Meet Justin Sims
Justin Sims teaches agility and obedience at DSK. His classes include Introduction to Agility, Advanced Agility, Basic and Advanced Obedience, and CGC (Canine Good Citizen) and manners classes. He's also a certified evaluator for AKC’s popular CGC program.
“I love to see owners’ joy as they leave here with a well-behaved dog walking on a loose leash,” Justin says.
Like so many people, Justin got involved in training dogs because “I had a dog who had a little more energy than I could handle myself.” He started coming to DSK in 2008 and has taught here since 2012.
Justin and his wife have three dogs.
Contact Justin at 618-616-9374 or
A place in the sun
Justin’s proudest moment was taking Fred (MACH Numark's Frederick Of Salmar CD MXB MJB OF), a two-year-old Golden Retriever owned by DSK clients Sally and Mark Reardon, to the prestigious AKC National Agility Championship in March 2016. Fred and Justin finished fourth in the tough 24-inch class.
“To be able to take such a young dog to this level of competition, and for him to do so well in his first big show, was incredible,” Justin says.
Justin doesn’t limit himself to dog sport competitions. In 2015 he drove two untrained Great Pyrenees from Illinois to Montana to be reunited with their Alpaca herd.
Justin’s canine crew
Cain, Justin’s heart dog, a Boxer/Pit Bull Terrier mix, is an agility star and therapy dog who spreads gladness and cheer in visits to local nursing homes. Cain does tracking as well. MACH PACH Joe Cain CDX RE MXB MJB MXP3 MXPB MJP3 MJPB PAX XF CGC
Leola, a Cane Corso, is the family pet.
Justin’s youngest dog is Buzz, a one-year-old Border Collie whose competition career has just launched. Buzz already has his Rally Novice title and will also compete in agility, obedience, and herding. Norwood's To Infinity And Beyond RN