Dianne Ford’s Agility Curricula Vitae

In agility, there are no recognized certifying bodies to indicate a person is an appropriate coach for the sport. Instead, continual education is key for coaches to stay abreast of their sport. For transparency, I’m including my most updated Agility CV here for your information.

Dianne P. Ford, B.A. (Hons, Psychology), MBA, PhD (Management, double major)

Date: November 30, 2021

Dianne Ford has been training, instructing and competing in agility since November 1994 across Canada (AB, SK, ON, QC, NB, NS, PEI, NL). Dianne’s background includes several years as a competitor in equestrian show jumping, hunters and dressage (and, prior to that, years of dance training and soccer competition), B.A. Honours in Psychology, MBA, and a Ph.D. in Management, all of which she uses in her training of club instructors and handlers. She has trained with many of the top handlers and instructors internationally and within Canada.

Training Philosophy:  Dianne’s teaching philosophy focuses on maintaining a fun and safe environment for the dogs and handlers, while striving for quality and strengthening the communication and relationship between dog and handler through the use of non-force training techniques.

DEGREES & CERTIFICATIONS:

  • B.A. (Honours) in Psychology from University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada (1994): includes course on Psychology of Learning (1994), Comparative Psychology (animal behavior; 1993), and all pre-med courses including biology, organic chemistry and medical terminology (1990-1992).
  • Master in Business Administration (MBA) from University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada (1999)
  • Ph.D. in Management (Organizational Behavior and Management Information Systems) from Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada (2004)
  • Doula training (opted to not certify; 2015)
  • Agility Association of Canada Advanced Judge (April 2015-November 29, 2017)
  • Level 2 Reiki certified (2017)
  • UKI Judge (2020-present)

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Ancillary Work Experiences:

  • Research Assistant for Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan (summer 1992): collecting data on strangles in race track horses.
  • Ranch hand for Tee Pee Acres, Saskatoon, SK (1987-1989): tending to grounds maintenance, stable-care, feeding, minor veterinary care, and exercising the horses of a ranch which had ~40 horses.  (Worked for riding and lesson times in lieu of pay – hunters, jumping, dressage.)

Notable Competitions as Competitor:

  • 2020 AAC Not Quite the Nationals – 4th place in 16” Regular in both overall points, and for Steeplechase
  • 2020 UKI Canada Open by Video – 3rd podium on Masters Series Final, 4th Games Challenge, 5th Speedstakes Challenge (Day 2 results: 1st place in 3 out of 4 events, 2nd in 4th event; Day 3 had tail of Hurricane Laura and had to pull from Biathlon for safety)
  • 2019 UKI Canada Open – withdrew due to dog injury after Day 1, spent the rest of the event discussing course design and handling options with Tamás Tráj
  • 2019 UKI Atlantic Spring Cup – 1st place podium result in Speedstakes Challenge with Jenga
  • 2017 UKI Atlantic Fall Cup – 3rd place podium result in Games Challenge with Jenga
  • Q-Me Agility KC Trial – August 2017 (handled Becci Chant’s Chara in Any Size)
  • Welsh KC Champ Show – August 2017 (handled Kathryn Stickney’s Crave (wocker) in non-standard Speedstakes)
  • NL (Split) Regionals 2017 – qualified for Nationals with Jenga (2nd highest overall score in province, 1st place height category)
  • NADA’s UKI Trial May 2016 – qualified for Canada Open (UKI Nationals) Masters Series and Games Biathlon with Kelsey (16” Select)
  • NS/NL Regionals 2016 – qualified for Nationals with Kelsey (16” Specials)
  • UKI Atlantic Fall Cup 2014 – qualified for Games Biathlon with Kelsey
  • AAC Nationals 2014 – individual event placements: 4, 9, 10th with Kelsey *first time Nfld represented at Nationals
  • *Kelsey: Top Agility Dogs in Canada 2014 list in Canada
  • NS/NL Regionals 2014 – qualified for Nationals, with Kelsey *first time Nfld represented
  • Canada Cup: 2013 (9th in Snooker, 50% in Jumpers 2), with Kelsey *first time Nfld represented

Notable (International) Competitions as Groom/Ring Crew/Spectator:

  • FCI AWC– Czech Republic 2017: Kathryn Stickney groom (Team GB)
  • Q-Me KC Agility Trial – Bath, UK, August 2017; scrime and general help
  • KC Agility International Fair – UK August 2015: ring crew (timer) and spectator
  • Gillingham KC Trial – UK 2014: spectator (hanging out and video/photography for Dave Munnings)

Coached by:

  • David Munnings: 2012-present (handling and skill training)
  • Tamás Tráj: 2020-2021 (live Zoom privates – handling and skill training)
  • Stacy Weeks: 2020-2021 (agility fitness coach)
  • Claire Miller: 2014-2021 (movement coach, fitness, Pilates, Yoga Tune-Up)
  • Chris Kerton: 2018-2020 (agility fitness coach)
  • Susan Garrett: 2011-2018 (handling, skills training, training theory)
  • Lynda Orton-Hill: 2011-2018 (problem solving for skills training)
  • Katarina Podlipnik: November 2018 – March 2019 (dogwalk running contacts skills training)
  • Lynda Yielding: 2004-2005 (with Baxter – sequencing)
  • Shirley Ann Redl: 2004 summer (with Baxter – beginner agility)
  • Adrian Rooyakkers with Jessica Martin (assistant): 2004 winter (with Baxter – beginner agility)
  • Kim Anderson & Cheryl Bartlett: 1995-1999 (with Brooke – operant conditioning, sequencing, competition strategies)
  • Danica Rhodes (now Danica George): 1995-1997 (sequencing)

Classes & Workshops

Judging Workshops

  • OfCourse Online Course Design Education (working spot) with Tamás Tráj, Jan Egil Eide, Petr Pupik, February – March 2021
  • OfCourse Mini-Workshop with Tamás Tráj, Jan Egil Eide, Petr Pupik, completed January 2021
  • Global Judging Program Course Design Workshop Online with Greg Derrett and Lee Gibson: completed June 2020
  • Global Judging Program Online (GJP Level 1: April 6 & 7, 2020) with Greg Derrett and Lee Gibson
  • AAC Starters & Advanced Judge Clinic with Carolyn Dockrill, completed April 2015

Agility Strategy Courses

  • Tráj Harder Challenge; Tamás Tráj (Hungary); November 2019-present* (cross-listed below)
  • Greg Derrett’s Course Analysis
  • Handling 360* (cross-listed below)

Sports Psychology / Mental Preparation Courses

  • Kathy Keats, The Agility Coach – Stop the Sabotage, October-November 2021
  • Kathy Keats, The Agility Coach – How to Train & Deal with Competition Pressure, January 2 & 9, 2021
  • Kathy Keats, The Agility Coach – Tame Your Trial Nerves Toolkit, completed December 9, 2020
  • Kathy Keats, The Agility Coach – The Champion Mindset Series, November – December, 2020
  • Dr. Kathrine McAleese, Mind to Win – Mental Mastery, July 2020 – 2021
  • James Lamdon, Think Clearly – Introduction to Performance Adaptability, via Red Yew, August 22, 2020
  • John Cullen, Pre-Competition Routine, 2013

Handler Fitness Courses

  • Control Precision Flow – with Stacy Weeks (March 2020 – 2021)
  • Q-Me Agility – Acceleration Module with Chris Kerton (2019)
  • Q-Me Agility – Handler Warm-Up with Chris Kerton (2018)
  • Karma Fitness – agility handler fitness with Chris Kerton (Fall 2018, Winter 2019, Summer 2020)
  • WinAgility – Strength to Succeed (handler fitness)
  • WinAgility – The Need for Speed (handler fitness)
  • John Cullen – Fleet Feet (online videos/book) 2009
  • Greg Derrett’s Handler and dog warm-up and cool-down* (cross-listed below)

Canine Fitness & Wellness Courses

  • Online: Dogs4Motion – Warm-Up / Cool-Down Routine Agility – with Jana Gams, DVM, CCRP (Slovenia); November 2021
  • Online: Dogs4Motion – Let’s Learn Dog Massage – with Jana Gams, DVM, CCRP (Slovenia); November 2021
  • Canine Nutrition: what really constitutes a species-appropriate, balanced, safe and healthy diet? With Dr. Laura Dominguez, DVM, MSc, CVA; hosted by The Research Exchange Group on Human Animal Interaction & Wellness, Memorial University of Newfoundland, March 26, 2021
  • Online: Path to Success: Elite Coaching Program – with Carolyn McIntyre, PT; canine fitness training, December 2020-February 2021
  • Online Workshop: Injuries in Agility – front and rear limb injuries – with Dr. W. Dingemanse (PhD); November 29, 2020
  • Online Webinar: The Genetics of Personality with Jessica Hekman, PhD, DVM via Fenzi Dog Sports Academy, August 21, 2020
  • Online Workshop: Anatomy & Biomechanics: Why do dogs get injured – with Dr. W. Dingemanse (PhD); May 17, 2020
  • Online: The Winning Way Expansion Pack – with Carolyn McIntyre, PT; canine fitness course; May, 2020
  • Online: Do More from Home: Circuit Training the Canine Athlete – with Carolyn McIntyre, PT; canine fitness course; April 2020
  • Online: The Winning Way – with Carolyn McIntyre, PT; canine fitness course; February 2020
  • Online: Dogs4Motion – FUNdamentals and FUNdamentals (redesign) – with Jana Gams, DVM, CCRP (Slovenia); canine fitness course; November 2019, Summer 2020
  • Online: Fenzi Dog Sport Academy – CC290: Dogs with long backs: Things you need to do – with Debbie (Gross) Torraca, DPT, MSPT, CCRP,CCMT, Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist; canine fitness course; June 2019
  • Online: Q-Me Agility – Warm-up / Cool-down for Dogs by Dave Munnings (osteopath); canine fitness course; June 2019
  • Canine Massage Workshop with Kimberly Swan (canine and equine RMT); 2015 and 2016
  • Canine Reiki Workshop with Kimberly Swan (Reiki Master): 2016 (level 1 certified), 2017 (level 2 certified)
  • Online Audited: It’s Possible Canine fitness workshop with Robert J. Porter, CCRP hosted by Say Yes (2015): use of FitPaws equipment and treadmills
  • Online: Canine Rehab Saskatoon – Online Fitness and Conditioning Course; Lorna Clarke, Reg. PT, Dip. Canine Rehab Division of CPA; 2016
  • Online: Greg Derrett’s Handler and dog warm-up and cool-down with *; 2013 (cross-listed above)
  • Physiotherapy for Dogs – Lorraine Vardy, Reg. PT, Member Animal Rehab division CPA, May 24, 2009
  • Dog Food Workshop – Rose Browne, 2009
  • Canine First Aid Workshop: January 31, 2009
  • Canine Massage Workshop, by a registered canine massage therapist, Prince Albert, SK: 1999

Handling / Agility Training Courses

  • Online: Q-Me Agility – Teeter Module with Dave Munnings (purchased Nov 2021 – still working through content)
  • Online: Q-Me Agility – Q-Me Crew with Dave Munnings (first cohort working spot: June 2019-March 2021; auditing November 2021 to present)
  • Online: Into Shape Agility with Naarah Cuddy and Martin Reid – August 2021 to present
  • Online: Say Yes Agility Nation – 2016 to 2018; November 2021 to present
  • Online: Kim Collins (Canada) – Pawsitive Steps Foundation Jumping Level 2, Summer 2021
  • Online: Kim Collins (Canada) – Pawsitive Steps Foundation Jumping Level 1, Spring 2021
  • Online: Dr. W. Dingemanse (Belgium/UK) – “Let’s Talk about Grids” Webinar Series (Jump grids, including mechanics, basic and advanced grids), February 21, 28 and March 7, 2021
  • Tamás Tráj (Hungary) – Handling workshop (via Zoom) – November 28, 2020 (auditing host)
  • Aaron Froude (Canada) – Handling workshop – October 12, 2020
  • Online: Tráj Harder Challenge; Tamás Tráj (Hungary); November 2019-present* (cross-listed below)
  • Lisa Frick (Austria) & Tereza Králová (Czech Republic) at Q-Me Agility (UK) in the G6/7 group –June 2019 (handling my own dog, Jenga, who traveled internationally to UK for workshop)
  • Gary White (Canada) – Handling workshop – June 2019 (Jenga)
  • Kathryn Stickney Camps (Foundations, Starters, Masters) – April 2019 (Jenga)
  • Tamás Tráj (Hungary) – Handling workshop (SK, Canada) – November 2018 (Jenga)
  • Online: Kim Collins (Canada) – Weaves proofing online course – July 2018
  • Online: Kim Collins (Canada) – Pawsitive Steps Foundation Jumping Level 1 – July 2018
  • Kim Collins (Canada) – Jumping workshop – June 2018
  • Aaron Froude workshop in the Masters group (NL) –November 2018 (Jenga)
  • Online: Q-Me Agility – Proofing Weave Exits (2019)
  • Online: FUNtastic DOG – Running Contact (Dogwalk) Course with Katarina Podlipnik Capuder (Slovenia) – Participant spot (November 2018-March 2019)
  • Kathryn Stickney Camps (Foundations, Starters, Masters) – April 2018 (handling Jenga, working cocker)
  • Christine Neklia-Thibodeau (Canada) – Spring 2018 (Jenga)
  • Online: Naarah Cuddy – Jump Grids
  • Online: Q-Me Agility – G6/7 Handling Module
  • Online: Q-Me Agility – Tunnels (Wrong Ends) Module
  • Zeljko Gora (Croatia) workshop (NS, Canada) – October 2017 (handling Jenga, working cocker)
  • Audited: Barrie James (Wales),  Bonnie Quick  (England) at KS Training Camp (UK) – August 2017
  • Audited: Charlotte Harding (England) puppy class – August 2017
  • Lisa Frick (Austria) & Tereza Králová (Czech Republic) at Q-Me Agility (UK) in the G6/7 group – August 2017 (handling Kathryn Stickney’s Crave, working Cocker)
  • Tamás Tráj (Hungary) workshop (NS, Canada) – Spring 2017
  • Christine Neklia-Thibodeau (Canada) and Aaron Froude workshop in the Masters group (NL) – May 2017 (handling Jenga, working cocker)
  • Kathryn Stickney Camps (Foundations, Starters, Masters) – April 2017 (handling Jenga, working cocker)
  • 2x Dave Munnings Camps – (SK and NL) January 2017 (handling Jenga, working cocker)
  • Online: Q-Me Agility – 2 on 2 off Contacts Module
  • Online: Q-Me Agility – running contacts (A-Frame only)
  • Online: Q-Me Agility: Full Foundations Course
  • Online: Handling 360 – 2014-2018 (first cohort)
  • Online: Say Yes to Contact Success
  • Susan Garrett, Justine Davenport, Jessica Patterson in the Experienced Masters group at Say Yes Summer Camp– August 2016 (handling Sangie Brooks’ Vette, USA World’s team, large border collie)
  • Lucy Osbourne, Martin Reid, Dan Shaw, Dave Munnings and Naarah Cuddy at Naarah Cuddy’s Easter Camp – March 2016 (handling Kathryn Stickney’s Crave, working cocker)
  • Audited Susan Garrett, Justine Davenport, Jessica Patterson at Say Yes Camp: February 2014
  • Dave Munnings Camp (NL): October 2014 (handling Kelsey, Welsh Springer Spaniel)
  • Susan Garrett Say Yes Handling Camp in NL: May 2014 (handling Kelsey, Welsh Springer Spaniel)
  • 2x Dave Munnings Camp (SK, NL): September, October 2013 (handling Kelsey, Welsh Springer Spaniel)
  • One camp over in UK with a variety of instructors: 2013 (handling Langman’s Snip and Tiz, working cockers)
  • Dave Munnings & Sian Illingworth Camp (SK): November 2012 (handling Cheryl Bartlett’s Ivy, 22” border collie)
  • Audited workshop with Greg Derrett & Laura Derrett Camp (UK): September 2012
  • Operant Training for Dogs with Cheryl Bartlett (SK): August 2012
  • Gamblers & Handling Workshops with Kim Anderson (SK): August 2012
  • Say Yes Easter Camp with M. Rouse and L. Langman: April 2012 (handling Kelsey, Welsh Springer Spaniel)
  • Assortment of 1-day workshops with judges/instructors: Carolyn Dockrill (2008, 2009, 2010), Rick Whiting (2010), Lynda Yielding (2008)

Other Dog Training Courses

  • Online: Newfoundland Athletic Dog Association, Inc. Trick Training with Katie Manning, January 7, 2021 to February 25, 2021
  • Online Webinar: Adolescent behavior and development: What’s going on in those teenage brains and what can we do about it? with Chris Pachel, DVM, DACVB via Fenzi Dog Sports Academy, December 4, 2020
  • Online Webinar: Raising a Well Adjusted Dog with Amy Cook via Fenzi Dog Sports Academy, December 4, 2020
  • Online Webinar: Train this Now! The Short List for New Puppy with Julie Daniels via Fenzi Dog Sports Academy, December 4, 2020
  • Online Webinar: Probiotics for Behavioral Health with Jessica Hekman, DVM, PhD via Fenzi Dog Sports Academy, December 4, 2020
  • Online Webinar: Gaming the System with Denise Fenzi via Fenzi Dog Sports Academy, December 4, 2020
  • Online Webinar: Practical Premack with Kathy Sdao via Fenzi Dog Sports Academy, December 4, 2020
  • Online Webinar: Clear Communication Tools: Marker Systems and Reverse Luring with Sara Brueske via Fenzi Dog Sports Academy, November 16, 2020
  • Online Webinar: Worked Up: Assessing & Soothing Arousal with Sarah Stremming via Fenzi Dog Sports Academy, November 16, 2020
  • Online Webinar: Success with Sensitive Dogs with Helene Lawler via Fenzi Dog Sports Academy, completed September 20, 2020
  • Online: Fenzi Dog Sport Academy – N101S: NW101 – Introduction to Nosework – with Stacy Barnett; August 2019
  • Newfoundland Athletic Dog Assoc., Inc. Rally-Obedience classes: Rally-O Foundations, Level 1-3 with Katie Manning; 2018-2019
  • Online: Say Yes Puppy Peaks – 2012-2017 (first cohort)
  • Online: Say Yes Recallers (since 2.0) 2011-2017
  • Online: AbsoluteDogs Training Academy (2014-2016)
  • Inner Circle Peeps Camp: 2013
  • Online: Say Yes Shaping Success
  • Stephen Dahr – Disc dogs workshop; Summer 2009

MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Saskatoon Pony Club (1986-1990) – President of Junior Executive (1989-1990)
  • Saskatoon Riding Club (1990-1992)
  • Saskatchewan Agility Association, Inc. (1994-1999) – President 1995-1997, Trial Chair, Instructor
  • Agility Association of Canada: member (1995-August 2019)
  • Newfoundland Athletic Dog Association, Inc. (2007-present) – co-founder, President (2007-2009, 2018-2019), Vice President (2017-2018), Treasurer (2010-2012), AAC Trial Chair, UKI Trial Manager, UKI Trial Secretary, AAC Split Regionals Chair (2017), Instructor (and Chair of Agility Training Committee)
  • Member of Inner Circle (IC) Peeps from 2012-2016 – online training group in which training theories and ideas are discussed.  Includes guest lectures by Bob Bailey and other experts in the field
  • Owner of DPF Leading Agility (2015-present)
  • KS Training – Silver membership (2018-present)
  • Q-Me Agility – Gold membership (2017-present)

JUDGING ASSIGNMENTS:

  • UKI – Click, Play, Love, Inc. (Gander, NL, August 2021): This was the inaugural agility trial outside of metro St. John’s in Newfoundland.
  • CKC – guest judge – Newfoundland Kennel Club’s CKC Sanctioned Match (July 2019); Newfoundland Kennel Club’s CKC Sanctioned Trial (substitute judge for W. Beard & F. Lalonde; July 2021). This was the inaugural CKC trial in Newfoundland.
  • AAC – Newfoundland Athletic Dog Association, Inc. multiple trials between 2014-2017
  • AAC – Fetch Inc. (Halifax, NS, 2016)
  • Unofficial fun-trial judging since 2007 in Newfoundland and once in England.

COURSES DEVELOPED / TAUGHT:

For DPF Leading Agility

  • Puppy Agility Foundations Course
  • Masters & Beyond Course Running & Challenges
  • Masters & Beyond Course Analysis
  • Training Sequence Designing Course (Live Online)
  • Course Analysis & Memorization (Online)
  • Gamblers Course (Online)
  • Training Groups:
    • Threadle Jump Skills (Online)
    • Weaves (Online)
    • Handler-Only Mechanics (Online)
  • Online Workshops:
    • Play Workshop
    • Reinforcement and Efficient Training Workshop
    • Handler Mechanics for Agility: An Online Workshop Series with Claire Miller
      • CORE AGILITY
      • HIP AGILITY
  • In-Person Workshops
    • Run as You Wish – confidence building and exposure course/sequence running
    • Agility Dogs in the Park – trial preparation sequences/handling/dog training
    • Evening with DPF Leading Agility – sequencing and skills challenges
    • Skills Hours – skills development for dog and handler
    • Gamblers & Snooker Strategy
    • Weaves Workshop
    • Jump Skills Workshop
    • Contacts Workshop
    • Threadles Workshop
    • Handler Strategies Workshop
    • Tunnels Workshop
  • International Guest Lecturer
    • Time Management and Training Goals – UK –  July 2015
    • Course Memorization and Visualization – UK –  August 2017
    • Stress Management for Agility Handlers – Live Video Presentation for international Facebook Group “Agility Mental Prep,” June 19, 2018.
    • Goal Setting for Agility Competitors. Live Video Presentation for international Facebook Group “Agility Mental Prep,” October 12, 2018.
    • Emotional Awareness. Live Video Presentation to for international Facebook Group “Agility Mental Prep,” March 28, 2019

For Newfoundland Athletic Dog Assoc., Inc.

  • Pre-agility foundations class
  • Beginner/introductory agility (exposure to equipment and learning skills)
  • Handler-Only
  • Intermediate agility (introduction to sequencing)
  • Advanced agility
  • Masters agility
  • International agility
  • Jumps & Tunnels: beginner & advanced
  • Triple Double (basis was H360 Triple Double with additional exercises included to target class needs): basic, advanced, masters
  • Workshops:
    • Play Workshop
    • Reading and Running Workshops (workshops on course reading from starters up to masters/international level)
    • Handler-Only Skills Workshop
    • Jump Workshop
    • Jump Grids & Skills Workshop (co-taught with Carolyn Parsons)
    • Weaves Workshop
    • Verbals Workshop
    • Directionals Workshop
    • Drive & Motivation Workshop
    • Mental Game (sports psychology) Workshop
    • Instructor Development Program (Class Management; Theory of Learning; Power & Influence; Pre-agility; Beginners Agility)

For Other Individuals’ Businesses in Canada

  • Sequencing and Handler Maneuvers – Kingston, ON (2001-2002)
  • Beginner/Introductory Agility (exposure to equipment and learning skills) – North Bay, ON (2004-2005)
  • Sequencing and Handler Maneuvers – North Bay, ON (2005)
  • Instructor Development Program – Saskatchewan (2012)
  • Wellness Skills Development Program for a veterinary clinic – Newfoundland (2019-2020)
  • Difficult Conversations Workshop for veterinary clinic – Newfoundland (2020)


COMPETITION AGILITY PARTNERS & ACHIEVEMENTS:

Note: Amount of competition has been limited from 2006 onward due to living on an island with very limited number of trials per year (2008 was first trial in Newfoundland, average was 1-2 trials/year until 2016, when it became 1-2 trials per UKI and AAC/year until 2018. 2020 had one trial; 2021 had several trials, but I judged all but 2 of them).

Jenga (July 23, 2015 – present), KC and CKC registered working English Cocker Spaniel from UK

Jenga – June 2021 – Fundraiser Fun Trial for NADA and NKC trial committees
Jenga – First Place UKI Atlantic Cup Speedstakes Challenge June 2019 – Judge Chris Tucci
  • Champion in two organizations: UKI International Agility Champion, October 11, 2020; Trick Dog Champion, February 5, 2021; Trick Dog Grand Champion, February 20, 2021
  • Titles: AG.N., AG.N.J., SGDC, SSB, SSN, BID, IND, ISD, IAC, NTD, NTD-M, ITD, ITD-M, ATD, ATD-M, ETD, ETD-M, TDCH, TDGCH, AtoZ
  • Qualified for AAC Nationals June 2017 (score 384.70) at age 23 months
  • Placed 3rd in Games Challenge aggregate (UKI Atlantic Fall Cup) at age 27 months.
  • Placed 1st in Speedstakes Challenge aggregate (UKI Atlantic Spring Cup 2019)
  • Traveled to UK (via CDG, France) for workshop with Lisa Frick and Tereza Pospechova Kralova June 2019
  • Placed 1st in Masters Heat Overall Canada Open by Video (Won Masters Heat Agility, won overall bye into Final; August 31, 2020)
  • Canada Open by Video Finals: 3rd in Masters Series Final; 4th in Games Challenge; 5th in Speedstakes Challenge; 6th in Nationals Final (August 31, 2020)
  • AAC Not Quite the Nationals: 4th place in Overall Placings, and 4th place in Steeplechase.

Kelsey (December 9, 2009, agility: 2010-2016 retired; Dec. 30, 2020 passed away), AKC registered Welsh Springer Spaniel from Trystyn’s Welsh Springer Spaniels (USA)

Kelsey – August 2014 – AAC Nationals
Kelsey – Canada Cup – July 2013 (photo by Laura Campbell)
  • Titles: ADC, SGDC, AADC, AGDC, MADC, MJDC, MSDC, (plus 2 MG legs), CGN, NTD, ITD, ATD, ETD
  • Started in 22” Regular, moved to 16” Specials end of 2013. Retired at that height.
  • Made Top Agility Dogs in Canada list in 2014
  • Placed 1st in Games Challenge for 16(S) Atlantic Fall Cup 2014
  • Placed 9th in 2013 Canada Cup Snooker in the 22” height division
  • Placed in three Nationals events in 2014 in the 16” Sp division (first time Newfoundland represented at AAC Nationals)
  • Qualified for AAC Nationals: 2014, 2016
  • Qualified for Canada Open 2016: Masters Series and Games Biathalon
  • #3 Welsh Springer Spaniels in the AAC Database for most titles
  • CKC’s CGN certificate
  • Retired from agility August 2016 due to dehydrated discs and bulging disc at LS joint showing in static MRI. 
  • Trained in Rally-Obedience (2017-2019; never competed because head positioning in heeling, reverse pivot are contra-indicated for her spine)
  • Training in Nosework (2019-2020)
  • Trick Dog Titles: Novice, Intermediate, Advanced (May 29 & 30, 2020), Expert (June 2020)

Baxter (May 5, 2003 – May 15, 2012 passed away), AKC registered Welsh Springer Spaniel from Trystyn’s Welsh Springer Spaniels (USA)

Baxter – June 2011 – AAC Trial
  • ADC, SGDC, plus legs in Advanced games
  • Heavily interrupted agility career due to my pregnancies and move to locations where no agility existed (North Bay, ON, and Newfoundland)
  • Founding dog of agility in Newfoundland
  • Started competing at 16”Sp at Rat Pack, April 30, May 1, 2005.  Was running 10” DDV at last trial prior to passing away.

Brooke (AAC #411; December 6, 1993; agility November 1994-2003; passed away July 13, 2006), All Canadian (Shepherd/Doberman/Lab cross) from Saskatoon SPCA (adopted at 5.5 weeks).

Brooke – August 1997 – AAC Trial, outside Calgary, AB
  • ADC, AADC, retired competing in all Masters games (progressions predated database and games titles)
  • Competed in 30” Regular, then 26”R, 1 year at 22” Sp, retired in 16” DDV
  • Won Horse-Dog Relay Race 1996
  • A lot of socialization training and fear-based aggression issues addressed in her lifetime
    • Nominated for “Most Improved Dog Award” in 1996 at Saskatchewan Agility Assoc., Inc. for her significant turnaround on behavioral issues.
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