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About Ace Dog Sports

How it all started…

I founded Ace Dog Sports 1999. I had fallen in love with competition obedience in 1989, and was lucky to secure an apprenticeship under Patricia (Pat) Cook who owned the prestigious school Companion Dog Training. That school was one of the first in the United States to offer agility training and we held some of the first competitions in California. As the sport grew in popularity and I began to win national events, agility became my main focus. I named the school after a hunting dog, a black lab named Ace, who was owned by the man who helped me build my first indoor facility in Brisbane, Ca. Since that time I have owned or operated facilities in Pacifica, San Francisco, currently I teach in the Sacramento Area (Rio Linda)

– Sandy Rogers, Founder & Owner

My Philosophy

  • I believe it is the handler’s obligation to understand his or her dog, not the dog’s obligation to understand his or her handler.
  • I am committed to creating a socially supportive environment that promotes sportsmanship and pride in my students and our dogs as we pursue and achieve our training accomplishments.
  • I am committed to providing my students with appropriate instruction that allows for individual differences and learning styles.
  • I am committed to inspire, educate, and problem solve while respecting each student’s individual goals and ability.
  • I am committed to advancing dog training locally and globally.


We have the highest caliber of dog trainers at the helm of ACE Dog Sports. The fact that our instructors love teaching people as much as training dogs is what sets them apart. They all compete in agility at the highest levels. Because of their dedication to excel at the sport themselves, they stay current on training methods and trends and their students reap the rewards.

  • I have worked with Sandy Rogers for almost 15 years and trained multiple dogs with her during that time. From puppyhood to competing at the national level, Sandy has skillfully guided me to be successful in all aspects of my dog sport goals. Her perfect blend of expertise, insight and humor is the glue that has kept  my dog training skills improving and growing over the years! Sandys facility in Rio Linda is fantastic! State of the art equipment, lush natural grass and country atmosphere add to our training experience.

    Pat White National Champion, 74 Master Agility Championship Titled on 6 dogs


facilities pacifica

Ace Dog Sports is located in Rio Linda California (Sacramento). Our top notch sport turf is the best in real grass for athletic use, it is 100 x 130 feet and can accommodate international course work. The equipment is state of the art and our perimeter is fully fenced.  Lots of parking and off field crating available.

We have a smaller indoor space with the best footing on the market for both handler and dog. That space can be rented for training all the many smaller components of agility, including conditioning, footwork and turn cues as well as puppy training.

San Francisco: Our Indoor Facility is closed

We are very proud of our outdoor facilities. We have created environments where the top level competitor can excel, meaning every student will be training in comfort on state of the art equipment with superior footing. All facilities have secured parameters for your dog’s safety. What could be better? They all have parking too!

Pacifica: Our Outdoor Field
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Located at the picturesque Shamrock Ranch, we offer a 100’x100’ regulation training field. This is where we offer classes to those ready to take their training outside, to simulate actual competitions. Upper level students can take advantage of training on larger courses and enjoy the California coast at the same time.

Map of Locations »

Sacramento Area: New Outdoor Field
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Our newest facility, “ACE East,” boasts a 100’ by 130’ feet training area designed to accommodate international course work. Our top-notch sport turf is the best in real grass for athletic use. This facility will soon offer canine conditioning services with a pool.

Map of Locations »


Please familiarize yourself with this side of Ace. Our policies are based on 25 years of concern for all our students and their dogs.


You are enrolled in class once we have received your payment. Our system will automatically confirm your enrollment. If you do not receive confirmation please contact us. Once you have enrolled in class you are entitled to a full refund if you cancel 48 hours in advance. You will receive a 50% refund if you cancel 24 hours in advance. There are no refunds available if you withdraw from your class within 24 hours of the start time, or at anytime after the session starts. We are not able to provide compensation for missed classes during any session.

Private Lessons

Students will pay at the time the lesson is provided. A 24-hour cancellation policy is in effect for all private lessons.

Workshops and Lectures

Workshops and lectures have the same policies as our classes. Once your class, lesson, workshop or lecture has started, your instructor reserves the right to excuse any team, for any reason, without refund.