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Gail swears that “Doggie” was her first word, and has been training dogs since the age of 10 when she competed in her first kids dog show. She received a B.S. degree in Animal Science in 1991 from Delaware Valley University and started actively competing in K9 disc competitions across the United States. As a dog lover and trainer, she travels across the country sharing her expertise and entertaining crowds of all ages.
Gail started competing in canine flying disc competitions in 1996. In 1997, she began putting on Frisbee® Dog shows with her first dog Austin, shortly after they qualified for the Alpo Canine Disc World Championship (1997, ’99 & 2000) and the Purina Incredible Dog Chow Nationals.
She is the first and only woman from the Northeast that has ever won a regional event or qualified at either the Alpo Canine Disc World Championship or the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge Nationals. In 1999 and 2000, Gail was the only competitor in the United States to qualify for both the Alpo Canine Disc World Championship and the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge Nationals. In 2001 her peers voted her “Best Female Player of the Year.”
Turning Passion into a Career
Gail was a member of the Purina Incredible Dog Team from 2000-2005 and is currently one of the elite members of the Purina ProPlan Performance Team.
Since leaving her job in pharmaceuticals to join the Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Circus in 2006, she has been touring the U.S. performing shows at a variety of venues and participating in advertising campaigns for various companies.
Gail is currently writing a novel about her circus adventures. She also frequently judges frisbee competitions and hosts disc seminars at her facility in South Carolina.
The Dynamo Dogs have performed at many events and participated in multiple advertising campaigns since we started in 2006, here are some of our favorite highlights!