Barb has been involved with
dogs all her life, and with dog sports for over 30 years. She has owned mixed breeds, a German Shepherd, Siberian Huskies,
Flat-Coated Retrievers and currently owns a Golden mix, three Border Collies, a Parson Russell Terrier and a Papillon. She
has competed in AKC obedience (to the U.D. level), retriever hunt tests (earning 2 J.H. titles) and the breed ring (handling
one dog to his CH) with her Flat-coats.
She now specializes in agility, which she found
in the very early days of the sport in the late 1980's. She has trialed 8 dogs (3 Flat-coats, 3 Border Collies, her Parson
Russell and her Papillon) in agility, earning the ADCH for 4 of them and MACH for 2 of them. She has been in the AKC and USDAA
national finals numerous times, winning the USDAA Grand Prix in 2002. She is currently showing her 7 year old Border Collie,
Trig, who has lost much of her hearing, and her 2 year old Pap, Bizou, who is just getting started. She also a young
Border Collie, Gaze, who is in training.
She has attended numerous seminars, including three levels of Chicken Camp with Bob Bailey. She continues
to attend both dog training and behavior seminars as well as agility seminars. She has taught at Say Yes, Power Paws, Competitive
Edge, A Click Above and Kinetic Agility Camps. She co-founded Flexible Flyers Agility Club and developed and taught all the
levels of agility classes there for 11 years. Since then, she has taught agility classes for her “Get Rev’d Agility”
as well as at DTCCC.
Barb teaches all levels of dogs,
but especially loves to work with new dogs and puppies and their handlers as they start their agility
2014 EO and FCI AWC Team Member!
2013 European Open Vice Champion!
(2nd Place in Large Final!)
of funded spot on the 2013 AKC EO Team!
6 World Teams, 5 National Championships, 10 Grand Prix/PGP Finals, 4
AKC Finals, 5 Steeplechase/PSJ Finals, and many DAM/PVP Finals! 2nd place in the inaugural Masters Challenge Biathlon!
20 years of experience with multiple breeds of dogs.
Seminar presenter and Agility University Faculty
Rosanne has been involved in dog agility since 1992, when she started training her flat-coated retriever.
At the time, she was 10 years old, but started in Starters/Novice like all the adults, and worked her way up from there. She
first made the USDAA Grand Prix Finals in 1997 at the age of 14, and made them again in 1999 (both with her flat-coat Dreamer).
She also acheived an ADCH title on her first dog. Since then Rosanne has been training and running border collies. With every
dog, her handling has evolved to suit both the dog and the changing sport of agility. Currently at the top of the game, Rosanne's
handling is based primarily on body cues and motion, and she puts much emphasis on predicting and guiding the dog's line of
travel through the course. She is constantly striving to push the boundaries of her handling system, and her dogs are known
for laying it all on the line in every single run.
Here is a summary of Rosanne's accomplishments in National
and International events during more than 20 years of agility. For more detail, you can see each individual dog's page.
4 ADCH Titled dogs
times on year-end Top Ten and Tournament Top Ten lists
8-time Grand Prix Finalist (with 3 different dogs), including
2nd place and twice 3rd place
3-time Steeplechase Finalist, winning the championship in 2007 and placing 2nd in 2012
2-time DAM Team Overall Podium finisher
2-time Performance Speed Jumping Finalist, winning the championship
2-time Perf Versatility Pairs Finalist, winning the championship overall in 2011
2-time Perf Grand
Prix Finalist, placing 2nd and 3rd
2nd place combined in Masters Challenge Biathlon
Many placements in individual
Team classes at Regionals and Nationals
Winner, 3 rounds at
AKC Tryouts 2013
4 MACH's on 3 different dogs
4-time AKC Finalist, making Finals 4 years in a row with 2 different
2-time National Agility Champion, winning the 20" Championship in 2010 and 2011
and 2013 AKC World Team Tryouts attendee (each year with a different dog)
Made it to, and ran clean in, the Challenger
Round 2013 with a 2.5 year old dog
Numerous placements in individual classes at Nationals
IFCS Team USA 2010:
1st place Gamblers, 1st in Team Agility, 4th Overall in Biathlon, 5th in Snooker
WAO Team USA 2011:
22" Biathlon Champion, automatically invited back for WAO 2012
Silver for Team USA, helping win several individual
classes for the Team
Individual classes: 7th in Snooker, 2nd in Gamblers, 3rd in Biathlon Jumping, and 1st in Biathlon
WAO Team USA 2012:
Bronze for Team USA, running the anchor leg to help win Relay!
Classes: 2nd in Individual Pentathlon Jumping II, 3rd in Individual Gamblers, 7th in Individual Pentathlon Jumping I
EO Team USA 2013 Member with Strafe
2nd in Final! - Vice Champion!
12th in Team Jumping,
14th in Individual Agility, 18th in Individual Jumping
EO Team USA 2014 Member with Strafe
USA 2014 Member with Strafe