Our Staff & INSTRUCTORSWho We Are
As WonderDogs’ reputation and popularity grew, so did the WonderDogs staff. Barbara has surrounded herself with highly qualified and accomplished instructors and friendly office staff.
Bob has been an avid dog lover and enthusiast most of his life. He and his wife Joanne began coming to WonderDogs with their first Australian Shepherd, Sisko, in 1999, and have been attending classes ever since. They have taken numerous classes in obedience, show handling, and agility and have put one or more titles on all of their dogs. They are currently working toward that goal with their youngest Aussie. Bob is thankful to the staff at WonderDogs for providing the foundation that allows his dogs to grow and achieve. A retired pharmacist, Bob joined our team in the summer of 2015. He enjoys competing with his dogs and has many conformation wins. His love of dogs and belief in the training philosophy of Wonderdogs makes him a valuable member of our support staff. Bob lives with his wife Joanne, and their Aussies, Tucker and Remi.
That pleasant, helpful person you hear on the phone on Tuesday evenings, Thursday mornings and Sundays is Mary (McManus). Mary began volunteering at WonderDogs in 2002 and by 2004 had become a permanent employee. Her love of dogs and compassion for people is apparent in everything she does and she never tires of meeting new students and their dogs. While she is especially attracted to Goldens and Labradors, she admits to falling in love with pretty much every dog that enters our doors.
Liam is an animal enthusiast through and through. Ranging from mammals to amphibians, there are countless species in which he’s shown great interest throughout his life. Liam joined WonderDogs in May 2022 as a member of the WonderDogs family following the conclusion of his 3rd semester of college. Despite not currently having any dogs of his own, he’s always open to making new friends with all who come in for training here at WonderDogs. In his free time, Liam can be found practicing his personal cinematography skills on social media, consisting mostly of comedic commentary content as well as some vlogging and playing certain mobile video games.
” I founded Wonderdogs on the training philosophy of “Kindness Above All.” We want you to build a relationship with your dog based on fairness and trust. Our experienced instructors teach positive motivation techniques. Our classes are easy to follow, in a warm and friendly atmosphere. You will receive personalized attention in a small class setting. Our store offers the latest toys and pet supplies. We specialize in quality leather products, unusual and useful supplies, and healthy treats and food.
Our school is centrally located between the Marlton and Berlin circles in South Jersey. We’re more than a school, we’re South Jersey’s Ultimate Canine Activity Center. Come in, call us, or e-mail today to find out more.”
– Barbara Kahn