Dana began agility in 1991 with an unlikely breed, a 6 month old Bernese Mountain Dog named Riley. Through agility she was introduced to an entirely different way to train, using a reward based system and not the aversive methods she had been taught. She quickly discovered the huge benefits of marker training...dogs that were willing partners and participants, who happily looked forward to training sessions...no matter what they were being asked to learn!
In 1999 Dana took her passion for training and competing and opened K9s In Motion, a full time dog agility business in the Chicagoland area. Since then she has trained and shown many of her dogs at the top levels in this sport, achieving National and International success. Her dogs have included those from the working, herding, toy and terrier groups...and a very special little mixed breed named "Tangle".
Dana is grateful to be able to do what she loves, teaching people how to train their dogs to become the best possible teammates, no matter what goals they aspire to reach!