Katie Vanairsdale

For as long as she can remember, Katie’s life has revolved around her pets. In her childhood, she spent time teaching her dogs new tricks and taking them on adventures. As she grew older, she dedicated her spare time to walking the neighborhood dogs. Eventually, she discovered Dog Gone Fun Agility with her latest dog, an English Springer Spaniel named Asher. Her passion for training only grew as she explored everything dog sports had to offer. Katie actively trains and competes in agility with Asher and enjoys teaching him tricks and obedience.

In addition to her training, Katie has been working as a veterinary technician for several years. She is currently pursuing a degree in biomedical science at Texas A&M with interest in animal behavior and veterinary medicine.

Classes taught by Katie Vanairsdale

101 – AGILITY FOUNDATIONS

This foundation class covers all obstacle and handling skills needed for success in agility. Teams will learn fundamental games for proper jump performance, confident  contact behaviors, independent weave pole performance, and ring readiness.

This class is on-going so that you can join at anytime

103 – Brilliant Basics: Manners & Basic Obedience

This 6 week class is perfect for the beginner dog owner or for experienced owners with a new addition! Learn how to communicate better with your dog, establish a mat behavior, walk on a loose leash, and more. Dogs and handlers of all ages are welcome! This class is a great opportunity to socialize your dog. Be ready to bring cookies and toys!

Essential Agility Skills

In this class teams will learn the fundamental skills required for great success in agility! Though a series of games and tricks we will cover perfect startlines, building focus in highly disgracing environments, recalls, bravery on lots of new surfaces, building drive, toy mechanics and so much more. This class is the perfect Puppy agility class, pre-agility class, and for helping teams already doing agility reduce stress, build better relationship, and have the skills essential for success in the competition ring!