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Austin Dog Training

Karen spent 20 years in the public health sector as a Social Worker before changing her career path to working with dogs.  She has been training, teaching, competing, and titling for the past 16 years.  


She works extensively with owners on how to provide black and white clear communication to their dog, and how to manage the pack in a multi-dog household.


Karen is the primary trainer for all of the Board and Train clients, and has been told on more than one occasion "You're a miracle worker".


She is also a UKC Nosework Judge and she plans, organizes, and competes in nosework trials in the Central Texas area.


She currently trains, competes, and titles in Agility, Disc, Nosework, IPO, Mondioring and Dock Diving.


Karen is also the founder of  San Gabriel Dock Divers

Austin Dog Training
Austin Dog Training

Below are her accomplishments in various disciplines with her personal dogs

Kuma (Rainbow Bridge)  German Shepherd

  • IPO Tracking 1-3 (99, 99, 96 points respectively)

  • AD (13 mile endurance test)


Aiki (Rainbow Bridge)  German Shepherd

  • 2009 SCR VPG/FH Championship - FH Champion

  • FH1 99 points

  • FH2 97 points


Miko (Rainbow Bridge)  Border Collie/Australian Cattle Dog

  • AX, AXJ

  • Star member of the Rockin Mighty Mutt Dog Show

  • Thirty performances with Extreme Canines


Macy (Retired)  Australian Cattle Dog

  • NA, NAJ


Akilah (Rainbow Bridge)  Belgian Malinois

  • IPO3

  • 2009 SCR VPG/FH Championship - 1st place VPG2

  • IPO1 (97-92-92) High Tracking, High Obedience, High Protection, High in Trial

  • FH1 94 points


Java (Retired)  Pit Bull Mix

  • UKC Elite Nosework 

  • NA, NAJ, NF  Currently competing in the Open Class in AKC agility

  • Dock Diving 

  • Disc


Jet   Australian Cattle Dog

  • Dock Diving

  • Disc

  • Agility

Jag (Retired)  Dutch Shepherd

  • IPO1 (100-95-97)

  • 2011 SCR IPO/FH Championhip - High in Trial - High Obedience (95) - High Protection (98) - High Handler Owner Trained

  • IPO2 (100-94-94)

  • 2012 SCR IPO/FH Championship - IPO3 4th Place and High Obedience (96)

  • Currently competing at the Masters level in AKC agility

  • AKC Eukanuba Agility Invitational X2



Java's very first AKC showing in JWW.  1st Place!

Jag's Excellent Jumpers Title Run

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