When Asked:How would you explain your expertise pertaining to animals?
She Responded: "As a child I grew up on a farm riding horses and playing with my dogs. I became a member of the Women’s Professional Barrel Racing Association and competed in barrel racing throughout the country. I went on to become a Mounted Patrol Officer with the Tampa Police Department, serving the residents and community of Tampa.
My children were involved in 4-H training and showing pigs, steers, rabbits, goats and dogs. I was a 4H leader and helped many youth become successful dog handlers/trainers who competed at the Florida State Fair. I have successfully trained, and competed over the years in herding, obedience, rally, trick, freestyle, search and rescue and agility with various breeds (Rottweilers, German shepherds, schnauzer, Papillion’s and Border Collies).
I have numerous titles and certificates in many venues (AKC, USBCHA Herding competitions, AKC highest award: AKC Grand Champion and numerous MACHs and PACHs, USDAA Cynosports third place team, UKI Open competitions, AKC Nationals qualifier numerous times, CPE numerous C-ATCHS, CPE nationals'qualifier multiple years) and have competed for several years with numerous first places in the prestigious Florida only DACOF. I am currently competing successfully in both AKC and USBCHA sheepdog trials, with my border collie, Jude.
I have my own training facility: Dixie Dawgs Agility and Obedience, I am an upbeat and positive trainer that likes to push the limits of her students. I like to motivate people to be the best they and their companion can be. My forte is training international type courses that challenge both competitors and their dog’s skills, I enjoy working with beginners and advanced teams to help them achieve their ultimate goals."