Sharon Tworek has been involved in agility since 1991, studying with Dr. Pamela Reid in Omaha, Nebraska. The first agility seminar she attended in 1991 with Bev Rumshower NCDA began her commitment to learning. She has attended more than 20 seminars, workshops and agility camps to expand her knowledge of this sport. She has studied with agility pioneers and leading competitors such as Dr. Ian Dunbar, Sharon Nelson, Peter Lewis and John Gilbert of Great Britain.
She began teaching agility at Go Dogs in Omaha in 1992. She has personally trained as her own four Dobermans, a Dachshund, and a Border Terrier who have won nearly 50 titles. She is just beginning with a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. Her students are currently competing at AKC Excellent, NADAC Elite and USDAA Masters.
She has been participating in and teaching flyball for several years, and her team is one of the top-ranked in the country.
Sharon is also involved in other areas of canine service. She and her “kids” do Pet Therapy, demonstrations, and other public service events. She is a tester/observer for Pet Therapy, Inc. She was named Volunteer of the Year at nursing homes in Columbus, Nebraska, and Mooresville, Indiana. She received a letter of recognition from the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association for her Doberman Coke’s work at the Black Expo for two years in a row.
For Sharon agility and flyball are just part of the shared experience between canine and human, and this shows in her teaching. Sharon feels that working with your canine companion should be “fun” and insists upon positive methods and attitudes. She specializes in teaching motivation and distance work.