DONNA AND THE ORIGINAL WYLDE PUP
  DONNA DeVOIST
  KAREN PRYOR ACADEMY
  CERTIFIED TRAINING PARTNER
 


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WYLDE PUPSTM
Gentle Dog Training
Lure Coursing
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Welcome

A quick bio:

Born and raised in Webster NY (outside of Rochester); graduated from Keuka College (BA in history); worked in a congressional office in Washington DC; worked with an underground newspaper in Dallas TX; worked in the history department at University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed a Certificate in African Studies; completed an MA in sociology and worked in the Fernand Braudel Center at Binghamton University; graduated with distinction from Karen Pryor Academy’s Dog Trainer Program; received my Reiki Level II Practioner certificate; started my own business – Wylde PupsTM Gentle Dog Training and Lure Coursing and Reiki.

 

I had a dog as a kid – a wonderful mutt who loved us with all his heart. But college and moving around wasn’t conducive to having more dogs, until I settled in Binghamton. Then my life with dogs really began and took me on many paths – conformation, obedience, agility, lure coursing, rally, and breeding – and graced me with many breeds: Chow Chow, Rottweiler, Windsprite (formerly known as Longhaired Whippet), Doberman Pinscher and many mixed breeds. I acquired some from breeders, got some from rescue, and rehomed several.

 

In the mid 1990’s I discovered “clicker training” and it changed my dog training methods. Shaping and positive reinforcement became the cornerstones of my training techniques and the foundation of my business. Becoming a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner deepened my knowledge of and commitment to force free training. And my dogs express their joy for learning every day.

My husband and I have fallen in love with Windsprites, a lovely medium-sized sighthound developed in the United States since the 1950's. To further the development of the breed, we bred our beautiful, BIS BIF CH Wylde Windswept Island Girl "Cleo" to BIF BIS CH Tova's Canyon Rim of Aurai "Bryce" and on June 29, 2013 had 4 healthy puppies (our Tour de France litter). We kept Wylde Best Young Rider "Moxie" and she keeps the adults entertained. Our breeding experience was  positive, so we bred Cleo to Windchime's Independence Day (Indi) and on June 19, 2015 Cleo had 7 healthy pups - 2 boys and 5 girls, the Wylde About the Blues litter. Staying with us is Wylde About them Boogie Woogie Blues "Wink". To learn more about Windsprites, please visit the International Windsprite Club web site.

 

Currently living with my husband and me in Chenango Forks NY:

CT-ATCH BISS BIFV ILWC GRCH Wylde Blue Star of Tova “Twink” – retired agility competitor and lure coursing maniac (Windsprite)

C-ATCH Wylde Blue Streak Thru Helenhiwater “Streak” – agility competitor and lure coursing maniac (rescue Catahoula Leopard Dog/Labrador Retriever mix)

BISS MBIF IWC CH Wylde Windswept Island Girl “Cleo” – agility competitor, lure coursing maniac, mother (Windsprite)
BISS IWC CH Wylde Best Young Rider "Moxie" - agility competitor and lure coursing maniac in training (Windsprite)
Wylde About Them Boogie Woogie Blues "Wink" - future star of whatever she wants to do (Windsprite)

At the Rainbow Bridge and forever in our hearts: Chilli, Wild Blue, Luna, Sheba, Tarkus, Sophie, Willow, Greta, Tuffy.

Cleo, Best in Show, ILWC, Sept. 2011                                    Cleo, Best in Field, ILWC, May 2012 and Oct. 2012

    
Wylde Best Young Rider "Moxie" at 5 months       Moxie, Best in Show, ILWC, July 2015
 


C-ATCH Wylde Blue Streak Thru Helenhiwater "Streak"


"Twink" CT-ATCH BIS BIFV GRCH Wylde Blue Star of Tova. Best in Specialty Show, May 2014
 
"Wink" Wylde About Them Boogie Woogie Blues
           
                                                                  Wink, Best LHW Puppy, FLKC Match, March 5, 2016



CleoTwink in Weave PolesWild Blue JumpingStreak Playing
                                               (PHOTO OF WILD BLUE BY TIEN TRAN)

TWINK AND PIP LURE COURSING
CONTACT INFORMATION:

DONNA DeVOIST
OWNER/TRAINER
DDEVOIST@STNY.RR.COM
607-648-2696

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