I became addicted to agility in 1996 when I started training my Dalmatian, Reese. Unfortunately after several years of competing, Reese had to be retired so I took a break from agility and went back to showing horses. In 2005 I started competing again with my JRT, Dasher. Dasher was my first JRT and I fell in love with the breed’s personality and drive. It was not long after I had Dasher that adopted my 2nd JRT, Zip from Talbot Humane (local shelter). I currently have 3 JRTs that I train and show in agility.
I have enjoyed much success in agility through the years. Both Dasher and Zip have earned their ADChs’ within one week of each other. Zip began showing in 2008 and was on USDAA’s top ten in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. He won the 2009 NE Regional Grand Prix and was in the Grand Prix semi-finals at the 2009 USDAA Cynosport Games. In 2010 Zip was in USDAA’s Top Ten in Gamblers (2nd), Jumpers (2nd), Snooker (1st), Standard (3rd) and Tournament (2nd). Zip and I are also proud to be members of the 2011 and 2012 Team USA World Agility Open Championships. Zip also has earned his Bronze Lifetime Acheivement Award in 2011. At the 2009 USDAA Cynosport Agility Finals, Dasher made it to the semi-finals of the Grand Prix and Steeplechase and the DAM Team finals. Dasher has earned his Tournament, Gamblers, Relay, and Snooker Bronze titles as well as his Standard and Jumpers Championships. In 2010 and 2011 he was in USDAA’s Top Ten. My youngest dog, Zorro is currently competing at the Masters/Excellent level recently earning his Performance Master Agility Dog title.