Janet Gauntt

IMG_9515.JPGJanet has competed and been successful in many dog sports including obedience, tracking, flyball, herding, disc dog, and dog agility since acquiring her first Sheltie in 1981. She began instructing obedience in 1983 and moved on to exhibiting and instructing dog agility (group, private, and seminars) in 1989.

She has personally titled many different breeds in agility (Shelties, Papillon, Swedish Vallhund, and Border Collies), obedience (Shelties, Kerry Blue Terrier,  Border Collies), and flyball (Shelties, Swedish Vallhund, Border Collies, Rottweiler).  She has had hundreds of students go on to be successful in agility and obedience with breeds of all types and levels of drive.  In addition, many of her students have gone on to place in National competitions and represent the USA in international competition.

An active judge, Janet has been judging dog agility since 1990 both in the U.S. (USDAA, AKC) and abroad  (IFCS, FCI, ADAA, BKC) and has judged multiple National competitions and world team selection events.  An active exhibitor as well, she has been  a semi-finalist at Cynosport (aka the USDAA Nationals)  most years since the mid 1990s and has made finals with her Sheltie Sam and her Border Collie Legend.

Janet’s dogs:   Currently she owns and trains Border Collies.  Her oldest is Legend’s son BWBC Sequel (national Top Ten from 2010 to 2017 in multiple Championship categories including #1 Gamblers, #1 Standard (twice), and #2 Snooker). Sequel (Legend x BWBC Rosa) was again in the Top Ten nationally in 2017 in five Championship categories.  Both Sequel and younger brother BWBC Johnny B (#4 in 2016 Top Ten Jumpers) continue to do well in a number of dog sports including agility (USDAA/AKC), herding (USBCHA), rally obedience (WCRL), and disc dog (Skyhoundz, UpDog).

And finally, Sequel’s son BWBC Legacy (BWBC Sequel x BWBC Finale) has begun some limited showing in the Starters classes, and in well along in his trick training and foundation work for agility, herding, and rally !