ABOUT the Owner

I retired from Agility in 2011 to move to the country and start this dog boarding kennel.  You might also notice my dairy goats - another of my passions.  www.thislittlefarm.com

I'll be the only one taking care of your dog, so you might want to know a little about me. My name is Mikel Miller (pronounced Michael) and I'm 61 years old.  I opened the kennel in 2011.

I've been up to my ears in dogs, dog training, and dog behavior since 2000. I know what I'm doing and your dog will be safe here.

Much of my experience was gained training and competing in the sport of agility.  I was fortunate to train along side owners of dozens of different breeds of dogs, learning their breed characteristics and behaviors.  During this time, my once-in-a-lifetime dog,

Tony, earned his AKC Master Agility Champion title in and competed at the AKC National Championships in Tulsa.

KEEPER, my current agility-dog-in-training and resident farm dog is a young English Shepherd.  The English Shepherd is a heritage breed all-around farm dog believed to have been the dog originally brought to the Midwest by the settlers.  The English Shepherd was first dog I saw as a kid growing up on a dairy farm in SE Kansas.  They are considered a rare breed and are difficult to find now, being carefully bred by only a handful of breeders who primarily only place these dogs with a farm family.  See his pictures below.

Gone but always in my heart - Cissy, Sasha, Tony