Professor Meg McCarthy

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A rising star on the international agility scene and popular instructor, Meg McCarthy has been active in the sport of agility for the past 15 years and began training and competing with dogs when she was just 11 years old. Meg and her Sheltie, Bolt, are 2-time consecutive AKC World Team members, representing the USA at the AWC in 2016 (Spain) and again this year in the Czech Republic.

Meg has competed on a national and international level with multiple dogs. She has earned multiple agility championships, holds multiple regional championship titles, has competed in National semi-finals, Westminster finals, and is a two-time consecutive AKC World Team member. She began instructing in 2012 and has taught a variety of levels, from puppy foundations to advanced handling skills. With students ranging in age from 15 to 80 and dogs of every size and temperament, Meg has built a diverse set of motivational skills to help handlers find their own success. Her students have gone on to accomplish many of their goals, including finishing championship titles and competing regionally, nationally, and even internationally. She believes in positive agility training and making the game fun for both handler and dog while applying a unique “coaching” style, rather than just an instructional one. Because she doesn’t prescribe to any one system, Meg is constantly finding ways to gain a competitive edge by applying new techniques to a core set of handling cues individualized for every team.

Professor Meg McCarthy


Urban Agility: Small-Space Skills (Not Just) For City-Dwelling Dogs!

Instructor: Meg McCarthy
Start Date: September 7, 2017
Registration Closed: September 21, 2017

Who says you need a full course to build great foundation and fancy...