Meet our 6th US Open class judge, Paula Collins:
I am from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I began agility in 1996 with my Belgian Tervuren. I have also lived in Denmark and Norway where I participated in agility with my Belgians. I’ve since had a series of rescues (mostly terrier mixes) and currently compete with my BC mix and am currently training my new BC puppy. Dogs are my life’s work and I’ve been involved in the Veterinary world for over 25 years and am a Certified Professional Dog Trainer.
I have competed at the Canadian National Level with several of my dogs. We’ve achieved Regional wins and multiple podium placements at our Regional and National level. We had the fun opportunity to compete at the Nordic Nationals with one of my Belgians when living in Norway.
Since it’s inception in Canada I have been a large supporter of UKI in Canada and am the WAO Team Canada Manager for the past 7 years. Over the course of my years in agility I have competed in 5 different agility organizations, but UKI is where my heart lies. I love the challenges and speed that the courses offer teams, as well as the comradery amongst the competitors.
I have been judging agility since 2015 and it is a passion for me. I’m a Global Judging Program Affiliate Judge and am immensely grateful for the opportunity the program has provided to further my judging education. Education is crucial in my judging career and I seek out learning opportunities whenever available.
It gives me great pleasure to have the best seat in the house watching teams navigate the courses. I am beyond thrilled and thankful to have the opportunity to judge amazing teams at the 2019 UKI US Open! I can’t wait to watch the teams step to the line!