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Meet our Founder & Trainer
Liz Blasio is the founder and director of Progressive School for Dogs. Liz brings over 30 years of hands-on training with dogs and owners. She is a current member of The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT). The training methods are proven, effective and motivational. With the increased demand of Agility throughout the country, Liz implemented Agility training at our facility. The applied teaching methods Liz uses are well defined in the performance of her own dogs as well as her students.
Liz has achieved attaining Agility titles for all her dogs.
MACH2 Jazz- #2 AKC Labrador Retriever 2004 (Gone but not forgotten)
Jordy MX/MXJ- Shetland Sheepdog (Gone but not forgotten)
MACH2 Ticket ADCH- 2009 USDAA National Steeplechase & Grand Pix semi-finalist. 2012 USDAA National Grand Prix Semi-finalist 1st place. 4th Place Grand Prix Finals
Deuce MX/MXJ ADCH- 2011 USDAA National Grand Prix Semi-finalist 5th Place. 8th Place Grand Prix Finals (Gone but not forgotten)
Sparrow MX/MXJ ADCH- 2016 USDAA Semi-finalist Grand Pix & Steeplechase
Steely Dan- Just starting 2017
Liz is the head Agility instructor offering group classes, private sessions, and seminars. Liz also attends seminars and camps regurlarly in order to keep up with the most current training techniques. We have a 100 x 120 state of the art indoor climate controlled agility arena with artificial turf for all of the agility classes & privates sessions. Video analysis is available. This addition provides a comprehensive instructional tool used in private sessions with instantaneous feedback to help handler/dog teams improve their performance.