Train the TOP DOG Way!

Barking Dog Video Presents

Instructional Videos

with Betsy Scapicchio & Linda Brennan


Betsy Scapicchio and Linda Brennan will teach you how to Train the TOP DOG Way and share the incredible success that they and their students have attained with their dogs!

Learn the techniques that produce the successful competition obedience teams who are not only accurate but a joy to watch in the ring!  With clear step-by-step instruction, Betsy and Linda focus on the core skills to create happy and confident obedience dogs.  They have the rare combination of abilities to be both successful with their own dogs and to teach others to be successful. 

Their method has proven successful for hundreds of students who have achieved over 1000 titles in competition obedience, including dozens of OTCH titles and 200 scores.  From Novice A students earning their first CD title to elite performers excelling on the national level, Betsy and Linda have enabled each student to achieve her own goals.   They have the unique ability to adapt their training to each dog and situation and to see the potential in every dog and handler team whether they are seasoned competitors or just starting.  Now they can help you too!

In each video, Betsy and Linda cover their topics with precise instructions and easy-to-follow demonstrations.  The skills are broken down into steps which build upon each other so that the dogs learn easily.  Your dog's confidence comes from success, and these videos can teach you to keep your dog's learning experience positive and successful!  Each step is demonstrated with multiple dogs, and Betsy and Linda use small or toy dogs as well as medium and large dogs.  The Top Dog techniques can be applied whether you own a Chihuahua or a Great Dane or anything in between!  


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Betsy Scapicchio 


Betsy sparkles in the ring with her dogs.  She is always upbeat and smiling.  Betsy’s Goldens and Border Collies have earned eight Obedience Trial Championships and her Chihuahua is well on his way.  Betsy has wins and placements at national competitions including the Regional tournaments, AKC Classic, and the National Obedience Championship.  Her dogs have been in the top 10 at the NOC for the past five years, and in 2016 “Rev” followed in his grandfather’s paw prints by winning the Herding Group.  Betsy and her dogs have earned over 30 perfect 200 scorers so far!



Linda Brennan 


Linda is the master of versatility.  Her current partner “Heart” earned her UD and OTCH in just seven shows, then won the Masters Class at the AKC Classic twice and all five Master Obedience Championships at Westminster.  Linda’s passion is working with different breeds of dogs, including her own Welsh Springer Spaniels and Norfolk Terrier.  Linda also specializes in multipurpose dogs.  In addition to obedience, she trains and competes in agility, rally, hunting , herding, conformation, scent work, and other dog events where she has earned many titles including OTCH, MACH and Champion.