Owners, Christina and Brian Wakefield, have a combined 30+ years of teaching experience. In the last 3 years, their students have finished nearly150 Championships in 5 venues in 2 sports. The Wakefields and many of their students regularly qualify for and attend nearly all of the National Championships offered by the different venues.
Christina Wakefield's specialty is teaching Dog Agility classes of all levels. She's taught a vast variety of breeds from chihuahua's to standard poodles to mixes of all kinds. Her goal is to combine an informative and structured class, that's a lot of fun for both dog and handler. Christina has competed at the National level in AKC, USDAA, and TDAA. Christina put an ADCH on her border collie Ticket, a TACH on her rat terrier Oreo, a TACH on Brian's border collie Tess, and several TACH's, MACH, PACH, and 2 TNAC's on her boston terrier, Stitch. Stitch also won High in Trial at the TDAA Nationals in 2015. In 2016, Christina and Stitch were the #1 boston terrier performance team in AKC and earned the right to compete at the AKC Invitationals in Orlando, FL, where they completed 4 clear rounds and were fast enough to be able to run in Finals! Christina is also a TDAA agility judge (and will be judging the TDAA Nationals in 2018), a UKI agility judge, and a Hide 'N Seek judge. She adoes trial secretary work for AKC Rally and Herding, Barn Hunt, and Hide 'N Seek. Christina has also competed in AKC and AHBA Herding (her border collie, Ticket has points toward a Herding Championship) and Barn Hunt.
Brian Wakefield's specialty is teaching Barn Hunt, Dog Agility, Pet Obedience, and Tricks classes. He loves helping both the human and dog side come together as a team. Brian has put a MACH on his border collie Blade and narrowly missed running in Finals at the 2016 AKC Nationals. His first border collie Bayle was in the Top 10 Performance dogs in USDAA for several years. Brian has competed at the National level in AKC, USDAA, and TDAA. Brian and Christina's border collie Ace have earned a RATCHX2 and Brian and his border collie, Blade, have earned a RATCHX6. Brian and has also competed in AKC herding.
Marilyn Gormley started in the dog world in the mid 1970's when she acquired her first Golden Retriever from a Flea Market in Southern California. Her landlord said the puppy had to be well controlled, so she signed up for an obedience class and got hooked! Marilyn has put 5 Obedience Trial Champion titles on her dogs. Her dog's have been in National rankings, won 5 National Obedience Tournaments, 200 scores, and many High in Trials and High Combined's. She has always enjoyed the relationship and bond that develops with obedience training and thrived on the "detailed" training. She felt privileged to be at the end of her dog's leash. Marilyn is currently involved with Pet Therapy, AKC Hunt Tests and is an AKC Obedience Judge of all classes. Marilyn has been teaching Obedience since the late 1980's. She was one of the co-owners of SuperDog Sports Center in Simpsonville. She considers herself a positive, balanced , trainer with good common sense.
Stacey Breckel has been training and competing in agility since 2008. She has had Shetland Sheepdogs since she was a child and now owns both Shelties and a Kelpie. She initially took classes at SuperDog Sports Center in Simpsonville, but later took classes from Christina Wakefield and Misty Young. She has furthered her education by attendeing seminars presented by Jennifer Crank, Rob Porter (conditioning), and Steve Schwartz and has taken private lessons with Kristy Netzer. She has also trained online with One Mind Dogs, Agility U, Susan Garrett's Recallers and Puppy Peaks, and the Fenzi Academy. She has competed at the national level at both AKC Agility Nationals and USDAA Cynosport. Stacey has put titles on several dogs in agility including MACH3 Hopes Goddess Of Athens CD RA MXC MJC OF CGC, MACH Twin Acres Kingdom Hearts MXS MJS CGC, Hopes Aurora Borealis MX MXJ, Hopes Charmed And Dangerous AX AXJ OF, Hopes Enchanting Lark NA NAJ, Hopes Swept Away NA NAJ, Hopes Fast And Furious NF, and Hopes Ever Ever After TKN.
Laura Feldt is a renowned dog trainer and instructor with over 15 years of experience in competitive dog sports (conformation, obedience, rally, agility, tracking and scent work). She has taught extensively to a very diverse group of students - from competitive sport students to pet dog stuents. Laura’s fun, clear, concise, and patient style has made her a popular instructor and dog trainer. She has given and assisted with seminars regarding scent work, tracking and agility and attends regular seminars regarding competitive dog sports to stay sharp and add to her endless list of skills. Laura is also an AKC tracking judge and scent work judge. Laura has competed in conformation, obedience, rally, agility, tracking and scent work with her Giant Schnauzers and her list of students include breeds from every group the AKC has to offer, along with the All American. She has obtained the elite Champion Tracker (CT) title on two of her Giant Schnauzers and is the only person in the state of Kentucky to do so, she also was chosen to compete in the National Tracking Invitational in 2016. She has previously also worked as a K9 Handler for a pest control company, which required on-the-job training, many seminars and obtaining many certifications. She has trained and instructed many students that have become champions in several disciplines, but she is most proud of the beginning studnets that she has helped to improve their communication and team-bonding skills. There is, perhaps, nothing better than when all of the foundation and pieces you are instructing all come together and there is that instant “Got It” grin on both the handler and their dogs faces.
Pam Lukenbill has been a fan of competition obedience since her first Sheltie in 1984. She and Sean went on to achieve UD titles in both AKC and UKC, followed up by earning CDX titles in AKC and UKC with his daughter Breeze, as well as RE and CD with another daughter Shara. Since getting caught by the obedience bug, between her shelties, border collie, golden and australian shepherd. Pam and her dogs have earned over _40_ titles in AKC and UKC. Pam and her dogs were ranked several times in the GLTC Top Ten, winning the Open A Dog Award with her golden one year. Pam has taken private lessons with and attended seminars from Bernie Brown, Janice DeMello and Ann Marie Silverton. Locally trained with and taken lessons from Jean Futter, Mary Summerville, Carol Shepler and Marilyn Donlyn, who have all had multiple OTCH dogs. Pam started doing rally when it was introduced, finding it to be a lot of fun and very motivational for dogs and handlers. Putting Rally titles on several dogs in both AKC & UKC. Her dogs include: U-UD Morris’s Sapphire Sean UD CGC HT; U-CD Morris’s Second Chance CD; U-CDX Moriah’s Autumn Breeze CDX; U-CDX Briarwood’s Every Which Way but Loose CDX; U-CDX Briarwood’s Leather and Lace CDX; Moriah’s Morning Mist RE CD HT HSAs; URO2 MACH Luke’s Wintry Memory RE BN CD MXB MJB XF; URO2 U-CH Moriah’s Winds of Wisdom RN TN-N; URO2 U-CH Moriah’s Shining Thyme RN TD AX AXJ NF TN-N; URO1 Moriah’s Colors of the Wind
Our building is located in Brooks, KY - just outside of Louisville, off of I-65. We have the best astroturf flooring we could find. We are focused on fun, as well as safety for the dog and human side of the team.