Suzanne became involved in dog agility at the age of 9, winning her first North American Championship at 11 years old.
In her 20 years of dog training experience, Suzanne has focused on understanding the dog and handler dynamic and the skills needed to bring her to the top of the agility scene in Canada. Her competitive spirit, eye for details, and ability to bring the best out in her own dogs, sparked her passion for coaching and instructing others in the sport.
Suzanne pursued her love of teaching and graduated with a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Calgary in 2015. Her in-depth understanding of different learning styles, effective planning and time management allows her to offer superior classes to her agility clients.
Holding the fundamental belief that students need knowledge, information, and skills to succeed, Suzanne continues educated herself in the most current methods of dog training, in order to provide her students with a variety of training techniques. Over the years Suzanne has trained a variety of different dogs in agility from rescued mix breeds, to Shelties, Border Collies and Terriers. With exception of her young Border Collie that just started competing, every single one of Suzanne’s dogs has won a Regional and National Agility Championship.
Some agility career highlights for Suzanne and her dogs are:
5 time CKC Agility World Team Member (FCI World Championship)
5 time AAC National Champion
13 AAC time Regional Champion
2018 UKI Canadian Open National Champion
2018 UKI Canadian Open Biathlon Champion
2016 UKI Canadian Open National Champion
2016 UKI Canadian Open Games Champion
Top 12” jumping team 2019 AKC Agility Invitational (Florida)
Top scoring team 2019 AKC Agility Invitational (600+ dogs)