Never have I pushed any of my dogs into a sport they didn’t naturally love. I am a huge proponent of taking what your dog is inherently good at and enjoys and finding ways to fine tune their natural abilities. Each and every client I have worked with has a dog with a special skill or talent, and I try my hardest to be able to single out that area to help them and their dog excel in whatever area it may be that makes them shine.
Why do I compete in dog sports? I have been competing in various dog sports for a number of years. From French Ring and bite sports to dock diving, I have tried dabbling in many different realms of the “sport dog” world. I find my heart and my inspiration in discovering things that push me as a handler and my dogs, and especially our relationship, to the next level.
“I find my heart and my inspiration in discovering things that push me as a handler and my dogs, and especially our relationship, to the next level.”
Competing with dogs comes with its fair share of challenges – from financial and grueling time commitments, to disappointment and heartbreak, to frustration and beyond. But every piece of stress that comes along is paid back tenfold from the joy that you can feel at seeing your dog rise to the top with their signature, proud smile during their moments of success!
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