I’m Angie Perrilles and I currently hold the position of Advisor to the Board for POTC. My first experience with POTC was a puppy class with my Black Lab, Sadie, in 2005. Due to my job at the time, I was unable to continue the fun. I trained her on my own at home but I knew she would be great at agility and other sports. I was finally able to join POTC in 2013. At that time, I also had Sawyer and Meadow, two of Sadie’s pups. Sadly, we suddenly lost Sadie in August, 2017. This past year we have given a home to Cabela, another one of Sadie’s pups.
We have been involved in POTC’s agility, rally obedience, canine freestyle, tricks and flyball activities. Outside the club, we are also involved in dock diving and a frisbee League. We have hopes of starting nose/scent work, barn hunt and obedience. We have earned titles and championships in AKC, UKC, WCRL, NADD, NDAL, WCFO, CPE and K9 Frisbee Toss and Fetch.
Since joining POTC, I helped with Puppy and Manners classes for about a year and have been the lead instructor in Manners since 2015 in addition to Rally in 2019. I have also helped with the introduction and instruction of the Therapy Dog Prep Class as I have had two Certified Therapy Dogs (Sadie and Meadow). I enjoy helping handlers with young dogs who need help reinforcing basic manners, as well as older dogs who may have never had proper training.
When we aren’t at the club, I am busy at work as an Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapy Assistant at OSF Rehab (formerly Great Plains Orthopedics). I have been a St. Jude Memphis to Peoria Runner for 21 years and I have served on the Peoria Humane Society Board since 2011. I enjoy being involved in various groups and activities. POTC has become a second home to us and is one of our Happy Places!