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About: Kayla Bertagnolli

Kayla Bertagnolli

Kayla Bertagnolli is a 23-year-old from Ogden, UT, who's been involved in the dog show world her whole life. A former junior handler who learned about breeding Beagles from her mother Leah, she assisted several professional handlers and is currently working to become a Junior Showmanship judge. Kayla is passionate about photography and writes the twice-weekly blog, DFR. She plans to continue breeding and showing, and expects to stay involved in dogs "for life!"

Recent Posts by Kayla Bertagnolli

Where to Find Junior Results and Stats

Finding Junior Showmanship results and statistics is not an easy task, which is why I thought I would share with you some of my favorite ways to get the job done. The easiest way to keep track of your own wins is simply to DIY – do it yourself! I find that if you write Continue Reading

Junior Newcomers Need More Than Desire

As if joining a new sport isn’t rough enough, entering the world of dog shows, and Junior Showmanship specifically, takes that feeling of “rough” one step further. I think most of you would agree that in the past and today most junior handlers grow up with an immediate family member or someone close to them Continue Reading

How Dogs Rule Our Worlds

In our own little worlds, sometimes we aren’t the first priority, whether our kids, a significant other, or, yes, even our four-legged friends come before us. There always seems to be something that we put ahead of ourselves. Most DFR readers may be able to relate to the fact that dogs often do indeed “rock” Continue Reading

Practice Makes Perfect

Skills and talents fade if we don’t put them to good use. If we don’t practice what we know and learn more about what we want to know, we are essentially “out of practice.” This is why practice should be a part of our everyday regular schedule. Practice keeps our skills, talents and abilities honed. Continue Reading

P5 Keeps Dog Training Fun

I love just about everything about the P5 app.Its sleek and clean look keeps me interested with unexpected features that are definitely useful. P5 continually surprises me with how it can help motivate me to stay active with my dogs. For example, the “Pro Tips” at the bottom of the Activity page give me great Continue Reading

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