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Our Instructors

Our Instructors offer many years of experience in both obedience and agility training and compete at the national level. We have competed and worked with a variety of dog breeds, and our students range in age from 8 years old up to 95 years young.

Monica Hendrickson

Monica and Four of Her Dogs Photo Credit: Abigel Hendrickson Boyd

Before becoming an obedience and agility instructor and AKC Agility Judge, Monica was a Civil Engineer working for a nationwide engineering, mapping and environmental firm. She then homeschooled her three children, who are now all in college, and later became a Math teacher and tutor for school aged children. To combat issues that were occurring with one of her dogs, she decided to take an obedience class at a local dog club. This was just the beginning. The need to train a dog who seemed to be out of control, turned into an exciting hobby and then a successful business. She started teaching 4-H classes to children ages 8 to 18 and then private students and group classes for both adults and children under the name of Red Sage Agility.

  • American Kennel Club Agility (AKC) Judge (#95229) and Canine Good Citizen and Star Puppy Tester (#88007)
  • Earned the AKC Master Agility Championship and qualified for the National Agility Championship in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 with her Labrador, Sage.
  • Actively competes in AKC Masters agility and currently training and competing in obedience with her Border Collie, Strider.
  • Currently training in agility and obedience with her Papillon, Sam.
  • Competed with a variety of breeds: Sheltie, Vizla, Brittany, German Shepherd, Malinois, Border Collie, Labradors and Papillon.
  • Also competed in (NADAC) North American Dog Agility Council, United States Dog Agility Association (USDAA) and (ASCA) Australian Shepherd Club of American/Florida Australian Shepherd Association (FASA) venues.
  • Agility and obedience Instructor for 13 years and attended agility seminars by Silvia Trkman, Stuart Mah, Karen Holik, Marcus Topps, Daniel McDonald and others.
  • Co-Organizational Leader, and obedience and agility instructor for a 4-H Dog Club in Manatee County. Over the past 13 years has worked with over a hundred kids from 8 to 18 years old to help them train obedience, agility and rally to a variety of dog breeds. Manatee County 4-H
  • Member Sarasota Obedience Training Club - Trial Committee Member and Volunteer Hours.

Bonnie Scott

Bonnie and her aussie, Blue
  • Obedience and Agility Instructor for 10 years.
  • Involved in Obedience and Agility training since 1997 and attended a number of seminars and classes over the years, including those presented by Wendy Pape, Karen Holik, Marcus Topps and Daniel McDonald.
  • Member - Australian Shepherd Club of American (ASCA)
  • Member Florida Australian Shepherd Association (FASA).
  • Earned Agility Championships on her own Australian Shepherd, Blue in three Venues - MACH 2 (AKC), NATCH (NADAC) and ATCH (ASCA). Was the Triple Superior Winner and 1000 Lifetime Points winner in NADAC. Qualified for the ASCA National Agility Finals in 2004 and 2005 and the AKC National Agility Championships in 2004, 2005 and 2006. And, earned an obedience UD in AKC and a CDX in ASCA with Blue.
  • Earned the AKC MX and MXJ and the Excellent Agility Championship (UACHX) in UKC and obedience CDX's with her Aussie, Si, in AKC and ASCA. Si was named the #1 Merit Open Gamble Dog in ASCA in 2005.
  • Currently Training and competing in AKC Agility with her Aussie, Sunny, and her All American, Tipper.
  • Member Sarasota Obedience Training Club - Trial Committee Member