Photo courtesy of Mike Lifer.
Dave Grubel lives with his wife, Erika, and dogs in Pleasant Hill, California. He and Boca, his five-year-old Australian Shepherd, have been competing together for a little over four years. They will be representing Team USA in the 22" jump height division.
When Dave and Boca are not on an agility field, Dave is an Online Banking Product Manager. His goal for the big event are to earn podium placements in Italy.
Boca is the granddaughter of Dave's first Aussie, Tahoe, and one is of the few Aussies with a tail. In Spanish, Boca means "mouth" and watching Dave and Boca run, you can see she clearly lives up to her name.