In 1991 Karen began competing in canine agility. Over the years she has competed in five different agility venues: USDAA, NADAC, ASCA, AKC and CPE. She has competed at several national championships in three of these venues. In 2012 she and her dog won the ASCA Finals and the ASCA Nationals. In 2012 and 2014 she finished 2nd in her division at the NADAC Championships. In addition to the time she has spent competing she enjoyed approximately 14 years judging the sport from two venues.
One area of agility that Karen enjoys is that of helping handlers with their path skills. Understanding and being able to communicate the desired path the handler wants their dog to follow is critical to successfully navigating an agility course.
Karen follows the philosophy that agility should be first and foremost fun for the dog.