Katherine has been an all-around competitor in dog sports since 2002. She competes in agility, obedience, rally, herding, Scentwork, Barnhunt, FastCAT, CAT, conformation and occasionally dock diving. Before moving to Colorado, Katherine instructed agility, rally, and obedience for many years at dog clubs in Melbourne and Saint Petersburg, Florida focused on competition-level performance. Her passion is developing working relationships between dog and handler by crafting individual training techniques for each team. She is familiar with many breeds from dachshunds and westies to Airedales and Aussies. Katherine currently competes with her Belgian Tervuren Cruise and has two puppies in training: Strafe (Belgian Tervuren) and Sweep (Sheltie).
Katherine is proud of the titles she and her dogs have earned as well as the many High in Trials, High Combined and High Triples awarded. Her Tervuren and Shelties have been ranked in the Top Ten by UKC, AKC and Bad Dog Agility in multiple performance or speed events. Two of her Tervuren (Cruise and Kwest) earned High Combined Rally and High in Trial and Reserve High in Trial Herding at ABTC National Specialties and her Sheltie Juice earned the Versatility Champion award by the ASSA at the age of three. Some of her accomplishments are:
Kwest: CATCH RATCH UCA UCD UAGI URO3 Bijou Luisant Joie De Vivre CDX PCDX BN GO RAE2 HSBd HSDs HIAds HSAdMsM MX MXJ MJP MXF MFP T2B CAA BCAT SWE SHDN CZ8B TKP HRD1-S HTAD1-S DDCN
Juice: RATCH VTGCH Jenesis Blackberry Winter RA, BN, HSAs,OA, OAJ, OF, BCAT, SWA, SHDN, TKN, CZ8, JHD
Cruise: RATCH CH Bijouluisant Starrcreek Blkcat Highvelocitymissile CDX PCDX BN RM RAE HIAd HSAdMsM MX MXJ MXF T2B CAA FCAT ACT1 SWA SEE SHDA DJ CGCA TKP CZ8S HRD1S