About Kirby McIlveen CCFT

Photo by Anabel DFluxKirby McIlveen found dog sports in 2003 when she started in agility with her Shih Tzu, Lucky. He went at his own pace, but always ran with precision and loved it. A year later, she got Sketch, a Border Collie. In 2006, they 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 picked Kirby as their flying disc thrower. Their talent and enthusiasm has taken them to the top of elite competitions around the world, winning 27 world championships and 7 national championships.

In 2019, Kirby completed her Bachelor’s at California State University, Fullerton, and the Certified Canine Fitness Trainer (CCFT) program at University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Kirby is a Family Office Services Accountant for an accounting firm in Orange County, CA. As a CCFT, Kirby train dogs to be the best athletes they can be. Kirby offers various training solutions for dog sport enthusiasts and pet dog owners. In her spare time, she trains for disc dog competitions, hikes with her dogs, and helps her mom’s non-profit dog rescue, K9 Spirit Organization.


Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration
California State University, Fullerton

Certified Canine Fitness Trainer
University of Tennessee, Knoxville


Disc Dog Competitions
2015 & 2017 Ashley Whippet Invitational World Champion (Torch)
2011 & 2019 Skyhoundz Open World Champion (Torch) – Youngest Open World Champion!
2022 Skyhoundz MicroDog Open World Champion (Flare)
• 2015, 2019, & 2021 Skyhoundz Sport Division World Champion (Muse & Sora)
2021 Skyhoundz Freestyle World Champion (Sora)
2022 Skyhoundz MicroDog Freestyle World Champion (Flare)
2015, 2019, & 2021 Skyhoundz Pairs Freestyle World Champion (Muse & Jeff Hill)
• 2016 Skyhoundz Pairs Distance Accuracy World Champion (Muse & Jeff Hill)
2013, 2015, 20172018, 2019, & 2021 UFO World Cup Champion (Torch & Sora)
20172018, 2019, & 2021 UFO World Cup Freestyle Champion (Torch & Sora)
• 2019 UFO World Cup Throw & Catch Champion (Sora)
• 2016 UFO North American Cup Overall Champion (Torch)
• 2015 UFO World Cup Women’s DTour Champion (Muse)
• 2015 & 2017 USDDN Super Pro Toss & Fetch World Champion (Torch)
• 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, & 2022 Quadruped Series Women’s Open Champion (Sketch & Sora)
• Quadruped National Women’s Long Distance Record Holder, 81.3 yards (Sketch)
• 2021 K9 Frisbee Toss & Fetch League Worldwide Champion (Sora)
• 2011, 2012, 2014, 2019, & 2022 California Golden State Champion (Flash, Sketch & Sora)
• 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, & 2019 Disc Dogs in Southern California Club Champion (Flash, Torch, Sketch, & Sora)
• 2018 AWI World Championship Qualifier Judge in Thornton, Colorado
• 2015 AWI World Championship Qualifier Judge in Nanjing, China
• USDDN Level 4 Certified Judge
• UpDog Certified Freestyle Judge

Television & Media Appearances
• 2018 The Gong Show Season 2, Episode 2 (Torch)
2017 Purina Incredible Dog Challenge Freestyle Flying Disc National Champion (Torch)
• 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, & 2021 Purina Incredible Dog Challenge Freestyle Flying Disc Western Regional Champion (Torch & Sora)
• 2012 Purina Incredible Dog Challenge Speed & Catch Western Regional Champion (Sketch)

Live Performances
• 2019 NFL 49ers Halftime Show at the Levi’s Stadium (Sora & Torch)
2018 NFL Chargers Pregame & Halftime Show at the StubHub Center (Flash, Sora, & Torch)
2014 LA Kiss Arena Football Show at the Honda Center (Sketch & Torch)
2014 YPO Global Edge at Nokia Theater (Torch)
2013 NFL Chargers Pregame Show at Qualcomm Stadium (Torch)
• 2012 NFL Chargers Pregame Show at Qualcomm Stadium (Sketch)

Dog Sport/Activity Titles
• AKC Trick Dog Champion TDCH (Torch, Flash, Sora & Blitz)
• AKC Trick Dog Elite Performer TKE (Flash, Torch & Sora)
• AKC Trick Dog Performer TKP (Flash, Torch, Sora, Volt & Spirit)
• AKC Canine Good Citizen CGC, CGCA & CGCU (Flash & Sora)


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