Welcome to Training Ventures 

Citrus County , Florida

Wonder who we are?

Business owner Valerie Rutledge helps dogs & handlers in Agility and Obedience.
( Val's years of experience & compassion are truely respected by clients. )
Valerie Rutledge, R.N., has been active in the dog sports since 1979. She first began instructing and competing in AKC obedience and Schutzhund with her German Shepherds. Currently, Val instructs exclusively in obedience and agility. Val began competing in agility with her Corgi "Thumper" and competed with Border Collie "Tess" at the excellent and masters level. Currently competing in agility with ADCH Tide Border Collie and Beijing Border Collie (aka Powder Puff Chinese Crested) "Decker".

Val organizes Camps & Seminars bringing top name agility trainers to provide professional staffing.
Val has participated in and administered over 16 years of seminars, working with; Stuart Mah, Jo Sermon, Jen Pinder, Theresa Rector, Karen Holik, Jennifer Crank, Carrie Jones, Jessica Ajoux, and Tamas Traj to name a few.

Val also provides Canine Massage for performance dogs traveling to agility events and as an adjunct to veterinary care in the local area.
Val is a certified Canine Therapeutic Massage Therapist (level 1 and 2). She has been a speaker on the topic of Canine Massage at seminars and camps in Canada, the United States, & Puerto Rico. As a canine massage therapist, Val has accompanied AKC World Agility Team members to Switzerland, Norway, Finland, Austria, Germany, France, Belgium, Czech, Hungary, Italy and Spain keeping their dogs ready for competition at the highest level.

The business offers several canine health products, quality pet treats and custom agility equipment
Canine supplements from Omega Alpha, dog  and salmon dog treats are staples of our dog pack. They are offered both locally and from our "4gooddogs.com" website. Custom made basic dog agility & training equipment is available on request.

Wonder why "dive" is in the http://dogNdive.com URL?
Spouse Bob Rutledge had been an active NAUI scuba diving instructor and instructor trainer. In the past, when based in Miami, FL, he and Valerie conducted numerous scuba diving courses as well as scuba instructor courses. Both are still active divers with log books elaborating a history of dives around the world since the early 1970s. Areas dove include: Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Bonaire, Jamaica, Roatan, Cozumel Mexico, Socoros Islands, Fijii, Tahitti, Alaska/British Columbia, The Grenadines, Papua New Guine, Haiti, Palau, Yap, Truk, Vanuatu, Soloman Islands, Australia, Africa, Thailand, Galapagos and of course the Forida Keys.