I got started in agility with my Border Collie Tess in late 2001.  I was new to agility and had much to learn.  Tess and I competed in the highly competitive 20” class at the AKC Nationals in 2007 and 2010 and in 16” Preferred in 2013. During Tess’s career we obtained the highest titles in USDAA and AKC including 2 MACH titles and 1 PACH title.

I am now competing at the Masters level in AKC and USDAA with my young Border Collie Tula. (Pictured above).  With Tess and Tula we have participated in many seminars around the country. I have taught my “Course Management” class in Muscatine for 4 years. In the past couple years, I teach multiple skill level teams 3 days a week at QCDC in Davenport, IA.  I am geared toward the One Mind Dog method, but also use other techniques that I have had success with from the seminars we have attended.  Positive reinforcement, connection, cues and commitment are my passion. In every class, I try to instill positivity and encouragement with each team.

I look forward to working with you in the future!

About Dawn Ecker