Three years ago right here at DWD Intro to Agility, Suzanne and her”All Canadian” dog Charlie began their journey into the world of Competitive Dog Agility. Although Suzanne joined the class “just for fun with no intention of competing with her dog”, 3 years later things have changed somewhat. Under the instruction and direction of Nicky Snook, Suzanne and Charlie have become a team with advanced handling skills and they are currently training at the Master’s Levels. They compete regularly in Ontario and have had much success, earning their first two titles (Agility Dog Canada and Starter Game Dog Canada) this past summer. It is their current goal to qualify for the 2015 Canadian National Dog Agility Championships. When competing or practicing, Suzanne believes that you must always stick to your criteria, connect with your dog, and no holding back.
Suzanne also has an extensive background in the sport of gymnastics, having coached children of all ages and abilities for more than 20 years. She uses this background when planning and instructing her agility classes, using stations and drills, keeping handlers and dogs busy all while having FUN.