Anne and Kylie: 2017 AKC Agility Invitational National Champions

On December 10th, we left the ash and smoke from the local fires to start our RV journey from Santa Barbara to Orlando, FL for the AKC Agility Invitational. This was our fifth time making the journey east for this event, and Avid’s first full cross-country road trip (she handled it like a pro!) We […]

2015 AKC Agility Championships

I am so thrilled with my girls this weekend, here is our weekend wrap-up at the Agility Championships from Reno, NV: So happy with my awesome girls at the 2015 AKC Agility Championships! There were 230 dogs in the 16″ height class, and a great field of talented dogs. Kylie’s results: 2nd in Jumpers w/Weaves, […]

Way to Go Leo!

When it rains, it pours! Last weekend, Mach 2, this weekend Bronze ADCH! Leo and Dorothy earned their Bronze ADCH at Happy Dog on March 23, 2014.

Congratulations Dorothy and Leo on their MACH2!

Leo finished his MACH 2 at the Golden Retriever Club of Greater LA on March 16!

Maizey, 2013 #1 Australian Cattle Dog!

My girl Maizey started out as a feisty, independent puppy who would bite me purposely so that I would leave her alone. It has been quite a journey but I have to say that with relationship-based training and positive reinforcement, taking time to really develop skills and not rush her training process, and making play […]

Kylie, 2013 #3 Australian Cattle Dog

This time last year, I was conditioning Kylie to return to agility after surgery to repair her torn cruciate ligament in her right knee. Kylie was so sad to sit on the sidelines and watch me work with Maizey, but we had to take our time and make sure her healing was complete. This involved […]

The icing on the cake!!

Stevie earned her MACH, the weekend of October 18-20th, at the Samoyed Club AKC trial in Simi Valley. Along the way she also qualified for 2014 AKC Nationals in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. As Stevie makes her way down to 8 inches and the Performance classes – I would have to say that many of our goals […]

MACH 4 Maizey!

Maizey finished her MACH 4 title on Monday September 2nd at an AKC Agility trial at the City of Industry, she has earned 80 double-Q’s and 3,000 points to accomplish this. This was the final run of a 4-day trial, where the temperature was around 95 degrees with very high humidity each day that we […]

MACH 2 Kylie Blue!

Kylie finished her second Master Agility CHampion title on Friday, August 23rd at an AKC Agility trial in Camarillo. I am especially proud of her accomplishment, as it was one I was not certain we’d be able to achieve. In May 2012, Kylie had a TPLO knee surgery to repair a torn cruciate ligament. We […]

Stir Gets the Bronze!

Stir got his LAA Bronze and ADCH Bronze at Happy Dog.