COVID Safety Practices

PLEASE NOTE: All participants in BHAD classes and sponsored events are required to wear masks in adherence to Delaware’s safety protocols.


Susan Heckelman is offering a 4 hour session on Saturday MARCH 13TH, 9:30AM TO 1:30PM. The focus of this class will be on choosing the best Cross (front, rear, blind) to navigate a course. You might not know who Susan is. She is actually a Delawarean now, moving here a few years ago from the Washington DC area. Susan attends most of our trials running her fast Border Collies. She has been teaching agility off and on for years as well as participating in numerous seminars. This class will be open to all levels as long as the dog has independent jumping skills.

This seminar will be held in the barn in Ellendale.

COST: $65 for members; $80 non members

Minimum Students: 8
Maximum Students: 10

OPENING DATE:   Feb 20, 2021     CLOSING DATE: Mar 7, 2021


Susan Heckelman Seminar Waiver and Release form


Grace will be planning to offer at least two 90 minute sessions on the dates below.  (We will expand to 3 classes if the need arises) Grace will be teaching all levels of classes. It’s a great opportunity to work with different instructors from different backgrounds and different training ideas. Grace competes with her border collies and has been invited to compete internationally. If you missed Grace when she provided a day long seminar for us, you missed a great training day. You won’t want to miss these sessions. More details to come. Just mark your calendars to keep these dates open. We will be booking these classes in increments of 3 classes at a time.  All classes are expected to be in the barn in Ellendale.
MINIMUM Students – 6 
MAXIMUM Students – 8 
COST:  90 MINS session: Tentative: $30 Members $40 Non- Members.  Pricing based on 6 students If classes have 8 students we will lower the cost per student.
TIMES: 3pm-4:30;  4:45-6:15 AND 6:30-8PM IF NEEDED
April 23
May 14
June 25 (tentative)
July 16
August 20
September 10
October 29
November 12

BACK YARD DOGS: Joy Olshefsky

Joy is back with her ever popular BYD series. This is handling based training from Novice to Master Level.
Each class will be 3 hours
SATURDAYS:  9AM -12   
MINIMUM Students – 6
MAXIMUM Students – 8
Classes to be held in the barn in Ellendale.
April 10
May 22
June 19
July 31
August 28


Sandy Moody

Sandy Moody started in agility in 1999 and hasn’t looked back since. She enjoys all aspects of agility, including competing, training, instructing, and doing seminars. She is now an AKC agility judge. Sandy offered instruction for several local clubs prior to BHAD, but now she teaches exclusively for us. Sandy has competed in agility with her German shorthaired pointers, earning national recognition with her Rosie, and is now competing with her poodle Reign who just completed a Mach 2.

Carole Krivanich

Carole began her agility career with her Rottweiler Emma and now runs with her Dachshunds Spec and Mo. She enjoys helping people work through their issues with their pups and seeing the happy results. Her favorite students are the “baby dogs” no matter their age, she loves introducing them to agility. The new dogs love finding a job to perform and the owners take pride in learning to work as a team with their four legged partners. Carole is also president of BHAD. You can find her helping out with the Foundation and beginner classes.

Joy Olshefsky

Joy Olshefsky has been involved in the sport of Canine Agility for about 15 years starting with her Rough Collie, Oliver, and has been involved with BHAD since its inception. She proudly worked with Sandy Moody to put together the BHAD Agility Core Curriculum still utilized in today’s classes.

Joy has had the opportunity to compete in agility across the country with both her own dogs and handling other competitors’ dogs, including a Maltese, Corgi, Lab, Poodle, Golden Retriever, All-American and German Shorthaired Pointer. She feels the opportunity of working with so many different dogs has really helped her learn to appreciate the different challenges that come with different breeds and differing levels of both bid-ability and drive. Joy’s focus in her classes tends to be on breaking concepts down into doable challenges that can be worked on at home to improve a team’s overall communication on course. Joy has established a strong following of students who appreciate her contagious enthusiasm for the sport.

Due to changes in personal obligations, Joy has recently stepped away from weekly group classes and will instead focus on periodic workshop-type gatherings. She is currently loved and owned by her 3 Border Collies: 12 year-old Triton, 6 year-ole Mercury, and 3-year old rescue pup Venus.



Mike Smith

Mike Smith started out in Agility when he was looking for something to do with his adopted shelter mutt and he has become passionate about the sport. For Mike, Agility is a perfect combination of challenge and fun. Through Agility he has been able to enrich his dog’s life, strengthen the bond that he has with his dog, and make new friends. Mike’s association with the BHAD training program gives him an opportunity to share his enthusiasm and to help others achieve their own visions of Agility success. Mike trains and trials with his dog in Delmarva and in South Florida.



We Vest Dogs in Delaware

Blue Heron Agility Dogs of Delaware has provided funding for protective dog vests for several local police departments and the Delaware State Police. The club’s goal is to have all canine partners in the community outfitted with the best equipment available.

For more information, contact Denise Jester at or 302-228-4710.

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