Gabi Steppan - AUT

I have been interested in dog sports for thirty years, during which time my dogs and I have studied and participated in almost every kind of canine sport.

Ten years ago I became keen on agility, and during this period I have trained several dogs in large and medium classes, and have competed in many competitions at home and in other countries where I have come to appreciate and enjoy the company of the pleasant and friendly agility community.

In 2007 I qualified as an Agility Judge, and since 2008 I have judged competitions also in neighbouring countries. Planning courses with the need to consider demands on the dog, the handler, and the judge at all levels, gives me enormous satisfaction. I like to feel that we all, dogs, handlers, and spectators enjoy every run together.

I believe that this mutual enjoyment is the heart of the sport of Dog Agility.