About our Instructors
Camille Robinson, founder and head instructor at Good Neighbor Dog Obedience Club (GNDOC), has been teaching dog obedience for over 35 years.
Camille has taught dog obedience for the Suburban Dog Training Club, the Dog Training Club of Chester County, and the Abington and Upper Dublin Township Adult Schools. Camille led and expanded the obedience training program for the Women’s Humane Society at its Philadelphia location.
She is a long-time member of the National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors, and has also served as the corresponding secretary for the organization. Camille is also an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator and AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Instructor.
Camille’s dogs, which are German Shepherds and Shetland Sheepdogs, have earned Obedience titles in AKC and UKC registries in the United States and with the CKC registry in Canada and AKC Rally titles. In addition, Camille’s dogs have also participated in the fields of Agility, Tracking, and Herding.
Joanne Holliday came late to the world of dog obedience instruction, although she has sought training for every dog she has owned in her adult life. Her first dog was a female Rhodesian Ridgeback named Simba who graduated first in her class from the Lower Bucks Dog Training Club. Her latest is a pit bull-terrier mix named Twister whose training, along with Kathy Acosta’s guidance, facilitated Jo's introduction to Camille and the Good Neighbor Dog Obedience Club. When Camille asked her to assist with training classes Jo jumped at the opportunity. Over the past several years of working with and, most especially, learning from Camille, Jo's skills have developed to the level that she is able to cover classes on those occasions when Camille is absent which enables GNDOC to offer uninterrupted scheduling for its students. In addition to which, she is helping the club develop its “Nose Work” class to be offered this year. Jo assists Camille with several classes each week and continues to learn from and appreciate the canine experience this opportunity is providing her.