Courtney has been training & competing dog agility since 2016. She and her team are located outside of Moncton, NB. She has had animals for the entirety of her life, and has been showing horses since she was four years old.
In recent years, Courtney has shifter her focus to dog agility. She competes with her five dogs, all of which are different ages and breeds. The gang travels all over the Maritimes & Eastern Canada year-round doing agility trials and travel to the national competitions every summer.
Courtney’s first agility dog is Elsie. She is a Miniature American Shepherd. They began local classes in 2016 and were instantly hooked! It was then that Courtney began to discover what a amazing and rewarding sport dog agility is. Elsie has been regional agility champion in the New Brunswick/PEI region in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2022. Elsie and Courtney have achieved many titles, most recently her Silver award of merit. In May 2023, Courtney and Elsie will travel to The Netherlands to compete at the World Agility Open Championships for team Canada.
Courtney's other dogs include, Scarlett a German shepherd who just retired from Agility in 2022 3 border collies Trixie, Rush & River who live for agility and enjoy every second of it Foxie, a sheltland sheepdog mixed with a Nova Scotia Duck tolling retriever, she enjoys agility for fun!
Dog agility is a competitive sport where you direct your dog through a pre-set obstacle course within a certain time limit. Courses typically have between 14-22 obstacles, which can include tunnels, weave poles, jumps, contacts etc. At each trial you and your dog will race around the unique courses designed for that day. All of this is done with your dog relying solely on the verbal cues and body language you use to direct them on course.
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