Dan Burke works fulltime as an electronics engineer with Inventworx in Delran, NJ.
As the other founder and owner of High Octane, Dan brings 16 years of experience training dogs with him. He instructs all levels of agility, but his expertise is with teaching international and master levels. Dan has a special experience with teaching the skills of the USDAA game, Snooker.
Dan’s first dog was ADCH NATCH6 Boomer, a Border Collie with only one speed, FAST! Boomer taught Dan to be timely with his cues and run quickly in the right direction.
Dan’s first dog to compete nationally is ADCH Rival’s Ready to Run “Simmer” who is a lot of dog in a little package. Together, Dan and Simmer have earned numerous titles and Simmer was the number 3 dog in tournaments for the 2015 year! For the second time, Dan and Simmer attended 2015 Cynosport World Games and they made finals in both Steeplechase and Grand Prix! Simmer is now retired and enjoying fitness, long walks, and ball in the yard.
Most recently, Dan is training and competing with Kylie, a 4 year old Border Collie. Kylie already loves the game and we expect as a team Dan and Kylie will continue to do well. Kylie is athletic, quick, and a little bit bossy. Kylie and Dan have been using the OneMind Dogs system and are becoming a competitive team. UPDATE: Kylie and Dan are in masters!
Dan takes lessons with Mary Ellen Barry, Perry DeWitt, and Jessica Ajoux and he attends camps and seminars each year to continue furthering his education in the sport of agility. Dan is also educated on both Linda Mecklenburg’s Handling System and OneMind Dogs training program.
As an instructor, Dan has a gift of timing with his students. He can explain how or why a dog responded as they did to a late, or inconsistent cue. With Kylie, Dan is consistent with his own handling, which is the best example of all!
Dan also co-chairs High Octane’s USDAA and UKI trials. High Octane hosts 5 trials a year.
Dan is also available for lessons and seminars off site.