When I adopted my first dog Sailor, a
my plan was to go for walks together and have him retire to the
couch. Instead Sailor and I ended up competing in companion
events. My dogs and I have been involved with canine drill teams.
I have organized, led, choreographed routines and made music
selections for both adult and 4-H drill teams. We like to visit
the nuns at Notre Dame and have performed in “dog shows” for
various nursing facilities. My adventure into dog events led me to
canine freestyle with Pearl. CFF gives me a creative outlet I can
share with my dogs. Training a dog is truly a journey. Success
can be measured in both big and small ways. My dogs and I have
competed and titled in obedience, rally, tracking, and agility.
They have earned their CGC and have been TDI certified. I continue
to actively train and compete in multiple disciplines with my
greyhounds, Rain and Lark. My intent is to encourage dog and
handler teams to try and enjoy whatever discipline they choose. It
is a journey worth taking.