Seventeen-year-old Blake Rivas, from Solebury, Pennsylvania, has turned her dog-training hobby into a successful partnership with her cocker spaniel, Trixie. Recently, the duo combined to win the High in Trial Junior Handler Award at the recent Canine Performance Events, a national agility competition in upstate New York.
After just four years of training, Blake has won more than 200 awards and ribbons. She and her dogs obviously share an exceptional level of trust and understanding. What’s great is that she has a healthy perspective on life and her success as a trainer.