Laura has been training and competing with dogs in agility for over a decade. She absolutely loves Border Collies, and has quite the “six-pack”. She and her husband’s canine family consist of 6 BC’s, including Havoc, Wyn, Space Monkey, Fireball, Stat, and the newest addition Hot Shot.
Laura began teaching at Jump’n Java Agility in 2006, initially assisting Anne Kajava with classes and then taking on classes of her own. She has been with Jump’n Java ever since, and is appreciated by her students for a special balance of understanding and tenacity which pushes each individual to reach their personal best. She is also a co-founder of Morgan Hill Dog Sports.
Highlights of Laura and her dog’s careers are, most recently, Stat being a Steeplechase Finalist at the 2013 USDAA Championships placing 4th overall, and at the same competition making it to the Grand Prix Finals and placing 8th. Her dog Brazen was a Team Finalist at the USDAA National Championships in 2008 and Wyn was a Steeplechase Finalist in 2007.