|Leslie has been
dogs since 1986. She started in obedience, and then branched out to
other dog sports as well.
She competes with her Miniature Schnauzers in conformation, obedience,
rally, agility and recently Barn Hunt. She is also known to handle
other breeds in obedience and agility as well!
Her dogs have won numerous regional agility championships, and placed
in a number of National championships as well, over the years. They
have ranked nationally in obedience as well as rally.
An obedience and rally judge since 2008, Leslie also judges in the USA
as well as Bermuda.
Leslie maintains her status as Registered Veterinary Technician,
working on occasion in clinical practice. As The Puppy Tutor, she works
with families needing assistance with their canine companions, in their
homes, in Guelph. At Agility World in Acton, she teaches classes in
both agility and obedience, with a focus on skills for all performance
|Dave Rhodes has
students from the foundation of agility work up to and including
competing at different venues. Dave is proud that many of his
have gone onto compete in the AAC Regionals and Nationals and making it
to the podium. He has also made the podium in both Regionals
Nationals with his dog Tissot.
Dave competes in UKI trials in both Canada and United States.
placed 1st in the UKI Classic in Florida and 1st in the Spring Cup in
Ontario. To round out a busy schedule he also competes at
trials and his aspirations is to achieve his C-ATCH with Tissot and
then continuing onto to become an agility judge with this
The method of training is to use motivation to both handler and
Fully believes that all dogs can be taught to run to their full
potential and agility should be a team sport and fun for the dog and
handler at all times.
Above all Dave loves to see the dog and handler “get
it” when learning a particular difficult exercise.
over 15 years. Teaching for over 12 years.
I love watching the progression my students and their dogs make as a
team. The bond that is built is truly my favourite part. I teach
agility because I love the sport. My goal is that anyone can do it
safely with their dogs, whether they choose to compete or not.