!
An exchange student living with Margi and her family ignited a spark for dog training that just never went away. Their exchange student was passionate about dogs, which led them to dog training and competitions. Margi shared this passion and thus her journey began.
For the past twenty years, Margi has been training, competing, and making therapy visits with her dogs. When you meet her, you'll immediately pick up on her energy. If you're new to the training, competition, or therapy world, don't worry, Margi always makes everyone feel welcomed and encouraged along their dog journey!
Therapy Dogs International-www.tdi-dog.org
Member since 1999-Five therapy dogs since then with collectively and conservatively over 1,000 visits
Bug, toy poodle, and Margi's husband David were selected as McLeod Co-Volunteers of the Year in 2018
Evaluator since 2001
Chapter #940 Director for the Pee Dee area
American Kennel Club (AKC)-www.akc.org
Owned dogs registered through the organization since 1992
Competed in obedience, rally, agility, and CAT
(Coursing Ability Test) since 1994.
Last two therapy dogs have also had their therapy dog
'titles' with AKC
Bug was nominated for the AKC therapy dog of the year in 2018
Canine Good Citizen Evaluator since 2001
#23581 This encompasses canine good citizen (CGC), community canine (CGCA),
community canine urban (CGCU), S.T.A.R Puppy (STAR-Socialization, Training, Activity, Responsibility)
FIT Dog Instructor
AKC Temperament Test Evaluator 108358
North American Flyball Association (NAFA)-www.flyball.org
Competitor/dog owner with a dog with a CRN (Certified Racing Number) since 2004
Currently Team Trainer for Carolina Overdrive. Team trainer on the previous club from 2010 until
leaving to form CO in February 2019.
Own the current racing dogs ranked at #1 toy poodle in NAFA (Andy) as well as the #8 toy poodle (Kris Kringle) Former racing dogs (Bentley) retired as the #2 toy poodle and Bug decided he liked therapy work much better and retired early in his career at #14.
Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT)
Premium Professional Member since 2010
Canine Life and Social Skills