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Kathy has been a professional dog trainer since 2005 and is the manager of Professional Animal Watching Service (PAWS), a pet sitting company. 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 8 year old rescue Coton de Tulear “Rosemary” (Basil’s Dew Of the Sea CGC, TDI,AX,AD,NV,OAC,OJC) is competing in AKC, USDAA and NADAC agility and is preparing for Obedience competition. Rosemary also enjoys her therapy dog work at a local nursing home where she sits in laps to the delight of the clients.


In training is 1 year old Golden Retriever “Delia” (Butternut Girl is on Fire CGC) for agility and obedience competition and future therapy dog work!

Kathy previously trained her Golden Retrievers were accomplished in many venues; “Emily” (Dashwood’s Winning Spirit TD,CGC,TDI,CD-C,NAC,EJC,TG-N,PK2,PG1,PJ2 2002-2016) and “Ellie” (Dashwood’s Shining Light CGC,TDI,CD-C,OAC,O-NJC,S-TN-O.NCC,PG1,PJ1 2006-2017)



  • Amanda Shyne Puppy Agility Seminar
  • 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