Agility is a growing dog sport and by popular demand, we brought it back again this year! Come watch dogs jump over hurdles, run through tunnels and zip through poles. They will also be demoing FitPAWS, which is a newer fitness technique for dogs. So, come watch or bring your dog to learn how to get into this fast and fun sport that ANY breed or size of dog can do!
Andrea Kilkenny has taught basic obedience, puppy kindergarten, agility, flyball, pet therapy, and canine good citizen (CGC) classes across the country. She is a CPDT-KA certified trainer and also a Canine Good Citizen evaluator through the American Kennel Club. In addition to classes, she has provided in-home consultations and private lessons for clients. She has worked with numerous shelters and rescues, evaluating animals and helping place them for adoption as well as supporting owners after adoption matches are made. Through her classes, consultations, and shelter work, she has worked with literally thousands of dogs and cats over the years, of all breeds and mixed heritage. Andrea is also a responder with the ASPCA and has worked on several large cruelty cases; she deploys as part of the Behavior Team, working with animals in the temporary housing/shelters after the animals are confiscated.
She has been a member of several obedience and dog sport clubs, and she and her dogs and actively participated in Obedience, Rally Obedience, Agility, Flyball, Disc Dog, Lure Coursing, and Tracking. She and her dogs have earned several titles in multiple dog sports. Andrea and her dog Rumble were also a pet therapy team registered with the Delta Society. Her dogs have participated in demonstrations at county fairs, college sporting events, prisons, schools and neighborhood centers, and were also featured weekly in a humane education program on Public Access TV. They have presented on topics such as dog bite prevention, pet adoption, basic pet training, managing multiple pet households, and shelter volunteering.
Andrea enjoys working with clients and helping improve the human-pet bond. Working with animals and teaching are her two passions that she has combined into lifelong work.