Agility Training with Judy Kolva: 9:30 a.m. Young Dog Class
December 7 from 9:30 am to 11:15 am
One event on February 2, 2022 at 9:30 am
One event on March 9, 2022 at 9:30 am
One event on April 20, 2022 at 9:30 am
One event on May 4, 2022 at 9:30 am
One event on June 8, 2022 at 9:30 am
One event on July 13, 2022 at 9:30 am
One event on August 3, 2022 at 9:30 am
One event on September 7, 2022 at 9:30 am
One event on October 5, 2022 at 9:30 am
One event on November 9, 2022 at 9:30 am
One event on December 7, 2022 at 9:30 am
Agility Training Sessions with Judy Kolva will take place selected Tuesdays and Wednesdays, with morning, afternoon and evening sessions available on Tuesdays; three sessions of young dog classes available on Wednesday mornings; and a puppy class on Wednesday mornings.
Limited private lessons are also available.
To enroll, email Judy Kolva directly. Do not contact BVTC about availability.
Judy Kolva has trained and trialed with both Cocker Spaniels and Border Collies. Her dogs have earned many titles in both AKC and USDAA competition. Her dogs have been team finalists at the USDAA World Cynosport games from 2006-2013. These finishes include a second-place overall finish in 2008 against 200 teams from around the world. Also in 2009, her young dog’s team won the team relay, making that her second podium finish. In 2009, Opal’s team once again finished third for another podium finish. Opal was also in the top 10 world team points during 2009. At the 2010 nationals, Opal had two top 15 finishes and in 2011 she made the Grand Prix finals against more than 300 dogs from around the world. In 2012 Opal made both Steeplechase and Grand Prix finals at the Cynosport, one of only a handful of dogs to make both finals. In 2013, Judy and Opal’s team once again made team finals. At the 2009 AKC nationals, her young dog Opal was the top dog from Pennsylvania in the team competition and led the Pennsylvania team to its first-ever state finals with a second-place finish. At 2010 AKC Nationals, Opal was once again the top dog from Pennsylvania, and Ty was second place in the state team competition. They once again led Pennsylvania to a medal finish for the second year in a row. In 2014, Judy and Opal were finalists in the AKC National Competition in Harrisburg!
Judy believes in positive training for the dog and building confidence for the handler. She feels that the handler and dog need to learn to trust each other to develop the best team possible. She also helps handlers to develop their own personal handling system by analyzing skills and abilities. She has studied and trained both in the Greg Derrett system and the Linda Mecklenburg system. And for the dogs, she believes in a strong foundation of skills encompassing jumping, contacts, weaving, motion and speed. This is done by breaking down skills, high rate of reward and building the dog’s confidence.
When not teaching or showing, Judy is judging! Judy is an agility judge for both the AKC and UKI. Bella Vista is pleased to have Judy as a regular presenter.
Please note that Judy is very popular; these spots will fill up fast, so don’t delay if you wish to participate.