Leap Agility Club of Central MA

One of the best things about being involved in dog sports is not only the time you spend with your dog but the lifelong friendships you develop with other people over the years.

The idea of relation-building through various dog-centric venues is part of LEAP's core values. As an AKC club, we support breeders who breed for health, structure, good temperament, and the love of a breed, so people can enjoy what a dog is bred to do. We hope everyone might consider belonging to their breed club, an all-breed club, or a specific sport club, like LEAP Agility Club.
– Noreen Bennet, AKC Delegate

Monica Stathers
President
Monica is an AKC Agility Judge and a USCSS Scent Work Judge. She has trained and showed her dogs in various sports and venues for over 25 years. Her dogs have earned numerous agility titles, including a MACH3. She also has AKC titles in both obedience and rally, and scent work titles in AKC, NACSW, and USCSS. She has also done some training in both herding and tracking, which she enjoys.
She currently shares her life with three Golden Retrievers and one Sheltie.

Deb Roberts
Vice President

Lori Eliot
Secretary
Lori currently shares her life with a young German Shepherd Dog called Nathan (registered name Gideon Nathan z Spodnick). Lori works with Nate to learn and compete in tracking, obedience, agility, and herding. Nate earned his PT (Pre-Trial Tested boundary) on C course (tending) in August. Nate is a young dog, and Lori says, "we are not yet ready for prime time, but we are getting there.

Debra Loomis
Treasurer
Debbie has been on the Board of Directors since the club was formed. She started showing dogs in 1976 and continues today, competing in agility, conformation, and obedience. Her primary breed is Vizslas, but she also shares her life with several rescue dogs, and three horses.

Beth Fatse
Membership Chair

Noreen Bennett
AKC Delegate
Noreen grew up in a dog show household and has been active in dog clubs for as long as she can remember. She is currently active with two collies, Sequel and Chapter, and competes in Agility, Conformation, Obedience, Herding, and Tracking.

Mary Peterson

Claudia McGuire

Leanne Ksiazek

Kathy Lesinski
Kathy has been training dogs since 2001. She trained and bred Siberian Huskies for sled racing for over 15 years, and competed in races all over New England and Canada. She segued from sled racing to agility, starting with her Husky, Kai, who earned a Mach 2 and went to Invitationals twice, and then added a Portuguese Water Dog, Myles, who earned a Mach in 2016. She currently trains and works with Laborador Retrievers, Remy, and is co-owner to Remy's sister, Butter. Along with agility, she also trains for Rally and Obedience. Kathy also teaches between canine conditioning.

Guylaine Doyon
Seminar Committee

Diane Wilkinson
Sunshine Committee and Library

Debra Loomis
November Cluster Committee