Kathy Engel Stabler CPDT-KA has been training dogs since 1994 when she got her first Cairn Terrier, Walker. She has earned titles with her dogs in AKC and AWTA earthdog, numerous agility organizations, NACSW, USCSS and AKC nosework, AKC and UKC RallyO, AKC Coursing Ability, Canine Good Citizen, and Barn Hunt. She is an AKC earthdog judge, and a scentwork judge for United States Canine Scent Sports, an AKC Trick Dog evaluator and Canine Good Citizen evaluator.
She feels privileged to have learned from these dogs:
Robyn (1990-2003) earned titles in NADAC and USDAA agility, and was a therapy dog for the School for the Deaf and Blind for many years. Robyn was a rescued mixed breed.
Walker (1993-2008) earned agility titles in NADAC, USDAA, and AKC. He was a Master Earthdog. and also a therapy dog at the School for the Deaf and Blind. Walker was featured on the Animal Planet TV show "Breed All About It: Cairn Terriers" in 2001.
Buddy (1996-2005) was another rescue dog. Buddy was a stray with "issues" who taught Kathy about the power of clicker training. Buddy earned a few agility titles, the ATTS Temperment Test title, and his Canine Good Citizen title, and was her heart dog.
Cozy (1999-2014) was a Cairn Terrier who did it all: conformation, agility, earthdog, nosework, motherhood, and RallyO. In 2008, Cozy went to the AKC Agility Invitational. She was one in a million.
Tucker (born 2004) is a Border Terrier. He is retired from almost everything except long walks and nosework practice. He is a breed champion with titles in earthdog, agility, rally, nosework, and Barn Hunt.
Kilda (born 2005) is Tucker's half sister. She is a Master Earthdog, and also has titles in agility, RallyO, nosework, Barn Hunt, and coursing.
Wager (born 2007) is a Scottish Terrier. His accomplishments include agility titles, nosework titles, and Rally Novice. He is currently competing in NW3 with numerous element placements and has his USCSS Advanced Nosework title.
Jackson (born 2008) is another Scottish Terrier. Jackson earned his MACH2 in 2018. In 2014, 2015, and 2016, he went to the AKC Agility Invitational. Jackson also has titles in USDAA and DOCNA agility, as well as his Master Earthdog title, Rally Novice at 11 months old, and Barn Hunt titles. Jackson earned his NW1 and NW2 in back-to-back weekends in 2016 with placements. He is still competing in agility and occasionally RallyO.
Dash (born 2017) is a Working Cocker Spaniel who earned his NW1 at 18 months, taking first place in Interiors. He is in training for more nosework, agility, and lots of other sports!