CTS - Expert Bio

Expert Bio

CTS Expert

Gerianne Darnell


Barbara Cecil and Gerianne Darnell have been involved in the sport of dogs for a combined 53 years. Between them, they have earned 7 OTCH's, 6 TDX's, 2 MACH's, and over 100 High in Trials, with more titles on the way. Barbara and Gerianne have co-authored "Competitive Obedience Training For The Small Dog", "Fear No More: Competing With Confidence", and the video series "Small Dog Fun". Barbara lives in Houston, Texas, where she is a writer and frequent contributor to various publications. Gerianne resides in Council Bluffs, Iowa, where she teaches obedience, agility, and tracking. Gerianne also holds training camps for dog enthusiasts from around the country, and is a monthly columnist for "Front and Finish". Barbara is currently training and showing her Lowchen in obedience and agility, while Gerianne has immersed herself in her latest activity, herding with her Border Collies.