Kathryn Butts is an avid competitor in both Nosework and barn hunt. Her Scottish terrier, Bentley, was the fifth dog in UKC history to achieve the EN title (Elite Nosework).
Kathryn is a certified official for UKC Nosework, and assists with the training for Canine Headquarters Nosework Club in Hutto.
In her daily life, she works in public accounting. In his daily life, Bentley, sleeps on pillows.
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Joy Mercier has been playing canine agility since 2007 and teaching since 2013. As an instructor, Joy uses positive training methods to teach obstacle performance and “steering” cues to dogs of all breeds and sizes. As a competitor, Joy strives for fast, accurate, and connected runs while preserving clear obstacle performance criteria and maximizing her dog’s enthusiasm for the game.
Joy has competed in NADAC, USDAA, and UKI. Her longtime teammate, a sheltie/terrier mix named Chiquita (“Chiqui”), has earned ADCH, PDCH, and Bronze Lifetime Achievement Award titles. Chiqui has placed in at least one USDAA Top Ten class since 2014. In 2016, Joy and Chiqui joined Team USA to compete at the IFCS World Agility Championships in The Netherlands. In 2017, they were Grand Prix Finalists at USDAA Cynosports (Nationals). In 2019, Chiqui entered semi-retirement. Joy continues to compete with Chiqui on a limited basis, and is also looking forward to future competitions with her young Hungarian Mudi, Okos.
JoAnn Wolf began competing in the obedience ring in 1957. Since that time, she and her dogs have acquired multiple titles in Obedience, Agility, Rally, Flyball, Earthdog, Herding and Coursing Ability as well as the breed ring.
Getting teams polished and ready to succeed in the Novice and Beginner Novice ring is JoAnn’s focus. She is an AKC Earthdog judge and a CGC/CGCA/STAR evaluator. JoAnn coordinates seminars and special events.
Richard Harbin started as a student with Joyce Morgan in 1999 with a male Labrador Retriever puppy (Tejas) and had immediate success in the obedience ring, titling Tejas with a CD, CDX, and UD. His CD title was earned with 3 first place awards, and one High in Trial! His UD was also earned with 3 first placements. Richard’s second Labrador, Katie, earned her CDX with 2 first places before her second birthday.
Katie also earned her Novice Agility and Novice Agility Jumpers titles with all first and second placements. Richard’s added another Labrador to the family, Jag, whose competitive training suffered as the business took off, but was a great office and family dog.
Richard was also active with his dogs in hunter retriever competition. Tejas earned his senior hunter (SH) title, with 2 passes towards his master hunter’s (MH) title, and Katie earned her master’s (MH).
Richard substitutes in the obedience classes as needed, and “pays the bills”.