Entries by Stephanie


Agility Coach Catherine Laria

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 become known as one of the finest boarding facilities in Central Texas and the most competitive agility training center. Read the interview below to learn […]

Rainy Day Indoor Training

Its raining, it’s pouring the wet day is boring We went to train and we slipped on a- frame and we couldn’t train agility anymore now… Ok, I know that’s pitiful.  Around here in Central Texas, you dare not complain about rain. You might not get any for quite a while then all your grass dies! So, what do you do? What […]


Help for the Newbie

I’m still very new to competitions and rules. I want to help you with things I found difficult, to find information faster. Questions such as: How to build agility equipment? What are the rules? What events are going on in your area? Hopefully I can lead you in the right direction and you won’t feel […]

The Journey Begins

My journey in agility began over 25 years ago. I bought a book and set about training with simple tools in my home. My first dog Stacy, a Sheltie was a great student, but life intervened and I had to put that plan on hold. Stacy is long since gone and now I have Bandit […]

What is Agility?

Dog Agility is the sport of dog and handler navigating a course with obstacles of varying shapes, sizes and challenges. The team is judged on accuracy & speed. Scores are compared and each group of dogs typically has a 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winner along with a “Q” or Qualification. Each organization has different […]