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Sarah Baker - June 2016

Fresh off of her second NAC win with her Border Collie, Hops, Sarah Baker will be coming to The Field (Northridge) June 10-12 for three training sessions.  The focus for the workshops will be on handling.  


Friday, June 10 - Private Lessons

Private lessons with Sarah will be available for $80/hour on Friday afternoon and evening.  


Saturday, June 11 - Masters (Full Day)

This session is for dogs competing at the Excellent/Masters level in AKC and USDAA.  $120 for a working spot; 9 working spots.


Sunday, June 12 - Young Dog (Half Day, AM)

This session is intended for dogs who are not yet competing, or who would like to brush up on foundations and short sequences.  Jumps and tunnels only.  $75 for a working spot; 6 working spots.


Sunday, June 12 - Novice/Open (Half Day, PM)

This session is intended for dogs who are currently competing at the Novice and Open levels.  $75 for a working spot; 6 working spots.


Auditing is available for each session. Auditing fees are $15 for half day, $25 for full day.


Saturday's session will run from 8:30-5 with a lunch break.  The Sunday morning session will run from 8:30-12:30, and the afternoon session from 1:00-5:00.


Lunch is available for $10 per day.  Drinks and snacks will be provided.  


To register, e-mail Kate Bernstein at



About Sarah


Sarah Baker became interested in dog training at the age of 13, which led to her raising her first Guide Dog puppy.  She ended up raising 5 more Guide Dog puppies and 7 service dog puppies, and in 2000 made a career in training dogs and started teaching obedience classes.  She first started in agility in 2008, and quickly became hooked.  


In 2015, Sarah made AKC history by winning the National Agility Championship with both her border collie, Hops, in 20" and her Novice A dog, labrador retriever, Rice, in 20" Preferred at the same event.  Later that year, both Hops and Rice made multiple podium appearances at the USDAA Cynosport World Championships.  She rounded out the year by winning a spot onto the 2016 European Open team with Hops, after finishing the tryout event in a cumulative first place.  In March, Hops & Sarah upheld their title as NAC champion by repeating their win in the 20" class.  You can watch their Finals run here


In addition to Hops and Rice, Sarah competes with her All-American, Dillon, who has had a successful career including being ranked as the #1 mixed breed dog in AKC Agility in 2014.  Based in the Pacific Northwest, Sarah teaches foundations through competition classes, and works with dogs of all breeds and sizes.


For more about Sarah, visit her website here.

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