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Desiree is no stranger to the field of teaching and coaching. It is her passion and what she has done all her life. She has her Teaching and Coaching Credentials from the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, and she also holds a degree from San Diego State University in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine. She is currently the Master Agility Instructor for the It’s A Dog’s World Training and Agility Center (IADW) in Sumner, Washington. She gives seminars around the US and abroad and offers remote coaching as part of her own dog training business, Pace Agility.
Desiree has had the enjoyment of working with a variety of breeds, from Terriers, Melamutes and Bloodhounds to Border Collies and Shelties in a variety of dog sports. She currently shares 4 dogs with her spouse, Daim, Pace, Cru and 9 month old Peak, all Border Collies. The 3 older dogs have competed in Agility, Obedience, Rally and Canine Nose Work. Her dogs have earned a number of titles and awards in several venues. Desiree has been involved in agility since 2004.
Desiree enjoys teaching and coaching and loves to see the lights go on for both the humans and the dogs. Desiree believes that a great handler-dog relationship along with good communication and a strong positive reinforcement history are big parts of setting a great foundation for the team.
When Desiree is not teaching or competing, you can find her and her dogs hiking in the magnificent and vast area surrounding Mt. Rainier in Washington.
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