Ruth got hooked on the sport of agility when she took a few classes in the basement of a local pet shop with a husky mix named Beaker. She soon after wanted to get more involved and adopted her first Border Collie from rescue and started competing in 2002. Since then she has enjoyed training and competing with her menagerie of rescue Border Collies. She placed multiple MACHS on her dogs as well as qualified and competed annually at the AKC Nationals since 2009. In 2014 she made it to the challengers round missing out on a trip into finals by fractions of a second. She also holds titles from USDAA and CPE and had the pleasure of taking a friend’s Labrador Retriever all the way to the Finals at the AKC Invitationals in 2011.
For Ruth one of the joys of teaching agility is bringing out the best between dog and handler and helping them create the teamwork necessary no matter their age or ability. It’s all about having fun, staying active, and enjoying the special bond created between handler and dog.
In addition to agility Ruth and her husband, Tim, enjoy taking the dogs on long walks in the woods, camping, canoeing, swimming and venturing to Vermont each year where they teach for a special camp for the dogs. The dogs are renewed by their adventures as much as their human companions
Dogs and Accomplishments
MACH3 Blizzard MXC MJC
MACH Brighteye Fairy Tail PT MXS MJS “Wish”
MACH4 Gromit MXG2 MJS2 XF
Over the Rainbow Bridge
Tattoo MX MXJ MJB AXP MJP2 XF