Anne Platt has an extensive background with dogs and dog agility.
Anne grew up surrounded by dogs. Anne's mother, Gwen Platt, was a prominent breeder of Pembroke Welsh Corgis, and this is the breed that Anne was originally most closely associated with. Anne has also done well in competition with her Papillon, Labrador Retriever, Miniature Poodles and Border Collie.
Anne started training her first agility dog "Jingles" when she became a charter member of the South Coast Agility Team (now called Dog Agility Sports Handlers) in 1995. In 1997 she wanted to learn more about the rules and course design, so she became an agility judge for NADAC. In the years following, Anne became a judge for AKC and is also a Masters level judge, Masters level supervisor, and Certified Measuring Judge (CMJ) for USDAA.
In 1998 Anne began her agility teaching career at Jump Start Dog Sports in Yorba Linda, CA. She first started teaching two hours a week and eventually cut her "real" job as a health care financial analyst down to 32 hours a week so that she could teach 9 hours at Jump Start. In June 2001 Anne moved to Escondido, launched Dog Quest, and became a full-time agility instructor.