Welcome to my webpage! Below you will find information about me, my training philosophy and training opportunities for you.
If you would like to take a class, work privately with me or have any questions, drop me an email.
MY CLASS OFFERINGS
Green Dog Class
Ideal for handler/dog teams who are building their contact behaviors, weave poles and jumping skills. We learn course analysis, discuss handling options and run short sequences.
This class is for seasoned teams and those who are competing. Handlers and dogs should be proficient in their execution of all the equipment. The class analyzes the course together and discusses the optimal handling options.
Teams in this class can navigate a walk through and make handling decisions. They are proficient on all equipment. Dogs and handlers are proofed and challenged to prepare them for competition.
There are no openings in classes that are marked as “Full.” If you would like to be put on a waiting list, email me
Starting on May 7th I am taking over classes that are already running on Mondays. There may be availability in one or more of those classes. If you are interested in joining a class, send me an email telling me a little bit about you and your dog and let’s see if we can make it work for you.
6:00 – 7:00 pm – FULL Green Dog Class
7:15 – 8:15 pm – FULL Course Work
8:30 – 9:30 pm – FULL Advanced Sequencing
I love working privately with students. If you are interested in taking agility lessons, drop me an email for more information.
Please note: Students taking lessons at SNAP will also need to rent the facility for their lesson time.
MACH Faye and I running at Westminster
My love of dogs began as early as I can remember. I was introduced into the world of dog sports through my first dog, a rescued Husky mix. Through the years I’ve enjoyed being a student of obedience, herding and agility.
I’ve had many wonderful opportunities to train under world team members and other respected competitors, including Diane Goodspeed, Mary Ellen Barry, Jen Pinder, Ann Brau, Kris Seiter, John Nys, and Michelle Foster, to name a few. Each has equipped me with the tools I needed to grow and understand the sport at its highest levels of excellence. Over the years I’ve implemented what I’ve learned, and now I enjoy the opportunity to share what I know with my students.
Agility is my passion. It’s my goal to make learning fun for both the handler and the dog, all while teaching great teamwork. The majority of the skills are taught in the context of games where toys and food are given as the reward. I think time spent building a strong relationship is paramount for success whether in the ring or at home.
I believe in a motion based handling system and am familiar with the newest handling trends. I attend seminars and take online courses to keep abreast of the sport as it continues to evolve. I have a love for learning and sharing what I know.
I currently share my home with my supportive family and two Border Collies, MACH Faye and Trixie.