Happy New Year





Our SureFire Dogs ~ Winee & Kindle 



As of December 31, 2021 SureFire Dogs Training Center has closed it's doors.

We want to thank all our clients and our fabulous staff for 10 years of wonderful training with you all.

Christie and Louise are retiring and though we are sad to be leaving you all we are excited for the next phase of our lives.

We wish you all the best with your training and future.

Warm regards

SureFire Dogs Training Center


Kathy has been a professional dog trainer since 2005 and works for Professional Animal Watching Service (PAWS), a pet sitting service. She has owned dogs for 40+ years and has been actively training since 1995. Kathy has successfully trained her Golden Retrievers in Obedience Tracking and Agility.




Kathy's 4 year old Golden Retriever “Delia” (Butternut Girl is on Fire  CCA CGC TDI TKI OA  AXJ XF AD TN-N CD-CCH CDX-CCH) is competing in AKC, USDAA and NADAC agility.  Delia also competes in AKC and CDSP Obedience and recently she started to compete in Fast CAT and loves it! We hope to resume her Therapy Dog work as soon as it is allowed.







Kathy previously trained two other Golden Retrievers and a Coton de Tulear who were accomplished in many venues:

“Emily” (Dashwood’s Winning Spirit TD CGC TDI CD-C NAC EJC TG-N PK2 PG1 PJ2) 2002-2016       

“Ellie” (Dashwood’s Shining Light CGC TDI CD-C OAC O-NJ TN-O NCC PG1 PJ1) 2006-2017      

“Rosemary”( Basil’s Dew of the Sea” CGC TDI THD AX AD NV OAC OJC)      2009-2020

She excelled as a Therapy dog!           




  • Sue Sternberg Resource Guarding Thresholds 2021
  • Trish King Resource Guarding Thresholds Management 2021
  • Amanda Shyne Obstacle Commitment on the Run March 2019
  • Amanda Shyne Handling Seminar October 2018
  • Camp Gone to the Dogs 2018
  • Amanda Shyne Weaves that Wow Seminar 2018
  • Amanda Shyne Puppy Agility Seminar 2017
  • Conditioning and Structure Seminar
  • Red Cross Pet First Aid Certification, 2009
  • Freestyle with Laurel Rabschutz, 2008
  • Camp Gone to the Dogs 2000-2002, 2004-2010
  • Rhonda Carter Agility Seminar 2005
  • Lauri Baker Agility Seminar 2004

Other dog-related affiliations include:

  • Teamwork Agility Club of Central Massachusetts
  • Club Home Visitor for Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue


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