Karen Holik is an agility coach and competitor, and the founder of On Course Agility located in Brandon, Florida. She provides private and group lessons at her facility and instructs seminars throughout the Unites States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Bermuda, Mexico and Costa Rica. In addition, Karen provides online lessons in real time and via video for students at all levels.
Karen’s training programs focus on the dog’s understanding, which leads to confidence, speed, and independence. In addition, Karen has an intuitive eye for the minute adjustments to handling skills that can have a profound impact on a team relationship. This balanced perspective is central to her philosophy that agility is a team sport and should always be fun for dog and handler. Today, Karen continues to test the boundaries of the sport with Border Collies Zenn, Kidd, and puppy Starr, focusing on independent weave and contact skills that are the hallmark of her handling and training philosophies.
Karen’s training philosophy and work ethic have been borne out by her records in multiple venues. She is a 15-time USA World Team Member with 3 different dogs at 3 different heights, 5-time National Champion, Gold and Silver Medalist at the World Agility Open (England), Silver Medalist at the FCI World Championships (Austria) and Silver and Bronze Medalist at the IFCS World Championships (Netherlands and Italy).
Outdoors, day/evening training, RV hookups on-site