Blancett started doing agility in 1993 and she joined ACE in 2002. She says she does agility for “the sheer joy of it”. What she loves about teaching at ACE is that, “We get the best clients, proactive people who already value good communication with their dogs.” Her specialty is her attention to detail while she teaches and her unparalleled passion for both teaching and dog training. When Blancett teaches she is “all in”.
Being a multi-faceted career dog trainer, she was certified by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers in 2003. Having trained, as well as fostering dogs for the Hearing Dog Program and Dogs for Diabetics, her knowledge base is extensive. Being a volunteer Puppy Raising Leader for Guide Dogs for the Blind since 1998 demonstrates her dedication to bettering the world through dogs.
Blancett has lived with a vast variety of dogs over the years, ranging from German Shepherds, Labradors, a Malinois cross, Sheltie, Miniature Poodle, Border Collie, and Terrier. She says she loves to teach all her animals “amusing and useless tricks”, even the cats. Her current dogs are a Terrier Mix, named Patch, a Border Collie named Crimp, and a Labrador named Cici.
Blancett has shined on the national competition scene with both Patch and Crimp multiple times. Patch was ranked 7th in the nation in “Power and Speed” in 2013 and 2014.