"I met Cheryl Karnes about 15 years ago when our paths crossed at an agility facility where we both taught classes. Soon after we were taking lessons from one another and I could see as I participated in her class that she was a patient, knowledgeable and caring instructor. All these years later I have seen Cheryl continue to be genuine and kind to her students and their dogs and to pursue the most effective and updated approach to teaching and participating in the sport.
Cheryl has also continued to challenge herself in the sport of agility and has achieved high levels of success with her Airedales and Border Terriers.
Most importantly I see Cheryl always put her relationship first with her dogs and her student's dogs. She takes the time the dog needs to get comfortable with the current level of training before moving forward, explains information thoroughly to her students (hmmmm...could her 30 some years as an educator have something to do with that?) and uses positive based training methods to help dogs love their work!
And last I would like to say that Cheryl is just plain nice and fun. And I know because I have sung country music with her in her car at a trial!
I have trained and titled my own dogs in the areas of Obedience, Rally, Tracking, Schutzhund and Agility."
— Diana H., Dog Trainer for 30 Years - Fun Fur Paws and Synergy Dog Sports Instructor