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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Ashley Cross is a C.P.D.T-K.A., a C.A.T.C.H. graduate, and an AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator with over 10 years of experience teaching dog owners, training dogs, hosting playgroups, and caring for dogs and puppies. She is a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, The International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, the Dog Gone Safe organization, and the Fear Free organization.
As a student of the Girsha Stewart Academy, she is working on her certification as a Canine Behavioral Adjustment Training Instructor (C.B.A.T.I-K.A.) She used her education to muzzle train and rehabilitate her dog-reactive Hurricane Harvey rescue, Dax, a 65-lb GSD-blood hound-lab mix. In her spare time, when she’s not dog training, teaching group classes, or rehabilitating reactive dogs, she competes and holds Novice titles in AKC and UKI agility with her 12-lb Cavapoo, Lilah.
She appreciates all things dog and dog lovers. Splitting her focus between teaching people how to better communicate and understand their dogs and learning about canine behavior, she avidly takes part in continuing to educate herself in the science behind canine behavior and the relationships between humans and dogs. She believes that the relationship between handler and dog depends on empathy, respect, and communication. One of her favorite aspects of dog training is teaching human handlers how to read and interpret canine body language along with canine stress signals to achieve a healthy understanding and bond between dogs and dog owners.
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”.