Dahlonega Action Dogs is a team of two humans and three border collies.  We, Rick and Debbie Nielsen, are handlers who have been training, competing with, and doing dog shows for eight years .

Ripp is a 6 year old who lives to compete.  He excels at tricks, learns fast, and tries to improve on everything he learns.  He has been a Skyhoundz and USDDN world championship finalist in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.  He competes at the Masters level in Agility, and is a long-jump dock diver, with best jumps at 25 feet.

Jessie is our little 5-year old girl.  Doing things right is the way she works.  She tracks the disc to perfection and runs accurately in agility.  She is a Skyhoundz and USDDN world championship finalist for the last four years (2014- 2017) and placed 3rd place in Spot Landing in 2018 Worlds.  She competes at the Master Agility Dog level..

Pete will be 2 in March.  He is learning his Agility foundations, and will be competing in Agility this Spring.  He was a finalist in the 2017 Skyhoundz World Champiuonships and has already qualified for 2018 Worlds. Pete is a high-drive dog who loves to work hard.

Ripp left, Tucker top, Jessie  right, Pete center.  Photo taken in July 2016.

Ripp left, Tucker top, Jessie right, Pete center. Photo taken in July 2016.