Last weekend I packed up the car and headed to South Jordan, UT for the Bad Ass Agility UKI Festival. This was my first time offering Trigger Point and Dynamic PEMF at a UKI event like this and it did not disappoint!
It was a large facility that I was familiar with from holding NADAC Championships there many years back, and I was able to have my table where I could watch most of the trial over the weekend.
There were some amazing dog and handler teams entered and I loved being able to see so many of these runs in person, and watch all of the different handling styles.
When I wasn’t watching the trial I worked on multiple dogs for all three days and met some really wonderful people! I incorporated my Dynamic PEMF work with almost all of the dogs I worked on as well as lots of fascial release work.
This event is definitely on my list for next year! I made a quick video showing some of the events over the weekend!
Amanda Nelson is well known for her distance handling skills, and she has been traveling the country and teaching seminars for 20+ years. She has traveled around the world to Australia, Japan, Netherlands, England, Switzerland and the Philippines teaching all levels of agility, with nearly all dog breeds. Amanda focuses on teaching teamwork as well as how to create a strong connection between dog and handler. She works with all styles of handling, from running with your dog to distance handling. Amanda tailors each training session, large or small, to the dog and handler to help bring out the best in the team. Her training techniques consist of a large amounts of targeting, food rewards, and toy rewards. Creating a fun learning environment for the dog encourages a fast, fun, and motivated dog in the agility ring. Amanda uses a combination of Upper Body Cues, Lower Body Cues, and Verbal Cues. This system was derived from the natural cues that most dogs read and pick up quickly. Handlers are taught how to use all of these cues, together, to create a customized handling system that can be tailored to their unique dog. All of these techniques have resulted in Amanda earning numerous titles with her dogs including the MOD SQUAD award, Purple Achievement Cup, and over 40 NADAC Championship titles. She has won the NADAC Championships multiple times, including winning the Super Stakes and Starter Stakes division. She has also been Top Bonus Dog, Top Purple Dog, and Top Dog of the Year several times in NADAC.
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