Kathy Blume, Trainer
Kathy is a lifelong dog lover. She had wanted a dog from a young age. She got her wish when her family
adopted a beagle/cocker spaniel mix when she was 10 years old that she named Candy. She taught
herself to train Candy from reading books. Since then, Kathy has had dogs from a variety of breeds from
the Toy, Terrier, Sporting, and Herding Groups ranging from Shih Tzus to a Labrador Retriever.
Kathy currently shares her home with Barkley, a 15-year-old Cocker Spaniel, and Australian Shepherds
Raven and Dash. Kathy and Barkley took many classes at Canine Craze starting with puppy gym and
began agility classes in January, 2007 with Scott Jetter. He was her first dog to earn rally and agility
titles. They competed in AKC and NADAC agility until Barkley was injured and had to retire from
Raven also got her start in agility at Canine Craze with Jenny and Scott. Kathy and Raven have earned
titles in obedience, rally, agility, trick dog and have dabbled in conformation and herding. They are
currently working toward the Master Agility Champion title.
Dash is Kathy’s young dog in training for a variety of activities. He came to live with her in February,
2018, after he was returned to his breeder from his original pet home at 3 years of age.
Kathy is a member of the Des Moines Obedience Training Club and the United States Australian
Barkley: K’s Sweetheart Of My Dreams CGC RN OA OAJ NAP OF OAC OJC TN-E
Raven: CedarWood’s Come Fly With Me CD BN RA MX MXS MXJ MXB XF T2B CGC TKI
Dash: CedarWood’s Dash For Cash ACT2