Pat Hollern - Agility Instructor

Pat has had dogs in her life from a very early age. From her best friend “Rip” (and yes he did like to tear into things) to her first Border Collie Abby, dogs have always been a pleasure. They learned the basic obedience along with the standard repertoire of tricks and became really good pets. Then in the year 2000 she acquired a hyperactive Border Collie named Shelby. While smart and intuitive, it was soon obvious that Shelby needed something more to occupy her time. Plus she needed to be taught not to gnaw on the furniture.

A good friend, the late Jack Stanton, suggested a puppy obedience class with Margaret and Charlie Schrader. This class helped so much that Pat and Shelby continued with more basic obedience classes. But Shelby was so full of energy and a desire to run, that it was soon apparent that an outlet for this energy was needed. So when Shelby reached the tender age of 18 months they entered the world of agility. Both became hooked on the high intensity work-out benefited from the discipline involved and they haven’t looked back since. In fact they added the sport of flyball to their busy schedule.

Pat began teaching agility classes at the Bella Vista Training Center in 2003. Now you can be hard pressed to find her at home in Mechanicsburg. Pat has participated in several seminars and the Clean Run Camp in 2005. She believes that positive reinforcement is the key to success when training your dog.

In 2007 Pat and Shelby earned the AKC MACH title! They quickly earned MACH 2 and MACH 3. In 2010 an injury to Shelby caused an early retirement from agility. Shelby now participates in Rally Obedience and tracking.

In July of 2009 Seren joined the family. She’s a cute little spit-fire dressed up like a Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Seren has earned her CGC, several AKC titles. She is in the advanced level of USDAA agility, and she has earned her first 4 flyball titles. All this before the age of 3. So Pat and Seren are continuing the tradition of never being home on the weekend!

Titles for Hollern's Slainte “Shelby”
AKC - NA NAJ NF OA OAJ OF AX AXJ XF MX MXJ MXF NAP NJP OAP OJP AXP AJP RN MACH MACH2 MACH3
USDAA - PD1 PS1 PJ1 PG1 PK1 PERFORMANCE PAIRS PS2 PJ2 PK2
APDT RALLY - RL1 RL2 Nationally Ranked # 17 in RL2 in 2011
NADAC - NAC NGC NJC TN-N TG-N WV-N Novice Versatility OAC OCC OJC TN-O TG-O WV-O Open Versatility EAC ECC EJC TN-E TG-E WV-E Elite Versatility S-TN-E STG-E S-WV-E
UKC - UAG1 UAG2
NAFA - FD FDX FDCH FDCH-S FDCH-G FM FMX

Titles for Gayheart’s BT Thyme to Shine “Seren”
AKC - CGC NA NAJ NF OA OAJ OF AX AXJ XF MX MXJ
MACH MACH2 MXG MJC T2B2
USDAA - SSA SJ SG SS SR AD AJ
ADCH Tournament Master Bronze, Snooker Master
NAFA - FD FDX FDCH FDCH-S
FMX
Barn Hunt – Instinct