Canine Sports Academy has brought together a well-rounded group of instructors.
Kathy envisioned and developed the Academy. It was a dream come true opening in Sept 2007. She has had dogs most of her life. Her primary breed has been the Siberian Husky, Cardigan Welsh Corgis, Pointers plus from time to time fostered. As of 2021, she has been actively involved in breeding, showing, teaching and much more for 45 yrs. Her dogs have titled in numerous performance events such as conformation, obedience, rally, and agility.
Kathy is a Canine Good Citizen evaluator, certified in Canine Fitness, Pet CPR & First Aid, and certified Trick Dog Instructor She is also a Mentor for the Animal Behavior College.
Sandy started training and showing obedience with German Shepard dogs in 1985. She was an active member of the Cape Fear dog Training Club in Fayetteville, North Carolina for 7 years. She taught all levels of obedience from Novice to Utility and served as training director for 6 of those 7 years. After moving to Oklahoma in 1992 she continued to show obedience and became involved with Therapy Dog International. She has judged fun matches and administered the AKC Canine Good Citizen test in Oklahoma for the Oklahoma German Shepard Club.
After a 6 year hiatus from showing, while completing a Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma in Special Education, Dr. Ludwig has been showing her GSD Allie in Rally and Obedience. She has put several obedience titles and an RAE title on her GSD, Allie. She is currently competing in Rally with Bandit. She is a CGC Evaluator.
Kari is a 2nd generation dog show enthusiast. She started showing in JR Showmanship and for the past 10+ years has been professionally handling show dogs for clients. She has finished over 250 champions, has won at Specialty shows, as well as at the group and breed levels.
She mentors new people in the sport of dog shows and looks forward to the success of Canine Sports Academy. She has also put Obedience and Rally titles on her dogs.
Le is a Norman, OK native. She has had dogs all her life. Now a Master Trainer in Canine Fitness and Certified Trick Dog Instructor. She has been active In Flyball and Luring with her dogs, Kiwi and JJ.
In her spare time she is active with Oklahoma Thunder Dock Diving. Kiwi is now 6th in the world for speed retrieve. She has an average speed of 5.348 seconds.
Le is now our main Fitness & Trick and Scent instructor. She also teaches both Puppy classes, Beginner Basic Obedience and CGC classes. She is certified as a Canine Good Citizen instructor and
Needless to say, Le is an important part of the Academy Family. Kathy says she’d be lost without her!
DeAnn came to the Academy in January 2018 as a student with the Animal Behavior College. She graduated with honors. She was immediately welcomed on board as an instructor/trainer. She has been a wonderful addition to our staff. DeAnn has multiple areas of expertise including nutrition and diet, massage, and is certified in Pet CPR.
All of the following classes at CSA are taught by DeAnn: beginner puppy, polite puppy, beginner basic and interim. Also, an AKC Evaluator teaching CGC, CGCA, CGCU classes. Her love of animals and helping people is very evident.
Heather came to us in April 2014 as an intern for the Animal Behavior College. After completing her curriculum she stayed on board for five years. Her departure was because the military transferred her husband to Japan. We are thrilled they came back to Oklahoma. While in Japan she had the opportunity to work with the Misawa Pet Kennel and Junko Koutsuka at Pawers Wish. There she was able to provide a variety of classes for all training levels and help host some fun events for both the Americans on base as well as the local Japanese population. Thrilled she rejoined our team!
Susan worked her dogs in numerous events from Conformation to Obedience and Rally. She had a great personality and helped new people feel comfortable training their dogs. She passed away quite suddenly. We miss her dearly. Susan was the sister of Sandy Ludwig.