Show Teams

Join The Team!

If you are five to seventeen years in age and interested in competing in dog shows and events, Team Moonwater is for you!

Beginning on March 10, 2009, three junior-handler show teams began training for showmanship, obedience and agility competitions.  The goal of these ten-member teams is to develop leadership skills through dog training and handling.  As kids progress through the program, they will develop confidence, adjust to "being in the spotlight", and learn that they can rely on themselves to reach success.

Teams meet three times each month.  Two meetings involve skill building through concentrated instruction and individual feedback.  The third meeting will be held at a local dog show where team members will be individually coached.  Showmanship and obedience team members will receive hands-on instruction, prior to each show, in grooming their dog for a show.  Show team members need not own a dog to participate as Moonwater Aussie dogs are available for use.

Instruction is led by Judy Pedery-Edwards, owner of Moonwater Aussies. Judy has over fifteen years experience with the Olivenhain Valley 4-H Club and has been teaching, primary through college-level, for over thirty-five years.   Judy has been raising, training, breeding and showing Australian Shepherds for over 40 years and has won numerous awards in both local and national dog competitions.  Her award-winning dog training skills and her years of teaching youth make her uniquely qualified to work with junior handlers looking to develop into leaders.

These small-group teams are a great way for your child to build their knowledge, hone their training skills for shows and build friendships with kids that have a common interest.

Meeting Times
* Meeting times may vary due to school vacation schedules.  Current monthly meeting posted to the left.

$60 per month per team.  Show entry fees are separate.

To learn more about each individual team visit these links:

    Dog Obedience Team        Dog Showmanship Team            Dog Agility Team
To read about our teams' competition results visit our dog show brags and news page. 

To enroll, contact Judy at There is a registration form attached at the bottom of the page, please print and fill out and bring to the first meeting you attend.

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Judy Pedery-Edwards,
May 13, 2009, 12:17 PM
Caroline Ginty,
Mar 28, 2010, 1:34 AM