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Rachel began her professional life as a dancer and K-12 educator, and has been teaching workshops for children and adults since 1995. She made the leap to dog training in 2006, and found it a natural fit for her experience in dance, education, and psychology. Helping students to develop an awareness of themselves and their canine companions through movement and clear communication is an integral part of her coaching style, and Rachel credits the success of her own dogs in Agility, Rally, Canine Good Citizen, and Pet Assisted Therapy to the strong sense of teamwork she has developed with them through this approach.
Over the last decade, Rachel and her dogs have earned multiple USDAA, AKC, and UKI titles for their achievements in agility, have been recognized as top-ten competitors in Masters Challenge Classes (USDAA), and have celebrated podium finishes at both the regional and national level. In 2018, their national achievements include: USDAA Performance Biathlon Bronze Medalists at the Cynosport World Games (Happy Mac, P20” Class), USDAA Title Mania East Dog of the Year in Snooker, Gamblers, Standard, and Veterans Versatility Champion (Chloe, V12” Class), as well as National Championship Final Bronze Medalists (Chloe, P16” Class), Masters Series Final Silver Medalists (Picasso, 8” Class), and Speedstakes Silver Medalists (Picasso, 8” Class) at the UKI Agility International US Open.
Redline is thrilled to have Rachel on staff!