Dog Sports


I’ve been competing in dog sports for about 14 years. My competition partners are primitive dogs. Why primitive dogs? Because there is something truly special about creating a partnership with a dog that is not genetically predisposed to willingly work with me. Primitive dogs have long been labeled “untrainable” and I enjoy challenging this incorrect assumption. In doing so I was the first known owner/trainer to put Barn Hunt titles, Scent Work titles (with the exception of Tracking), and Rally Obedience titles including an off-leash title, on a New Guinea Singing Dog. All done with positive reinforcement training methods.

Dogs and Titles

(As of May 2019)

Nozomi Kihaku Tsuki No Usagi - RN, RLP-AOE, RLPX, RL1-AOE, CGCA, CGCU, TKI, "Saga" (Shiba Inu)

Kihaku's Road Less Traveled RLP, RLPX, RL1, RL2, NW1, SD-NB, SD-NC, SD-NE, RATI, RATN, RATO, CGCA, All Star Team 2014, - "Journey" (New Guinea Singing Dog)

Innisfree Mashigura of Kihaku HIT, BN, PCD, CD, ASCA-CD, CD-C, CDX-C, GN, RE, RL1-AOE, RL2-AOE, ITD, RATI, RATN, CGCA, CGCU, All Star Team 2010 & 2012, - "Mashi" (Shiba Inu)

Niji's Queen of the Dragons RN, THD, RATI, RATN,RATO, CGCA, CGCU, All Star Team 2012, - "Saphira" (Shiba Inu)

Kihaku's Poetry in Motion RLV-AOE, RLVX, CA, CGCA, - "Haiku" (Shiba Inu)

ARCHX Kihaku's Follow Your Heart RL1-AOE, RL1X, RL2-AOE, RL2X, CGCA, CGCU, TKI, All Star Team 2014, - "Tracker" (Australian Cattle Dog Mix)