THE WEST COAST BAD DOG DRILL TEAM
Most of the dogs on "The West Coast Bad Dog Drill Team" were given up by their original owners for serious behavioural problems, which is why the team chose their rather unlikely name. Some of these so-called bad dogs were even scheduled for euthanasia before being rescued by their new owners.
With Stephanie's career in the behavioural sciences, she determined that these so-called "bad dogs" were merely misunderstood and mishandled and so she taught their new owners how to rehabilitate and train their dogs at "Prewitt Canine Training Academy" located in North Vancouver.
Stephanie Prewitt's "West Coast Bad Dog Drill Team" gave their first performance in the Spring of 2003 at the Ambleside Doggy Days Event raising funds for the BC SPCA. Since which time they have continued to perform by popular demand at various events throughout the lower mainland including the Vancouver City Dog Pound, Pet Lover's Digest Dog Day in the Park and performed at the main branch of the Vancouver SPCA for the Kid's World event.
As a result of her training methods these dogs are now well behaved and well loved members of their families and community with some of them working regularly as therapy dogs.
"The West Coast Bad Dog Drill Team" performed their obedience routine to nouveau flamenco music. Team handlers ranged from age 8 to 77 and their dogs were a wide variety of ages and breeds.