Sandy has been with The Barking Lot since the beginning in 2006, however she has come on in a more full time basis after leaving her career as a insurance coder in 2015. Sandy has been training dogs since 1979. She has won many prestigious awards including the English Cocker Club of America High in Trial twice, and three all breed High in Trails. Several of Sandy's dogs have been top ranked Obedience dogs. Along with training, Sandy also has had two therapy dogs that regularly visited nursing homes and hospitals. She is a licensed American Kennel Club Judge and is a lifetime member of the Des Moines Obedience Training Club. Sandy is currently training her English Springer Spaniel Laney.