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Rescue Dog Profile: Theresa Thraen and her dogs Bryn and Hudson

A Profile of Theresa Thraen and her dogs Bryn and Hudson.

Competitor Theresa Thraen gives some history on the two rescued Border Collies she competes with.


Bryn came to me at nine-months-old as one of my fosters for Arizona Border Collie rescue. She was an owner surrender. She was extremely sensitive and easily shut down. Bryn has taught me so much about patience (not my strong suit) and keeping the fun in the game. We have grown together and I could not ask for a better teammate. 

This [2016] is my first ever Cynosport. No matter how it goes, I know Bryn will give her all.  I will try and be the best teammate for her that I can be as we run for fun. Our performance team is another Border Collie from AZBCR.


Hudson came into Arizona Border Collie rescue in a litter of puppies that were an owner surrender. Several long-time volunteers were ready for a puppy, so they picked the ones they wanted. Hudson was the leftover. I wasn't sure I was ready for another dog, but I said I would foster him. It only took a couple of days and I realized this boy was going to be part of my pack. His exuberance to run agility presented me with a whole new training challenge. He was a wild adolescent boy, crashing the tire, falling off the dog walk, knocking down most of the bars and jump standards. I was so worried he would be hurt. So I slowed things down and rethought his training. We still knock a few bars but now it's more often my fault. He is no longer reckless and I'm learning how to 'drive my Ferrari.'


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