Instructors & Trainers
Elaine Osmun is the "resident" dog trainer at Yellowstone Dog Sports but we also bring in other top trainers from across the United States and Canada for weekend clinics, summer vacation camps and competitve training camps. Check out the events page for dog training camps and workshops!
Elaine is the owner of Yellowstone Dog Sports and has been training and competing with her dogs since 1993. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kineseology, as well as a Master of Science Degree in Education and a Master of Arts Degree in English. Her dogs have earned titles and awards in Agility, Obedience, Tracking, Herding, Conformation and Flyball. She has had two Obedience Champions with multiple Obedience High in Trial Awards. She has trained and competed with 12 agility dogs and has earned USDAA, AKC, ASCA titles and total of 23 NATCHs (NADAC Agility Championship Titles) on 4 dogs. Australian Shepherds are her breed of choice but she has also earned agility and obedience titles on Labrador Retrievers and is currently also competing with a Borgi (Corgi x Border collie) named Tyger.
Paula has been competing in agility for 20 years at the highest levels of AKC, USDAA and for the last 10 years, exclusively NADAC. She has been ranked in NADAC top 10 for the last 8 years and her Border Collies have earned over 18 NATCHs and over 10 Platinum Speed Star Awards. Paula is incredibly motivational and her experience and upbeat attitude makes her a pleasure to work with.
Melissa has been showing, training and competing with dogs for 18 years. She is an ASCA Obedience judge and has put UDs, UDXs, and OTCHs on several dogs. In agility, she is working towards her first MACH and ATCH. In addition, her dog Tag has qualified for 6 World Championship Disc Dog events and she has two dogs with Master Level Titles in Dock Diving! If that's not enough, she has also trained and titled dogs in conformation, flyball and herding! She and her husband are both founding members of Border Collie Rescue of Minnesota.
Amanda and Try placed 2nd in Superstakes at 2012 NADAC Championships and she's consistently one of the top "big distance" handlers in NADAC. She has been competing in agility for 20 years and has taught agility seminars throughout North America, Australia and Japan. Her primary focus is to build dog and handler teamwork both in and out of the agility ring. She uses training tools such as clicker and targeting to help create a thinking dog. Check out www.fluidmotionagility.com for updated info and online classes.
Judy started training the family dogs at an early age and put obedience and conformation titles on Golden retrievers and Brittanys as a teenager. She is a sporting dog enthusiast and has trained and titled six different sporting breeds in hunt tests, agility, tracking, rally, obedience and conformation. She's worked as a freelance dog photographer and her photos have appeared in many books and magazines. She's also an AKC Spaniel Hunt Test Judge, CGC Evaluator and an ASCA Tracking Judge.
Originally from Denmark, Camilla is a certified dog trainer and has competed in NADAC Agility, Dock Diving, Rally and MDSA Freestyle Dancing Competitions. She will be teaching Freestyle workshops and summer camp sessions. She believes in fair, fun and motivational training using positive training methods. Check out Blue Creek Dog Training in Billings for training and classes with Camilla.