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Donna MacTavish


Donna and her dog Nacho got bit by the competitive dog sport bug about 12 years ago. Their main sport of choice was flyball, until they found frisbee. Now with Nacho retired, Donna competes and trains with her JRT Queso.


  • Co-founder of River City Disc Dogs, Winnipeg’s only disc dog club
  • Fully certified Updog head judge/freestyle judge
  • Team Nice n’ Cheesy (Donna and Queso), placed 3rd in the novice division of the 2021 Updog Triple Crown (disc dog)
  • Runs and hosts (almost) weekly disc dog competitions
  • Club captain for our K9 Frisbee Toss and Fetch team
  • Competes/heavily involved in both flyball and disc dog
  • Perform with both the W!ld Dogs and the Extreme Dogs performance teams
  • Has performed at Bomber half time, Goldeyes games, and numerous rodeo’s, fairs and stampedes around Manitoba
  • Both dogs have appeared in a Dogs Purpose and a Dogs Journey

Professional Development

  • Frisbee Rob throwing seminar, 2020
  • PVybe disc dog seminar, 2017

Donna is owned by...

Queso: 6 year old Jack Russell Terrier who does it all. His main sports of choice are flyball and disc, closely followed by dock diving, and our favourite winter sport of skijoring. He has even dabbled in barn hunt. He has earned his Flyball Master (10,000 points) to date in flyball, multiple awards in disc, and has appeared in the feature film A Dogs Purpose. He really is my “do it all” dog.

Nacho: 13 year old pointer cross that got me started in dog sports. He is now retired and living his best life holding down his dog bed, but used to compete heavily in flyball and disc dog in his younger years. Nacho has also appeared in the feature film A Dogs Journey.

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