Our Instructors

Lynsey Heffner, Training Director

Lynsey Heffner, Training Director

Lynsey started her canine obsession as a conformation junior handler with Rottweilers. As an adult, she pursued obedience with her French Bulldog and she got bit by the agility bug in 2015. She trained two French Bulldogs, Zubi and Zelda, in agility and they both have...

Rosie Sutherland, Agility Training Director

Rosie Sutherland, Agility Training Director

Rosie Sutherland has been competing in agility since 1996, with an Australian Shepherd and several Border Collies. Tod and Rhyn both earned USDAA Platinum Lifetime Achievement Awards (LAA), the highest title in USDAA agility, as well as MACH titles in AKC. Rosie also...

Diane Battis, CPDT-KA, CTDI, CGC Evaluator

Diane Battis, CPDT-KA, CTDI, CGC Evaluator

Diane Battis, CPDT-KA, CTDI has been training and competing in dog sports for more than 20 years. She has titled Shelties and a Border collie in competition obedience, Musical Freestyle, Rally, and Agility. Diane continues to improve her own training by attending...

Sally Silverman, CPDT-KSA

Sally Silverman, CPDT-KSA

Sally Silverman, CPDT-KSA, started training dogs in 2000 and has been active in Y2K9s ever since. She has found that using positive reinforcement, play and lots of understanding yields the best results. Sally has competed in Agility with five dogs, all Australian...

Winnie Radolan

Winnie Radolan

Winnie has been training and learning from her sighthound dogs for over 20 years. She has owned, trained and shown several Borzoi an occasional Whippet and currently a Silken Windhound. Winnie has been active in Conformation, Obedience and Lure Coursing, with...

Katie Conn

Katie Conn

Katie Conn’s agility career started at Y2K9s where she began taking classes in 2000; she has been competing in agility since 2001. Katie’s current Shelties include Twix, who earned the Gold Lifetime Achievement Award in USDAA, MACH6 and PACH2 in AKC, and placed fifth...

Stacey Manzo, CTDI, CPDT-KA, CGC Evaluator

Stacey Manzo, CTDI, CPDT-KA, CGC Evaluator

Stacey brings years of experience and a wide variety to dog training. She has been teaching agility classes since 2005 and in the Spring of 2007, she became an AKC Caninie Good Citizen evaluator. She and her Aussies have trained in agility, Rally, Freestyle, tracking,...

Alexa Karaoulis, CPDT-KA, CCUI, CGC Evaluator

Alexa Karaoulis, CPDT-KA, CCUI, CGC Evaluator

Alexa Karaoulis, CPDT-KA, CCUI, CGC Evaluator, has been working with dogs, sports, and training for more than 15 years. She has participated in Freestyle, Agility and Flyball. One of her most notable talents is working with dogs that, for a myriad of reasons, have...

Janie Harris

Janie Harris

Janie Harris’s original profession, in health/physical education and coaching, allows her to bring years of teaching experience to her work with students and their dogs. She started playing with discs about 10 years ago and quickly moved to competing and demonstrating...

CJ Hazell, CTDI

CJ Hazell, CTDI

CJ Hazell, CTDI is a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner and has been training dogs professionally since 2010. She has always had a strong interest in dogs, both wild and domestic, and her graduate research on wolves, jackals, and coyotes was responsible...

Rob Moore

Rob Moore

Rob got his start training dogs in the fall of 2007, at Y2K9s. His first dog was Mr Darcy, a Portuguese Water Dog. The two of them trained and competed in both Flyball and Agility. They went far in Agility, qualifying for AKC Nationals, USDAA Nationals, and the AKC...

Lisa Woodard, CNWI

Lisa Woodard, CNWI

Lisa Woodard, CNWI, got hooked on scent work over five years ago. The sport of nose work created a special connection between her and Rowdy, her rescued Golden Retriever. Learning to read and understand her dog while in his natural state of hunting and searching not...

Tina Fitzpatrick

Tina Fitzpatrick

Tina started doing agility when she realized her Welsh Terrier, Caru, needed an outlet for her nonstop energy. She was out for a drive and stopped at a trial to see what it was about and she was hooked. She started training at HOA in 2012. Caru has been a very willing...

Debbie Lazaro

Debbie Lazaro

Debbie Lazaro has been training dogs since 1993. She first began showing in obedience and then started agility in 1997. She also participates in herding, Schutzhund and barn hunt, and runs the rescue group, ECHO (East Coast Herding Dog Rescue). Debbie has been known...

Kim Baughman

Kim Baughman

Kim has been training dogs for about 15 years. She has trained in obedience, rally, disc, agility, and flyball. She is a member of the club FUR FUN based out of North Carolina and has trained with Julie Jenkins and Deb Norman. Kim resides in Pennsylvania. Fur Fun is...

Pat Foley

Pat Foley

While Pat Foley started her animal career with horses, she has been involved with dogs and dog sports for nearly 50 years. She has extensive experience in Conformation and Obedience handling, in breeding, grooming and in rescue work. She has served as a Sweepstakes...