Morganne has been involved in dog agility for 12 years and has had much success at the regional and national level. She grew up training and competing with horses in performance sports and in addition to being a strong competitor; she was also a riding instructor and coach.
Her first agility dog, Sage, was deaf, and presented Morganne with the challenge of communicating with her on the agility course which led to the adoption of a motion-based handling system. Sage not only earned her agility championship title, she was also a Steeplechase semi-finalist at the USDAA nationals.
Morganne currently competes with 2 dogs MACH 2, ADCH Summit, (Border Collie) and MACH 2, ADCH Soleil, (Sheltie). Both dogs have been national finalists including both earning spots on the podium. She is currently training her Sheltie puppy, Kieran, with the goal of competing with him at the international level.
In order to stay on the cutting edge of the sport, Morganne regularly attends seminars and camps taught by agility instructors from all over the world. Her focus for the past five years has been learning and applying the One Mind Dogs philosophy.
Morganne holds a Master’s degree in education and has 16 years of experience instructing at the collegiate level. She is committed and passionate about teaching her students how to be effective dog trainers and handlers while always instilling a clear understanding of the “why”. Her teaching methodology promotes active learning principles with a dash of fun and laughter.