BHCA National Obedience and Rally Trials will be held on Tuesday, October 4th.


Obedience and Rally will be held at the primary Nationals event site - Mercyhealth Sportscore Two Indoor Sports center, at 8800 East Riverside Boulevard, Loves Park, Illinois.

Map to Scent Work Trials


The judge for the obedience and rally trials will be Loretta Lazarra.

Judge Biography

In 1970, I took an obedience class with the family pet Pomeranian at the park district. At the class one of the instructors showed Pomeranians.  We started talking and, as they say, the rest is history.

After training the Pom, I moved on to a breed more suited for me, the Shetland Sheepdog. Met up with Sheltie people and got into Conformation and breeding. After 4 litters, I decided breeding was not for me, it was more fun going to shows. Started judging matches for my dog training club in the late 1990’s and after judging about a gazillion matches and loving it, decided to apply to become an AKC Judge.

My 10th Sheltie was an owner handled Grand Champion UD, PUTD, PCDX, RM2, RAE2, GN, GO, VER, TKN, TKI. He was also a UKC CH and CD.  While Pyro loved Agility, there was no time in my day to add this venue in my life. With a brand new puppy, I am excited to once again return to the “other side of the clipboard”.

I am an Assistant Director of Training for the Fox Valley Dog Training Club in St. Charles, IL.

I teach the Utility Class, a performance competition class and help with monthly Run Thrus.

Thank you so much for the opportunity and honor to judge your National Specialty.

Questions about this event? Email Jeanne Dietrich, the Obedience/Rally Chair.