TEAM
TEAM
Renea Robison

The Canine Stars
Trainer

Since
2014

Specialty:
Dock Diving, Flyball

Illinois
United States

THE CANINE STARS TEAM

Trainer

BIOGRAPHY

Interview with

Renea Robison

March 11, 2021

By

@CANINESTARS

Q: What’s your specialty in The Canine Stars shows?

My main focuses are Dock Diving, Agility and High jump

Q: Tell us about your pack…your family of dogs.

I have four Border Collies and one Chocolate Lab I have a rescue who has retired to the farm who is currently 16 years old. Had another rescue I was training to bring out for shows but he had severe health issues and we had to make the gut wrenching decision to let him go

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Q: What are your favorite Canine Stars shows and adventures?

My favorite show is without a doubt Mexico City. Even with my first experience being there was during the big earthquake. I love our time there every year. Wonderful people

Q: What are your top FOUNDATION skills that you like to train?

Number one without a doubt is a solid recall!! Without a good recall you stand a great chance of your dog getting hurt or lost! Number two would be drop it. If your dog won’t drop what it currently has then it wont go on to the next task! Number three is Leave it. If you cannot get your dogs focus off what they are engaged in when you are ready to move on you have no dog. Number four would be watch me. This comes in very handy if you have a dog that is easily distracted

Q: What are your favorite TRICK skills that you teach all your dogs?

Roll over, weave between the legs and sit pretty! They are very basic but I like them!!

Q: How did you get started in dog sports and dog training?

In a previous question I mentioned a rescue by the name of Monte. He was a Catahoula/Great Dane mix. Most people know what a Great Dane is but not many know what a Catahoula is. These dogs were bred to be Hog Hunters. Therefore they have a huge prey drive. I live on a farm that had barn cats. The combination of a 1 year old dog with a huge prey drive and barn cats do not mix well. I joined an obedience class with Monte and he graduated with flying colors!! That is where my dog training career started

Q: Outside of performing with The Canine Stars, what is your “normal” life like?

In a previous question I mentioned a rescue by the name of Monte. He was a Catahoula/Great Dane mix. Most people know what a Great Dane is but not many know what a Catahoula is. These dogs were bred to be Hog Hunters. Therefore they have a huge prey drive. I live on a farm that had barn cats. The combination of a 1 year old dog with a huge prey drive and barn cats do not mix well. I joined an obedience class with Monte and he graduated with flying colors!! That is where my dog training career started