About Us

Why Strive Dogs?


We are a group of passionate and fun professionals eager to share our knowledge and love for dogs and dog sports. We are striving to help you create the best relationship with your dog and find success in achieving your goals together - whatever they might be.



Aaron Robbins


Aaron Robbins is a highly respected and accomplished figure in the world of dog sports, specifically flyball.  He began his journey in the sport at the age of 12 and quickly fell in love with the bond it created between him and his dog Radar.

In 1995 Aaron formed the flyball club Rocket Relay, and under his leadership, the club has won numerous NAFA and UFLI championships and held several world records.  The team is particularly notable for being the first to break the 16 and 15 second barriers in regular Division and the 15 second barrier in the multi division.

Aaron’s impact in the sport goes beyond his own team’s achievements, for the last 25 years, he has been traveling the world conducting flyball seminars, sharing his knowledge, and experience with others.  He has become a renowned figure in the flyball community, providing training and coaching teams, individuals and organizations.  He’s help building and improve the sport and its participation.

In addition to flyball, Aaron also has experience in agility, having competed and winning a bronze medal in the 2004 IFCS World Agility Championships.  He has also worked in the field of dog training, working for the Hamilton Dog Obedience Club from 1997 to 2000. 

While attending University of Guelph studying Animal Science, Aaron opened Positive Pups Dog Training Inc., in 2000 to date.  The company provides obedience, flyball, and agility classes, as well as doggy daycare and in-house boarding services.

Recently, Aaron has started a new venture, Strive Dogs Inc., which focuses on encouraging an active lifestyle with dogs through dog sports.  He continues to be an important figure in the world of dog sports and training, dedication his life to fostering positive relationships between humans and canines


Meet The Team

Paula Johnson

Paula started training dogs at the age of five. She has spent the last 50 years building her knowledge and love of dogs including 25 years as a head trainer at a local dog club, specializing in working with puppies.

Her experience in working with different breeds (dobermans, collies, bull terriers and sighthounds to name a few) has given her an ability to understand each dog is unique in how they learn. She has trained and competed with her own dogs in obedience, rally, agility, tracking, scent discrimination, and flyball. She currently shares her life with her wife Kim and their five dogs

Brittany Chase

Brittany started in dog training when she was 8 years old with her family golden. Quickly getting bitten by the dog sport bug, she got her first border collie at 12 and started apprenticing with Positive Pups when she was 16. 

Over the next 15 years she has continued to grow and improve her skills becoming a head trainer in family pet obedience and gone on to compete in Flyball, Agility, Frisbee, Rally and TV work with her Malinois Gotham and 3 Border Collies Elektra, Sinatra & Overwatch