The right Stuff

If you plan to compete or Not…


The concept for our company was a team effort. After chatting with local competitors , Madison needed a trial and training facility where dog owners  could work together to create an evioroment everyone could genuinely get behind all while having FUN with our dogs! 

Build it, and they will come!  We are thrilled with the multiple types of dog sports Canine Sports Zone can facilitate.   Regardless if people wish to compete or not, Canine Sports Zone is excited to work with ALL teams, of all ages,  to be the best they can be, while keeping it a joy for both handler & K9!


Shawna Richgels


With a natural eye  for understanding each individual team,  and drive to see each team teach their own goals, founder Shawna Richgels had over 20 + years’ in the dog training business before forming Canine Sports Zone.     

Shawna started taking agility classes with their Boxer, Lexie in order to find something active  to do together.    Loving the “Ah-ha” moments she was having and seeing those in her Boxer, Shawna began competing and earned Top Awards with the American Boxer Club.   She and her husband Pat, fostered Boxer’s with Green Acres Boxer Rescue where she served on the Board.    Shawna is a multi-finalist at AKC Nationals, and won at Cynosports World games in multiple events.    She is known for her serious training eye, and fabulous sense of humor.    Her students range from those on World Teams to those that aspire to build the best possible relationship with their dogs.   Agility & teaching others became a passion, and in 2014 she left her job of 23 years and opened Canine Sports Zone.  

Shawna and Pat have and their children Finley & Dane, share their home with 3 border collies, 1 agility trained cat, 1 rabbit, and a pony.  

Shawna’s genuine excitement for seeing each team succeed is truly contagious.


“serious training eye and a fabulous sense of humor”

Fiona Thompson – Owner/Instructor – Bio coming soon!
Deb Schulman – Owner/Instructor – Bio coming soon!
Grace Cooper – Owner – Bio coming soon!

The Crew


CSZ  wouldn’t get a fraction of the things done if  it wasn’t for the awesome crew.   The owners have a common vision for and continue to strive.  Stay tuned as we are always making updates!  

One of Canine Sports Zone’s strenghts is  our highly-skilled team of instructors. Our instructors take pride in always continuing their own knowledge be it attending seminars, workshops or in agility competitions themselves.  Covering ALL levels of agility with energy & expertise ,  the dedicated group strives to provide it all, including FUN!.