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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 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 10 year old rescue Coton de Tulear “Rosemary” (Basil’s Dew Of the Sea CGC TDI THD AX AD NV OAC OJC ) has competed in AKC, USDAA and NADAC agility. Rosemary enjoys her weekly Therapy dog visits to a local nursing home where she sits in laps to the delight of the clients!


Kathy's 2 year old Golden Retriever “Delia” (Butternut Girl is on Fire CGC TDI TKI NAJ NA NF CDX-C CD-CCH CD) is competing in AKC, USDAA and NADAC agility.  Delia also competes in AKC and CDSP Obedience and recently passed her Therapy Dog test and will begin her Therapy Dog work soon.




Kathy previously trained two other Golden Retrievers 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




  • 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