Marilynn shines in the agility ring. She has reached top levels showing her dogs in agility, conformation, and obedience. She is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, Five Flags Dog Training Club, and the Border Collie Society of America. She has over 20 years experience training and competing in obedience and agility. Marilynn competes in agility with a number of organizations including AKC, NADAC, USDAA, and ASCA. A licensed AKC Farm Dog judge, she attends seminars, workshops, events, and coaching to further her knowledge and skills.
Des has professionally trained dogs for over 20 years, including advanced service dogs (for physically disabled handlers) for 9 years at a service dog organization. Also does behavior work for many rescues. Growing up raising Grey Wolves and a host of various dogs, he now spends his time with mostly Border Collies and Retrievers, training and competing in AKC and ASCA agility, and Barn Hunt trials. My training style is simple, patient-positive reinforcement. I teach you how to communicate with your pupper. Des is an AKC CGC Evaluator (Canine Good Citizen), a licensed AKC Farm Dog judge, and a licensed Barn Hunt Judge.
"Rico" Calamity Jane's Ricochet of AgilityPaws - Treat Taste Tester
Rico is off to a Golden start, having obtained his OA, OAJ, XF, RE-S, RE-G, RATO
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"Sketch" ATCH Off/On Picture Perfect of AgilityPaws - Lead K9 Instructor
Sketch is lightening fast and becoming a remote controlled pup. Sketch achieved his ATCH, and is now working on QQ's for his MACH. MX, MXJ, MXF, T2B, RATCHX (Border Collie)
"Piper" RATCHX - BBC Pied Piper of AgilityPaws - Patience tester
Piper has now started competing in agility, and has earned her RSO and JSO! Baby dog is on fire..first trial and she came home with 2 titles and 2 High in Trials! Piper is also a Master Barn Hunt Grand Champion "RATCHX" (Border Collie)
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About Us

Marilynn - Lead Agility Instructor / Rat Wrangler
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Des - Lead Obedience Trainer / Lead Barn Hunt Trainer
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