Elizabeth White started agility when she was 12 years old with Hatti, a rescue from a local shelter. After joining agility, a whole new world was opened for Elizabeth. She quickly became addicted, absorbing instruction as fast as possible. Elizabeth and Hatti were able to achieve many things and had a great career. Most of all, Hatti helped shape Elizabeth as a person and dog trainer. In late 2015, Hatti passed over to the Rainbow Bridge, but she remains forever a part of Elizabeth's heart.
Elizabeth currently shares her life with two border collies - Marzena and Rizzo. Marzena is Elizabeth's "dream come true" and approaches everything in life with enthusiasm. She is a speed-demon who is fun to watch. Rizzo -her youngster - has taught Elizabeth many new lessons about training, including learning more about behavioral components in training. Rizzo is having fun training in agility and nosework currently.
As an instructor, Elizabeth wants to help handlers and their dogs achieve their goals. She tries to help assess the needs of the team and find ways to improve upon any weaknesses through games. She has experienced that every team is different, and as part of her training always searches to find the best method for a particular team. Her underlying philosophy in all dogsports is to "honor the dog first." She believes this is done by trying to show clear communication and making sure the sport is fun for both members of the team.
Elizabeth is very familiar with the One Mind Dog method of handling. She is currently undergoing training in the method to become a certified instructor in the method.
Dogs and Accomplishments
Brighteye’s A Dream Come True, aka “Marzena”
-AXJ, MX, ISD
OffOn Pink Lady, aka "Rizzo"
-currently training in agility and nosework
Over the Rainbow Bridge:
MACH “Hatti” MXG, MJS
- made it to Challenger’s Round at AKC Nationals in 2013
- 2nd place in Time 2 Beat Round at AKC Nationals in 2014
- 3rd place in Round 1 at AKC Nationals in 2014
- 4th place in Round 2 at AKC Nationals in 2014
- made it to Challenger’s Round at AKC Nationals in 2014
- 2nd place in Round 3 at AKC Nationals in 2015
- 2015 AKC National Finalist