Nancy Mahaffey
I joined ODTC in 2015 with my 2 rescue Afghan Hounds, Cleo and Bella. I've had afghans since 1987, but Cleo, my foster failure, is my first female, and my first ever obedience dog. She was just my pet dog the first 3 years I had her, but someone suggested I take lessons to give Cleo some structure because I was not the best with this big time Alpha dog. After the 2nd lesson, I was hooked on this sport.

2 years after I adopted Cleo, I was asked to foster Bella until transport could be made to afghan hound rescue in LA. I had her 2 days and after that, couldn't give her up. Foster fail again.

Bella is also doing obedience, but her true calling is Therapy Dog. She has her AKC THD title, and we're very close to her THDA. That said, we don't do this work for the title. We do it for the light that shines in the eyes of the kids and people we visit.

Both girls are also Hollywood models, appearing in photo shoots and commercials. Their obedience training has made them very popular with the studios.

ODTC is a great club and I've made some wonderful friends and learned so much from the classes I've taken. The member's matches are an added bonus.