South East Coast
The South East Province comprises of a number of major port cities in South Africa including Port Alfred, Port Elizabeth, East London, Grahamstown, George and Knysna. South East Coast incorporates past SADAA regions Eastern Province, Southern Cape & Border.
The region has made great progress since 2013 when it was formed, with membership growing and registered clubs holding regular club trials and regional trials annually.
Karis Nafte is originally from the USA where she started as a professional dog trainer in 1996. After moving to Cape Town in 2005, she then founded the Happy Dog Training and Agility school in Knysna in 2010. In addition to running a busy agility school Karis also teaches puppy classes, obedience, works as a behaviourist offering individual consultations and is an animal wrangler for the film industry. Karis has loved the sport of agility since she was a teenager. She is a judge for the South African Dog Agility Association and the Regional Director for the South East Coast Region.
Knysna Agility Club is a newly formed club situated in Knysna. For more information on training contact Karis 073 729 8194.
LeapDOG Agility is based in Greenacres, Port Elizabeth and is geared at training competitive agility using positive reinforcement training methods such as clicker. It is run by Nadine Shortland, Sam Wainwright and Sam Stedman and offers beginner, intermediate and advanced classes. For more information visit www.mackland.co.za or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plettenberg Bay Agility Club is based in Plettenberg Bay on the Garden Route. Plett Agility is a newly affiliated SADAA club and is a growing group of dog agility enthusiast. For more information on the club email Tricia Myburgh on Stussydog8@gmail.com
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