Marian Pott
Marian Pott is an AKC and AHBA licensed herding judge and an all herding breed trainer. Her German Shepherds and Border Collies have earned herding championships and advanced titles working sheep, cattle, goats, geese, and ducks (not all at once!).

Marian is also owner and trainer of a dog obedience business in San Mateo County, centered in Half Moon Bay where she lives. She also works as a trainer for San Mateo Dog Training Club and enjoys working with ODTC in the variety of competition classes for her own dogs. Crossing the bridge in commute traffic is always an adventure but well worth it for the amazing classes.

Her competition dogs have earned many obedience titles over the 35 years she’s been competing. A favorite memory in competition was Border Collie Herding Champion Nellie winning High Combined in Utility and Open B at the Cow Palace! Nellie was found roaming the streets of Elk Grove as an 8 month old puppy.

In addition to herding, obedience, and rally, Marian’s dogs have earned TDX’s and TD’s in tracking, along with Trick Dog and CGC titles at various levels. Marian is a Canine Good Citizen and Trick Dog trainer and evaluator. In the past, Marian adopted a number of racing greyhounds and helped greyhound owners in adapting these wonderful sighthounds into their off track homes. While no greyhounds reside with her currently, she always has at least one rescue dog in residence.

Oakland Dog Training Club is a wonderful training club with a supportive and encouraging membership.