My name is Sharon
Dawn Mounsey. I live in Westbank with my three dogs. I have been around
dogs all my life but became an Assistant Instructor in 1994. Since then
I have been active in obedience training, tracking, schutzhund, herding,
flyball and agility. I have also started the new sport of Rally
Obedience with my own dogs.
I began teaching my own dogs agility in
1998 and began competing in 2000. I was one of the original members with
"CODAC", Central Okanagan Dog Agility Club in Kelowna.
Realizing that Agility is one of the
fastest growing dog sports in North America and how much fun it is, I
began teaching classes in Westbank.
I have been running classes since the
summer of 2001 and have seen almost every breed or crossbreed go through
the beginner classes to prove that ANY dog can do agility. I have had
Chihuahua's up to Leonbergers run through tunnels, over jumps, up
AFrames and wiggling through weave poles - having fun the whole time.
Agility is for anybody that wants to
have FUN with their dog while getting some exercise and strengthening
the bond between dog and handler.
My classes are focused around having
fun in a safe environment and all are welcome from family pet up to
In the fall 2016 I was introduced to the sport of
scent detection (nosework) while my young Border Collie was recovering
from an injury but needed to keep his mind active. He took to it
immediately and in July 2017 I became a Level 1 -4 Scent Detection
Judge with CWags. We continue to compete and love it. I also, when
time to permits, continue to dabble in Sheep Herding for fun and hopeful
one day I will compete again.