Kelly McMahon started teaching Agility in 2005 and has been with Jump Start Dog Sports since 2008. She currently teaches 14 group Agility classes, primarily at the Competition Level. Most of her students compete locally in Agility, and some compete at the National Level. A few of her students take her classes “for the fun of it”.
“Team McMahon” (Kelly and her dogs) have been competing in Agility at both the Local and National levels for the past 20 years, and have completed Agility Championships in both AKC and USDAA. Additionally, Kelly has put Obedience Utility titles on her Border Collie, “Bingo” and Jack Russell Terrier, “Dixie” – who was the first of her breed to earn an AKC Utility Title (at the tender age of only two years old).
Kelly is clearly passionate about both teaching and competing in Agility. Her goal is to ensure each dog has a positive learning experience, such that they can’t tell the difference between “playing” and “training”.
Kelly works diligently to encourage lots of laughter and eager learning from her human students during classes, all the while helping each canine/human team to develop their own fun and amazing relationship together!