Frankie Joiris

Frankie Joiris

Frankie Joiris

Frankie Joiris has been a professional dog trainer for thirty-four years. She taught competitive obedience for 24 years then switched to agility and trick dog training. Frankie excels at motivating the ‘hard to motivate’ dog and has coached numerous students to succeed in agility competition when others had given up on them. In addition to class instruction and private coaching, Frankie is in high demand as a seminar presenter. In 2010 she will be traveling to Iowa, North Carolina and Washington state for seminars. Frankie’s experience working with many “non-traditional” breeds in agility has given her a great edge in training others to excel.

In addition to working as an instructor, Frankie has trained animal actors for thirty years. She has worked with a wide assortment of species including dogs, cats, birds, llamas, rats and an assortment of reptiles. Her animals have worked on feature films with movie stars including: Angelina Jolie, Robin Williams, Michael J. Fox, Peter Falk, Uma Thurman, Queen Latifa, Judd Hirsh and Woody Allen.

Frankie has trained and titled dogs in agility, lure coursing, hunt tests, earthdog, rally and obedience. Her current dogs include Norfolk Terrier CH MACH Stamp JE NF RN. The first and so far only Champion MACH Norfolk Terrier, Stamp has been invited to every Eukanuba Aglitiy Inviational since the trial’s inception and has competed at four National Championships as well. He was the AKC #1 or #2 Norfolk Terrier in aglity during his entire agility career. Stamp has also appeared more than 65 times on television, in film and in print as a professional actor. His most recent job is in Salt, the upcoming film staring Angelia Jolie. He also has a small recurring role on the drama, The Good Wife.

More recently Frankie has started competing with her young Whippet, Boing! NA OAJ XF. Boing! Is considered by many to be the fastest Whippet in agility competition and we expect great things from her as she matures. Boing! Has appeared in Ugly Betty and also done work for Macys. Her newest dog is Toggle, a Pyrenean Shepherd, who is still way too young to compete but shows great promise.

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