Aimee Kincaid, Orlando, FL (Obedience)
Aimee Kincaid is a native Floridian. Even as a child she knew she wanted to work with animals. Her first love and experience was in riding and training horses. She shortly discovered that she had a natural affinity for dog training as well. After completing her education as a Registered Nurse, she worked in Critical Care and Progressive Care learning and sharing the patience she would later integrate into her dog training. Her work with patients also enhanced the communication skills necessary to succeed at training people to train their dogs. Aimee has, over a lifetime, developed a unique ability to understand and impart the lessons and actions needed to shape dogs and handlers for their work in obedience. Her work in breeding Australian Shepherds brought her the honor of being named an AKC Breeder of Merit and her kennel, Coolibah Kennels, has provided many pet and dog sport handlers with wonderful dogs. She has recently bred the first litter of Danish- Swedish Farmdogs in Florida. Aimee has been showing in Obedience and Rally for 20 + years and has titled numerous dogs. She earned her first UD on her Novice A dog and has successfully shown Aussies, her Toy Fox Terrier and her Danish-Swedish Farmdog in obedience, rally and conformation. She is currently providing leadership and training for numerous private clients at the training facility she and her husband own in Orlando. Her students have achieved CD, CDX, UD, UDX, and OTCH titles as well as all the rally titles including the RACH. In addition to being a skilled trainer and handler, she is a well-respected obedience and rally judge and has judged nationwide and internationally. She is a member of the Orlando Dog Training Club and is a board member of the Danish-Swedish Farmdog Club of America. She and her husband Ken, who is an AKC judge as well, share two Aussies, a Toy Fox Terrier, a Danish-Swedish Farm Dog, three cats, and a varying number of chickens. In her own words, "I’m so honored to be judging this Golden Retriever National Event. I wish everyone the best of times here."