Our dogs are our family and they are a huge part of The Brightside. You will often see Stella, a 10 year old rescue Border Collie, play "lifeguard" during beginner swimmer lessons. In obedience lessons, you're likely to see "the face" of the Brightside....Hush, a 4 year old Border Collie who was born deaf! He is an inspiration to many and never stops teaching us new things.
When the dogs aren't racing around the farm or helping us teach lessons, they also train and compete in a variety of performance dog sports: agility, dock diving, and frisbee. We currently have three Master Agility Champions (MACh), one National Champion in Dock Diving, and nine World Champion Disc Dogs, one World Record holder in disc and two AKC Conformation Champions (CH). Dog sports are a great way to give a high energy dog a "job" or to help build confidence for dogs who are unsure...not to mention, it is just plain FUN!
Meet Remedy, our princess! She is a 7 year old Border Collie. Remedy was my third agility dog and my second Master Agility Champion (MACh) and she is halfway to her second MACh! She qualified in 2012, 2013, and 2014 for the AKC Agility Nationals and qualified for the 2015 U.S Open. While she loves agility, frisbee is her passion. She has been a World Finalist for Skyhoundz and USDDN in 2013, 2014, and 2015. In 2015, she placed 1st at the World Finals to become a new World Champion in Pairs Distance and Accuracy. In 2016, Remedy became a two time World Champion -- this time in Bullseye. In 2017, she became a three time World Champion -- this time in Time Trial. Remedy is one of my main "go to" dogs when it comes to obedience lessons and demos.