Spot On K9 Sports

Fun activities for all dogs

Welcome to a New Way of Dog Training!

Dog training for family & performance!


The Lane Pack December 2014



Brandon, 2.5 weeks old with his best friend, Magnum, 2 years old

Brandon, 2.5 weeks old with his best friend, Magnum, 2 years old

Spot On K9 Sports is where smart dogs bring their people to learn and have fun!Choose from agility, obedience, tricks, nose work, puppy kindergarten, private lessons and in-home manners. Trainer Julia Lane is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, a USDAA agility judge, and a Certified Trick Dog Instructor. She’s also a Contributing Editor and blogger for The Bark magazine, and writes frequently for Clean Run, a magazine for agility enthusiasts. Spot On K9 Sports is a positive reinforcement training facility.
Darby is only the second Dalmatian to earn the Agility Dog Champion title in USDAA! She is also the inspiration for Spot On K9 Sports.

Darby is only the second Dalmatian to earn the Agility Dog Champion title in USDAA!
She’s the inspiration for Spot On K9 Sports.

Julia learns something new about dogs every day thanks to her students’ amazing dogs and her own variety pack. Her rescue Dalmatians, ADCH Darby Lynn MX MXJ ETD (12 yrs.) and MAD JCh Jolie AX AXJ (11 yrs.), compete in agility and are the inspiration for Spot On K9 Sports. Jolie is also a Therapy Dog and brings smiles to all she meets. Her Dutch Shepherd, Ginger Peach AD SSA SJ SR SS (7 yrs.), competes in agility and disc dog. Magnum the Border Collie AD SSA AG SJ AR SS (3 yrs.) is busy with agility, herding, competition obedience, nose work, tracking and rally.
The past couple years have been tough, having to say goodbye to two original pack members due to cancer. Her super sweet Pit Bull mix Shelby – who passed away at age 10 in Dec. 2011 – enjoyed the mental challenge of nose work. She passed her Odor Recognition Tests for Birch and Anise on her first attempts! She also was a lure coursing addict and infamous skunk hunter! Her incredible Catahoula, Desoto – who passed away at age 13 in Oct. 2010 – was a certified Therapy Dog and dabbled in agility and herding. He helped many of her students’ dogs learn appropriate social manners. We miss them terribly.
Of course, her 13-year-old cats, Cricket and Bruiser Bear, are members of the pack, too. Tiny 6.5-lb. Cricket thinks she’s in charge – and the dogs wouldn’t dare tell her otherwise!

For more info, please contact Julia at or call (630) 945-1437.

For videos of agility & other dog sports, click HERE!

24 responses to “Welcome to a New Way of Dog Training!

  1. James Franklin says:

    Interested In dog training for my German shepherd husky mix.

  2. gloria esbensen and benny says:

    Hi julia
    Sorry I totally forgot class on sunday. Just wanted to make sure we have class next sunday (easter).

  3. Erin Puralewski says:

    I’m interested in getting my 3-year old, 20lb mixed breed into some agility training. Would you be able to send me some info about it including any pricing and schedule you have available? Thanks so much!

    • Hi Erin, thanks for writing! Our next Foundation Agility class starts 6pm Wed., July 24 at South Town Animal Hospital in South Elgin. Fee is $125/six weeks. Private lessons also available. Fees are $50/hour, $30/half hour. To register for class or lessons, please fill out online student app at Thx, Julia

  4. Jason Miller says:

    Interested in training for our 9 week old chocolate lab named Bear. We are taking a puppy course with Dana Nelson

  5. Judy McAtee says:

    Brandon is BEAUTIFUL! What a lucky Mom you are and a lucky baby he is!!! I’m in Michigan ( kids are playing baseball up here this year). Ally dogs are now CH or GRCH. except my new puppy. We will work on her this summer when she’s old enough. Will be back with you when we return to Illinois and you are back to work. Congrats to all 3 of you (Mommy. Daddy. And beUtiful Baby).


  6. Sheryl Arend says:

    Congratulations on the birth of your son. He is a very handsome little man!

    Walt, Sheryl, Neco and Tsarina Arend

  7. Ramona Ortiz says:

    I would love moose to continue in the therphy class and would be happy to start class 2

  8. Kathy Smith says:

    Cookie and I offer Congrats on the birth of your very handsome Brandon surely he will make an excellent doggy trainer.

    Pat is a wonderful instructor for Dog Therapy I. Cookie and I wish to continue training, please, sign us into Dog Therapy II let me know what I need to do.
    Kathy and Cookie

    • Thanks, Kathy! I’m so glad you’re enjoying Therapy Dog I. I’ll be sure to pass along your compliment to Pat and save you a spot for Therapy Dog II. I just sent out a group email to everyone who wants to continue with payment instructions. – Julia

  9. Heather says:

    I just adopted an 11 wk old rescue puppy. I’m interested in obedience training prices. May I please have some information?


  10. Jennifer Arndt says:

    Just wanted to verify you received my online application for Mikoto’s 630 apt on the 12th. Thank you,


  11. Jason says:


    We recently adopted a puppy and are looking for some group training classes. What do you have available on the evenings? Thanks!

  12. Jessy Lemke says:

    Hi! I have an 8 week old red heeler puppy am interested in info on puppy classes

  13. Margaret McCarthy says:

    Hi Julia
    We spoke on the phone and I’m interested in puppy training . I have a golden doodle called Harley he’s 17 weeks . Please could you send me an application form
    Thank you
    Margaret McCarthy

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