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Shelby Richardson

Shelby has been involved in dog agility for over 20 years and began competing at age 5. Shelby spent most of her childhood observing/learning dog training and behavior from many different professionals across the state of Texas. Through these experiences, Shelby gained the skills and knowledge necessary to become the trainer, handler and instructor she is today. Over the years, Shelby achieved many different titles with her dogs, including 10 AKC Master Agility Championships. She attended the AKC National Agility Championship 6 times, making the finals with her 16” border collie, Swift, in 2011. She attended the AKC World Team Tryouts with Swift in 2011 and 2012 and aspires to be a team member someday. Shelby has been teaching group classes for 10 years and is a certified AKC CGC Evaluator. At Top Dog, Shelby manages the social media, aides in IT, teaches agility & basic obedience classes and is the chief course builder at the AKC Agility trials. She also helps run the AKC Fast CAT events! 

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