Kristin started training dogs almost 15 years ago with her first dog, a sheltie named Tika. They competed mainly in agility but dabbled in all the dog sports. Tika was Kristin's main farm dog for a number of years, until she acquired Gyp. Her border collies are now renown in both the agility and sheepdog worlds.
Kristin's strength lies on the agility field, but she also competes in herding with Tag, Spy and eventually Solo. She has trained running contacts multiple dogs. Tika was consistently one of the top dogs of her height class until her retirement, even winning the South Central USDAA regional in 2009. Gyp placed well until her retirement at 12 years of age. Her current dogs, Tag and Spec continue to wow people with their speed, efficiency and running contacts. She has qualified and competed in multiple national competitions and is one of Utah's top competitors.
Kristin has had experience working at a veterinary clinic, a training center focusing on hunting, scent detection and police dogs, and a farm where she helped develop a special variety of hair sheep. She has worked on a variety of sheep operations, helped with Utah State University's wool lab, and has also worked with many rehabilitation and rescue dogs, many of which needed behavioral modification.
She received her bachelors degree in Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences and her Masters degree in Agricultural Extension from Utah State University.
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