Amber McCune
Facility Manager

If you’ve ever been to AK9C then you’ve more than likely seen Amber busily typing away in the office with her Border Collies lounging around the office. After attending Colorado State University and the University of New Hampshire majoring both in Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, Amber received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Pre-Veterinary Medicine. As a PCSA Certified Advanced Pet Care Technician Level II & Certified Red Cross Pet First Aid Technician and with over 5 years experience as a veterinary surgical technician, Amber brings medical perspective to the AK9C crew. Destined for Veterinary School, Amber has put her plans of attending Tufts on hold to manage this great facility. At the early age of 3 Amber found her first love, horses! Now an avid horse trainer & exhibitor, Amber has over 25 years of riding, training & showing experience under her belt. When not at a jumper show, Amber can be found in the dog show ring. She currently competes all over the country in conformation, agility, sheep herding  & obedience with her Border Collies. Amber currently competes in Obedience & Agility with her Border Collies “Quick”, “Torque”, “Kaboom”, “Metric” “Typo” & the infamous “Notch” (GCH OTCH MACH7 Darksides Kick’n It Up a Notch UDX, OM2, BN RE, PT, MXG, MJG, MXF, T2B2, TQX). Notch earned MACH1 & MACH2 before his third birthday has been a National Agility Finalist two years in a row, at the 2012 & 2013 AKC National Agility Championships! He placed SECOND in Nation at this event in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2013 out of 500+ dogs & placed twelfth in 2012 out of 400+ dogs. Notch is the FIRST Border Collie in AKC history to have earned a Grand Championship in the Breed Ring (GCH), Obedience Championship (OTCH) & an Agility Championship (MACH)! He earned his OTCH in less than 15 shows!! In July 2015, Notch won the Gold medal at the prestigious Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge Eastern Regional in large dog agility. He then went on to WIN the Gold at the PPPIDC National Finals Championship in St. Louis Missouri in September of 2015 & he won Reserve Champion at this event in 2016 & 2017. Notch is quite the SUPERSTAR! Amber’s has titled: Torque, CH MACH Shorelands WildRide on the Darkside RA, MX, MXJ, T2B &  Kaboom, CH MACH Shorelands Explosion On The Darkside MX, MXJ are following right along in his father, Notch’s, footsteps. Amber has also titled Celeste’s Border Collie “Spark” (OTCH MACH PACH Border Bay’s Ewe Make Sparks Fly OM2 MX MXJ MXF UDX4) to earning his MACH & PACH. Whether she’s running in the agility ring or jumping her Hanoverian “Lovestruck”, Amber’s love & passion for animals is always her focus. Currently Amber not only oversees the entire ins & outs of this facility’s daily workings, but she also teaches numerous agility classes here. Check out our Schedule page for more information regarding classes. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this facility or agility classes, Amber can be reached via email at amk9country@aol.com

 

 

 

Meet The American K9 Country Staff:

ALL of our staff are American Red Cross Pet First Aid Certified &
Pet Care Services of America (formerly ABKA) Pet Care Technician Certified

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