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Upcoming Seminars

2024 seminar schedule!

May 11, 2024 - Amanda Edstrom

2 sessions: AM and PM

Amanda is an incredibly talented agility competitor, instructor and dog trainer. She has been competing in dog agility from a young age and intuitively understands how to best communicate with dogs on the agility field. She has won national championships at both AKC and UKI national competitions and has won several top regional awards including the overall winner of the UKI Midwest Festival in 2 different height categories!  Her young dogs, Hype and Limit are showing incredible skills and progression at 2 years old. We look forward to having her back at Envision Dog Sports for a day of fun and learning. Registration opens at 8 am on 3/22/24. 

Cost = $125/session for a working spot, $25/session audit

Schedule:

9 AM - 12:30 PM - Masters Handling. Fun and challenging sequences will be presented. Amanda will work with you and your dog to create the fastest lines and evaluate the best handling options for your dog. Some international challenges may be presented.  Amanda will work with you and your dog wherever you are at - dogs must be sequencing and know all the equipment. 

1:30 PM - 5 PM - Send and GO!  Want to work on better obstacle commitment from your dog so you can get ahead on course?  This is the session for you.  Small sequences will be presented to present methods to solidify your dog's commitment point.  Also appropriate for young dogs. 

June 7-9, 2024 - Kelsey Kirkpatrick

2 sessions daily: AM and PM

Kelsey has been doing agility for 21 years. She teaches classes weekly and teaches online students. She is a 4 time National Champion with 3 different dogs. 34 time regional champion with 4 different dogs.

She’s a 5 time World Team Member, 2022 IFCS World Team Member, 2022 WAO World Team Member- Alternate, 2022 European Open Team Member, 2023 European Open Team Member and 2023 IFCS World Team Member. She was a finalist at the European Open. EO she placed 16th out of 350 dogs in Team jumpers and won Team Jumping at IFCS Worlds. She has also won every class they have at USDAA Nationals beside team (3rd). She is a 4 time UKI Classic winner. Her students have made multiple trips to the podiums at AWC World Team Tryouts, US Open and Cynosport. Her student Janet Terry has also made the AWC AKC World team in 2022 and 2023 IFCS World Team. Student Abby David also made the IFCS World Team this year. Kelsey is big into getting tight lines and getting the most speed she can out of her and her students' dogs. She also believes that agility is not a one size fits all. She believes in working with the dog that you have in front of you. Registration opens at 8 am on 4/12/24.

Schedule:

Friday AM: Introduction to premier/international skills. Only jumps and tunnels will be used. When should you start training your young dog the “hard stuff”? ..Right away! For dogs 12 months and older. 

Friday PM: Building drive for work and obstacle commitment. Only jumps and tunnels will be used. Fast lines and lots of fun. For dogs 12 months and older.

Sat AM: Masters handling - side changes and timing. Exercises to improve your timing and learn more about which crosses work better for different scenarios and with different dogs. 

Sat PM: Masters handling - sends. Exercises to improve your dog’s commitment to a line so you can go. Learn more about when to cue your dog and knowing their mental and physical commitment to an obstacle so you can cue what’s next on course. 

Sun AM: Premier skills - backsides. Masters / premier courses with focus on backside jump skills. How to train backsides and improve your dog’s understanding of the cues. 

 

Sun PM Premier skills - layering and threadles. Masters/premier courses with focus on layering obstacles and threadles. How to train and improve understanding. 

Cost - $150/session (2 sessions for $280), auditors $50/day

 

 

July 4-5, 2024 - Courtney Moore

2 sessions daily: AM and PM

Courtney has been training dogs for over 25 years. She has taught and competed in obedience, rally, barn hunt, nose work, FastCAT and agility. In addition to being an avid competitor, she is also a well-known and highly respected judge for both AKC and UKI Agility. Because of her dual roles as both competitor and judge, she has a unique perspective on course design and creating optimal lines for both the handler and dog. She has a deep understanding of how dogs and their humans navigate courses, and she can help each team understand the best handling paths for them. As an instructor she is flexible and can teach within any handling system. Her presentation style is relaxed and fun. You can expect lots of working time for the dogs and ample positive reinforcement for both dogs and handlers.

In her primary sport of dog agility, she has competed with multiple large and small breed dogs at the national level in AKC (Nationals), USDAA (Cynosport), and UKI (US Open). Recent accomplishments include: 2016 AKC PNAC 4″Champion, 2019 AKC Invitational #5 chihuahua, 2021 10″ USDAA Steeplechase Champion, 2021 22″ USDAA 3rd place Team, 3rd place Biathlon, 2021 UKI Speedstakes 8″ reserve winner, 2022 AKC National Bronze Medalist 12″ division as well as winner of the Incredible Dog Challenge South region 2023. Registration opens 8 am on 5/10/24.

 

 

 

 

August 23-25, 2024 - Loretta Mueller

2 sessions daily: AM and PM

Loretta is a fantastic coach and trainer. She has an unparalleled understanding of dog behavior and really customizes instruction for each team.  She goes beyond handing and agility training to understand what other issues may be contributing to struggles in training or competition. She has been a coach for multiple world team competitors and can really find ways to help you get through your "stuck-spots" and get you to a better place in both training and trialing. We can't wait to have her again in 2024. You won't want to miss it! Registration opens at 8 am on 7/5/24.

 

September 27-29, 2024 - Desiree Snelleman

2 sessions daily: AM and PM

Desiree is a nationally and internationally renowned handler and coach. She is admired for her assertive and smooth handling style and motivational teaching presence. Desiree has been successful with a range of dogs and breeds including her own Border Collies Stinger, Pace, Cru, and Siberian Husky T’ai. Teaching is her passion whether it is weekly classes, private lessons or workshops in the US or internationally.  Desiree is a multiple time national champion and world team member. We are super excited to host her in 2024! Registration opens at 8 am on 8/2/24.

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Past Seminars

Ami Sheffield

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Past seminars dates:

July 2-4, 2021

October 15-17, 2021

September 2-4, 2022

July 1-2, 2023

A few of Ami's accomplishments:

2022 AKC National Agility Champion 8' Preferred

2022 AKC National Agility Championship Finalist 12" Regular

5 time world team member (EO, WAO, IFCS)

2019 AKC Premier Cup Champion 12" Regular

2 time Westminster Champion 12" Regular

Multiple podium placements at the 2021,  2022 and 2023 UKI US Open

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Loretta Mueller

Past seminar dates:

June 10-12, 2022

September 8-10, 2023

A few of Loretta's Accomplishments:

Head coach world team (WAO, USA) 5 years
Assistant coach world team (IFCS, USA)

ADCH Titles with 4 border collies

Multi time world and national finalist (USDAA)

Kelsey Kirkpatrick

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Past seminar dates:

May 13-15, 2022

April 14-16, 2023

May 19-21, 2023

A few of Kelsey's Accomplishments:

2022 European Open Team member

2022 WAO World Team Member

2022, 2023 AWC World Team short list

2022 Cynosport Steeplechase Champion

2022 AKC National Championship 2nd Place Standard

2023 IFCS World Team Member

Courtney Moore

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Past seminar dates:

Oct 28-30, 2022

A few of Courtney's Accomplishments:

UKI, USDAA and AKC Agility Judge

2023 WAO World Team Member

Multiple AKC and USDAA agility championships 

2022 AKC National Championship 3rd place

3rd place Purina Incredible dog challenge - small dog agility 2022 Western Regionals

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