has been around horses and dogs his entire life, and has been competing in agility for 6 years. James and Lucy, a English Springer Spaniel acheived a PACH as well as clean runs at both the 2017 National Agility Championship and Westminister agility trial in New York. Currently he is bringing up two young dogs, a border collie and a border collie whippet mix who are just beginning to trial. "I like to focus on a high rate of positive reinforcement with short but intense training sessions that leave the dogs wanting more". "I want both the handler and the dog to feel good about the process as they are learning new skills".