Wall Climb, High Jump, Tight Rope, Ball Walk, Freestyle Disc
All my pups are rescues of various breeds and mixes, but I specifically like working with Pit Bulls and Bully mixes. The breed is extremely driven, athletically gifted and very loyal. These are some of the reasons they are also misunderstood. My passion comes in taking these dogs from an unwanted situation, working with them and showing the world how wonderful they are at so much. Once you develop a bond with a dog, they will do almost anything for you and they teach me every day.
These animals are performers and athletes, but they are my pets first and foremost. I love them all and every single one is a unique individual with wonderful qualities they are just waiting to show off!
I have no favorites – anytime we can perform in front of people and show off what these dogs can do is my favorite. If I had to name one it would be the 2019 Indiana Special Olympics Opening Ceremonies
Impulse Control is the basis for everything when training your dog. Recall is the next step for controlling your dogs in any environment. You should train for this everywhere, all the time and for their entire life.
I refuse to answer this – Love them ALL.
I grew up with big dogs and always enjoyed them. In the 80’s I acquired a Doberman and named her Mona. I used only numbers and strange words to train her and this was when I think I realized I was pretty good at this stuff. She was a great girl.
I’ve always kept a few dogs and usually bonded well with them all, but in 2005, my daughters found a stray Pit Bull puppy in ditch, brought her home and hid her from me for some time. By the time I found her she was already part of the family and her name was Karma.
By 2007, Karma had earned her role as leader of the pack – I was emptying out a horse trailer with her at my side and tossed an old Frisbee into the pasture. She went after the disc with tremendous drive and brought it back to me immediately. I threw it many more times into the evening, the next day and thus began our brand new partnership and future together – neither of us aware of what was to come. From 2008 until 2015 we travelled North America competing in Flying Disc and Dock Diving against the best in the world. With Karma, Brusair, Justice and others, we had many adventures and developed an accomplished competition team with many trophies and accolades.
By 2017 Good Karma K9Z had transitioned into a professional entertainment group and officially retired from competition. We put the trophies on the shelf and now get our pleasure from making others smile.
Be passionate, be consistent, be patient.
Retired from construction world in 2016 after almost 50 years of in the field. Before that career, I was a rodeo clown and always enjoyed entertaining the crowd.