In the summer of 2013 Eden and 3yr old Aston traveled to Europe and
trained as well as competed in several countries including Austria,
Hungary, Slovenia and Croatia. At The Blue Danube Trophy in Korneuburg,
Austria their first international competition the pair ended up 19th
overall at the 4-day event, also winning 3rd and 4th
places in Agility (Standard) at the Julius Cup in Zalaegerszeg,
The pair trained with the best in the sport including Silvia Trkman,
Krisztina Kabai, Tereza Kralova and Lisa Frick. Eden and Aston are
honorary long distance members of the KOSSP Club in Zagreb, Croatia and
train under the watchful eye of good friend, AWC coach and EO winner
After a break in 2015 due to an Eden's ACL tear, the pair came back in
2016 with a vengeance. Aston and Eden qualified to tryout for the French
National Agility Team, they didn't make the team but they came in at
19th out of 85 of the top teams in France.
2013 "Aston" Blue Danube 19th (Korneuburg Austria)
2013 "Aston' Julius Cup 3rd Agility and 4th Jumping (Zalagerszeg
2014 "Aston" Team USA FCI Americas Y El Caribe (Peru)
2014 "Lorky" European Open Small Category Team Member (Hungary)
2014 "Aston" Team USA Border Collie Classic (Slovakia)
2014 "Aston" Team USA Monrovia Cup (Czech Republic)
2015 January- December ACL surgery and recovery
2016 "Aston" French Nation Team 19th Overall
a trainer Eden is familiar with many methods from basic clicker training
to different handling techniques. Eden specializes in international
handling techniques and course analyzation.
"Every dog and handler are different, as a trainer I need to adapt
to many different methods so I can find the best way to make that
the best that they can be"
2016, three of Eden's students made the 2016 AKC Invitationals which
honors the top 5 of each breed in Agility. Two of which are Shiba Inus.
"Any breed can do agility!"
Today Eden and Aston compete at the highest level in Agility. Eden also
has a pup from Alen's kennel Mawlch Ural (Ral) who is about to start
competing in Starters (Novice/A1) and Becks her 12lbs sheltie mix street
rescue who is just finishing up his beginning training.