About the Trainer

My name is Kirby McIlveen. When I was 7, I got a Shih Tzu, Lucky. We started in agility together in 2003. He went at his own pace, but always ran with precision and loved it. I got Sketch, a Border Collie, when I was 12. In 2006, we discovered the world of disc dogs and have been competing in disc dog events ever since. Over the years, a few more dogs have joined the pack and enslaved me as their Frisbee thrower. Their talent and enthusiasm has taken us to top-level competitions around the country.

Currently, I’m pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at CSU Fullerton. When I’m not doing schoolwork, I’m usually training for disc dog competitions, hiking with the dogs, or helping my mom’s non-profit dog rescue, K9 Spirit Organization. I also teach disc dog classes, workshops, and private lessons.

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Cool Things My Dogs and I Have Done

Disc Dog Competitions
• 2017 USDDN Super Pro World Champion (Torch)
2017 UFO World Cup Champion (Torch)
2017 Purina Incredible Dog Challenge Freestyle Flying Disc National Champion (Torch)
2017 Ashley Whippet Invitational World Champion (Torch)
2017 Purina Incredible Dog Challenge Freestyle Flying Disc Western Regional Champion (Torch)
• 2016 UFO North American Cup Overall Champion (Torch)
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2015 UFO World Cup Champion (Torch)
2015 Ashley Whippet Invitational World Champion (Torch)
• 2015 USDDN Super Pro World Champion (Torch)
2015 Skyhoundz Pairs Division World Champion (Muse & Jeff Hill)
• 2015 Skyhoundz Sport Division World Champion (Muse)
2015 Purina Incredible Dog Challenge Freestyle Flying Disc Western Regional Champion (Torch)
Quadruped American Women’s Distance Record Holder, 81.3 yards (Sketch)
• 2014 Quadruped Series Women’s Open Champion (Sketch)
• 2014 Purina Incredible Dog Challenge Freestyle Flying Disc Western Regional Champion (Torch)
2013 UFO World Cup Champion (Torch)
• 2013 Quadruped Series Women’s Open Champion (Sketch)
• 2013 Purina Incredible Dog Challenge Freestyle Flying Disc Western Regional Champion (Torch)
• 2012 Quadruped Series Women’s Open Champion (Sketch)
2011 Skyhoundz Open Division World Champion (Torch)
• 2011 Quadruped Series Women’s Open Champion (Sketch)

Judging Disc Dog Competitions
• 2015 AWI World Championship Qualifier Judge in Nanjing, China

Live Disc Dog Performances
2014 LA Kiss Arena Football at the Honda Center (Sketch & Torch)
2014 YPO Global Edge at Nokia Theater (Torch)
2012 & 2013 NFL Chargers Game at Qualcomm Stadium (Sketch & Torch)

 

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