Paula Weir, KPA CTP
Now, present day, I am sole owner of the largest training center in Texas. How cool is THAT?! We pride ourselves in staying current on training as well as behavior, by reading, attending, and HOSTING the most up-to-date seminars and conferences by the best in world. Wanting to better the lives of people and dogs in a positive way is what keeps us loving our profession.
Karen Deeds, CDBC
As Brenda learned more and more about agility, she loved the mental and physical challenges that the sport presented and her passion for dog agility was born. Luna’s little sister from a repeat breeding, Déjà Vu, joined the family in 2011. Since then, Brenda has had a variety of successes at a regional and national level, medaling multiple times with both dogs at regional events, multiple time GP and Steeplechase national semi-finalists, 26” Grand Prix finalist in 2014, Team Finalists with both dogs at the USDAA Nationals 2015 as well as medaling 3 times with Luna at that event. Brenda and Luna were members of the European Open 2015 world team in Germany and Brenda and Déjà Vu are now a part of the IFCS world team that will be competing in Amsterdam in April. Over the past year, Brenda has been providing 6 week mini-series group sessions and private lessons. She believes strongly in a training process that is positive and full of enthusiasm and fun. She has acquired insights and experiences from a wide variety of talented resources and approaches each team as having unique needs and goals. She is committed to trying to help each team meet those goals and help them on their journey, whatever that may be!
Stacy opened Proof Positive Dog Training in 2007. She has 15 years of dog training experience and more than 7 years of agility training experience. Stacy has competed successfully with both large and small dogs in various venues over the course of her competitive career.
Her Novice A dog, Kramer, a Miniature Schnauzer, did not start agility training until the age of 8. He still managed to finish his MACH and ADCh prior to retiring. In the process, Kramer and Stacy was also USDAA National Grand Prix semi-finalist in 2004, 2005 and 2006.
Krusher is Stacy’s 2nd agility dog and is a dual venue champion being the first miniature schnauzer in all of USDAA to achieve ADCh-Gold and LAA-Gold and has also completed his MACH 7. Stacy and Krusher was a member of the 2014 IFCS World Team representing the United States in the Netherlands, 2011 AKC Agility Nationals 12” Finalist, the #6 Schnauzer in 2010 AKC TopDogs rankings and participated in the 2011 AKC Invitational also making the finals in Orlando, Florida. Krusher also attended the 2011 AKC World Team Tryouts. In 2012 Stacy and Krusher attended USDAA Cynosports Nationals and were a finalist in Performance Grand Prix finishing 4th overall.
Kassie, Stacy’s rescue Border Collie was a 2011 & 2013 AKC Agility National 20” Finalist and a 2010 and 2012 USDAA National Steeplechase semi-finalist. Kassie is also a dual venue champion MACH 2, PACH and an ADCh-Bronze LAA-Bronze.
Kermit is Stacy’s current miniature schnauzer who is just starting her agility career.
Stacy is focused on helping each team reach their goals by helping them maximize the skill set of both the dog and handler have at their disposal. She has trained with some of the greats such as Linda Mecklenburg, Marcus Topps, Daisy Peel, Susan Garrett and Silvia Trkman. Her main goal is to troubleshoot each team and create a custom approach for getting the most out of both. She has trained both stopped 2 on 2 off contacts and running contacts via the Silvia Trkman method.
In 1992, Elizabeth was given a gift: Ranger, a young Collie mix and she quickly realized that he needed a job. Elizabeth started him in obedience, but her competitive options were limited with a mixed breed dog. In 1996, she found the sport of dog agility, and was hooked. Over the years, she has titled in various venues with her own dogs in many different jump heights (Zoomer 12”, Buster 16”, Pandemonium 18”, Grissom 22”, Ranger 26”, Riggs 26”), often enjoying success at regional and national events.
Shannon Kiley, RFE-CI
Shannon has certified six of her own dogs (four Dobermans, one terrier mix, and one border collie) under numerous national police K9 certifying organizations, including the North American Police Work Dog Association, accounting for over 35 national certifications. She has responded on search missions throughout the U.S. and the Caribbean and her dogs have many finds to their credit to help bring closure to families.
In 2011, Shannon was the Extreme Mutt Makeover Grand Champion with shelter dog “Jasper,” and in 2012, Shannon was the Reserve Champion with shelter dog “Taffy.” She became known for her creative and fun freestyle routines that were taught in just 6-8 weeks to her once unwanted shelter dogs, making them desirable as fun and beloved family members to their adoptive families.
Shannon has been training professionally full-time since 2002 under her business Dobie Detectives Training Academy, helping pet owners solve problem behaviors, teach good manners and skills, and improve relationships. Although scent work has been her specialty for 16 years, Shannon has branched out in a new direction offering Rally FrEe, Boogie Dog Freestyle, and Circus Dog classes as fun ways to build focus, precision, skills, and an outstanding partnership with our four-legged canine buddies. Shannon is a Rally Freestyle Elements Certified Instructor (RFE-CI) and Judge.