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Janet Velenovsky, CPDT=KA, CDBC, KPA CTP, ACCBC
Animal Behavior Consultant

"You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us."  ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

Kaizen (2001-2008)


Stonecroft's Embraceable You, RE (AKC Rally) NA NAJ NFP OAP OJP (AKC Agility) OAC NJC TG-N WV-N NCC TN-N (Novice Versatility - NADAC) PJ1 (USDAA) RL1(APDT Rally O) CGC, Hope Animal-Assisted Crisis Response canine partner

Kaizen changed Janet's life by connecting her with a new set of friends, a new career and lifelong love of dog training, the world of therapy work, and teaching her to live in the moment as only our dogs can do. Janet & Kai were registered with Delta Society's Pet Partners Program and visited many sites in the central Virginia area. In addition, with HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response (www.hopeaacr.org), they responded with emotional support when needed in man-made and environmental disasters. Kai earned multiple titles in Rally and agility, and worked frequently as a model for Premier Pet Products, as a demo dog for Janet's classes, and as good-will ambassador for his breed wherever he went. He is greatly missed.

As she worked to cope with Kai's passing, Janet became involved with the Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement (www.aplb.org) and served on its board of directors.



Clark's Piping Plover RN (AKC Rally) RL1(APDT Rally O)

In addition to competing in agility and Rally, Piper has also worked as a model and toy tester for Premier Pet Products, and as a demo dog for Janet's classes. Piper won the XTerra K9 Challenge held in Richmond on June 14, 2008 with a time of 18.3 seconds. She had great fun! Click here to read more. 


Dragonfly Ranch's Firefly Girl RL1 (APDT Rally O)

Keiko came to Janet from the Richmond SPCA. She dabbles in agility and won the 48-Weave Pole Relay Challenge (small dog category) at a local NADAC trial. She earned her first title, in APDT Rally, in one exciting weekend in June, and has since added three Qs toward her championship title. She has also been a model and tester for Premier.



Dragonfly Ranch's Love Bears All Things (Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Dog)


Teddy came to us as a foster from the Richmond SPCA. He was 140 pounds and came with a myriad of medical challenges. We took him in only intending to help him lose weight prior to going up for adoption. Teddy had other ideas. While he could never replace our beloved Kaizen, Teddy has worked hard to help us heal and recover from that loss. Currently much healthier and at just 90 pounds, Teddy is now making therapy visits to hospitals and nursing homes. He's also a model!



CH Bon-Clyde Dreams of an Oscar NW1
Hope Animal-Assisted Crisis Response - certified canine partner

Janet feels like she won the lottery! She's lucky enough to be the second home for a fabulous Border Collie from a magnificent breeder. Oscar is retired from the conformation show ring, and now enjoys agility, Rally, and Nosework! Oscar earned his NW1 title in Spring 2013. Oscar is an active volunteer, taking his new mom on therapy dog visits, and serving as her certified Hope Animal-Assistance Crisis Response partner, where he serves as a "Comfort Dog".