Meaghan O’Neill

Sherwood Park, AB
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  • When did you first becoming involved in Agility? Born into it, my family started doing agility when I was very young, and I was raised around it.
  • How long have you been an agility judge? Became a Starters/Advanced judge in 2015, will be be finishing up and becoming a Masters judge in 2018.
  • Do you run a dog in agility now? Yes I currently run 3 Border Collies in agility
  • What breed/jump height/category (regular/special/veteran)? All Border Collies, 1 12″ in Double Drop Vet and 2 in 24″ Regular.
  • What other types of dogs have you run in Agility? I have also competed with a Shetland Sheepdog and a Berger Picard, and several other Border Collies.
  • What jump heights? 16″ Regular, 22″ Regular
  • Did you run in Regular/Special/Veteran? I have run in both Regular and Vets.
  • What is the highest title you have attained in any agility organization? My dog Flyte achieved her Lifetime Award in AAC.
  • What organizations do you participate in? AAC, CKC, USDAA, AKC, UKI other? AAC, CKC, UKI
  • What organizations have you previously participated in? AAC, CKC, USDAA, AKC, UKI other? AAC, CKC, UKI, NADAC
  • Do you have any dietary restrictions? (Gluten free etc) Nope I can eat everything.
  • Do you have kenneling expenses when you are booked to judge out of town? No
  • Are you comfortable with Billeting? Hotelling? Both? Yes, both work fine.
  • Do you have snacking preferences? Anything
  • Do you prefer to fly/drive/no preference? Either is fine
  • Do you ever run your dogs in the trials you judge? (Under another judge) Yes all the time, I prefer to bring a dog with me when I judge to compete with as well.
  • Have you attended any course design clinics? If so, which ones/what year? No
  • Do you have a particular philosophy around course design or judging? Flow and dog’s path are very important to me, the perfect course is when no matter how technical it flows and is smooth for the dog. I also like to think outside the box for courses and games especially, I love to make courses interesting and make handlers say Wow.. cool lol
  • What do you like best about judging? Making courses is fun, but seeing them executed perfectly and everything goes how you thought it would is especially satisfying as a judge. But I love seeing people have fun with their dogs, grow and get better, but still go out and just have a love for the game, and sharing that with their pup.