Fare Thee Well Jane McManus

Jane McManus has retired! And we wish her all the best.

One of the unsung heroes of dog agility, Jane belongs to a generation of pioneers who followed a passion for training dogs and playing at agility. She provided a place to play for her community. Last century, Jane established Pine Meadows, an agility training center in South Boardman, Michigan. Pine Meadows became a dog agility community center in a small town far north and away from the world.

Pine Meadows was a Teacup Dogs Agility Association member club. Jane built her club and a strong Teacup community supporting her students, creating training classes specifically for her teacup enthusiasts. She trained up judges and sponsored competition. They don’t make them like Jane any more.

Jane McManus belonged to that generation that created the sport of agility in this country. She owned from the beginning a canny ability to grow her community, like a master gardener, by care and nurturing.

In retirement, Jane begins a new chapter in her life. She’s moved down to Florida, leaving behind the harsh Michigan winters. And she leaves behind an awesome legacy, and the community of dog agility enthusiasts that she created. They will surely miss her.

 

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