Passionate About Agility

I started my competitive career with a Kerry Blue Terrier in Obedience at the age of 14 before moving on to Jr. Handling and Confirmation.  I have been in the sport of agility since 1994.

I was an Artful Dodger member in Baltimore, Maryland and started the agility program for Catoctin Kennel Club, and then off to create the agility program for the Companion Dog Training Center in Fort Myers, Florida.  I ran their program for seven years.

Next, I was off to Orlando and serving as Chairperson/President of Dog-On-It Agility Club of Central Florida for eight years.  While there, I served as Trial Chairperson for their USDAA shows.

Aside from being a current agility competitor, I spend most of my time helping my students love and master agility by teaching lessons at my home in East Orlando.  I also conduct agility seminars and workshops at my field or yours.

Finally, I’m dog portrait artist and mural painter. You might see my work at an upcoming AKC show.

Now... about my dogs!

Mindy Lytle

Zoe, my 12 inch Jack Russel Terrier, achieved her MACH 5, ADCH, UDCH, NATCH, making her one of the very few dogs with championships in all venues of agility.

 

She ranked in the top ten of 12-inch dogs, in all classes, for six years, placed in USDAA’s Grand Prix finals three out of five times, and third in the $4,000 Dog Agility Steeplechase Championships in 2000. 

Zoe was the #1 Jack Russell Terrier and top Terrier in AKC, along with the #1 Jack Russell Terrier for the most MACH points.  She placed with two out of three AKA Championship finals attended.  Zoe also earned her Senior Earth Dog title, Rally Excellent Title, and many other distinctions.  She was truly a special dog.

Zoe

Sting

Sting was my second dog.  A Jack Russell Terrier, Sting earned his AKC Breed Championship Title at the age of six months.  He earned his ADCH in USDAA and Elite Title in NADAC, Championship in UKC, and ran the Excellent level in AKC.  

 

In 2005 and 2007, Sting was a Steeplechase finalist at the USDAA Nationals.  He was also a Grand Prix finalist in 2007.

Zoe

Zoe

Switch, was my first Border Collie and achieved her USDAA ADCH, AKC MACH, and has competed at the Elite level in NADAC.  In 2007 Switch placed 5th at the AKC National Agility Championships 24-inch division.

 

In 2009, Switch was one of two maxi dogs that represented the USA in the finals at the European Open Championships in Holland.

Switch

String was my second dog.  A Jack Russell Terrier, String earned his AKC Breed Championship Title at the age of six months.  He earned his ADCH in USDAA and Elite Title in NADAC, Championship in UKC, and ran the Excellent level in AKC.  

 

In 2005 and 2007, Sting was a Steeplechase finalist at the USDAA Nationals.  He was also a Grand Prix finalist in 2007.

Sting

Shocker

Shocker was my next Border Collie and quickly earned his ADCH and began working at the Excellent level in AKC and Elite level in NADAC.

Switch

Smack

The next member of my house is a Border Collie named Smack.  Smack is currently working up the levels of CPE, AKC, and USDAA.  You’re also likely to find Smack assisting in your lesson.  She loves to show-off and is a big help in building the confidence of young dogs.

Finally, there’s Cane, my Jack Russell Terrier.  Cane just beginning her agility journey having spent the last few years as Dock Diving Champion.

Cane

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