Hello! My name is Trisha Stall. I have been training, teaching and competing
in dog agility since 1995. Here’s my story:
my first dog, who passed away in 2006, was a Border Collie/Husky mix.
She got me started in
Agility in 1995. When we first
started, as I was completely new to the sport, I made the mistake of not
making every aspect of Crystal’s
early training an absolutely fun experience.
As a result, Crystal
was a slow, unmotivated dog for more than three years.
But eventually, through lots of retraining and perseverance from
regained her original enthusiasm for the game!
earned the NADAC Elite Veteran Regular, Gamblers and Jumpers titles; USDAA
Performance Dog III title; CPE C-ATCH title; and UKC Level 1 title.
Plus, she took High in Trial and High Veteran in Trial at the 2002
CPE Agility Nationals, and finished third at the 2002 AMBOR Mixed Breed
Nationals. She also obtained the level 2 APDT Rally Obedience title later in
who passed away this April, was an “All-American” – probably Rat Terrier
mixed with Whippet and Beagle.
Sandy obtained her ADCH (USDAA Agility Dog Champion); S-NATCH (NADAC
Superior Agility Trial Champion); held the 8th C-ATE (CPE Agility
Team Extraordinaire); was in USDAA’s Top Ten Jumpers and the Performance Top
Ten in Standard, Snooker and Gamblers; is in the CPE Top 10 Lifetime Top
Ten; won the CPE Nationals in 2003; won the NADAC Championships in 2002;
finished second at the 2002 AMBOR Mixed Breed Nationals; and competed for
several years and was a finalist in the 2000 Purina Incredible Dog
Challenge. A rescue, Sandy came to me with several insecurities.
I only started agility with her to help develop confidence;
originally I had no intention of competing with her, but that changed when
took to the sport and gained confidence, and was obviously having the time
of her life.
Buddy, my 9 year old Border Collie, was also acquired from rescue.
Even though he was confined to a crate for the first 8 months of his
life, with a little TLC from both the original rescuer and then from myself,
he blossomed into a wonderful and typically high-drive BC.
So far he has earned the USDAA MAD (Master Agility Dog); CPE C-ATE
(Agility Team Extraordinaire); AKC OA and OAJ Titles; and NADAC Elite
Regular, Gambles and Jumpers Titles.
By the way, I am only the third handler in CPE history to get a CPE C-ATE
with multiple dogs!
is a 6 year
old All-American (perhaps a mini-aussie, perhaps a Border Collie/Papillion
mix). He spent the first year
of his life in a “collector home” with 70 other dogs until he was rescued.
He’s scared of strangers, but loves other dogs and life in general,
and took to agility the moment he was introduced to it.
He currently has his USDAA Starters Gamblers, Snooker and Jumpers
titles, and is in level 5 in CPE. He has gained tons of confidence and now
attacks agility courses with abandon!
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