"My goal is to help you understand what makes your dog tick and help you build that special relationship with your pet. To keep both you and your dog enthusiastic in your training methods. To help you not only with your dog's manners, but to make sure that both you and your dog are having fun! I want to ensure your pet is a welcomed part of any community." - Karen Brearley
My love for dogs began when I was very young…. I was always bringing home strays …fortunately my mother shared this love of animals. My training experience began with horses…I trained several from the “ground up”. When Steve and I were married we decided our family was not complete without a dog so we purchased our first purebred dog, a Golden Retriever named Brew. He taught me many things but unfortunately his life was cut short. Next came my first Belgian, Belle who was my first competition dog. From there I got the bug and started competing not only in obedience but herding, agility and conformation.
Kaos was next…. He was my first conformation champion as well as obedience champion. My highlight with him was High in Trial at the 2002 Tervuren nationals in the U.S. with 82 dogs competing. George was my first toy dog and it really has been an eye opener. His first time in the ring, George and I came home with a High in Trial. Although he earned his Canadian Championship, his Can and U.S. CD’s and his U.S. RA… and is a St. John’s Ambulance Therapy Dog, I was unable to continue training with him due to health concerns. Cleo aka FLEA, who has her Can Ch. One leg of her Open title and Rally Advanced titles also has health issues so her training too was cut short.
Some of my accomplishments include: DCH. OTCH. CH Fairfax Hot on Your Heels HAs HAd SDS RE Am CDX RN Asca RS-N “EMBER” was the TOP Versatility Sheltie in Canada 2010 and then the TOP VERSATILITY SHELTIE at the 2013 U.S. NATIONALS. Many High in Trial Awards
AM/CAN GCH OTCH Grandgables Whats New Pussycat HA, RE Am CDX RN (NADAC) Starter agility "Kitty"
AM/CAN GCH BIS Longhauls Its My Turn "Gilbert"
I love playing on both sides of the fence and also judge CKC, AKC and ASCA obedience at all levels as well as Rally. I am also a CKC Herding Judge and have been an evaluator for the St. John’s Ambulance Pet Therapy Program. I currently work for Citadel helping veterans and first responders with their service dogs. I truly enjoy watching the teams perform and can appreciate all the hard work that goes into getting into the ring. I love that dogs make us smile!