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the versa team

Our team members have decades of experience in all different dog sports.  Most are also educators in their professional fields.

mEET THE OWNER AND HEAD TRAINER AT vERSA DOG SPORTS

"I saw agility on T.V . one time and said, 'Oh, that looks fun!'" 


Watch the video to learn where it all began for Kristin and how her journey led her to start Versa Dog Sports. 

the trainers

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Kristin Sittner

 Kristin has qualified and competed in multiple national agility competitions and is one of Utah's top competitors. She started training dogs 18 years ago with her first dog, a sheltie named Tika. They competed in agility and dabbled in all the dog sports. Tika was consistently one of the top dogs in her height class until her retirement; even winning the South Central USDAA regional in 2009.  


Kristin's strength lies on the agility field, but she also competes in herding with  border collies Tag, Spy, and Solo. Her border collies are renown in both the agility and sheepdog worlds. Gyp, her first border Collie, placed well until her retirement at 12 years of age. Her current dogs  Tag and Solo continue to wow people with their speed, efficiency and running contacts.

 

In addition to agility and herding, Kristin has trained, rehabilitated, and rescued several  dogs, many of which needed behavioral modification, She has worked in a Veterinarian clinic and on a farm where she helped develop a special variety of hair sheep. Kristin earned a bachelors degree in Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences and her Masters degree in Agricultural Extension from Utah State University.  And now, she is living her dream to be the owner/operator of her own first class dog training facility - 

                                                                   Versa Dog Sports. 

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Marietta Veeder

Teaches beginning  and intermediate agility

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Mary Thompson

  

Mary Thompson grew up in the rural areas outside of Cincinnati, Ohio. Her strong competitive nature has led to participation in a variety of activities including horses, swimming, baton twirling, bicycling, and dogs. Her first “dog show” at the age of 9, was at a local mall with the family Pekingese where they were awarded “Best Groomed”. Her family has owned several purebred and mixed breed dogs including Newfoundlands, Old English sheepdogs, Australian shepherds, Shetland sheepdogs, German shepherds, border collies, and Weimaraners. Currently Mary and her husband Craig own, breed, and train border collies. Mary competes in conformation, obedience/rally, and agility both in AKC and UKC. They have earned multiple titles. She has also dabbled in herding, scent work, and barn hunt. Mary is an AKC Puppy STAR, Canine Good Citizen, Trick Dog and Agility Course Test evaluator. 

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Mary Larrabee

Mary is a former business woman and educator and  currently teaches beginning agility classes and runs the afternoon  Playschool for Versa Dog Sports.  She trained her first obedience dog, Sam, when she was in high school. Her love for agility began with her dog Kiah,  whom she adopted from an animal shelter 7 years ago.  They have earned their Master Agility Championship (MACH) title and are looking forward to competing in AKC Nationals this year. 

the other VIPs

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Kati Barker

Morning Day Care  manager

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Tracy Mazur

Tracy is Versa Dog Sports' Office Manager. 


Tracy Mazur has been involved with dogs all her life.  Her parents raised and trained German Shepherds. She started in the 4H obedience program at age 8 with her Cairn Terrier, Sassy. At age 12, she got Shetland Sheepdog, Terra. Terra competed in AKC conformation and obedience. Tracy’s love of agility began in 2002. She has ran several different breeds in agility giving her a unique perspective and understanding.  She Judges agility for AKC and UKI.  


She is owned and loved by two Working Cocker Spaniels, Tavish McSpaniel and Even Faster. Tavish is currently competing and Even is training in agility and nosework.