Kathleen is a graduate of Findlay College with a deegree in Equestrian Studies as well as Colorado State University with degrees in Equine Science and Veterinary Medicine.
Kathleen's training experince began in 1978 as a professional show horse trainer and instructor. In 1988 she began training her first corgi Stuart in obedience as a way to spend some "fun time" with him. With her second Corgi Ben she branched out into the dog sports of agility and herding which very quickly became her passion. She started teaching agility classes soon after moving to her current location in northwest Fort Collins in 1998 and soon thereafter Get Over it Agility was born.
Kathleen is currently training her Border Collies Tic, Gibbs and Mark and Corgi Prue. You can often find Kathtleen and her Corgi Prue riding her trike in beautiful downtown fort Collins.
Kathleen has trained with many internationally ranked professionals in Aility and Sheep Herding from the US as well as Wales, South Africa, Hungary and Britain, to name a few.
MACH ADCH HC Boy Named Sue HSAS, HSAlX, HSBS, HSBI. "Sue" was a Steeplechase finalist in 2004 and a Grand Prix finalist in 2005 at the USDAA Nationals and won the Gamblers class at the 2005 USDAA Nationals. Kathleen and Sue were also members of the USA team that competed at the European Open in Montechiari, Italy in 2007.
What's New Pussycat "Jones", AX, AXJ, MAD, CD, PT, and therapy dog.
MACH, ADCH HC Mel CD, HSAS, HXAS Mel competed in both the USDAA Nationals and the AKC Nationals in 2001, 2002 and 2003 and was a therapy dog.
BJ's Lil Bit O' Aztec Gold "Ben", PT, NA.
Stuart, CD and therapy dog.
Phoebe Dunker has always had a love for animals. Whether it was working for a pet sitting and dog boarding business during summers while in college or at the Canine Learning Center after graduating in 2004 from CSU, she has always found a way to keep dogs in life. She graduated from CSU in 2004 with a Bachelors in EquineScience and then again from CSU in 2013 with a Masters in Business Administration.
Phoebe got her first Aussie, Trigger, in 2003 and has enjoyed every day since. She joined GOIA in 2006 and has made many great friends within the group. Phoebe and Trigger competed in both agility and sheep herding. She just got a second Aussie pup and is looking forward to beginning his agility career too. This October will be Phoebe’s first year teaching classes and she is very excited to take this next step in her canine career. See you in class!