Conformation Instructors

Janie Getz

Breeds Owned, Trained, Loved:

Doberman Pinscher, Poodle, Maltese, Bedlington Terrier, Whippet, Afghan, Chinese Crested & Saluki


  • Also teaches Basic Obedience
  • Instructing for USDTC for 20 years
  • Has also taught Basic Obedience & Rally
  • Served as Board Member
  • Member Suncoast Afghan Hound Club of Florida & Afghan Hound Club of America
  • Member St. Pete Dog Fanciers
  • Showing dogs since the age of 12
  • Achieved many Championships & CD's
  • Titled in Canine Freestyle
  • Attended many seminars over the years

Janie volunteers at USDTC because she loves dogs, loves teaching and seeing them grow and become better pets for their owners.

"When I showed Whippets there was a woman showing Afghans at the time. I would go ringside and watch Sunny Shea & Shirkan and always said "one day". One day came in 1981 when I got my first afghan. Still have them today. Next best was winning Rudi's CD with a score of 187. With an Afghan, that is great!!!!"

Lorrie Geyer-Limitone

Breeds Owned, Trained, Loved:

Parson Russell Terrier, Standard Poodle, Dachshund


  • Also teaches Introduction to Scent Work
  • Instructing for USDTC for 7 years
  • Has taught Basic & Sub-Novice Obedience
  • Current Conformation Director
  • CGC Evaluator
  • Earth Dog Judge
  • Hospice Pet Therapy Volunteer
  • Member PRTAA, TBKC, TBTC
  • Volunteers for Almost Home Rescue
  • 5 Owner Handled Grand Champions & 3 Major pointed
  • Multiple Earth Dog Titles - Currently showing at Excellent & Master levels with multiple dogs

Lorrie says she volunteers her time at USDTC for the love of all dogs.


"My motto is  "Their faults are my failures"...each and every dog has a button that wants to be pushed.  It is my goal to find it and help them to exceed beyond anyone expectation. The joy comes in watching them grow and become the success that they strive to be, they are all such pleasers."

"It was such an honor this year to be chosen as Select Bitch at Eukanuba Nationals...I was the only Owner Handler in the line up of all Professional/paid handlers. So proud of my Girl, CH Heart-Songs Last Dance, CGC,CA,JE "Summer" on her way to her Grand Champion."

Mary Maurer

Breeds Owned, Trained, Loved:

Bearded Collie


  • Also teaches Sub-Novice Obedience

Upper Suncoast Dog Training Club

2101 Logan Street

Clearwater, FL  33765

727-23-UPPER (87737)