Hilltop K9 Agility began in 1989 with four founding members:
There was also a steering committee of three :
Cathy McGill (recently deceased and greatly missed)
Rob Dow & Jeff Anderson.
The members were looking for an activity that would be enjoyable for both owners and canines alike. Agility was the "new sport" and Hilltop K9 Agility became the 2nd agility club in Eastern Ontario.
Training started in Martintown, Ontario in the basement of the Community Center in the winter of 1990. Hilltop then moved to VankleekHill, Ontario, for summer training (hense the name Hilltop). Hilltop training fields are now on Power Dam Drive in Cornwall, Ontario and their winter training is held in an indoor arena in Cornwall
On August 26th of 1990, after only six months of training we participated in Canada's first National Agility Competition hosted by the Agility Dog Association of Canada and held at the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind Training center in Manotick Ontario. Hilltop's team of dog and handlers were the "green team" but they took many by surprise with their level of training and their great enthusiasm.
Hilltop K-9 Agility Club is proud to say that one of their members was the first
CANADIAN NATIONAL CHAMPION "CH.OTCH.ALPHENLOCH RIO LANE PHOENIX"a Shetland Sheepdog owned by Pierre Lalonde.
Hilltop also supplied the half time entertainment twice for the Ottawa Kennel Club's hosting of the "Show of Shows", the Grammy's or Oscar's of the Conformation Dog Show world.
Hilltop now does on average three to four demos per year at various shows and fairs to promote the sport of Agility. Hilltop members participate in the "K9 Kup" each year and also hosts several Agility Trials, which are held in Williamstown, Ontario.
Hilltop has a strong membership of approximately 28 dogs training at different levels, and continues to produce students and dogs that earn Agility Titles.
Agility is fun, exciting and rewarding for both dog & handler.
Guaranteed to be addictive !
Hilltop K-9 Agility encourages all dog owners to bring their couch potato pooch out just once. The dogs love Agility & so will you.