I started taking classes from Sky High Jumpers in 2007 and I started teaching in 2016. My competitive career includes taking my oldest dog Charlotte to the AKC National Agility Championships 2017 in Perry, Georgia and then the AKC National Agility Championships 2018 in Reno, Nevada when she was 13 years old. I have competed with 3 dogs in AKC, NADAC, DOCNA and USDAA and my current Puppy is competing in AKC and NADAC. All but my youngest have retired; so i have a lot more time to teach, which I really love and hope to do for a very long time. My agility dogs are;
PACH Charlotte MXP, MXJP, MXP4, MXPB MJP5 MJPS PAX T2BP
Samantha MX, MXJ
Frankie OA, AXJ
Jack OA, OAJ
I have been training animals (dogs, cats, horses, sheep, pigs, tigers, lions, jaguars, giraffes, zebras, cougars, penguins and more) for more than 40 years. I started competing in agility in 1999 with my field Labrador retriever, Buca. Since then, I have run another Labrador and four border collies in AKC, USDAA, ASCA, UKI and NADAC trials. Three of my dogs have earned multiple podium positions in the finals at USDAA Nationals. My dogs have also been featured at the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge and in national commercials for Petsmart and Taco Time. I do not subscribe to a single handling system. Instead, I pull from 21 years of experience training with many great US and European handlers. I have become more addicted to the sport the more scientific it becomes! After 20 years of teaching, I have worked with terriers, sporting, working, hunting and herding breeds as well as too many mixed breeds to count . I believe in building a great working relationship with your dog using positive reinforcement and play
Other instructors include: Kerry Kurtz, Cinda Sawyer, Cristine Currie and Caron Jones.