The Butlers don’t just work with YOUR dogs. Their personal “play time” is spent with their dogs — and they are VERY good at both!

It is not enough for the trainer asking for your  dollars to have always loved dogs. Even if you don’t think performance titles matter for YOUR dog, shouldn’t the person who works with your dog be an accomplished trainer? At the higher levels, performance titles provide peer-approved recognition of exemplary training and handling skills. When you ask a trainer, “What have you accomplished with dogs?” performance titles provide proof of results, not just theory. It is not enough to claim to have trained dogs for ten years if one has merely repeated the same six months’ inexperience twenty times over! Dennis and Kris can boast a long history of the highest levels of success in the world’s most respected competitive dog sporting venues!

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PNAC MACH LAB HENRY NATIONAL AGILITY CHAMP

March 2013, American Dog Obedience Center’s special brand of training carried Dennis & Lab Henry (American Revved Up Ford) to a 2013 AKC NATIONAL AGILITY CHAMPIONSHIP – making Henry the first Labrador Retriever EVER to win that prestigious title.

Previously, during January 2012, less than 4 years after first walking into an agility ring, Dennis and Lab Henry earned AKC’s Master Agility Championship title (MACH). Dennis & Lab Henry earned 61 first-placements in Excellent B (Masters) agility on way to their AKC MACH title.

LINCOLN 2019 AKC AGILITY NATIONALS

March 2019, Dennis & Lincoln competed at the AKC National Agility Championships in Tulsa – not merely “running” but remaining near the top of their class throughout, on into the Challengers Round.

LINCOLN AKC AGILITY NATIONALS MARCH 2016

Dennis & border collie Lincoln met AKC’s most stringent requirements ever to qualify for – and ROCK – 2016’s National Agility Championship in Tulsa

HOT ROD LINCOLN AKC AGILITY NOV 2016

LAB HENRY PERFECT AKC RALLY OKC AUG 2014

AKC’s Oklahoma City Summer Sizzler Obedience Trial, our formerly field trialing recent National Agility Champion rocked precision rally. Saturday’s rally judge told spectators that Lab Henry’s 100-point (perfect score) performance was “exquisite” — adding it was as though she could hear a symphony. Henry blushed. This weekend contributed to Henry’s AKC RAE (highest level) title with such high scores that add’ly he qualified for AKC’s Rally National Championships.

RAVE ON AGILITY PRACTICE 2016

Beginning October 2017, after only six months of limited trialing, Kris’s young border collie Rave On earned AKC’s agility AX & AXJ titles and began running in Master & Premier. They entered their first AKC rally trial together in April 2019. By November (last trial before 2020 shut-downs), Rave On had earned Novice, Advanced, and Excellent rally titles. In 2021 they completed Master Rally.

YARR SWAGGER

From 2009 – 2011 Kris and border collie Yarr earned AKC’s Excellent Standard and Excellent Jumpers agility titles with 18 first placements along the way. Yarr (Lock-Eye All American) was retired from agility early in 2013, due to bilateral hip dysplasia. By October 2013 Yarr and Kris had earned AKC’s highest rally title (RAE) with 8 High Combined in Trial awards and 4 perfect scores among his double-qualifying courses. In the process Yarr qualified for the 2014 AKC National Rally Championship event.