Our Instructors

 

Barbara Miller : Barbara has been active in the sport of Dog Agility for fifteen years and has been teaching agility for over 10 years. Her first agility dog, "Annie", a Cardigan Welsh Corgi, was a Finalist in the 1995 USDAA Grand Prix of Dog Agility. Her present Cardigan, Rusty, was only 2 years old when, in 1999, he became a Grand Prix and Steeplechase Finalist. Rusty is a USDAA Agility Dog Champion, AKC MX and MXJ and holds Elite titles in NADAC as well. He has been listed in the USDAA Top Ten of Dog Agility for the last 4 years. All totaled, Barbara’s dogs have achieved over 50 agility titles including the first ever on a Basset hound. Barbara has also titled her dogs in Confirmation, Obedience, Herding Tracking and Rally-O. This fall Barbara’s American foxhound, Cady, was the first in her breed to achieve a VCD 1 (CD, NA, NAJ, TD).

Betsi Hartman : A founding member of Skyline agility, Betsi has been an instructor with Skyline since 1997.  She has put AKC, NADAC and USDAA titles on her two German Shepherd Dogs, Maggi Mae UDX, PT, MX, MXJ, NAP, NJP, EAG, EGC, OJC, PII, TDI U-CD, Can UDX and Dulci Jo CD, NA, Can CD, TDI.  Maggi placed 7th in the final rounds of the AKC Nationals in 1998 and her two border collies: Savi Rose CDX, MX, MXJ, MAD, RM, SAM, EAC, O-EGC, EJC, TG-E, WV-E, TN-E, CGC/TDI and Jazzi Q CD, AX,  AXJ, SSA, OAC, NGC, OJC, TG-O, TN-O, WV-O, SG, CGC/TDI.

Diane Lange : Diane Lange is a dog trainer with over 20 years of experience in Obedience and Agility which includes 10 years of teaching at a variety of levels in both canine sports. In obedience, Diane competed nationally at AKC Invitationals, and Illni/Gaines/Pepperoni Regional Tournaments with her American Eskimo dogs consistently placing in the top ten. She currently partners 2 Norwegian Buhunds, one is the 2nd AKC MACH Buhund in breed history as well as consecutive years as #1 AKC Agility Buhund. She has occasionally trained and competed with Golden Retrievers. Diane also earned numerous titiles in USDAA Agility and dabbles in both herding and conformation. Along with Donna Anderson, she manages Paws Up On Health, an all natural pet product business.

Lavonda Herring : Lavonda has been involved in agility and schutzhund for many years handling Rottwielers, Australian cattle dogs and most recently her two Boston Terriers Chilli and Paddy. In 2005, Chilli was successful in achieving her AKC, MACH agility title. They are now participating in competitive flyball. In addition, Lavonda is a member of Skyline Agility Club and has been an instructor for a number of years.

Linda Husson: Linda has been involved in dog training since 1986. Her first dog was a Shetland Sheepdog who went on to compete in Obedience, earning Utility Dog titles in AKC & CKC. She has been teaching Agility classes since about 1995, back when it was new for all of us. In those early days, she attended camps/seminars with Julie Daniels, Stuart Mah, Linda Mecklenburg, and a vast number of other top trainers. Since 2008, LInda has attended Kinetic Dog camps every year, working with Mary Ellen Barry, Jen Pinder & Rachel Sanders. She has also taken seminars with Jessica Ajoux, Anna Eifert, and other OneMindDogs coaches. She currently follows the OMD system and philosophy, yet keeps an open mind to help teams with individual strengths & weaknesses. Linda has worked with a variety of breeds over the years, and is always learning from these 4-legged students!