Agility Instructors


Chris Anderson

Breeds Owned, Trained, Loved:

Shetland Sheepdog

Level 4 Agility

  • Instructing at USDTC for 7 years
  • Has taught Sub-Novice & Novice Obedience & all levels of Agility
  • Served as Agility Director, Board Member, Agility Trial Chair, Trial Committee & DACOF Team Captain
  • Multiple agility titles in AKC & CPE, RN


Lori Callahan

Breeds owned, trained & loved:

Golden Retrievers, Cocker/Mixes, Australian Shepherd, German Shepherd/Lab mix, All Americans.

Level 2 Agility

  • Has also taught Freestyle & Basic Obedience & Level 1 Agility
  • Instructing for USDTC for 8 years
  • Served as President & Obedience Director
  • Project Pup Ambassador
  • Member MDSA & WCFO
  • Foster for BARK Aussie Rescue
  • Volunteered for SPCA for 5 years
  • Past member APDT
  • CGC's with multiple dogs
  • Titles in Canine Freestyle, Agility, Rally, Tricks and Therapy
  • Owns(ed) Certified Therapy Dogs
  • Continues her education by attending seminars, private classes, reading and following organizations in her venues

"I feel that any dog can be a rock star when given the proper time attention and rewards. The efforts improve everyone's lives"

 

"I never thought I would compete in any dog sport. I just wanted to have a well balanced companion. My proudest moments in training came when I titled my Buddy who was extremely aggressive when I adopted him. He earned his CGC, RN & FD titles. I was moved to tears because training made him an awesome team mate and friend."


Theresa Colbert

Breeds Owned, Trained, Loved:

Shetland Sheepdog

Level 3 Agility

  • Instructing at USDTC for 16 years
  • Has also taught Puppy KPT & Level 2 Agility
  • Achieved CDX & Championships in Rally
  • Achieved Championships in AKC, UKC & CPE Agility

Theresa loves agility and brings 16 years of experience in the sport to the club. She has attended many seminars and continues to attend classes with local elite handlers.

 

"I enjoy teaching people to teach their dogs. It is so exciting to see their improvement and growth!"



Bethany Carvallo

Breeds Owned, Trained, Loved:

Poodle, Sheltie, Border Collie, Golden Retriever, Italion Greyhound, Afghan Hound

Just For Fun Agility

  • Instructing at USDTC for over 17 years
  • Has also taught Basic Obedience & Advanced Obedience
  • Has served as President & Board Member
  • Achieved Breed Champion, OTCH & MACH

Bethany wants to help people live and compete with their dogs & be the best team they can be, whether at home or in the ring.

 



Stephanie Cox

Breeds owned, trained & loved:

Australian Cattle Dog Mix

Level 3 Agility

  • 2018 & 2019 DACOF Team Member
  • Currently showing at the AKC Excellent level with her first agility dog & has another dog in Open
  • Volunteers for Ewenity Farms Herding Dog Haven

Stephanie and her dogs simply LOVE doing agility together, and she hopes the joy they have while playing together on the course is infectious to others!

"I hope to instill in others what is for me the most important part of agility: the joys of having FUN with your dog!

I'm all about positive reinforcement! Not only our pups crave praise, but us handlers do too! 

I have two very different dogs in regards to personality and confidence, so I understand the training challenges this can present, and am always open to new ideas in order to make it a rewarding experience for all. I've taken several online courses for reactive dogs as well, and know first hand what wonders the confidence building sport of agility can do for reactive dogs."



Robynn Modder

Breeds Owned, Trained, Loved:

Cocker Spaniel, Australian Shepherd, Border Collie, All American

Level 5 Agility

  • Instructing at USDTC for 15 years
  • Has also taught Puppy KPT, Basic Obedience & all levels of Agility
  • Served as Agility Director & Board Member
  • Served as Agility Trial Chair, Committee Member & DACOF Team Captain
  • Multiple titles in AKC, CPE, UKI, USDAA, NADAC, ASCA & UKC Agility
  • Other titles include CD & multiple Rally titles in AKC & WWKC, CGC, Tricks & WCFO Freestyle
  • Has fostered for ARPH, MARS & BARK Aussie Rescue
  • Has and continues to participate in online courses and seminars to further education in agility

 



Yuko Okazato

Breeds Owned, Trained, Loved:

Rottweiler, All American, Flat Coated Retriever

Level 1 Agility



Upper Suncoast Dog Training Club

2101 Logan Street

Clearwater, FL  33765

727-23-UPPER (87737)