Sangie & Vette at the UKI World Open

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Be inspired to achieve more by learning about how other successful teams have gotten to that big achievement. Find out more about Sangie Brooks and her dog Vette and their agility journey. Read More...

What makes a USDAA judge?

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Interview with Courtney Keys  At my first agility competition,  it was a weird mix of fear and excitement. I only entered runs that I understood and only as many as I thought my dog and I could handle. I'd been trying to get to this place…

Have Fun with your Dogs

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Interview with Silvia Trkman World renowned Dog Agility Champion and Coach, Silvia Trkman shares some of her thoughts on how she's achieved success in competition with her dogs. As a young girl, training dogs was something she explored in…

Becoming an Agility Coach

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Interview with Dave Grems. I met Dave Grems at my baby dog's first agility trial. He made an impression on me by being kind and generous with Emma, taking the time to give her treats to ease her nervousness. After a few years now, I've…

Hit the Ground Running

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Interview with Joy Mercier.    Now that things have calmed down from their big journey, Joy has taken a bit of time to fill us in on what it was like to compete at her first international competition in the Netherlands. I've…

Flying High with Chiqui

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Interview with Joy Mercier.  It was so exciting to hear about Joy Mercier's trip to the Netherlands for her first International competition. She graciously allowed me to pick her brain on everything from preparation for flying with…

Joy to the IFCS World Team

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Interview with Joy Mercier You start out training and competing in agility for fun. But oftentimes dreams of competing at a higher level sneak up on you.  If  it does, how do you achieve that goal? How might it affect the way you handle…

Running with Heart

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Interview with Shawn Cossart.  Austin, TX area dog agility trainer, Shawn Cossart, was teaching classes in dog behavior when she first became interested in agility. Since starting her journey she's grown to be a top local trainer and…
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Mental Management® Coach, Heather Sumlin

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Mental Management® Coach Heather Sumlin takes a moment to answer some questions about her journey and share some personal challenges. She has been coaching since 2010 and plans to offer some specific help for agility and dog sport competitors…

Agility Coach Catherine Laria

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Local business owner and agility coach Catherine Laria has worked and trained Border Collies since 2001.  She participates in many dog sports including Agility, Obedience, Dock Diving, Rally, and Sheep Herding.  K9 Country Club has…