Parkes agility dog, Stormy, now an Australian Capitol Territory Champion

On the back of being crowned the Novice Jumping Dog State Champion at 500 height at the inaugural NSW State Championships last month, Parkes pooch Stormy has done it again.

This time Lynn Madden and her bounding Border Collie won the Novice 500 jumping title in the ACT.

The event, held at the Companion Dog Club grounds in Symonston, Canberra last weekend, was the Dogs ACT Agility Titles and our Stormy claimed the Novice 500 Jumping Champion crown.

Lynn said Canberra is the closest area that she can trial at regularly.

"The people and the atmosphere are amazing," she said.

"We are now aiming for the national event in Perth from May 26 to June 1."

Lynn has three Border Collies Cooper (8), Stormy (4) and Rain (1) and has been doing agility training for the last six years.

Agility has really become a real passion for her.

"Two years ago I got accepted into an international agility program which teaches people how to teach agility," Lynn said.

"I have been over to Finland for training twice and now I offer seminars.

"I travel to Melbourne and Queensland and South Australia quite a bit presenting seminars on agility, and I teach here in Parkes as well.

"If people are interested in trying agility they can email me at

"We will also be holding our own agility trial on April 4 and 5."

Cooper also came home from the ACT with a certificate, placing 6th in the masters 500 jumping event.

Clever dog!